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2004 Acura RL Sedan

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3.5 3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic - (77 reviews )

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Classy, conservative, luxury Acura 3.5 RL
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2004 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I recently purchased the 2004 Acura 3.5 RL and I love it! It has a very smooth ride and all the luxury features you could want including an awesome sounding 10 speaker Bose system, Alpine/Acura navigation system, and real burled camphor wood interior. I bought the car with 80,000 miles on it and didn't think twice. I am a Honda man and know this car will be very reliable. I have already put 4,000 miles on it and it runs like a car with 10,000 miles on it. Previously, I have owned 3 Accords. I wanted something more luxurious and bigger... this car is perfect! I love the Acura's classy, conservative stance that remains tasteful and luxurious looking. The RL has more than adequate power.


Best Features

Navigation-voice activated, Bose 10 speaker stereo, 6 disc in dash changer, burled camphor wood, comfortable ride, conservative and classy appearance.


Worst Features

Some more horsepower under the hood, although I do not need any more speeding tickets! (Car has more than adequate power.) It's awkward to make a full turn of the ignition switch, but who cares. Wish Acura kept a big body styled car for 2005 and up (new RL is smaller. I would still buy one if I had $50,000).


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Great value
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By NickP
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2004 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is our 5th used RL. All have been bullet proof. While it lacks the go of a V-8 it still has good performance with excellent comfort. Excellent sound system and navigation. Averages around 20 mpg. Is a great highway cruiser and is wife's favorite car. It's no wonder it is hard to find a low mileage one!


Best Features

Comfort and navigation.


Worst Features

A dream but would like a RWD V-8 in this body style. Not crazy about the new smaller RL. Seat controls on door, quieter or "better sounding" engine, stronger brakes.


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It's an Acura
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By joan
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2004 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Since I have been driving Acuras since 1996, all I can say is that they are very reliable cars. All the bells and whistles one could wish for come standard with the exception of a navigation system. Your mother would love it as well as your child.


Best Features

Automatic seat adjustment with memory, automatic tenperature control, seat warmers, traction control and a Bose audio system with cd and cassette systems.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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Not A Bad Car For the Price
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By Jag Lover
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2004 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Pretty Good Gas Mileage, Great for off the Line, Ok passing, when punching there is a large blank spot of no speed 3/4 of the pedal pushed. Tough Leather, I think it will last forever!! Love the STANDARD heated seats and Navigation!!!


Best Features

Standard heated seats, Navigation, Wheel and Body Design!


Worst Features

Performance, And Acura has already fixed this withe the New RL from 227HP to 300HP. This car, still gets up and boogies!!


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A "great" Deal
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By willie
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2004 Acura RL Sedan 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I was fed up with high maintenance $$$ of my BMW. Refused to pay high price $$$ for Lexus. A friend, car salesman, suggested Acura RL which has everything but is not flashy! Got it for a steal "brand new" on ebay! I admit it doesn't handle like the BMW, BUT its a better value for the cost. I actually like the more classy, conservative look of the 04 vs the "all- look-the-same" look of the 05!


Best Features

XM, NAV, In-dash 6-CD, seat memory.


Worst Features

Fuel gauge with miles remaining before out of gas. Trip timer(s) Lower octane fuel + better gas mileage


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