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My 4th Acura RL
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2007 Acura RL Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my 4th RL; the exterior design, while well executed, is boring. It is solid but not as reassuring to drive as the previous models. It is surpringly fast when passing. The fit and finish are as expected; the metallic paint is beautiful. The voice activation system remains a mystery, but the navigation system is easier to use than before: no need to touch the screen. The front doors are larger than they need to be and are hard to reach to close. In general, getting in and out is not as easy in this model. Steering is lighter than expected; road and wind noise can be intrusive, but for the excellent sound system. The trunk floor is not flat.


Best Features

build quality; Bluetooth; XM radio; navi system


Worst Features

Less complicated electronics; make settings apply to both keys; move head restraints closer to the head; make passenger seat fully adjustable; add A/C to seats; eliminate ridge in trunk floor and enlarge trunk; redesign to resemble older models; eliminate road, wind noise; front doors s/be smaller


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Mediocrity and excellence in one car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Gasman
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2007 Acura RL Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Hmm. Where to start... I bought my dealer demo with 5K miles. The driver's door shuts on me on entering and exiting the car--on level ground. The key fob works when it feels like it (I am told it's in how I hold it). My wife and I use the car and it has trouble with the seat memory settings. I had to take the car in to get a fender realigned, though I did not have an accident. The doors are very tinny sounding-- especially when you release the handles. It is not powerful from the start and you have to gun the engine to get the torque up to sufficient levels. But it's not all bad, the ride is nice, the interior is all of excellent quality, and the seating is comfy.


Best Features

Ride, seating, keyless/buttonless entry, backup camera.


Worst Features

It's a bit of a gas hog and should be priced more in the $40K range.


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Better then Lexus
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By alivenwell
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2007 Acura RL Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Test drove all the usual suspects and actually bought a Lexus GS300 AWD and had to take it back because of transmission issues. So glad I did. An 07 RL came up for sale in my area and I jumped on it. Absolutely love this car. Got rid of a Tahoe and wanted AWD for my wife. Interior quality is better then the GS, Engine is better then the GS, Interior room is better then the GS, AWD is better then the GS, Exterior is not as pretty as the GS, but considering the RL was the same price for a year newer, same mileage, and more feats it was an no brainer. Just wish the Navi was available. This was literally the only RL available in a metro area of 2 million people. That has to say something!


Best Features

Seats, Interior, Wife loves the rear and window shades for our daughter, Acura reliability, Bose Stereo so much better then the Bose from the Tahoe.


Worst Features

Wish I had the Navi. Cooled seats. Don't tease me with a Navigation DVD- Rom in Trunk when I don't have Navi Headunit.


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After one year
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By stuart
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2007 Acura RL Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Had for 1 year, 14,000 miles. Excellent fuel economy 27-30 on all highway. No mechanical problems. My wife would like an adjustable passenger seat, seating position too low. Fit and finish second to none. RL has plenty of power I use it often on steep hills. I like the styling much more than the 09 grille has a richer more elegant look than the 09. Handling is great in high speed situations, far superior to the TL. I like the exterior design, quite understated, however I do see the point of someone saying it looks too much like a Honda. I understand the 2011 will be a totally new car. Acura/Honda really does want to compete with the best from Lexus. After all is said and done would I buy it again... for sure.


Best Features

Fuel economy, fit and finish, reliability, understated looks, superior electronics.


Worst Features

Height adjustable passenger seat, push button start.


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2007 Acura RL
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By Bill Fischer
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2007 Acura RL Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This has been an excellent purchase and both my wife and I are very pleased with the car. My only comment is that I feel the passenger seat should have the same power features as the drivers side - i.e., the seat is too low for my wife.


Best Features

Beautiful paint. Ours is white pearl.


Worst Features

The passenger seat should have the same power features as the driver's side as my wife finds the seat too low.


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