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1997 Acura RL Sedan

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Good used car to buy
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1997 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 70,000 miles. It is a highway car made to go 70 mph. There is a lot of wind noise at higher speed and it shakes a lot going past 85 mph. Pickup is awful. Leather in seats is average (not worth $44,000 new). Back seats are cramped, other car I own (1998 toyota avalon) has roomy rear seats, even with front seats all the way back.


Best Features

Bose speakers, adjustable volume on steering wheel!


Worst Features

5 speed transmission. This is NOT a car meant to drive fast- not made for it.


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Amazing
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By aly
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1997 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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I love this car, great pickup, awesome handling, smooth quiet ride. Easily the best car I have ever owned.


Best Features

Heated seats and windows, amazing Bose steero, overall amazing.


Worst Features

None.


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Rock Solid
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By Rob
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1997 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car as a lease return. The car has a great ride along with good road feel. Didn't have a repair until it had over 140k. I now have 169K. The leather interior still has no cracks. I use 87 octane gas. No problem. I can't find a good reason to buy another car. The 3.5 RL has lousy resale making it the best value in used car value.


Best Features

Good head room. Smooth ride.


Worst Features

Back seat that folds down.


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Quality Vehicle
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By sdem
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1997 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan


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I was running through Edmunds while looking to purchase my wife a new Acura and thought i'd place a review in for my acura. i can't say anything bad about it. i bought it used in 2000 and it's now 10 years old and still looks incredible. friends are baffled on how well it looks, how well it drives and how reliable it is. need i say more.


Best Features

Timeless styling and power when i need it.


Worst Features

after owning a car for 7 years its easy to get bored of a car, but i can't say there is anything else they should have done extra


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Best Used Car in the World
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By Peg
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1997 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 Premium 4dr Sedan


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Got the car two years ago with 60,000 on it. Two years and 30,000 miles later I am thoroughly pleased with it. I keep up with recommended maintenance, change the oil and replace tires. That's it. No problems. Nothing but smooth performance. And, frankly, this wonderful car cost far less than I would have spent on a Toyota Camry with the same mileage. They can have their Toyotas. I love my RL.


Best Features

Reliability, fit and finish, low cost when used.


Worst Features

None. Happy camper.


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