I have owned many different luxury cars Lexus, Jag, etc., because I like to try out the different varieties and to say I have driven them, but my Acura has beat them all hands down. I went to buy a Mercedes and was disappointed in the test drive. For the heck of it I tried the Acura RL and bought it. I usually buy a new car every two years but I hated to let this one go. I am planning to buy another one though this year. The car I would buy beyond the Acura is a Bentley Cont. GTS.
Looks good, drives great, easy on your wallet. What more do you want from a large sedan? As with all Acura models, the features and controls are easy to find and operate. The leather seating is very comfortable and resilient. The Navigation system, although archaic compared to later model Acuras, is simple to operate and precise. Although the fuel economy isn't great, it's very comparable to other sedans in it's class. And besides, for what it lacks in saving you at the pump, it more than makes up for by saving on mechanical breakdowns/repairs. If you're looking for a sharp, comfortable and reliable luxury sedan, the Acura RL should be on your list to look at.
Great drive if comfort is your primary concern. Very reliable and handles like a charm. As a medium size luxury car it is a great value and is probably one of the more underappreciated cars in this class. People get in my car and sometimes mistake it for a Mercedes. Must be the black on black.
To make this short this is one sweet auto. The refined ride, controls access, view of the road, adaptable seat position, and fit and finish are better than cars costing much more. I bought this one used but it feels, smells, and acts like new. The navigations system is pretty good but all computer programs have there inherent weaknesses unless you design it yourself for your own likes. My home street address is not in the database yet I still got good computer tracking one street away