I bought this car with 172,000 miles on it just a couple of weeks ago. What a nice car to drive. Knew I'd buy it on the test drive. Had a '99 Mercedes S320 for a lot of years and took it to 180,000 but paid the price along the way. The mechanics that looked at the Acura were amazed at how it ran and performed after all the miles and no issues at all. Plan on driving it to 400000.
Stereo controls, cruise is so smooth, comfortable seats, no real road noise, lots of trunk room
Would be nice to have background lights on all the controls including the steering wheel. Move to RWD.
I have owned over 20 cars and I can honestly say that my 2000 Acura RL has a much higher level of quality than others I have owned (Lexus, Lincoln, Ford, etc.) I bought the car from a single owner who had all maintenance records, window sticker, about a year ago with 67,000 miles. Still to this day there is not one rattle or anything on the inside. I have always heard that Honda/Acura is a step above the rest. After owning one for about a year I couldn't agree more. I have not had one issue at all. I don't know if I will ever buy anything other than a Honda/Acura.
Navigation, front wheel drive, heated seats, stereo system, level of comfort
I've now got 90,000 miles, here's the problems it has had, not too much in my opinion. One electric window died, $350 repair, one front end wheel suspension damaged by a hard pot hole hit, $500 repair, normal stuff, battery, belts, brakes, fluid changes $500 / year. Everything still works good, not bad. Motor is kind of powerful, fun to drive, seems like a gas eater these days. Maybe if I didn't enjoy the big motor, and drove it easier would help.
The way the cruise control functions.
Too bad they quit making this model, it's just enough larger to be more comfortable for me.
Just purchased this car with 100,000 miles on it. Love this body style and this car was extremely hard to find. I plan on driving it for several years. For those who have an RL with less miles, let me put your mind at ease that with 100,000 miles, the car is still top of the line.