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Acura RL, Sedan
#5442 of 7386 Re: 2004 Acura RL - a couch mobile or a luxury sedan? [mccccland]
Dec 29, 2004 (8:07 am)
Um, you say you can't comment on the RL but you DID. You made many comments on the 2005 RL saying it isn't Lexus-like, doesnt have enough torque, the AWD doesnt help, etc. Go back and read your post. Actually, here is a quote of what you said:
"The new RL does not impress me at all. It does not have the look. (try to find it quickly on the large parking lot between other cars). It is smaller everywhere, the engine has the same problem as the prior version, too little torque to be called sporty. For the same money (around $50K) you can get much better cars with a higher resale value and higher overall appeal. The 05 RL is neither BMW-like nor Lexus-like. The all wheel drive does not help the fact that it still drives like a front wheel drive vehicle. Shorter wheelbase than the 04 model does not help on a highway. Trunk is so small that any longer trip requires careful planning with your baggage. While the SH drive is better than a typical front wheel car, it is not even close to the experience of a luxury rear wheel drive competitors.
May I offer a suggestion? Drive the car before making comments on it. All it does by commenting on a product you have no use with is make your opinion flat out useless and full of ignorance.
BTW having been around Lexus sedans for the last 10 years I can tell you the 2005 RL IS Lexus-like. It is damn close to the level of the LS430 (but with superior handling) and the LS is the definition of Lexus.
Oh and I like "the look" of the new RL. It is very nice to me. Also, its acceleration is pretty good. I have had no problems wiht getting the car going while on the highway or around town.
#5443 of 7386 Re: snow drive [r2917] sorry for the 5 day delay. [markcincinnati]
Dec 29, 2004 (8:17 am)
As for my situation, I know it wasn't the ABS. I know when ABS is working and this slight hesitation didn't happen while braking as it happened during a drive around a bend. It could be the traction control but I would think a light would come on for that.
It may just be the tranny shifting at an awkward point. All I know is it isn't a big deal.
#5444 of 7386 "I did not drive it, so cannot comment," (Mcccland)
Dec 29, 2004 (9:26 am)
I have no problem with your posting here. In fact,your posts are object lessons in subjectivity. As teenagers, we all had expressed ourselves with minimum forethought. Just think what path your comments might have taken had you actually driven the '05RL! Perhaps your reluctance to test drive it stems from the fear of liking it, thereby removing the negative bias that you seem to embrace. Then, you might not bring yourself to post at all.
"I could never divide myself from any man upon the difference of an opinion, or be angry with his judgment for not agreeing with me, despite the illogic of his stance."
#5445 of 7386 Hey folks
Dec 29, 2004 (9:34 am)
Let's not make this personal. We are all entitled to express our opinions here. Believe it or not, driving a vehicle is not a requirement to have and express some thoughts about it.
By the same token, we are all entitled to decide which opinions to value and which to overlook. However, deciding that someone's opinion is not of value does NOT mean you are entitled to attack the person who expressed it.
Let's just talk about the cars and not each other.
Dec 29, 2004 (10:00 am)
"......you can get a car that is either better driving, or....."
This poster never drove this car. Check out the above excerpt from his post. The aesthetic comments are one thing, the negative comment on the car's performance quite another.
However you view my infraction (and I deem it to have been small), this poster's allusion to the car's driving performance, when he hasn't driven it, cries out for a gentle put-down.
Must I go to my room? -
Happy New Year, Pat!
Dec 29, 2004 (10:16 am)
And he acknowledged the fact that he never drove the car - again, there is no need to make this personal. We all can make up our own minds about which opinions we find of value and which opinions we don't.
I wasn't talking only to you; others here need to hear this as well.
There is a difference between saying "I have driven the car and I totally disagree with you" and getting personal, sarcastic, etc.
Happy New Year to you too. Now let's move ON and stop talking about each other. Really.
Dec 29, 2004 (12:58 pm)
Happy New Year to everybody!
Anyone had a good end-of-the-year deal on an RL? Do you think March/April would be better?
#5449 of 7386 Re: 6000 plus miles-one idiot light. [shawn3]
Dec 29, 2004 (1:44 pm)
shawn, I had the EXACT same experience--to the "T". I also wrote it off and everything has been fine with this outstanding car.
Best of luck to you and all rl owners in the New Year!!!
#5450 of 7386 Re: 6000 plus miles-one idiot light. [steven9179]
Dec 29, 2004 (2:49 pm)
Just for the record my rl did the same A F S light warning at 2500 and never did it again tech checked it out and there was nothing. also just pick my car up from service because they had to replace the dash. There was a hole underneath the covering at the two o"clock position as you look at the dash at the hump behind the steering wheel. It was kind of odd they're sending it to Acura to take it a part to find out what happened many theories but I will report back when or if they tell me. In the MID part the seat position program erased itself and they replaced the computer chip. Other than those few things the car is great.
#5451 of 7386 Re: snow drive [r2917] sorry for the 5 day delay. [markcincinnati] [r2917]
Dec 29, 2004 (2:58 pm)
The slight hesitation -- speaking as one who only knows the Bosch stability system, so this may NOT translate directly to the Acura system -- is part of the stability system's bag of tricks. The stability system can and does activate in concert with and singularly (without) the ABS system or brake application.
Again, I am not with absolute certainty suggesting that even this is the case, I am merely extrapolating from my own experiences with my car's version of an electronic stability program.
These systems can apply a brake, multiple brakes and/or cut power and/or shift power -- they can do these "tricks" regardless of the position of your foot on the brake pedal.
And, you are correct, sir, there may be an indicator of some kind informing you of the stability program's activation.
And even the best auto trans can have a "pause that refreshes." Your statement started my train of thought when you originally suggested you might be feeling the power shift from one wheel to another (as part of the AWD activation.)
I still maintain that the AWD's actions should be imperceptible.