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#6214 of 7386 Acura RL 2005--choppy ride
Apr 09, 2005 (7:19 pm)
I've had my Acura 2005 RL AWD for 2000 miles now. It is a superb car overall, there is nothing quite like it, but...the ride is somewhat harsh and choppy, disappointing for a flagship RL car. Maybe when you combine AWD and tight precise handling, that's what happens? The car has a strange rattle in ruts that is disconcerting. On the positive side, the fantastic Bose sound system with fully integrated XM satellite radio, the navigation system, and voice activated controls, are grand. I wonder if after-market shocks will help.
I'll have to test drive a Lexus GS 300 AWD sometime to see how its ride is.
#6215 of 7386 Hands free use of Blackberry phone
Apr 10, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Does anyone have experience with a Blackberry phone in the Acura RL? If so, any review woudl be helpful. For example, do voice commands work well to place calls from the address book?
#6216 of 7386 Re: Acura RL 2005--choppy ride [rajabhat]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:12 am)
What are the current tire pressure values on your RL?
#6217 of 7386 Disconnecting TPMS - Any ideas?
Apr 12, 2005 (4:48 pm)
I put on aftermarket rims/tires and the tire pressure monitors wouldn't fit (due to the valve hole, angle, etc.), but now, everytime I drive, the warning of 'Check TPMS' comes on, and of course, the 'i' light stays on, etc. No response yet from the dealer....does anyone know how to turn this 'system' off?
Apr 19, 2005 (10:45 am)
I can see this forum seems to be slowing way down and suspect, that is a good sign. (There are a lot of satisfied RL owners out there!)
#6219 of 7386 Re: 2005 RL [jjacura]
Apr 19, 2005 (10:56 am)
Yeh...I too noticed the significant slow down Jjacura and wondered why? Other than a lack of torque and optimum gearing (manifested by off the line performance capability and a slight lack of top-speed capability) I'm completely satisfied with my RL. I suppose most of us are waiting to see what the 06' RL will offer to counter the new Infinity M's, BWW 5's, MD 350's, GS's, Audi A6's and so on. Should be quite interesting, don't you think?
#6221 of 7386 Re: 2005 RL [shotgun]
Apr 19, 2005 (7:19 pm)
The RL will serve us well and I plan to keep it for several years like I did the 2000 TL.
The resale value will be there when I'm ready to buy Acura's flagship in 2008. There has been interesting reading in Luxury Performance Sedans if you have not been following it in the last 2 days. I still honestly believe we have the BEST car out there for the money Shotgun. Enjoy the ride my man. I put my first nick in the rear bumper the other day...very very minor but never the less a slightly irritable situation. My wife says..."John ...now you have an Amish car". (Apparently the Amish will put an imperfection in their products on purpose) But I don't know any that drive a car, especially one like the RL.
#6222 of 7386 Re: 2005 RL [jjacura]
Apr 20, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Well, what a pickle!
I hadn't even gone in for the first oil change when the Fates intervened and sent me tumbling down the stairs of my house, rupturing the quadraceps of my right leg! I will not be driving my RL for two months, minimum. We had planned the first long trip to Leesburg and the day before leaving, I did the dirty deed. Negotiated those same stairs for forty-two years......
I can't even SIT in the car as I have an 8 lb immobilizer, set at zero, fully enclosing and extending my leg to protect it from bending and damaging the sutures.so, here I am, vicariously enjoying talk of my RL's siblings! -
Don't stop writing!
#6223 of 7386 Re: 2005 RL [acuraphile]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:30 pm)
George, I was thinking about you yesterday as I washed the car. Had Frank's place tuned in with the sound up. George, my man I really extend best wishes for you to heal rapidly. Leesburg will be there when you heal. Is that the one in Virginia or Florida? Can you get around on crutches or are you confined to a wheel chair? Is your bedroom upstairs? Man, I really feel for you. Outside of having arthroscopic surgury to repair a torn miniscus 12 years ago, I have been very lucky. Fell off a 2nd story roof once 8 years ago and landed miraculously on my side missing a cement sidewalk by inches. Got bruised and scratched up by bouncing off the 1st floor porch roof and raingutter. My wife heard me land and came running out screaming for my daughter to call 911. Fortunately I regained my breath and couldn't feel any broken bones. Told her not to call 911 and had her drive me to ER to get checked out. Since that time we built a new home...everything on one level and we rarely visit the basement! Lots of trees though so I have to climb a ladder periodially in the fall to clean out the gutters. One of these days I am going to recruit help...Lord knows the wife is getting pretty insistant about that. The RL is a dream car for us and I really enjoy the toys. OH...I was listening to Jonathon Schwartz today and he played a Diane Schuur single which turned out to be a "Scat" version of "I only have eyes for you" Incredible range hitting the high notes like Ella. Guess I've rambled enough. You take care and keep on posting. Our buddy Mark C is over in the Luxury Performance Cars forum...did you know he ordered out an Infiniti M!! You have to go over there and check things out! Feel Free to Fromp Friskily Forward as Frogleg Frees up. Wow ...I'm going off the deep end George...must be the Wal-phed!