Nothing comes close for the price
By Satire on
2002 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This is my fifth Honda product (just gave up a 99 TL, had a 97 CL, 93 Accord
Coupe & a 1985 Accord hatchback). Couldn't make up my mind between
the RL, TL Type-S or wait for months for an MDX. Looked at several others.
Got mine (w/o navi) for $35,500. The smoothness & the handling is
surprisingly better than expected. Price & value won out. But am
disappointed in a few things (see below). I must bring this up now as it's the
most amazingly stupid thing I've ever seen......just what the heck is this
push the close button twice on the sunroof thing all about?!?!? Love the one
touch open but not the hold, release & hold again to get it fully closed.
Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Interior quality, smooth engine/transmission (not sure my "grade logic"is
working correctly) and the fact it drives like a very large sedan that just
happens to handle like a sports sedan. Acura says the RL has slightly less
interior volume than the TL but it doesn't seem that way at all.
Remove ashtray and put in storage/power outlet like the TL. Can't reach the
driver's seat controls w/door closed. Delete the "auto" headlights and use
the same system as the TL. No dual zone climate nor in-dash CD changer.
No CD storage inside the cabin. Higher quality paint job.