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Acura RL, Sedan
#4204 of 7386 Great car, great drive
Oct 16, 2004 (6:04 pm)
Checked out the 2005 RL today at Boston Acura. All it's been built up to be, and more. Now I have to come to terms with trading in my 2004 TL (which I have really loved, although have only put 6200 miles on it). Just hoping that I'll get a decent trade. Especially liked the way the car handles, very even and smooth. Also thought that the interior setup was great -- especially the dash console, very nicely done.
#4205 of 7386 Re: Thanks Shotgun & Nebraskaguy [soldamerican]
Oct 16, 2004 (9:35 pm)
The wood steering wheel is built into the price of the car. So that would be a standard feature. Asking them to throw that in would be like asking a dealer to give you the tires for free.
Apparently, they call the accessories "port-installed". In fact, when the dealers got the cars, those accessories are on them already. My salesman called me today to "correct" what he had said. "there are $1250 worth of accessory on that RL.... is that OK with you?"
I just made him the final offer to hold him onto his words. I demanded the "wood steering wheel" and "floor mats + trunk tray" be included at MSRP. That is what I was promised at the test drive.
My guess is that they would gladly return my $500 deposit. When was the last time a salesman keep his/her promise?
#4206 of 7386 Re: Great car, great drive [shs111]
Oct 16, 2004 (10:54 pm)
>Just hoping that I'll get a decent trade.<
Are you serious? You'll get creamed. And what the dealer offers will be even less than private party.
What did you pay for the new TL and what does Edmunds say its worth now? Dealer and private party?
#4207 of 7386 Accord derivative?
Oct 17, 2004 (3:21 am)
Have to agree with bwia that the car looks a lot like an Accord, but so what? Just drive it.
That said, I take delivery of my black/black on Tuesday evening
#4208 of 7386 Accord vs. Legend (RL) .........
Oct 17, 2004 (4:38 am)
That's been the case ever since the Legend made its debut in 1986. Accords from 1990 onward have been described as "junior Legends."
For those who complain about the lack of a V-8, just go over to M-B, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Infiniti, etc. and BUY those cars. The rest of us are happy with the prospects of a 300 hp V-6 and don't need to hear your complaints anymore. It's getting OLD!
Another thing, I don't go on the Lexus board to rag on about their ES-series being glorified Camrys. Accords and Camrys have nothing to apologize for.
#4209 of 7386 Audio system
Oct 17, 2004 (4:46 am)
I heard the 2005 RL audio system yesterday, and it is AWESOME!!!! How does the Lexus Mark Levinson system compare?
#4210 of 7386 Re: Thanks Shotgun & Nebraskaguy [shotgun]
Oct 17, 2004 (6:03 am)
I also got the taupe interior which I think looks great.
I saw several comments about dealer markups and dealer installed "options". I paid full MSRP, but no more. My dealer offers a number of add-on options, several of which I plan to get, but all were truly options. I was prepared to walk away from the car if I had to pay anything over MSRP, even if it included some options. Fortunately, my dealer played fair. I think any dealer who does other than what my dealer did is being truly short sighted.
#4211 of 7386 Re: Accord derivative? [shawn3]
Oct 17, 2004 (7:13 am)
Just test drove an Acura RL 2005. IMHO its not worth the money. I think the reviews are just hyped up. Though it handles well i did not think it had any much power at all. Technologically it is advanced but does not justify the mark of a Sports sedan. The shape resembles too much of Accord may be not a negative but as a Luxury car it should be different from the common. I am keeping my Acura Tl 2003 type s .
#4213 of 7386 Re: Accord derivative? [cathyturner]
Oct 17, 2004 (8:44 am)
>>Though it handles well i did not think it had any much power at all.
I just don't get the comments on here about not enough power. Are you planning to race it?? As I said in a previous post, I haven't maxed it out, but for entering freeways, passing, etc., it has more than enough power.
BTW, was driving it this morning and discovered a cool feature. It was not possible for the driver to safely program an address on the navi on my 99 RL. I decided to program a couple of addresses this morning while stopped at various stoplights along the way. I quickly discovered that you can safely program an address while driving - a voice reads you all the options and reads your choices as you rotate the joy stick, which you can then select without ever looking at the screen. Really cool since I quite often drive alone.