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It's got everything you can ask for...
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By song
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great car that everyone can appreciate because it's got everything standard which includes SH-AWD, DVD-audio 5.1 surround sound, navigation, smart key, and on an on... I get around 19 mpg on city, that's pretty decent for a car that almost weights 4000 pounds. As far as the exterior goes, I would describe it "inoffensive", it's a good looking car but not spectacular. Interior is among the best in class, I don't think there are other cars that can match acura's interior style and quality (maybe a Lexus or Audi).


Best Features

My fav. is DVD-audio surround sound system, smart key, blue ambient light at night, and pretty much the whole interior.


Worst Features

Back seat could use more space, exterior styling could improve... 09 RL is kinda hideous, so Acura please do not screw up the next generation RL and RDX!


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Tons of toys
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By Joe
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is so much fun! I would recommend this car to anyone. My car has 46k and still runs like new.


Best Features

My fav's are the moving headlights and I dont need to use my key to unlock my door... all I need to do is have the key in my pocket and put my hand on the door handle and it unlocks!


Worst Features

Smoothness on the ride. Still doesn't compare to a Lexus or Mercedes.


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Great car but too many rattles
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By tony
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this vehicle used with 6800 miles. Very comfortable, very quiet (with exception of some minor rattles) and decent gas mileage for AWD. I'm waiting for snow to see how well the SH-AWD performs.


Best Features

Navigation, XM, seats are very comfortable (I'm 6'1").


Worst Features

Too many rattles. My battery was going out, took it to the dealership and they discovered an accessory (blu-tooth) was shutting down after the engine was turned off (this has been common with the RL).


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Love this car, but
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By fred porter
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the car July 2006, wife agrees with me that it is the nicest, most luxurious and fun car we ever owned. Just a total pleasure to drive. Power, comfort, sound system: everything is great BUT: we are on the third battery in 2 years, left us stranded twice. Dealer can find nothing wrong with the electrical system, very frustrating-- waiting for the next time we get stuck.


Best Features

Nav system, smooth powerful ride, XM radio, comfortable seats, big trunks.


Worst Features

Electrical system glitches, driver side cup holder, better interior noise reduction, better mileage.


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Luxury & Technology + Every Detail
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By NETSECSVC
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 2006 Acura RL has everything I always wanted from a car and much more. This is a car that exceeds expectations in many ways! They really included every detail imaginable to make the car safe, fun, powerful, comfortable and beautiful. It's not too flashy, and from a distance one might mistake it for an average car, but nothing could be further from the truth. Up close the sleek and stylish design make you take notice, but inside is where things get really interesting. The 2006 model doesn't have cooled seats or an iPod connector. Aside from that, if you can think of a feature it probably comes standard.


Best Features

290 hp with SH-AWD! Voice activated: A/C, AM/FM/XM, phone, navigation. Rear view backup camera. Bose 10 speaker sound system with subwoofer. Keyless ignition, memory driver seat, and mirror settings. HID headlights that turn. Leather and wood interior with rear shade LEDs in interior


Worst Features

Get rid of startup warning on nav screen! Add a couple more inches of legroom in the back. Add iPod/USB and seat cooler. Add more coin sized slots, and a sunglass holder. Simplify radio and A/C controls.


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