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#24 of 7386 NO NEW RL until 2003/2004
Sep 27, 2000 (6:45 pm)
According to the Automotive News, issue from 2 - 3 weeks ago, Acura IS STILL DECIDING this year whether or not to offer the next RL with a front or rear wheel drive, and the next RL won't come up until 2003/2004 model year.
The reason is, dealers in the snow country don't want the next RL to be RWD.
To me, this is a long wait. Why don't they offer 4WD like Audi. This will solve the dilemma, and won't make me defect to Lexus.
However, who knows, I am still hoping that maybe they will show the next RL at the Paris show the end of September. Honda is always full of surprises.
#25 of 7386 RL Experience
Sep 27, 2000 (11:00 pm)
Can anyone give me some info on their experience with the RL 3.5 ? I am looking to buy a 97 RL with the Heather Mist color and want to know what is real world experience on owning a '97 RL.
Also, anyone have a heather mist colr RL ? What color is Heather mist that normal guy would recognize? I talked to the dealer and he was not much of a help.
#26 of 7386 New Owner Today
Sep 28, 2000 (1:19 am)
Just leased 3.5 RL in Kansas City, MO. They dropped the $1500 that the 39 month lease required. I got in with first payment and security. Could have rolled that in, but wanted lower money factor. Paying $540 per month including tax and title.
This car drives like a dream. Just a tad less power than my 98 vette(ha ha). Lot easier on my back.
#27 of 7386 Heather Mist?!
Sep 28, 2000 (5:23 am)
I used to have a 96' Heather mist 3.5RL - heather mist is a really light "champagne" color which you might have seen on the streets. It is easily to maintain due to the light color. As far as the car was concern - other than regular oil change / recommended services, I had a tranny problem with the car during the 2nd year but got fixed under warranty. I just traded in the RL for a new 00' BMW 528i a month ago - not because I have problems with the RL; it is just because I'd like to drive a bimmer after 13 years of Honda/Acura ownership. My RL was still in excellent condition when I traded it in.
#28 of 7386 Heather mist
Sep 28, 2000 (7:54 pm)
could also be called metallic light biege. I have a '96 also and thought the color was fairly appealing at 1st and has gotten even better. Sort of grows on you. It doesn't get as hot as the darker colors and shows less dirt and grime. Really do like the shade. It will come with a parchment interior that looks very nice too.
Have had nothing but good experiences with the car and the dealers so far.
#29 of 7386 heather mist
Sep 29, 2000 (5:01 am)
Thanks for the info. I've been wondering about this whole heather mist color. Acura web page doesn't show the colors offered, this was a far better source for information.
#30 of 7386 Using 87 octane
Sep 29, 2000 (3:03 pm)
Recently read in these posts where someone is using only 87 octane and the car is running fine. Is that the concensus among this group? Anyone using it and experienced poor results?
The manual for my '96 rl states minimum of 91 octane. Since I have never seen 91, only 87, 89, 93 & 94 - I've been using 93. Totally believe it's a waste of money to put in higher octane grades than what the ownwer's manual calls for but also want to do what's best for the car in the long term.
Sep 29, 2000 (3:04 pm)
for the double posts - my browser just went a little wacky...
Sep 29, 2000 (3:06 pm)
the browser displayed double posts then there was only one. ?????
Sep 29, 2000 (6:16 pm)
What have we told you about hallucinogens?