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3.5 3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic - (236 reviews )
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AWD vehicle but not a SUV.
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By HenryW
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my car back in march after test driving numerous vehicles. The RL is by far dollar for dollar better than leading competitors.The only thing that still puzzles me is this rattling noise that comes either from the front brakes because of the mounting or underneath the body while going over cobble stone roads or just cracks on the road, but the SH-AWD is what sold me.


Best Features

I like the real time traffic, voice recognition controls, blue tooth tech and SH-AWD.


Worst Features

I think this car needs a little more hp and some giddy-up off the red light. Rattling noise either from the brake mounting or loose bolts underneath the body. For that kinda price it there shouldnt be any defects like that.


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RL 2005
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By donna graham elliott
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I test drove it twice; it is the second RL that I have purchased. That is because the first one was so reliable. I still have it. I have never owned two of the very same vehicle. I thought that did not make sense when people did that. Now I understand why.


Best Features

The entire inside is the best. Its radio features, voice activation system, posh seats and amenities are just the beginning of what I know I will experience. I was a bit leary about purchasing again, but I plan to, with my family, have so much fun with it. Front cd system; what a relief and joy!


Worst Features

volume voice activation needed; mirrors on backs of front seats for passengers in the back (lighted, of course); softer shoulder seat belt straps; pull out tray under driver's front seat I would like to get recognition/credit for these ideas. You cannot go wrong, even though I will not have them


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Great but not Perfect Car
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By wmhipps
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had my RL about 6 weeks. Love all the tech toys and no one seems to get ergonomics better. Usually too many bell's and whistles is a bad sign of a thrown together product, but this car is great. I got the 18" chrome wheels with blue exterior and I get lots of compliments.


Best Features

keyless access and start-I find myself forgeting to pull out the keys when I drive my wifes car, XM radio, Onstar, Bluetooth, AWD (super handling is a corny name, but the idea is terrific).


Worst Features

Trunk too small, Voice recognition never gets words or letters right with the nav system. Almost useless and have to enter using the console knob all of the time. And I don't have a weird accent either. The computer pronounces Houston as Howston. Back to the computer drawing board...


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I'm lovin' it
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By richard m
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I use my RL for my short commute to work, and taking the family around the town, it's just terrific. It has every feature that I need, and a lot I will never use. The 6 cylinder engine puts out more than ample power. This is a great car and i would recommend it to anyone who can afford its steep price.


Best Features

Standard navigation, standard sunroof/leather, standard side and rear sunshades, xenon headlamps


Worst Features

The wheels are nice, but could be a little flashier


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Acura RL
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By Acura RL
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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If you want to be pampered, this is the car to purchase. Though not short in performance, its strength is its smooth effortless ride and its on board technology. Best navigation package in the market with a full compliment of voice activated systems.


Best Features

Navigation System Voice activation Audio system Cabin layout


Worst Features

Needs a little more kick in acceleration


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