It's almost 2 months since I bought
this car from an auction. Paid 16.5K
for 2000 model with 60K miles on it. So
far no problem what so ever, don't know
about future. The ride is very smooth,
very good gas milage about 21.5
miles/gallon in city and highway. If
you are looking for luxary car and want
to drive smooth with fun this is the
car, but if you want to accelerate this
car like BMW you will not be satisfied.
This care really lacks acceleration as
compared to other comparative cars in
its class. Not very popular car..
people still call it Honda.
Smooth ride. Big boot, Nice look, very
roomier, more than E class.
Cup holder is at a place where it
doesn't make any sense to me. Should
have more acceleration. Should have
full size spare tire.
I have had this car for a little over 3
years now with 60,000 miles on the
clock, and I am definitely purchasing
the car when the lease expires in a
This car is supremely comfortable
with a well designed interior and
exterior. It has a very high standard
of finish, has good safety features,
the ride is excellent, the steering feel
is great, and the engine is very
reliable and never lets you down.
Well designed interior, ride and
comfort, handling/steering, good
brakes, suspension, safety features,
great navigation system, and overall
Could do with more power and
acceleration, a 5-gear transmission,
and better fuel economy.
I bought this car three years ago with 110K on it. At the 200K mark I am just now starting to have issues: small leak at tranny, fuel relay just went, and a rear sway bar (?) makes a bang sound but is not a safety issue. So for $8500 I got 90,000 trouble free miles out of it. Rides great, very reliable, and quite comfortable for a 6' 4" guy. A seatbelt switch went at about 150K. All in all minimal expense ($1000-ish) on top of purchase price to get 90,000 miles of luxury ride. I will be buying an 05 or 06 RL to replace this one. Lots of bang for the buck.
I just purchased my 2000 RL certified
pre-owned with 36000 miles on it.
I already love the car. Performance is
outstanding, handling and ride is
incredible…I can’t think of a negative…
and all for the price of a new economy
car. Mileage is not as good as I had
hoped, about 19-20 overall, and I
imagine my driving style (fast)
impacts those numbers. I have read
several reviews criticizing the
drivability of the RL…I can’t
understand that…I think the car
performs great, even considering my
previous car was a VW GTI VR6. The RL
handles like a much smaller/sportier
car...that just happens to be in a
luxury car package.
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