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Used 2008 Acura RL Sedan Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

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Dr Al, 03/12/2009
2008 Acura RL 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great handling, feels like the vehicle is glued to the road due to the SH-AWD. Requires high test although gas mileage is reasonable. Excellent acceleration for a 4000 pound vehicle. Roomy, high tech voice command system, fabulous 5.1 surround sound and backup camera which I wanted. Also has manual shift via paddles on the steering wheel, and Acura reliability. Everything works as intended. Drive one, you'll buy it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car...

Eva, 06/06/2016
updated 06/14/2017
2008 Acura RL 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

This car is as reliable as they come. I have never own a more reliable car.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Artfully Subtle Luxury and Performance

Paul J, 03/27/2009
2008 Acura RL 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Does everything well instead of compromising one performance area to excel in another. For example, corners as if on rails but preserves quiet, comfortable ride. The engine is smooth and quiet around town but makes operatic noises at the top of the rev range. This is the perfect luxury car for with enough confidence to eschew driving a visible status symbol. I drove Audis before they went upscale to compete directly with Mercedes and BMW. This Acura now fills that niche of artful, understated luxury that makes one look smart, not status conscious.

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5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this car

mtfool, 09/18/2012
2008 Acura RL 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

I bought this car as Certified Pre-Owned, with 70k miles, and it's been great in all regards. The stock tires were not good in snow, so I bought snow tires and put them on dedicated rims, and wow! The car is amazing in the snow. It's also a heavy car, so it holds tight to the road, like it's on rails. Is quiet and responsive but not demanding. A few minor issues: Chrome on the grill is peeling, which I see on all RLs of that year in our area. Acura had the brass to tell me the "solution" is to wipe down the chrome with a towel after every rain and snow! How about taking some responsibility, Acura!? Also, keyless entry door handle needed replacement, which is a common problem.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Almost Perfect

Scott Davis, 08/16/2008
2008 Acura RL 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

This car is so good, I wouldn't want to know the person dissatisfied with it. Too spoiled. Excellent reliability. Excellent safety. Excellent road holding in bad weather. The quietest car I've ever experienced. Excellent stereo. Comfortable seats for me. Pleasant styling. Like most Acuras, will probably look fine in 10 years. Cadillacs and BMWs will probably look silly/dated. The only thing you get in 2009 is an ugly restyling, 10 more hp and a significant loss in economy. 2008 is a optimal year. It doesn't feel like a toss around car. Too heavy. Reasonable back seat. Everything about it inspires confidence: quality, road manners, rubber on the road, balance. It does everything well

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