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2009 Acura RL Sedan

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Nice car...but.
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By Mike P
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2009 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This is our second Acura. Over all this is a nice comfortable car. Long trips don't beat you up like some can. The AWD is rock solid on icy roads. My only gripe is that I have had problems with the heater on days that are below freezing. Even with the temp control set at 62 the passenger compartment gets very hot. Then it will turn on the ac and blow cold air into your face. Three different dealers couldn't find anything wrong. The car, compared with other 09 Acura's, when tested above freezing temps, are identical.


Best Features

Great seats, radio, ride, easy to understand and operate controls, quiet.


Worst Features

Sophisticated heat/cooling system a big disappointment.


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By Tom S
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2009 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first Acura. I have driven about 4 different cars over the last year one of them in the same price range. I am impressed about the handling, the feel of quality material used, the quiet engine (the others had V8s). I enjoy just to go out and drive it, especially on curving roads. It feels like the car is glued onto the asphalt. The bumps in the road of course can be felt, the don't make you feel uncomfortable. The interior feels quite roomy. The interior design looks awesome. The price is on the low side of its class. I put reliability in with 8 points because I have owned the car for only one week. I have had not problems so far.


Best Features

Paddle shifters, HID headlights and road handling.


Worst Features

Leave the sunroof off to make it a little higher. If someone has a long upper body, he will touch the roof. Add another gear that will lock (bypass) the torque converter in order to improve mileage.


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Best of the bunch
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By John Paul
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2009 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I just upgraded from a 2005 to a 2009 RL with tech. Fabulous car. I can't imagine how anyone could actually drive this against the Lexus GS, the Infiniti M, or the 5 series BMW and not buy the RL. I suppose there is a lot more to luxury car buying than performance, price, features and road feel.


Best Features

Bullet proof quality from top to bottom


Worst Features

Increase the status of the Acura nameplate so it will appeal fashion oriented buyers.


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Doesn't matter where you're going
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By PDS
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2009 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my second RL, having returned my leased 05 for an 09. The best thing about this car is the way it makes you feel when driving it. With the SH-AWD, the bullet-proof nav system, the world class vtech engine and the solid suspension; you can drive this car with complete confidence that you will get where you're going and get back. To me, the most important thing about a car is that I trust it. I have never had a car that I trust (or enjoyed) more than this 09 RL. Complete reliability, safety, luxury and comfort.


Best Features

The driver interface on all levels exceeds every other car I've tried. Every aspect of the car can be customized and is at your command if you take the time to learn the protocol.


Worst Features

None


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By Albert
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2009 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I really enjoy driving my new (09) RL/w Tech Pkg. I own a 06 (TL) prior. The fuel consumption is high, about 16 city 22 highway. I replaced the factory tires with 245-35-20, 8.0. This was a great enhancement. I plan on driving my RL a lot.


Best Features

Rear cam, door sensor, Bose radio, color (Jade), power seat driver/ passenger.


Worst Features

Hand lever for brake release. Touch entry area for information input.


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