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Excellent auto
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By Boozer
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2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This care drives like a dream.
Everything is beautifully layed out
and the navigation system is fun and
almost always accurate. The fuel
economy, however, is nothing to write
home about. Low to mid 20s per gallon
for a combination of driving.


Best Features

The navigation system, press a button that sets all of the seats and mirrors for easy use by two different drivers.


Worst Features

The trunk doesn't close as solidly as I'd like. It almost seems cheap, though it does work perfectly. I'd also like to see the fuel economy improved.


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pleased
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By kato
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2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Brought this car after thinking about
cars for a few months. Was really
interested in buying the Lexus ES300.
Have small children so I knew I would
need a car that was roomy. When I
arrived at the dealership I just looked
for a while before asking for help.
There where no ES or Volvo's S80's on
the lot. (The Volvo was another choice
I was thinking about) Saw the RL in a
distance and immediately loved the look
of it. Even forgetting the look,
(though I'm a stickler for a luxury
style car) the ride was a dream. Of
course I listened to the sales pitch
about it's resale value and great
reliablility. You won't be
disappointed in this baby.


Best Features

Everything is wonderful


Worst Features

In-Dash stereo system. That's all


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La Traviata, Japanese Style
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By Jolga
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Vehicle

2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We've only had our 2003 for a month
now but it's been sublime! This car
was not built nor manufactured it was
DESIGNED and ENGINEERED!


Best Features

No difference between 87 and 92 octane performance. 0 defects at delivery and 30 day useage point. The most solid feeling exterior door handles. Made in Sayama Japan, (one of the top 3 auto manufacturing facilites in the world) etc. ad infinitum.


Worst Features

Upgrade the steering wheel switches. The present ones are from the Plebian Honda parts bin. The ignition switch has at least 40 degrees of unnecessary travel. iVTEC for improved fuel efficiency. (now at 12.8L/100km city but improving steadily as break-in progresses).


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Acura RL is best buy
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By abettinger2
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2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Had a Legend 140,000 miles only one
minor unscheduled mx (stuck brake
caliper). The RL is the same.
Bulletproof, excellent ride and
comfort. For thousands less than BMW,
LS430 and Q45 you get the same comfort
and reliability.


Best Features

Reliability, comfort and ride.


Worst Features

In dash CD player. Trunk mounted currently.


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MY BABY
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By MikeeP
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Vehicle

2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I tested the Lexus GS 430 and the BMW
540i, then the RL. The RL satisfied me
ALL THE WAY. Not only because of the
price, but also the exceptional
comfort and enjoyment this 'Dream
Machine' offers.


Best Features

Excellent style, comfort, very roomie, and fun to drive


Worst Features

Only if the RL had at least 280HP on a V6 with 5-speed automatic trans. with dual exhaust and 17 inch wheels


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