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Acura RL, Sedan
#1 of 7386 Hello and...
Sep 01, 2000 (2:36 pm)
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#2 of 7386 Acura must be reading this list
Sep 01, 2000 (3:49 pm)
since they are putting in the two things we most desired - a higher horsepower 3.5 v6 and 5 speed tranny. Unfortunatly, these items are going in the MDX. Just read a review in edmunds and the new vtec engine/tranny combo sounds just like what we've been writing about here. perhaps that's my next move. not sure I really care about a v8 and/or rwd. Sounds like a very nice suv on paper.
My '96 rl just turned 40k miles today. It is still a wonderful car and I'm happy to be its owner.
Also, just replaced the michelin oem's mxv4 energy tires with dunlop sp5000's. The difference in handling is noticeably better and road noise is the same as when the oem tires were new. Got the dunlops for $41 less per tire. Not sure if they will be better in the snow, but in Houston, I'll not need to worry about that.
Sep 01, 2000 (10:02 pm)
I like the current shape and size of the current RL.
In order to compete/play with the others, they just need:
- Dual automatic climate control.
- Auto dimming mirrors.
- All wheel drive (this will make them unique/an alternative to Audi).
- V8 with around/at least 300 hp.
- Etc. See what Lexus has to offer = as others have noted previously (long time ago).
#4 of 7386 Dealers
Sep 08, 2000 (9:11 pm)
I have been shopping ACURA RL and LEXUS but non of Acura dealer atitude is as good as LEXUS dealers. Have anybody thought about the same?
Sep 09, 2000 (3:49 am)
I have seen this and witnessed this many times. I have always had a positive experience at Lexus, and bought one a while back. Service was even better - I looked forward to it! While I am interested in an RL, we've had 2 Acuras, and the dealer experience wasn't even close - sales OR service, and it makes me hesitate.
#6 of 7386 Dealers
Sep 10, 2000 (9:13 pm)
Thank you for your comment.
I even had an experience that one of dealers was cheating me. They were trying to sell me used RL at higher price than published price at yahoo classified telling me that was wrong when
I visited the dealership after searched on the classified. Acura / Honda should know about these.
#7 of 7386 Acura dealer
Sep 11, 2000 (8:23 pm)
My experince at my local (Annapolis) Lexus dealer was dismal. I felt pressured and humiliated for not having caved into the sales manager (a very large guy) for not buying a Lexus. Went to Acura and was treated like a king. Frankly I liked the LS400 alot more than the RL I bought but the price difference was difficult to ignore.
#8 of 7386 Car Dealers
Sep 12, 2000 (12:20 pm)
Before I purchased my RL is visited the
Lexus showroom. I arrived in my F-250 4x4
truck in jeans/t-shirt/work boots. Stood
outside in the parking lot for 15 mins then
finally walked in the showroom and remained
ignored. This the same dealership I purchased
a new 92 LS400 at. (Of course none of the
original sales staff was there any longer).
Lexus does have a great product, and they know it!
but I just can't get past the "L" attitude. Maybe
its me but most people, not all, buy Lexus to
be seen in a Lexus, period. Thank goodness for Acura. Great cars, can be bought at reasonable prices and last a long time. I also like the fact
you don't see one on every street corner.
#9 of 7386 Pricing for Acura RL
Sep 16, 2000 (3:12 pm)
I will purchase an Acura RL before year end. The lowest price I have been given by the dealer is $38,800 for the RL without the navigation package. On this board, I've seen some posts of prices between $37,200 and $37,800. Two questions: 1) Is the $38,800 price a good one? 2) How does this compare to the price you were quoted or paid? Thanks for your help.
#10 of 7386 thepearl
Sep 18, 2000 (4:36 am)
depends on where you are located. In So. Cal, there are so many competitions out here that I am sure you'll get a good deal. $37,800 sounds like a fair deal (without checking any invoice $) Tell your dealer this is all you're offering and see if they budge. My guess is they probably will since RL is not moving as quickly as the dealers want them to.