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


Review

Love my new Acura RL. Have gone over 30000 miles now with no problems at all. Comfort is second to none. I put a K&N air filter in right away and only run synthetic oil with lucas oil stabilizer. I average 23 mpg around town and get 28mpg highway.


Best Features

DVD navigation - easy to use, great display screen. Rear sun shade comes up with a touch of a button. The sound system is like no other with surround sound technology.


Worst Features

Gas mileage needs help for todays standards. The required premium gas also costs $$$. Doesn't need any other improvements.


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Best Car I've Ever Owned
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By IP35
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The Acura RL is a fantastic, luxurious practical performance sedan. I've ownwed BMWs, Saabs, and various other domestic and Japanese brands over the years. The Acura RL is, hands down, the best. The only trips to the dealer have been for oil changes and routine service -- absolutely problem free driving. Fuel mileage is outstanding for this class of vehicle -- I get 26-27 mpg on interstate trips while cruising well north of 70 mph. It's a fun car to drive thanks to the SH-AWD, and it's quiet, comfortable and luxurious.


Best Features

Keyless ignition, Bluetooth, XM radio, great nav system, great stereo system, comfortable seats, quietness, handling and foul weather security from SH-AWD and ASC yaw control, good acceleration, and good fuel mileage.


Worst Features

Height and pitch adjustment on front passenger seat. Ventilated seats (much more important to Floridians than heated seats).


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Not Quite as Good as I Expected
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By stonehenge
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

While the Acura RL handles extremely well and is generally a solidly built vehicle, I am disappointed by the amount of interior rattles. I traded out of a VW Passat that had no squeaks and rattles into the RL and the unwanted noises are most annoying. The quietness of the cabin just serves to amplify the interior squeaks and rattles. I would not buy another for the price of the car.


Best Features

The technology, the reliability, the SH-AWD, a very accurate navi system, voice recognition, and bluetooth phone connectivity.


Worst Features

Lose the squeaks and rattles, reduce the turning radius, improve the city mpg - 13 mpg in city driving is absurd for a 6 cylinder engine but hwy mpg is double that and add height adjustment and memory for passenger seat.


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Best-kept secret among luxury sedans
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By dwboston
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System, Tech Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Hands down the best handling car I've ever driven. SH-AWD completely transforms the drviving experience and benefits both inclement and regular weather driving. Build quality and materials are top-notch and the amount of technology in the car for the price is incredible.


Best Features

Acura reliability. Voice control of virtually all car functions. Bluetooth voice dialing. Adaptive cruise is great on highway trips. SH-AWD is awesome in the snow. Back-up camera is a great option due to high rear trunk lid.


Worst Features

More powerful V6 and V8 option. Get rid of the PAX tires/wheels. Add ventilated seats, USB flash drive compatibility for MP3's. Drop Bose sound system for upgraded ELS system.


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Acura - Great Vehicle
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By mjg1629
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great autormobile for driver, not so great for passengers. Front passenger seat should be 6 way to go up and down, not just forward and back. Back seat area is small for long trip for two guests. For driver a perfect car,best I've ever owned and I've had them all.


Best Features

Performance and reliability. Great in snow compared to Mercedes rear wheel drive I owned before the RL. Superb handling at high speeds. No rattles after 23,000 miles or problems of any kind.


Worst Features

6 way power seat for passenger. A few more inches in back seat area so passengers can be more comfortable. If no changes is made are made by 2008 I will buy an Audi A8 next time in spite of the price.


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