Excellent car - best car for long trips - quiet and easy to drive. Performance is adequate as is the mileage. Zero repairs other than normal oil changes etc. I do my own work and regular maintenance is easy. Deal visit (1-brake flush) was good - price and service. Special note - Acura paint is great; it just doesn't get rock chips like other cars I own.
No gimmicks - just solid & reliable. Nice engine - smooth and deliberate. Predictable handling - and resale value is always great. (not selling)
See 2004 TL - more power and 5 speed auto + more exciting styling. (4 speed auto seems very dated.) New RL seems to address issues. Always prefer 2 shift modes in auto -economy and sport. Mauual shift modes waste of time and energy.
I have owned many different luxury cars Lexus, Jag, etc., because I like to try out the different varieties and to say I have driven them, but my Acura has beat them all hands down. I went to buy a Mercedes and was disappointed in the test drive. For the heck of it I tried the Acura RL and bought it. I usually buy a new car every two years but I hated to let this one go. I am planning to buy another one though this year. The car I would buy beyond the Acura is a Bentley Cont. GTS.
All around best in fast off the line, quick corners, get-up-and-go power in passing. Very comfortable to drive. Effortless and refreshing. Even my husband loves to drive it and it has plenty of leg room and head room for his tall frame.
Complained about having the CD changer in the trunk and no compass, but I have waited long enough that it is now covered.
Looks good, drives great, easy on your wallet. What more do you want from a large sedan? As with all Acura models, the features and controls are easy to find and operate. The leather seating is very comfortable and resilient. The Navigation system, although archaic compared to later model Acuras, is simple to operate and precise. Although the fuel economy isn't great, it's very comparable to other sedans in it's class. And besides, for what it lacks in saving you at the pump, it more than makes up for by saving on mechanical breakdowns/repairs. If you're looking for a sharp, comfortable and reliable luxury sedan, the Acura RL should be on your list to look at.
It's a car with safety in mind. no CD
changer in dash to play with while
driving! no extra horsepower to
encourage you to "drive for fun"! And
you can park it on street in
NYC,JC,Newark since Acura is not a so-
called 'prestige' brandname mostly
target by car-thefts :-(
And it's priced (both MSRP and dealer
discount)much lower than LS430.
And I love its slim figure and classic
looks, comparing with the most other
models that are "big-ass" impression.
GPS is quick and easy to use (
comparing with BMW's). It is so much
helpful for a city guy like me!
Also GPS since it got itself
confused near major airports like
Hope the next generation will be
able to "learn from previous mistakes,
remember my driving routines and self-
adjust a route based on speed limit
not just simply distance". Am I asking
too much here :-)
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