2006 Acura RL Consumer Review: Pleasantly Surprised

2006 Acura RL - Consumer Review

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3.5 Sedan (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Navi System)

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Pleasantly Surprised
By Vince on


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


Have been very pleasantly surprised with this vehicle. Some criticisms on the Acura RL forums lowered my expectations but my experience with the high maintenance and repair costs on BMW 530I nudged me back to Acura. I felt that the RL was marginal at $50K but at $42.8k it seemed to be good value. Have only had it for 2 weeks but it has been extremely solid, rattle free, and everything works. My second RL after an '88 Legend and they get better and better.

Best Features

General quality of interior and exterior. Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Adaptive Front Lighting System (Turning Headlights). Typical Honda quality (and hopefully reliability).

Worst Features

Passenger seat that moves up and down. Also some way to make it easier to learn how everything works, esp. the interface to the Navi System. It's a real challenge to understand how everything works.
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