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Acura RL, Sedan
#5521 of 7386 Re: 05 Value vs Size @ 50K [spiritinthesky]
Jan 03, 2005 (6:25 am)
Good to hear from you about your circumstantial purchase of a Porsche Cayenne TT. I suppose we should be on the Porsche forum, but just in case your looking here. I love my Cayenne, it's like no other car/suv I have ever owned and performance combined with full time four wheel drive. I ordered mine the way I wanted it and still got a $6000 discount. Mine is the S though.
I do own a 2004 TL too though and I thourghouly love it too. It still is in my mind a whole lot of car for the money. My wife drives it the most as it is her car and my car is the Cayenne S.
Along the lines of my previous post, while I really wanted a new RL, the more I look at my Red TL with the under body spoilers and wing, I do have to say the TL looks a lot better to me then the RL and I have to say I like the look of the TL interior better too. I have the parchment interior and Acura used a black dash and steering wheel and the contrase of the blackand parchemnt is really stricking compared to the RL parchment on parchment.
I still like a lot about the RL and would like to own one, but considering the dealer attitude about giving a little, they may just convince me to just keep the TL and invest the $20,000 trade deal they offered me on the first request for a quote. Keeping my 04 TL with only 1500 miles on it is looking better all the time with some of the bugs that are cropping up. Wait and see prices dropping and bugs fixed is probably what I am going to do.
#5522 of 7386 Re: Previous NavTraffic Problem: XM HIP.ECU failure, Now: Bad door lock [safelder]
Jan 03, 2005 (12:06 pm)
HA! it probably should have!
#5523 of 7386 Aftermarket wheels and TPMS?
Jan 03, 2005 (1:36 pm)
To anybody who has replaced the stock wheels on their RL: is it possible for the tire pressure monitoring system to work with aftermarket wheels or are we truly limited to Acura's offerings? Thanks.
Jan 03, 2005 (4:44 pm)
I've had my RL a week now and just got my cargo net in the mail. I bought the car through a broker, Autoland, and was able to get it for about $1700 under sticker. They threw in the cargo net as a way to make up for some bumps in the process.
My question is, does anyone have one and can you tell me where it is anchored? There were no instructions in the box that came from the dealership, just the net, two bolts, two anchors, and four clips. Looking at the trunk there are no obvious places for the bolts to go.
#5526 of 7386 Re: Wheel options...any out there? [patrick3]
Jan 03, 2005 (9:38 pm)
Thanks for the update....actually, I just ordered the 18" of your wheels (didn't want to go as big as 19")...but I wanted to follow up with you to see how you handled the tire-pressure-monitoring system? Were you able to move the valve sensors (from what I know, the sensors are in the valves...?)?
Thanks for the info.
#5527 of 7386 Re: bobb1 [bartalk2]
Jan 04, 2005 (7:49 am)
Schaumburg, Muller Acura. Dealer is ok but has problems with knowledge especially electronics. Sales guys the usual with one or two having spent time to get knowledge. Service staff very good and cooperative. My issues - all minor and easily solved were taken care of promptly. Parts another story but not uncommon - they never have any. I had a bulb out - I thought - turns out just not aimed properly (the one in a door pocket - blue) - so I called a week in advance to be sure they had one - or - time to order it and it was not there when I arrived - turns out I did not need it but it bothered me they could not get a blue bulb in a week. Now to be fair - I have had same issues with other manufacture dealers. These guys just don't want inventory overhead costs eventhough it requires customers to make 2 trips for often minor problems. It appears this is a trend through-out the industry. Otherwise the dealer was as good as any other - pick your salesman based on demonstrated knowledge of the car and all will be good.
Jan 04, 2005 (8:25 am)
Thanks for the tip. Just in time inventory, I guess. I test drove an RL at that dealership. Liked the salesman I dealt with. No hard-sell approach, seemed like a decent, honest guy. I imagine they'll be selling at sticker for awhile, at least until the competition (GS300, M35/45) gears up.
Jan 04, 2005 (12:38 pm)
Thanks for the referral on the cargo net install! Just what I was looking for.
#5530 of 7386 Motorola V-710 Update
Jan 04, 2005 (1:51 pm)
Motorola informs me that the phone with the updated software, originally scheduled to be in the stores by mid-January, will be delayed. Expected delivery to the stores now estimated mid-March. Disappointing. I will follow up from time to time.