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Classy yes, Sporty no
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By SFRL
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1998 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan


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I owned a Legend before purchasing my '98 RL CPO in 11/02. Very different car. Legend was much sportier, the RL is positively laid back, with a classier ride. This is a large car that likes to cruise on the highway, not hustle through curvy back roads. Durability of Acura interior materials, leather especially, has always amazed me. Mine still looks new. This is great used car value given the high initial depreciation and excellent reliability.


Best Features

Ride, interior quality, roominess, reliability


Worst Features

Steering too light and too much body roll.


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I expected better from Honda
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By anaizi1
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1998 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan


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Several significant flaws: 1- Even with all widows tightly closed, the car is not quiet enough; a great disappointment for me. 2 The car does not move quickly enough nor does it start off with umph. 3- The glove compartment is barely large enough to hold a pair of gloves.


Best Features

The seats and the audio system controls.


Worst Features

see above!!


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Great used vehicle
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By acuhins
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1998 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan


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The car is very nice inside and out. Drives quietly and responsively. Mine has a very nice CD changer conveniently in console. With gas prices and high- test requirement, it can eat some fuel costs. Also, the tank is rather small (14 gallons) limiting the range per tank.


Best Features

CD-changer in console Seat and steering wheel adjustment memory Climate Control air/heat. Quiet!


Worst Features

Bigger gas tank.


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Acura RL Special Edition
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By GTCC
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1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car new in 1998. This has to be one of the reliable cars ever built. Routine maintenance and one window motor replacement is all this car has ever needed. It's very comfortable on long trips and easy to maneuver in the city. Build quality is outstanding. Inside and out it looks like the day it bought it. Acura has earned my loyalty.


Best Features

Maintenance free car, gotta love it.


Worst Features

I would have hoped for a little better gas milage but only for an equally reliable engine.


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Where is the Legend
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By LinVA
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1998 Acura RL 3.5 Special Edition 4dr Sedan


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I owned both the 1988 and 1991 Acura Legend. I have been nothing but dissapointed with the 98 RL. This year both rear electric window mechanisms broke. The plastic pulley wheel in the door (a $1 part) broke (on both doors within two months of each other). The cost for each $244. You can only replace the entire motor mechanism. The power is lacking in the motor. The noise inside is noticeably louder than both of my previous legends. On the bright side, it is as reliable as the sun rising. One turn of the key and it is ready to get me to work.


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