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Best car ever had.
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By Bob
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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I just love the SLX. If you're looking for a reliable car this is it. This car has almost 200,000 miles on it and its still running great. All i've done on the car was change the oil the brakes and tires. I read some reviews saying that this car tips over very easily but trust me from the way i drive it I'm surprised that it hasn't tipped over yet. This is a great car compact from outside and extremely roomy in the inside. IF acura continued the production of this car, hands down i would have one. I currently drive a BMW but i still have the acura on the side for emergencies and I'm happy i never sold it since my BMW only gives me problems.


Favorite Features

All the options, huge moon roof, trunk space, heated seats, built quality.


Suggested Improvements

Make more Acura SLXs please.


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Still a great value & ride!
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By Jewell
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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Still own my 1998 canary teal blue SLX, still in great shape. I got caught in a wicked snow storm almost 2 years ago & went careening off the road. The vehicle remained upright & steady even though I ended up on the other side of the freeway & facing in the opposite direction! Still a great drive & ride!


Favorite Features

The overall vehicle is steady, very reliable. Good clearance, great traction, great ride. Interior/exterior are top-knotch.


Suggested Improvements

Gas and oil consumption. When are vehicle manufacturers going to stop sticking consumers with their bad designs? Come on, you have a great vehicle here that could be even better!


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Expensive Parts
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By NH SLX
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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Until now, my SLX has held up very well and I planned to keep it for another five years. However, the crossover pipe from the head just went bad (small hole formed) and the cost of parts is too high, $3500 worse case if both pipes need to be replaced. Reason - limited supply/demand; not many SLXs were made so parts are expensive. I've never seen this pipe go bad on other cars; I recommend against buying a used SLX; spend your money on an MDX - I wish I had. I loved my SLX but it was a mistake made by Acura for which SLX owners will suffer.


Favorite Features

I loved everything about the SLX; I had no problems countering any tendency to roll in sharp turns (consumer reports).


Suggested Improvements

None; I've paid the price as I bought it new.


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Great quality and functionality
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Raliegh SLX
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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5 years and almost no troubles to speak of. Very good quality. I wish I could say the same for my newer Volvo. Great space in the back, nice interior, huge sunroof. All and all, I recommend highly. A used one is surely a great value.


Favorite Features

Big open cargo space


Suggested Improvements

None.. It does what it does great. Perfect for a family of 4 (room for bikes & kids).


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Cooling Problems
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By apgaines
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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Just bought this car and while driving it home from the dealer it overheated. I replaced the t-stat, and radiator due to dealer putting stop leak in motor to cover up bad head gasket or cracked head. It has been towed further than driven so far. I am taking it back to the dealer under the lemon law, and conditions not discovered during test drive. The engine is also an oil consumer I recently researched and found out on the web. Isuzu is not willing to repair this issue on models made prior to 2000, so drive with a few cases of motor oil when you go on road trips. I may be in for a long haul of repairs on this one.


Favorite Features

Engine quietness, power, luxury features. Compact size for parking. Big interior space, High ground clearance.


Suggested Improvements

Newer engine, larger radiator for cooling system. Better fuel mileage. Car also sways in turns quite a bit.


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Best Vehicle I have ever owned
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By Oilfieldtruckguy
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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This is the best SUV ever made. It has plenty of cargo room, power, can actually go off road, and yet swadles the passengers with luxury. It is also tough and durable --- six years later, people ask me if it is the "new" Acura SUV, as no one has ever seen one.


Favorite Features

The driver's and passenger's seats are very comfortable, yet hug you.


Suggested Improvements

I only wish they still made them. When the wheels fall off mine in another 100,000 or so miles, I will be hunting for another.


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Wow!
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By HardDriver
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have owned my 1998 SLX for six years now. All I have ever done is put oil and gas in it -- nothing has ever broken, squeaked, or given any trouble. It is great and I highly recommend it to anyone.


Favorite Features

This is a leather-gilded SUV that did not forget that is is a truck, and yet is not too cumbersome like a Tahoe or Sequoia. It has LOTS of interior room and great features.


Suggested Improvements

In 1999, Acura caved to reviewers that wanted more "car like" SUV -- essentially minivans. Acura should have stuck with the un-apoligetic athletic vehicle.


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GREAT TRUCK
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By moneyg
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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GREAT TRUCK, NICE FEATURES, GREAT FEATURES, RELIABLE


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Great SUV!!!
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By Jewell
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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Great truck, everyone who rides with me is amazed by the comfortable ride, the interior amenities. #1 comment is "It's like riding in a limousine!" Good looking truck, if you ask me.


Favorite Features

Big tires for good traction, 4-wheel drive is outstanding & engine response is effortless. Stereo is awesome, sunroof is sublime, leather interior is plush but not overdone.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage is the pits, even with oil additives. The air conditioner takes awhile to get going.


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Great SUV
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By Chris S
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1998 Acura SLX SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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This thing is great. 4 wheel drives works well, and holds plenty of gear in the back. It does not handle like a BMW but no SUV does.


Favorite Features

Unique - not too many around Great seats Plenty of cargo room Great engine HUGE sunroof


Suggested Improvements

I 2nd the air condition comment. Takes too long to cool down, but it's minor. I like every things else


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