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#7219 of 7386 Trade or Sell RL on My Own
Jan 07, 2008 (5:34 pm)
We have a 1999 Acura RL that we will be either selling on our own or trading in on a new vehicle.
We are wondering if it is better just to do the trade-in or if we have a chance or making more money on our own. Just concerned that there may not be a demand for this vehicle and that we should just cut our losses rather than dealing with selling ourselves? Any advice??
#7220 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [bbrimmer]
Jan 11, 2008 (10:55 am)
My 2000 RL (purchased 2002 as a lease back now has 77K and served me well). The extended warranty is expired and I do not feel the newer model is worth the price after driving it several times and looking at all the messages posted on this site. As for the TL, my daughter has a 2006TL which she loves. Although an attractive vehicle, I am 6'+ and being much older, I found driving it was uncomfortable, stiff riding..
I will most defenitly will drive the 2008 Accord for several hours this spring as I most likely will opt for it. The ease to get in and out is as good as my older model RL. The Accord has 2008 technology, styling, ride and just a smaller RL at a much better price with better resale.
#7221 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [10sfan]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:01 pm)
Stay tuned. The 09 RL is said to be coming as early as may 08 with "significant changes" including "something that will surprise people". This came from a dealer. He had no specifics on the changes or the surprise.
#7222 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [vavavavolvo]
Jan 11, 2008 (4:21 pm)
I can confirm this as well. An LPL who works with Acura says expect some big changes. It's going to be the most significant MMC for Acura/Honda. It's also the most expensive MMC.
#7223 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [vavavavolvo]
Jan 16, 2008 (9:59 am)
Let me guess. More electronic gadgets!?
#7224 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [tayl0rd]
Jan 17, 2008 (12:35 am)
I can confirm what Vavavavolvo said. It will be the largest mid model year facelift on any Honda/Acura vehicle. Lots of changes. Weather reporting reported to be one of them. Collision Mitigation braking system is a seperate option. Dont know about the adaptive cruise control. Might be standard. PAX tires are rumored to be discontinued. Improvements to the Navi, Bluetooth, HVAC, and audio systems are expected. Navigation will have weather reporting in addition to traffic reporting. Hard drive is expected as well. Navigation will be in the tech package again. New luxury ammenties will round out the package.
SH-AWD will get more power to the rear wheels. Maybe even a 6 speed auto transmission or a DSG. Who knows for sure about that. Honda and Acura have patents on new advanced transmission with more than 5 gears so stay tuned until Chicago auto show.
#7225 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [rv65]
Jan 17, 2008 (6:58 pm)
Where are you getting all this info from? I talked to my dealer the other day and all he knew was that it may or may not have a V8 you seem like you got alot of info I just wanted to know where are you getting it from!! I google the new rl and nothing came up! and looked everywhere and all I see is your name rv65 in every forum saying the RL is getting this and the RL is gonna have that! I have a 06 RL my wife has a 07 MDX and we have a 08 tl type s you would think my dealer would tell me about the new RL!!! maybe we are out of the loop!!! lol
#7226 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [eclipse2]
Jan 17, 2008 (7:16 pm)
All these "improvements" and nothing about reducing the noise in the cabin. Thats a big problem historically with Acuras. My dealer has heard this complaint so many times he won't even record my comments, says they have been reporting that for 2 years.
And what about the image of the RL? Did anyone notice the new Accord? Sort of degrades to exclusivity of this model.
So it would require at least a quiet cabin to even get me to look at the 2009's when my lease is up this Dec.
#7227 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [rv65]
Jan 18, 2008 (6:42 am)
Just like I figured! More gadgets and nothing in the way of more desirable design or performance.
#7228 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [tayl0rd]
Jan 18, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Well this facelift is so major that only 2 body panels are identical to the 2005-2008 model. Performance will be increased hopefully.