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Acura RL, Sedan
#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.
#7229 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [tayl0rd]
Jan 18, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Hey Taylord do you have a RL? I see alot of people on here who only test drove one and they think they know the car!! I have my RL 06 for a year and 3 month now! car is fast drives great no problems I get about 23 to 24 miles mpg HW and everybody who gets in say wow I didn't know how nice this car was!!!
#7230 of 7386 Re: Should I Buy A 2002-2004 RL or A New Accord ? [eclipse2]
Jan 19, 2008 (11:04 am)
Just so you know, Tayl0rd has been posting in this RL forum from the beginning (early 2004). With all due respect he likes to stimulate the direction with posts that sometimes aggravate us owners. Deep down he loves the car or he wouldn't have spent this much time here. Can't blame him for that, as the RL is a GREAT CAR . I have 40,000 miles on my 2005 purchased new in Nov 2004 and perfect ever since.
Jan 19, 2008 (12:31 pm)
How well I recall the apochryphal stories circulated in 2001, 2002, 2003, etc, as to when the new RL would appear!! It took nine years to present us with the 2005 RL.Now, new predictions are sounded, some as early as this May - I would be hesitant to pin my hopes on this early date. My dealer has referred to 2010 and 2011 as likely dates for the new RL to materialize. So, guys, don't get your hopes up. Acura likes to keep us twisting in the wind, and I doubt if anyone on the dealership level has the vaguest idea when Acura plans to unveil a new, remodeled flivver. In any case, 'JJACURA' isn't ready to turn in his '05 'Silver Streak' for a newer RL!!
#7232 of 7386 Back To Should I Buy a 2004 RL or a 2008 Accord?
Jan 19, 2008 (2:13 pm)
Any further thoughts on this question? Most of the feedback has been about the 05 and 06. Your feedback is important and valued. Many thanks.
#7233 of 7386 Re: Back To Should I Buy a 2004 RL or a 2008 Accord? [bbrimmer]
Jan 19, 2008 (3:54 pm)
I will be driving my 2002 RL for one more year before I will be faced with the same decision you are faced with. I have looked at the Accord but not driven it. I am hoping the Accord will have a diesel by then.
All I could tell you is to drive them both and pick the one you like best. The Accord would have to be awfully good to get me out of my RL. Plus my Acura dealer is first rate. Honda, not so much. Good luck.
#7234 of 7386 Acura’s Customer satisfaction policy
Jan 19, 2008 (6:07 pm)
I purchased 2007 RL less then 6 month ago, and already have major problem. Due to the malfunction of the driver side keyless entry system, the entire electronic system stopped operating (navigation system doesn’t work, display doesn’t work, you can only start a car if you use physical key (remote key doesn’t work), you can only open gas tank by removing decorative panel in the trunk of the car. When I brought my car to the dealership, they gave me a loaner and told me that repair would be done in a few days. After a few days I got a call from the dealer saying that the part that needs to be replaced is on the national back order list, and they should get this part in two weeks. It seems long, but what can you do, at least I have a loaner car. Two weeks later another call from the dealership, they are telling me that this part is not being manufactured yet, and estimated time of getting this part will be in 2-3 weeks. It leaves me for more then a month without my car (best case scenario). I called Acura directly, and ask if they have any program or policy to compensate owners in this situation (driving dealer’s is car not the ideal, I would rather drive my own car). Acura didn’t even want to lessen to my complains, they just said “Be happy that you have a loaner”; they didn’t even try to offer my free oil change, or any maintenance discount. It just tells you that Acura is not too much concerned about customer satisfaction.
#7235 of 7386 Re: Back To Should I Buy a 2004 RL or a 2008 Accord? [bbrimmer]
Jan 19, 2008 (8:05 pm)
BBRIMMER, The condition of the 2004 RL would have to be spectacular to even consider the choice to begin with. Having said that I have driven the new 2008 Accord and thought it to be an excellent car. It has Acura all over it. My wife and I have owned Hondas since '83 and Acura's since '96. Personally I would lean heavily toward the new Accord in this case. Good Luck.
ACURAPHILE, And so it is......that fine distictive quality of my Celestial Silver 2005 Acura RL aptly dubbed "Quick Silver" continues and it is aging well. You are probably correct about the redesigned RL taking place in 2010 or 2011 but we could begin a new series of apocryphal stories NOW and liven up this forum AGAIN.