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We bought a 2008 RL used in March 2011 with 18,700 miles on it from an Acura dealer in Tucson, AZ for $26,000. It was not certified - we got an extended warranty. We have had it over a year and it is a GREAT car. Bought it after our son bought a used '05 with 28K on it in January 2010. We were so impressed - the AWD, sound system, ... Read More
One thought about the mileage - the RL is a HEAVY car - 4400 lbs. Constant acceleration of something that heavy is a problem in the city. Once on the highway with the car in OD? 29-30 is quite reasonable to expect. My 2008 Accord EXL V6 ran at higher RPMs cruising than the Acura does. Why Honda loves high RPMs I will never understand. Got rid of 2004 S2000 - ... Read More
5 years and 50,000 miles later and you are complaining about a rattle that Acura "seems not to want to address"? And what is so-so mileage around town, and pretty good on the road? My son and I (2005 and 2008 RLs) get 20-22 around NYC and 29-30 on the road. This with a 300 HP V6 driving an AWD drivetrain and a 4000+ pound car? Excellent in my book. If ... Read More
RLs are being discontinued according to my dealer - -and why not? You can get a TL with SH-AWD now. Acura going for a higher end flagship to compete with Lexus. Grab one now - they are sweet cars and you can get bargains. Just bought used 2008 with 18K on it for $26k. Carbon Gray Pearl/Taupe interior, 5/80K extended warranty. Immaculate. Love it - handles great, and cruises at 90 ... Read More
I have read in the Acurazine forums that some owners have noticed the engine "pinging" at low RPM's.
I just got a 2008 Acura RL. I really like this car...but, I have noticed a random pulsating vibration coming from the gas pedal. It usually occurs between 1,000 and 2,000 rpm. The vibration doesn't last long (maybe five or six "cycles" [vibration for a second, then no vibration for a second, then another vibration, etc.]) I have searched the Internet for the answer and have noticed references to drivelines but ... Read More
The site for which smarty666 provided a link now carries an update saying: "UPDATE: Acura has released a statement saying that RL will continue to be the brand's flagship model and it's in no danger of being euthanized." As the satisfied owner of 2008 RL, I'm pleased to hear that, though for all practical purposes Acura been doing no marketing of the RL at all in the last few years.
"If there is a chance you might be unfortunate enough to be T-boned in a side impact I would strongly re-think a list where you rate the new 5 series above the RL." And yet the 5 series gets five stars or a "good" rating in most or all of the other categories in other tests. So yes, if you think you are likely to be t-boned by a "moving deformable ... Read More
If you like infiniti M then you probably can get 2006 CPO M35x on low 20's. I would NOT recommend Acura RL. I have 2008 MDX and 00 Infiniti I30.. 00 I30 has better build quality (Surprising but TRUE) I30 has better software logic (for example headlight go out/turn on when keys are in ignition NOT when the door is opened - every time -you go back to car to get ... Read More
Well.. We started doing the paperwork and it turns out that 0.9% Financing for 2008 RL's has expired on Dec 10th 2008. The lowest I'm able to find is 6% Interest (Thru Dealer or Acura both). Since we were in so deep into negotiations and excitement, The Dealership has offered me $500 over invoice for 2009 RL w/ Tech. (yes, RL, not TL). Dilemma: 1. Should I go with the 2008 ... Read More
they are crazy. The miles determine if a car is used, not the title. that is only useful in getting new car lease or financing. The price should be a used car value. they are trying to pull one on u.
Hi, I went to a dealer in Macon GA yesterday and was quoted $42K+ to buy a 2008 RL Tech Package with 6K miles on it. It was an owner demonstrator and their argument for what I thought was a high price was that the car had never been titled, so it was a "new" car. Essentially, I was told that no one but me would think that the 6K miles ... Read More
I have a 2002 RL with nav but the navigation dvd appears to be outdated although it has been working since new from 9/2001. I went to my local Acura dealership (East Brunswick, NJ) to buy an up-to-dated dvd but was told nothing in stock (they don't carry this item at all). I then went online to eBay to look for it but was very much confused, because there are so ... Read More
There have been a lot of folks that have paid around 41-42K for a 50K MSRP 2008 RL. The few subtle changes Acura has made cannot possibly make folks want to pay 8-9K more for it. The way I see it, the TL-SHAWD is just about the same size now. The rear leg room, which a lot of people look at, is now identical. The new TL is somewhat lighter, slightly ... Read More
This is a major disappointment. Even though I swear I read somewhere that the 2009 RL would offer more room in the rear. Just the other day, I received an e-mail from Acura and one of the improvements touted was increased rear leg room. This despite the brochure I received earlier which listed all specs, including rear leg room that was exactly the same as the 2008. So, someplace there's a ... Read More
Hi kki000. Acura paid off its dealers $4,000 dealer cash for any remaining 2008 RLs that they had left in inventory back in July. You can still lease one through Honda Finance if you can find one, but you will have to use its standard lease program. Honda Finance's October buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Acura RL with 12,000 miles ... Read More
I am getting semi serious about a used Acura RL in the 2005 - 2008 range. 2005s certified are now being priced mid to high 20s which is attractive. There seem to be a lot coming off lease now. I do not see as many 2006, 2007 or 2008s. Any sense which is the best year? Will the bulk of used 2006s be available in a year? And used 2007s are ... Read More
I think, there are deals out there 10k below invoice for 2008s, at least there were a month ago.
hi all, new to this site currently driving a bmw 530 and going off lease i drove a 2008 rl today and liked it i was wondering about prices they offered the 2008 at $40,200 and the 2009 at $44,800, both of these are for non-tech are these good prices or are better deals out there? thanks in advance
Well a TSX with some mods was spotted. This TSX is a mule for the new RWD based Acura RL. Finally a v8 engine. Looks like this RL will be the new tier 1 acura. This TSX mule has some parts to make it look like a RWD car. Acura also has a v10 in the works. Acura is working on some really nice features to get better mileage out of ... Read More
Oh, I'm very aware of what BMW did to its lease program on the 5-Series for May. I have spoken with a number of unhappy BMW dealers. I actually use my own lease calculator that I created in Excel to work up payments. You can create one yourself using the formula that is outlined in the following article: Calculate Your Own Lease Payment. The lease calculator that is available here at ... Read More
Have driven the Accord and it is a lot of car for the money. Strangely enough, the lumbar support couldn't adjust to a point where I was comfortable. Did test drive a Volvo S60 AWD. The seats are hands down the most comfortable I have ever experienced. Only down side is a smallish back seat. My end game may be to not have any car payment and buy a good pre-loved ... Read More
BBRIMMER, The condition of the 2004 RL would have to be spectacular to even consider the choice to begin with. Having said that I have driven the new 2008 Accord and thought it to be an excellent car. It has Acura all over it. My wife and I have owned Hondas since '83 and Acura's since '96. Personally I would lean heavily toward the new Accord in this case. Good Luck. ... Read More
Hi amonty. Acura's May lease program for the 2008 TL is different than its April program was. Its money factor for this car is now higher, at .00164, but Acura is providing $4,000 dealer cash along with it that will help you negotiate a low capitalized cost for your lease. If I was in the market right now, I personally would shoot for around $500 over dealer invoice and then have ... Read More
Wow, I've helped you out on your last three leases, joegolfer1. You're making me feel old :) . Here's the information that you're looking for. Honda Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Acura RL with Tech and 15,000 miles per year are .00164 and 46%, respectively. 15,000 miles per year is the highest mileage allowance that Honda Finance publishes ... Read More
I just purchased my second RL-- I had leased a 2005 and enjoyed the car so much that I purchased a 2008- everything works easily and it works every day - it is fun to drive, great sound system and the dealer that I deal with is terrific- Try Moranda Acura in Berlin CT ---terrific people in sales and service and they all treat the customer like a very important person. ... Read More
Got an email back from my closest dealer. 2008 with tech new $42277 with destination. I'm inclined to take it. I hope they don't pull tricks. I'm just sick and tired of all this shopping. Lincoln MKZ, my head bumps with the seat all the way down. Wife thinks it's for old people. BMW 328xi, cramped BMW 535xi used, 5k miles and the dealer still wanted 48k Mercedes C cramped, plasticy ... Read More
Honda has announced the recall of 43,000 Acura RL sedans. The recall — which affects 2005-2008 model year cars — is due to a faulty power steering hose that can crack and leak fluid onto the catalytic converter, possibly leading to fire. Earlier this year, Honda recalled 182,756 Civic sedans, making it one of the most recalled automakers of 2007. Despite the recent recalls, Honda still maintains one of the lowest ... Read More
Dealer wants 41,950 for Tech and 39,150 for base including giving me Kelly BB for trade in, including 2500 from Acura. At this point, there are no more '08's being made, so you can hold out to see if Acura offers 4,000 off again, but selection will be less. He had 8 tech models and only 1 base model. Still can't decide if it is a good deal for me yet. ... Read More
I saw the new RL in person before I saw the pictures. At the show, I thought the car was pretty good looking. Interestingly, I don't care for it in pictures. I think most pictures are taken at a low stance, almost grille level, so that become a dominate feature. Standing up and looking down at the car the grille wasn't so obvious. The backend treatment looked better in person too. ... Read More
Thanks! ursamajor1 I just started shopping for a new car to replace '96 RL and was bit shocked at discount I was getting. But I guess with those incentives, it's not so hot price. I guess it's good time to shop at Honda/Acura for now with significant rebate. Thanks again for the info!
Actually, looking around, that's not that impressive. $39.560 is exactly $2000 under invoice on a base model; since there's a $2500 dealer cash incentive, that means they're keeping $500 in profit. For a car that's not selling at all and about to be replaced, I'd pay no more than invoice minus $2500 - I think you can do better than that right now.
Jl, just a question, I assume that was for the base model and not technology? I think there's two factors at work; one, the new RL was shown publicly a week or so ago at Chicago; it's time for dealers to clear inventory of the 08 models before the new ones hit the showrooms. Second, Honda just seriously bumped dealer cash incentives mid-month on Friday morning for at least some models, ... Read More
I received am email today from local Acura dealer that 2008 Acura RL is on special price of $39,560. Why sudden drop of price?(Unveil of 2009 model which is hidious, or weak sale?) Is this good deal? Any thoughts?
I will be driving my 2002 RL for one more year before I will be faced with the same decision you are faced with. I have looked at the Accord but not driven it. I am hoping the Accord will have a diesel by then. All I could tell you is to drive them both and pick the one you like best. The Accord would have to be awfully good to ... Read More
Rumor has it that it will debut at the 2008 Chicago autoshow which bodes well for the early delivery. The 2008 RL's buildout is in Feb. Buildout is simply the last allocations of the current model.
I was at an Acura dealer two days ago to look at the RL and the salesman said that the 2009 RL would be released is spring of 2008 and the the new engine is to be the diesel. Do you have any confirmation on this?
Hi smithsonga. You will probably be interested in the fact that Acura recently significantly enhanced its lease program for the 2008 RL. The $2,000 dealer cash that is available on this car is not compatible with its special lease program, but its money factor was enhanced to .00042. This caused its advertised payment to drop to $499 per month for 36 months with $1,905 down. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & ... Read More
If 2009 is when Acura completely redoes the RL I might want to wait but if it is 2011 or so I might want a 2008 with the dealer incentives making it a much better buy than previously. Anyone know their makeover plans? Lee
According to Edmunds, there is now $2000 cash available from Acura to dealers on the 2008 RL - effective 11/1 through year-end. Wonder if that amount will rise, considering the very slow sales, the possible total upgrade for 2009, and competition from the new 2008 Accord.
You're very welcome, jaybee85. Honda is providing lease support on both the 2008 RL and TL in November. Honda Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a base 2008 Acura RL with 12,000 miles per year are .00129 and 52%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2008 TL are .00168 and 58%. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & ... Read More
If you take the new Accord agressive design/styling, size and interior space and features (bluetooth, heated seast and mirrors, day/night mirror,17" wheels,leather upgrades, XM, Duel Climate, not to mention the new ACE Body structure and safety improvements in the EXL-V6 w/ Navi model and stack it up against the current RL there is no choice..... get the Accord. NOW when Acura beefs up the RL to the planned V8 and larger ... Read More
Here's the information that you're looking for, newacurabuy. Through October 31st, Honda Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Acura RL with the Tech Package and 15,000 miles per year are .00202 and 50%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its "Super Preferred" credit tier and pay a security deposit at lease signing. The 12,000 mile per year residual value ... Read More
Is the RL fun to drive? In my opinion, no. I haven't spent a ton of time behind the wheel of the car, mostly because of how bland the driving experience was. Unlike the M, the RL cannot disguise its weight. It rolls badly in corners, and though SH-AWD tries its best, all that weight over the front axle just leads to understeer, understeer, understeer. Even Audi would call it overly ... Read More
An 08 RL w/ tech package at 40k-41k would be a steal!! But that won't happen for a while ... not until Sep or Oct of 08. So wait if you can, and hope Acura will give hefty discounts then.
From acura.com: "Subject to limited availability. Through 10/31/2007, to approved lessees by American Honda Finance Corp. Closed end lease for 2008 RL vehicles (Model KB1658KW), for well qualified lessees. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. MSRP $46,995.00 (includes destination) less the capitalized cost reduction resulting in actual net capitalized cost $41,438.25. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Taxes, ... Read More
I will also agree that the RL is a very nice car. I recently test drove a '08 RL rather aggressively on local and country roads and highways. Two things that stood out: wind noise (something I expect from Honda/Acura) and the lack of power. It is not a slow car, but not exactly quick either given the size, which is smaller compared to its competitors. The one thing that impresses ... Read More
I agree with that answer. I tracked prices for the past two years and ultimately Acura provided the dealer $3500 dollar relief most of which can go the bottom line.
According to Infiniti-- the 2008 M is due for release on Nov. 5. Also-- 2008 Lexus GS should be out the end of this month. I own an Acura RL and have already noticed that the Accord looks even more like the Acura now. It is very disappointing and I will be selling my Acura. I am also waiting for the 2008 M45x to come out.
I'm looking to lease 2008 RL with Tech Package for 36 months and at either 12k or 15k/yr. Could you please tell me the residual and money factor? I'm in the state of Missouri. Thanks. Is Acura offering any dealer cash or subsidy at the current time? I could not find any incentives.
What about that grapefruit sized wart on the Camry's face...now that's an ugly front end. :P
I don't see a majority of people seeing Accords and having a "Saturn" light bulb go off in their head. I'd say you two are both in the minority on it.
"The only thing I have noticed is it looks like a Saturn LS300...which was one ugly car. " I see I'm not in the minority on this subject. ;)
he's being a troll because guys like him only wish ford came out with designs like these. :P he thinks driving a mustang stick makes ugly people look good. Perhaps the reason he drives one? :)
You wrote "The only thing I have noticed is it looks like a Saturn LS300...which was one ugly car." I see, from your recent posts, that you buy Fords and Chevrolets. Why are you being a troll here?
The only thing I have noticed is it looks like a Saturn LS300...which was one ugly car.
I test drove an 2008 RL today and was shocked at how much road noise and harshness is let into the cabin of the RL. I currently own a 2005 TL and feel the ride is no better than a TL. I think the noise cancellation is a joke, you can't just cancel noise, you have to eliminate it. About an hour later I test drove a new 2008 Cadillac CTS ... Read More
Just test drove one. Just as some background I currently drive a 2003 BMW 530i - one of the best BMWs ever built IMO - but I have also owned 3 Accords and a 91 and 95 Acura Legend. The new Accord is impressive - from driving position - seats - interior - features - to ride and handling. After driving BMWs for the last 8 years I have gotten used ... Read More
Need some opionions from others about tires. Looking at the 2008 535xi. Am getting the sport pkg, so the car will have 18" tires. I do not want to have to buy winter and summer tires so am trying to find a very good all season tire that will work for both. Am in a snowy area so need something that handles well in the winter. The BMW salesman has suggested ... Read More
I'm in the market for a new luxury sedan. Currently driving a 2005 Acura RL. Would prefer a sporty coupe, but my lifestyle does not allow for that yet:) Today I spoke with our local Jaguar dealer about the XF. They expect the first ones at their showroom in March or April of 2008. Since we live in the snowy part of this country I prefer a car with AWD. The ... Read More
Has anybody else out there noticed that the 2008 Honda Accord sedan has the same chassis as the Acura RL? It looks like Honda created the 2008 Accord sedan by taking an RL, slightly changing the exterior sheet metal, improving the interior use of passenger space (can't believe the RL has less interior space than a TL), and getting rid of SH-AWD. And the RL is a $45k car. I think ... Read More
The 08's are out, saw one at my local Acura dealer today.
The 2008 RL is up on the acura web site. Looks to me there are no changes, but I don't currently own an RL. Can any current RL owner tell if there are changes? I don't see any real changes, but I am confused. Some of the pictures very clearly show the "shark fin" antenna, and some very clearly show that it's not there. Are the ones with the shark fin, ... Read More
The 2008 RL is up on the acura web site. Looks to me there are no changes, but I don't currently own an RL. Can any current RL owner tell if there are changes?
Just checked acura's website. They loaded information for the 2008 TSX 1st. Still, nothing on the RL. If i may, i would like to put in a few changes I'd like to see on the RL for its mid model change. 1st of all, acura needs to be more like audi and bmw in a sense. You can look up and day, "HEY, thats a BMW" because they share what i ... Read More
Any word when the 2008 Acura RL will be out and if it will be a mid model refresh?
I just turned 72,000 miles on my 2005 RL which will be 2 years (based on buy date) old on May 10. The dealer fixed, without charge, a rock through the a/c condenser, requiring replacement of the condenser, well after the 50,000-mile warranty was gone, even after we agreed it was road damage. That's goodwill. My car was not affected by the TSB for fuel pumps/sensors. I drove the new MDX ... Read More
I am considering the RL, but I'm going to wait a few months. I am not concerned about losing any current rebates and I actually expect the rebates and incentives to increase as we move in to the summer months. The incentives are there because, in this case, RL sales have not done well at all. Acura needs to continue to move the RL's from inventory, especially given the 2008 model ... Read More
Ultimately, I think it comes down to dollars and cents. The coupe market (especially upmarket) is very small. The population is aging, so as more baby boomers retire, I suppose there is the chance that the demand for 2-door, personal luxury coupes will rise. But note that Toyota has recently decided to axe the Camry Solara coupe, and Honda is evaluating whether to continue the Accord coupe for 2008 and beyond. ... Read More
Just returned from a 2-week trip to Japan revolving around the annual meeting for the Research Council for Automotive Repairs. Spent a day with engineers and managers from Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda. Had a chance to discuss a wide range of topics. (Interestingly, Mitsubishi declined to attend, citing other priorities and challenges...perhaps deciding whether to stay in the US market.) Some quick takeaways.... 1. Toyota is on the way to ... Read More
Both are great cars. I recently test drove them and here are my impressions: RL had a quieter more luxurious ride and gets better gas mileage. Price is much cheaper for a 2006- some left over- with the same amount of tech goodies as the M. Acura has a better reputation for reliability than Infinity. Wood/leather luxury steering wheel is available on the RL. Best navigation system on the market and ... Read More
I currently own a 2005 TL and have driven the 2005 RL model extensively. My feeling, shared by others I've seen on this Board, is that Acura needs to raise the bar when it revises the RL in the next couple of years. The RL is a fine car, but the competition makes it difficult to justify the strange market positioning. It's as though Honda lacks the self-confidence to place itself ... Read More
Ford's and GM's market cap is explained by their battered stock price. They are not #12 and #15 in relative size, vs. Honda's #2. GM is the 3rd largest corporation in the world, and Ford is #4, based on revenues. They dwarf Honda in terms of revenues and units (although they may not be making money on those units). Honda is the #1 manufacturer of motorcycles in the world, and sells ... Read More
Wow so the Canada Acura has cooled seats Okay, that's not funny. That is one option I want Acura to start installing. I also want to see the RDX 410 watt 5.1 ELS to be installed on the next Acura TL. A little more ear numbing power ;) Acura does one thing way better than Audi is offering more value for your dollar. Audi has moved so far up market it's ... Read More
You realize that if stupidity were a crime, 98% of the world would be locked up. This is very true. The funny part is that the police here couldn't believe what their radar was telling them. They actually went to a Honda dealer to confirm that the particular bike he was riding could actually do 160mph. They didn't have a clue. He got a 1 year suspension of his license and ... Read More
The RL will serve us well and I plan to keep it for several years like I did the 2000 TL. The resale value will be there when I'm ready to buy Acura's flagship in 2008. There has been interesting reading in Luxury Performance Sedans if you have not been following it in the last 2 days. I still honestly believe we have the BEST car out there for the money ... Read More
My car was also man. in Oct, though I have it since mid-Nov, but I think it's rediculous that they have an update and, perhaps, the current deliveries are getting this new version and we early believers are left out, or need to pay. I mean, they're still in this model year!! I can see the 2008+ auto-trader now, listing "2005 Acura RL w/2nd gereration NAV CD". Geez! Just send us ... Read More
In which country does the MDX come with a 3.8L engine? As for the rest... I agree that the RL has been neglected. But I'm not sure tweaks would have made a big difference. Redesigning the RL in 2001 or 2002 would have certainly helped sales. The vehicle would have been competitive with some of the others in it's class. However, it would not have leap ahead. With 260 horses and ... Read More
The Japanese V8 models are pretty much there for press drives. They are not volume cars, but they make the entire model-line look a little better. The RL lacks that halo effect. I agree that the RL is badly neglected, but I can't fault Acura for not updating it in the past two years. If the rumors about using a hybrid drive train are true, then waiting for it to be ... Read More
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