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Acura RL, Sedan
Jun 30, 2005 (7:18 am)
OK I have to admit that I was wrong and swallow a little crow NavTraffic linked to a cars navigation system is NOT a unique technology to the RL. From the XM website:
The XM NavTraffic system launched in October 2004 as a standard feature on the all-new 2005 Acura RL with resounding success to revolutionize in-car GPS navigation systems. In January 2005, General Motors added XM NavTraffic to the 2005 Cadillac CTS as a feature included on all vehicles equipped with their optional DVD-based navigation system. For the aftermarket, Pioneer has launched the AVIC-N2 and AVIC-D1 as the first aftermarket product supporting the XM NavTraffic capability. Other car company and aftermarket applications are expected in the near future.
#6514 of 7386 Re: Revisiting the RL's Suspension [jjacura]
Jun 30, 2005 (11:20 am)
Thanks for your comments, jj. I celebrated my 80th birthday last week. At age 72, I sold my 750 Honda, my third and last bike. I mention this so there are no misconceptions about my driving preferences - (I never had a Buick "Park Avenue" mentality!) In 1944, I flew PT-13's and had a few hours in an AT-6. Ten years ago, I was having fun, accompanied by an instructor, flying 172s on weekends out at Republic Airport.You're corrrect: I do love my RL; I just wish that I was less tuned in to the active ride. I love it's sportiness. so perhaps it's my age that's expressing its desire to be accommodated! LOL!
In retrospect, I guess I wasn't ragging on the RL's suspension, after all - maybe the years were just saying "Hello!" I'm sure you dig my meaning.
I'm still a card-carrying RL-er.
#6515 of 7386 Re: NavTraffic [msu79gt82]
Jun 30, 2005 (2:08 pm)
OK I have to admit that I was wrong and swallow a little crow NavTraffic linked to a cars navigation system is NOT a unique technology to the RL.
Well, you've finally done it - you've convinced me the RL is not at all unique and therefore, a totally terrible car. By the way, does anyone want to buy a slightly used 2005 RL? It's not at all unique in any way, except SH-AWD, but it's not a bad car overall. Actually, I think you'd like it - it's a dream to drive, it has a fantastic sound system, the best nav system of any car around, and quite a few nice gadgets, including keyless entry (though quite a few of us RL owners haven't quite got the hang of this here newfangled gadget). Hey wait just a gosh darned minute, I just reread my last sentence - it really is a pretty nice car, despite what a few naysayers on here have to say. I think I'll keep it.
#6516 of 7386 Sarcasm ...
Jun 30, 2005 (2:22 pm)
... does nothing to enhance this discussion ...
#6517 of 7386 Re: Revisiting the RL's Suspension [acuraphile]
Jun 30, 2005 (2:33 pm)
"In retrospect, I guess I wasn't ragging on the RL's suspension, after all - maybe the years were just saying "Hello!" I'm sure you dig my meaning."
George, I was thinking it, but wasn't going to bring it up. (Far be it for me to meddle with a man whom I know comes from Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation").
Incidently with all due respect, around here motorcycles that aren't manufactured in Hog Heaven (Milwaukee) just don't get a lot of respect. (But, between you, me, and the gatepost the Honda is a better bike.) There is something very special about the Harley mystique though, not only here but across the country and in many parts of the world.
PS You'll be ready to take on the RL suspension in no time...but there is no hurry. I am reminded of a long recovery from terrible lower back spinal stenosis and excruciating left leg sciatica and many sleepless nights. (and...thoughts of never playing my sport again) A Vince Lombardi quote from the Glory Years comes to mind...."Fatigue makes cowards of us all!" ... Heck, at age 80 I probably would want to be accomodated with massages and mint juleps.
#6518 of 7386 Re: Revisiting the RL's Suspension [jjacura]
Jul 01, 2005 (9:02 am)
"George, I was thinking it, but wasn't going to bring it up. (Far be it for me to meddle with a man whom I know comes from Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation")."
You were right on target, my man! We just arrived out east a few minutes ago - Amagansett, L.I. territory. The ride was fine. Anyhow, it's nice having an advocate such as yourself. Thanks.
#6519 of 7386 Re: The RL [nebraskaguy]
Jul 01, 2005 (9:38 am)
... it really is a pretty nice car, despite what a few naysayers on here have to say ...
Dude, I like the RL. I love Acura's Navi - I am on my third one! (Traded an '01 MDX for an '04 MDX that we still have; used to own an '02 TL-S). However, I will give any $45K+ car a very hard and critical scrutiny and evaluate ALL of its pro, cons, unique features, shortcomings, missing features, etc!!!!!!!!! The RL is on my short list.
It is my hope that I can use Edmunds as a research tool to FULLY evaluate the cars on my list, not simply touting the positives, while glossing over the negative.
#6520 of 7386 Re: The RL [msu79gt82]
Jul 01, 2005 (10:12 am)
It's not just about "glossing over the negative," it seems to be a full-on assault to try to completely squelch anything negative; whether it's true or not. :moreshades:
#6521 of 7386 Re: The RL [tayl0rd]
Jul 01, 2005 (5:14 pm)
"It's not just about "glossing over the negative," it seems to be a full-on assault to try to completely squelch anything negative; whether it's true or not."
Well if a negative is true...bring it on. If it's not true......what do you think?
#6522 of 7386 Re: The RL [jjacura]
Jul 01, 2005 (5:58 pm)
If you wish to opine, fine....... but continuous bashing, not appreciated!
"Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went down, but to my surprise,
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer_
_Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue" 1969