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By fred porter
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the car July 2006, wife agrees with me that it is the nicest, most luxurious and fun car we ever owned. Just a total pleasure to drive. Power, comfort, sound system: everything is great BUT: we are on the third battery in 2 years, left us stranded twice. Dealer can find nothing wrong with the electrical system, very frustrating-- waiting for the next time we get stuck.


Best Features

Nav system, smooth powerful ride, XM radio, comfortable seats, big trunks.


Worst Features

Electrical system glitches, driver side cup holder, better interior noise reduction, better mileage.


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Luxury & Technology + Every Detail
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By NETSECSVC
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 2006 Acura RL has everything I always wanted from a car and much more. This is a car that exceeds expectations in many ways! They really included every detail imaginable to make the car safe, fun, powerful, comfortable and beautiful. It's not too flashy, and from a distance one might mistake it for an average car, but nothing could be further from the truth. Up close the sleek and stylish design make you take notice, but inside is where things get really interesting. The 2006 model doesn't have cooled seats or an iPod connector. Aside from that, if you can think of a feature it probably comes standard.


Best Features

290 hp with SH-AWD! Voice activated: A/C, AM/FM/XM, phone, navigation. Rear view backup camera. Bose 10 speaker sound system with subwoofer. Keyless ignition, memory driver seat, and mirror settings. HID headlights that turn. Leather and wood interior with rear shade LEDs in interior


Worst Features

Get rid of startup warning on nav screen! Add a couple more inches of legroom in the back. Add iPod/USB and seat cooler. Add more coin sized slots, and a sunglass holder. Simplify radio and A/C controls.


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2006 Acura RL
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By steve
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love my new Acura RL. Have gone over 30000 miles now with no problems at all. Comfort is second to none. I put a K&N air filter in right away and only run synthetic oil with lucas oil stabilizer. I average 23 mpg around town and get 28mpg highway.


Best Features

DVD navigation - easy to use, great display screen. Rear sun shade comes up with a touch of a button. The sound system is like no other with surround sound technology.


Worst Features

Gas mileage needs help for todays standards. The required premium gas also costs $$$. Doesn't need any other improvements.


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Best Car I've Ever Owned
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By IP35
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Acura RL is a fantastic, luxurious practical performance sedan. I've ownwed BMWs, Saabs, and various other domestic and Japanese brands over the years. The Acura RL is, hands down, the best. The only trips to the dealer have been for oil changes and routine service -- absolutely problem free driving. Fuel mileage is outstanding for this class of vehicle -- I get 26-27 mpg on interstate trips while cruising well north of 70 mph. It's a fun car to drive thanks to the SH-AWD, and it's quiet, comfortable and luxurious.


Best Features

Keyless ignition, Bluetooth, XM radio, great nav system, great stereo system, comfortable seats, quietness, handling and foul weather security from SH-AWD and ASC yaw control, good acceleration, and good fuel mileage.


Worst Features

Height and pitch adjustment on front passenger seat. Ventilated seats (much more important to Floridians than heated seats).


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Not Quite as Good as I Expected
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By stonehenge
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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While the Acura RL handles extremely well and is generally a solidly built vehicle, I am disappointed by the amount of interior rattles. I traded out of a VW Passat that had no squeaks and rattles into the RL and the unwanted noises are most annoying. The quietness of the cabin just serves to amplify the interior squeaks and rattles. I would not buy another for the price of the car.


Best Features

The technology, the reliability, the SH-AWD, a very accurate navi system, voice recognition, and bluetooth phone connectivity.


Worst Features

Lose the squeaks and rattles, reduce the turning radius, improve the city mpg - 13 mpg in city driving is absurd for a 6 cylinder engine but hwy mpg is double that and add height adjustment and memory for passenger seat.


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