2006 Acura RL Consumer Review: Perfect except for Drink Holde
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2006 Acura RL Sedan - Consumer Review

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Perfect except for Drink Holders
By Chip Jones on

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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System, Tech Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I think this is the best Acura I have owned to date. The handling and braking are excellent. The ride is great and very comfortable. I am still getting use to the keyless system. The drink holders after all these years still are not in a position that make them useful. For them to be usable in my opinion it has to be able to be accessed by the driver without a concern of spilling or tipping. That is not possible in the RL. It is the only interior design flaw. It has been in all 5 Acura's I have owned. I hope I get an opportunity to buy one that has a good drinkholder before I stop buying them. Otherwise it is an excellent vehicle. I had found some aftermarket drinkholders that work no longer.

Best Features

Nav system is great.

Worst Features

The only single issue I have with the design are the terrible cup holder locations. I have had Acura for my last 5 cars 14 years, and they just can't get the cup holder into a location that works. The location in front and below the armrest does not allow you to reach without looking.
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