I have owned my RL for over four years and have been very pleased with its dependability and comfort. Like most cars made by Honda/Acura, it has an understated, timeless style and is very dependable mechanically. Its only performance issue is its limited acceleration ability, which is sufficient for normal driving but not for those days or situations where you prefer a sporty feel. Overall, I would recommend this vehicle and would definitely consider buying another Acura for my next purchase.
Always reliable. Even after ten years, the build quality of this is incredible. Leather, paint, and all interior trim pieces are still in great shape. I have test driven several cars in the last two years and none offer anything new or better quality. When driving this car, there is a tangible perception that you are experiencing engineering at its best.
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
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.
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.
Maintenance free car, gotta love it.
I would have hoped for a little better
gas milage but only for an equally
This has got to be my favorite car of all time. It has been a rock for me! As a single girl I need a reliable car that would not break down on me. This car was more than worth the total cost I paid. I have a 98 3.5RL and it has never broken down on me and I drive a ton of miles. I am currently at 325,000 miles and it is still going strong. I have taken good care of it and have had oil changes consistently. I highly recommend one of these cars!
seat warmers, ease of getting into it without hitting your head, traction control
Would recommend another stereo besides the factory bose system
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