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Excellent Luxury Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Andy
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2002 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 02 RL used with 36,000 miles and now have over 140,000. No issues except for regular maintenance. Have seen others with over 200,000 miles with no problems. I drive a mix of city and highway and this car is very predictable and secure. Very low cost of ownership. It has a logic layout to the controls. Although not as "sporty" has others in this class, it has one of the best rides out there; smooth and quiet.


Best Features

Seats, stereo, ride


Worst Features

5 speed, gas mileage


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No complaints after 7 years
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By watjordan
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2002 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I am very satisfied with the car. Only trip to dealerships are for routine maintenance and tire rotations. Car looks great and runs quietly and smoothly.


Best Features

Seat warmers, headlights, seat memory, sound system.


Worst Features

CD changer inside the car rather than the trunk, larger gas tank.


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My third one...
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By Mike
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2002 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I owned a Legend, then a 97 RL, and now the 02 RL which I bought in 06 with about 38000 miles on it. It now has 122,000 miles and has been trouble free except for the alarm actuator. It has been maintained according to the manual, mostly by the dealer, whose prices are competitive but whose service is better. He is not competitive on major expenses like timing belt changes. The car is comfortable to ride in, is quiet, and feels safe. It handles most of Ohio's snow and ice as long as the tires are newer. The navigation system is helpful. I use mid-range gas with no problem. (It's what the dealer uses.) I prefer this body style over the 05 and would have replaced this car but for the style.


Best Features

Interior size, ergonomics, seat adjustability, the navigation system. The trunk is a good size, easily holds several sets of golf clubs.


Worst Features

Redesign the current model to look more like the original, i.e., like this one.


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Acura Luxury Sedan
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By Austin TX
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2002 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We have owned the 2002 Acura RL since June 2001 - 2nd Acura and absolutely the best car purchases we have ever made. The Acura RL is a large performance luxury sedan, and it rides and handles wonderfully. The acceleration is brisk, the handling rock-solid and the build-quality is absolutely first-rate. Routine maintenance is all this car has needed in last 7+ years - still has original disc brakes at 78K miles, and dealer says they have 40% wear left. Based on Acura's reputation and our experience, I expect this car to last another 7+ years before I can justify replacing it. No regrets, no complaints... every one should be so lucky to own a 2002 Acura RL.


Best Features

Tracks like it is on rails, stops quickly and sure-footed - never slips or fish-tails. Build quality is best in class. Classic luxury sedan styling. Bose sound system rocks!!


Worst Features

More seat adjustments on passenger seat, with lumbar support over there also.


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Excellent Cruiser
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By Z
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2002 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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It is my second Acura. First 2 dr. legend made to 232K mi without any major hiccups. This one done well till 75k so far. I bought it preowned with 19K 3 years ago. Great highway cruiser, and comfortable one. Build quality - Honda at it's best. Extremely low maintenance car, especially for the large luxury segment. Mileage is still 18 city and 24 highway on premium gas. Brakes lasted 56k mi front and 72kmi rear. Highly recommend!


Best Features

Comfort, ride and handling (for the front driver)


Worst Features

Too late. Honda already made them!


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