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Barely a passing Grade on MY Car, not the RL
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Haydn
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2011 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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The Acura RL is a terrific car, the one I bought needs major repairs. Already replaced front brakes and Rotor, and is in need of major tune up.


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I like my new Acura RL
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rfw3
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2011 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Our 4th Acura. We usually keep them 3 to 4 years. Hold their value. Never had a problem. Great dealer service.

Acura includes many features that are extra cost on competitive vehicles.

A great car without being pretentious like a Mercedes or Lexus.


Best Features

Comfortable for someone over 6'. Back up camera. Keyless entry. Secret compartment for the owner's manual. AWD


Worst Features

None


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Beware!
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By scatback
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2011 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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My 6th Acura, very comfortable and well equipped for the price.
But multiple gremlins including a transmission malfunction, directional headlights don't operate, keyless entry malfunctioned, the new 'directional' microphone for voice command must point in another direction because the system is unuseable, the nav doesn't include HD graphics, is still DVD rather than hard disk based and is therefore slow and distressingly inaccurate.
I'd like to like the car, and there is much to recommend it, but from the time I picked it up (and discovered 45 lbs. of pressure in the tires) it has been a disaster


Best Features

quiet and comfortable ride, great seats, good visibility, decent handling, great sound system, transmission shifts seamlessly when it isn't breaking down.


Worst Features

dealerships used to do pre-delivery checklists. The end of that practice seems to have coincided with a breakdown in Acura quality control. Multiple malfunctions within the first 1000 milles. Perhaps mine is just a lemon; but Acura didn't used to make lemons. Not a model I would buy again.


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Great Car let down by Awful nav system
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By scatback
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2011 Acura RL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Get the non tech package RL and you'll have a great bargain.
The new six speed tranny is great, the ride is the best, and the new wheels do cut interior road noise (wind noise doesn't exist below 90), plus all materials are to Acura standards.
Drawback: the awful navigation: inaccurate, difficult to learn and glacially slow, with low res and voice command that's hopeless - worse than on my 2005 or 2007.
I have a Garmin 1450T which is incomparably better.
I'm going to put it on the dash and leave the acura system off.
Then it will be a great road car, and just got 26mpg over 1600 road trip


Best Features

ride. The arrested adolescents who work for car magazines want to pull 1.0 g on the skidpad. I want to have an agile and responsive car, but also keep my kidneys attached. Quiet at road speeds. Great stereo. My TL (2007) was much stiffer and noisier, without being a lot more agile. The RL combines the best of both worlds. It's also a handsome car often underestimated because of its ugly younger brother, the new TL. HID headlights are great, but bluetooth is held back by the terrible voice command. Was supposed to have a 'directional mike' this year. It must be pointed in some other direction


Worst Features

Acura was a pioneer in navigation and voice command. How could they have slipped so far. Also, the computer set a transmission code, and the car would only shift into 3rd and 6th. This happened 100 miles from an Acura dealer, so we drove on. The code in P0990, and the solution is put it in sport, shift with the paddles. Next morning at the dealer, car was operating normally. Hope this was a gremlin. Also hope the navigation will stop telling us to make a u turn in the middle of the desert and leading us to restaurants that don't exist.


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