2005 Acura RL Consumer Review: The AcuraTaxiCab

2005 Acura RL - Consumer Review

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3.5 Sedan (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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The AcuraTaxiCab
By Captain Truth on


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


Just keep 5 words in mind..HONDA ACCORD WITH BIG PRICETAG - thats what it is. I've given this vehicle about a year. Initial quality seemed okay. Since then it's a horror show. Rattles, squeeks, noises from windows, dashboard, back panels, seatbelts ...everywhere.. make it sound like a NYC taxi. I heard this before buying but didn't believe it. Now I do. Customer care is NON EXISTANT. Dealer is clueless and can't fix anything, even after bringing in new service mgr...car not fixed when returned, not ready when promised, etc. etc. Headquarters also seems unconcearned and is not responsive. Overall a major waste of money and miserable ownership experience compared to my prev. 2 Lincolns.

Best Features

Smartly designed and appointed. Gives nice appearance of 'conservative sportiness'. Handles Well. Acceleration and ride adequate.Best feature is voice acitivation system - allows you to operate everything hands free. Nav. system also good, but accident reporting feature useless due to lags.

Worst Features

Should have a trunk not a glove compartment in back. Traffic reporting system useless and inaccurate prob. due to reporting lag. Keyless remote is stupid as you need key with you to get in regardless, so if you forget your key, you can't run to car to get something. Way too noisey for 45K car.
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