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Great Car Overall
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By Don in VA
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Smooth ride, great handling, beautiful interior and comes loaded with everything. Nav system is nice & easy to use. Interior is much nicer than my 530i, build quality is about same, but the paint finish is poor. Paint chips easily and is very thin vs BMWs. My wife has commented it's much easier to drive than her BMW. RL looks great from the front, but looks too much like a Honda Accord from side view. The Acura rides and handles like a luxury car and the AWD gives you an added sense of security on wet and snowy roads. RL is an excellent value if discounted.


Best Features

Keyless entry and ignition, AWD system, navigation system, blue tooth and 1 yr. free subscription to XM radio. Standard options would cost a fortune on another vehicle. Xenon headlights are wonderful. Perforated leather interior is very comfortable. Easy to drive. Head room is great for tall person.


Worst Features

Needs better paint job and wheels are too small & plain. Would look much better with a set of 18" wheels. Gas mileage is low - 24 mpg avg so far. Passenger seat should be fully adjustable like drivers seat. Back seat leg room and trunk space are very limited.


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2006 RL
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By ff100
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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One year so far. I like most of the features, a lot of electronic gadgets ahead of competition.


Best Features

Audio system A++, AWD works very well, makes you confident to drive in snow and wet pavement, bluetooth, AC/heating very fast to reach desired temperature, seats and leather quality, satellite NAV with real time traffic.


Worst Features

Noise in the cabin, engine could have a bit more oomph.


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


Review

Great car to drive,does require learning manual with dvd provided to learn extras. Not as easy as manual settings which is a downfall for more senior citizens. Runs very smooth and comfortable. Owned previous 3.5RL. Loved it and hated to part with my 2000 model. Trust the acura technology.


Best Features

Smooth feel of the way it makes turns, loved the sound system, and look really cool.


Worst Features

Easier manual settings when you don't have to use voice activation to run things in car which sometimes fustrating to do. Technology does not always make it easier for us older people.


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Top Notch Value
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By R. Tintinger
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my Acura back in July of 06. If I am shelling out $50,000 plus for an auto I do not want it stuck in the repair shop. This Acura met and exceeded my expectations in regards to handling, comfort, quality and according to a very popular consumers mag, reliability! To sum it up, this is the one of the best values for the money.


Best Features

Super handling, AWD, real-time NAV, True 5.1 Bose sound system, adaptive xenon headlights.


Worst Features

MPG improvement, maybe a 6 or 7 speed tranny would do the trick. Heated steering wheel, air conditioned seating.


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RL is a Class Act
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By Dave in Mass
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is simply a fine, fine automobile. Wonderful ride, incredibly quiet, plenty of power when needed. Exceptional build quality. Went from a 2004 Acura TL to the RL and, contrary to what most "professional" reviewers say, that is a huge step up. The SH AWD is quite noticeable when rounding curves at speed. The car just wants to go where you point it - no hint of understeer. Nav & sound systems are excellent. There's another upside to the RL - you don't see yourself coming and going all the time.


Best Features

Navigation, sound system, voice recognition, SH AWD, quietness, comfort, power, uniqueness on the road, interior quality and design. Best of all - price to value ratio, especially now that the '07s are coming without navigation.


Worst Features

None.


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