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Acura RL, Sedan
Feb 14, 2005 (11:24 am)
I too am retired and I bought a Acura 2004 TL which I dearly love but now I have the hots for a new 05 RL. I believe the 05 RL is awsome in all respects. Yes some new gadgets like rain sensing wipers would be nice but I love the car just the way it is. I really like the styling and the way Acura's fit and finish is executed. Oh and the Honda engines are so smooth and tend to stay that way. I know some people say it needs a V8 but I have driven th 05 RL 3 times now and I feel that the 300 HP V6 is near perfect for the car, especially when you consider the cost benefit of more HP and accompaning reduced gas mileage. Yes I can afford the car and could pay if it got worse mileage, but the 300 Hp feels quite adequate to me.
Good luck to you and enjoy retirement your 05 RL Acura.
I hope to get my RL sometime this summer when the underbody spoiler kits become available. My TL has the full kit and my wife says she is not willing to trade till I can get the new RL delivered with one. So I have to wait till around July to close a deal.
#5853 of 7386 Re: likewise ................. [prophet2]
Feb 14, 2005 (2:34 pm)
"I'm sure that "jjacura" has earned the right to play "serious" racquetball at his leisure."
Thanks Prophet...because I don't really enjoy the discipline needed to just go to the gym and work out I get a high degree of cardiovascular workout doing the thing I love the most...Playing competitive racquetball and it has been a 29 year trek.
Now back to the Cars...DENNIS...tell us more about these "ground effects" my man.
#5855 of 7386 Re: Oil change question [soapkng]
Feb 14, 2005 (3:39 pm)
Soap- I got the same "service due soon" at 15% remaining, and since I could not extinguish the little "i" light, I had it done at the selling dealer 3 days later, at 6900 miles. Using the codes it gives in the display all they did was change the oil and rotate the tires. Took an hour and cost $34. I am staying with dino for now (no synthetic).
For mileage I'm getting about 19 in town and 27 on high speed trips. Car has almost 10,000 now and it is FLAWLESS
#5856 of 7386 Re: likewise ................. [jjacura]
Feb 14, 2005 (3:43 pm)
I have the front, side and rear lower body spoilers that are part of the A Spec body kit for my TL plus the wing on the trunk. They are sold seperately and can be installed by the Acura dealer. They come already painted the correct body color. Well the same kit for the 05 RL is shown on the Honda news website.
http://hondanews.com/CatID3080?view=p&page=1&firstcat=fal- - - se&kw=Catid3080
Just follow the link. The kit I was told by my Acura dealers service department, is not currently available, but is supposed to be ready in July of this year. The link will take you to 8 thumnails showing what the kit looks like on a silver RL.
#5857 of 7386 Re: likewise ................. [dennis721]
Feb 14, 2005 (4:31 pm)
I have noticed that mileage on the RL is increasing as the car approaches the first oil change, now averaging about 5 -6 MPG better than when it was new. Honda uses a break in oil with this engine, so I expect it will level off once that is changed out.
Combined mileage is 20+, commuter traffic and driven with spirit otherwise.
#5858 of 7386 Re: likewise ................. [jmatthe]
Feb 14, 2005 (5:35 pm)
I really like your information...been wondering about our MPG. We have 2300 miles on it and are getting 16 around the city. The out of town driving really has not been extensive enough to matter.
Feb 14, 2005 (7:17 pm)
Car still at the dealership. They can't seem to get the real time traffic to work. I'll get that picture once I get the car and take it. Sorry it's taken so long.
#5860 of 7386 Re: Oil change question [soapkng]
Feb 14, 2005 (7:27 pm)
I'd go to the dealer with mine -- until the dealer gave me reason to look elsewhere for service.... and then, I'd probably choose another dealer. The dealer will likely be the only source of upgrades to the programing, know what to check when...(most likely) and would (at least soon) run into similar problems (if any) that an owner is facing. I'd stay away from synthetics... unless recommended by Acura. The price differential is not that great -- given the initial size of the investment.
#5861 of 7386 PRICE INCREASE
Feb 14, 2005 (7:36 pm)
Honda announced they are raising prices $100-200 on many/most Hondas and Acuras to reflect the decline of the dollar against the yen and rising costs of raw materials. Get it now before real inflation hits this declining economy.