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3.5 3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic - (236 reviews )
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2005 Acura RL
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By Mary Ellen Gase
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The RL is a wonderful car to drive as it's very smooth riding and is extremely comfortable. It also has a beautiful design. It's a very quiet riding car. The AWD, navigation center, XM radio,and moonroof are all positive features of the RL. I bought it also for the many safety features. Love it!


Best Features

Safety features. X M radio. Blue-tooth hands free phone set-up. Navigation center, however, somewhat complex.


Worst Features

Would be good to turn a complete circle, if needed. Navigation system could be less complex.


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


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This is a phenominal car with all the extras you could ever want and the real time traffic is a must have in any big city in which you drive. The easiest nav system to use on the market.


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Couldn't be happier
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By KWOH
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had my RL for about 9 months now. This is an amazing vehicle. It could use a little more low end torque, but I knew this when I bought the car (V6 can't give V8 torque). The ride is smooth and quick, but still with some "feel". The interior is incredible: comfortable seats, well laid out controls. Best of all everything!!! is adjustable, and retained in memory, for each driver: from seat and mirror positions, to when the auto headlights turn on, to auto door locks, to radio presets. Voice recognition is very good. Looks a little too much like the Accord but this is minor when all the rest is considered. This is the most tech. advanced car on the market.


Best Features

Bluetooth telephone followed closely by the interior comfort.


Worst Features

Replace the "key" type ignition switch with a push button


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


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Just purchased the 2005 RL. What a great car. Had a Lexus GS, looked at the Audi A6, and new Lexus GS. Really no comparison. Liked the no options idea. The others had too many option packages. The car rides great, has great interior and is quick for a V6. This car by far had the best value for what you get. Would recommend it over the others no problem. If you're thinking of buying one, do it!


Best Features

Love the sound system and navigation. The voice recognition is the best hands down. Love the keyless activation.


Worst Features

Would like to see the navigation brightness adjust atuomatically when it gets dark. Besides that, everything is great!


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Great for road trips...
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By Woods46
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2005 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Just finished a 4000+ mile trip in this vehicle - performed great! Mostly interstate driving, but some dirt road travel for hiking, and through Vail pass during a major snow storm. Handling was great, no performance problems. The X-M radio and Nav package were really nice to have on a trip like this, although the Nav package got confused a couple of times with new construction - but I guess that is what updates are for.


Best Features

Audio system, quality of finishes, SH- AWD, voice recognization system, keyless entry /locking, and overall passenger comfort.


Worst Features

Low end torque, limited trunk space.


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