Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 12:08 PM
You are in the Acura RL
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Acura RL, Sedan
#7318 of 7386 Re: I'm thinking about getting the 05 RL [jensad]
Jul 12, 2009 (7:38 am)
On RL you need extended warranty, the parts are EXPENSIVE. I bought additional "pre-certified warranty" from the dealer when my 05 RL was 35000, the warranty runs to 98k / 2011; my AC ring developed a leak and the repair bill (covered) was $900.
Overall, Acura has been good to me, if the problem they "fixed" showed up again, they would pick up the bill.
Hourly charge at the dealership is $95 in NJ
Sep 06, 2009 (2:17 pm)
I have an 05 RL and recently bought a Blackberry Storm. So far, I've been unable to get it paired with my RL. Has anyone been successful with this phone?
#7320 of 7386 HELP CPO 2006 RL Bought yesterday caught on FIRE
Sep 06, 2009 (2:42 pm)
My wife and I bought a 2006 RL Certified Pre-Owned on 09/05/2009. 3 hours later while I was waiting to pick up my pizza, the fire and smoke started to come out. We called the fire department and the fire was put out. I don't want this car anymore and had it towed back to the delership where i bought it. What do you guys suggest I do as my next step. Thanks everyone in adavance
#7321 of 7386 Re: Phone pairing [nebraskaguy]
Sep 06, 2009 (5:16 pm)
After much trial and error, I was finally able to pair the phone. No thanks at all to the detailed instructions I downloaded from Acura's site.
#7322 of 7386 Re: HELP CPO 2006 RL Bought yesterday caught on FIRE [atandon]
Sep 08, 2009 (7:17 am)
Talk about leaving out details!
Were you across the street from the fire department? How did they get there fast enough for you to even have a car worth towing back to the dealership, let alone "not wanting anymore?" I would imagine it would've been burned to a cinder in that amount of time. Something's fishy w/ your story.
#7323 of 7386 Re: I'm thinking about getting the 05 RL [arthurmnev]
Sep 08, 2009 (9:50 am)
My 08 RL has been very good to us too. At first, I had to have warranty stuff done on the radio, and presets. They finally replaced the whole unit. Other than that I have had no repair issues and it drives very well. My wife was the one that got me to get the extended warranty, but now being retired, and money is not 'flowing' like it was, lttle things like that warrant will let my wife and myself have some assurance of repair and not break the proverbal back of the camel.
Got 30k on the RL and it is very smooth driving and for us, very comfortable.
Good luck to all and stay safey.
Oct 29, 2009 (6:36 pm)
I read an earlier post about the shark fin..i just bought a used 2008 (only 4000 miles), and i don't have the fin..2009 models seem to have them..is it missing?
#7325 of 7386 Re: 2008 RL shark fin [bernard1954]
Oct 30, 2009 (1:43 am)
Do you have Navi? If so, you wouldn't have one.
#7326 of 7386 2005 RL vs. 2010Honda Accord V6
Oct 31, 2009 (5:33 pm)
I'm in a dilemma and need your opinion, particularly from RL owners. I'm comtemplating of buying either a 2005 RL with 65K on it for $18K or a new 2010 Accord V6 for around $27.5K (hence a price difference of 9.5K). The reason I'm buying the RL is for its AWD and of course, the savings. However, what worries me is that it might cost a lot to maintain the RL as it's already passed the warranty.
Which one do you recommend? 2005 RL or 2010 Accord?
#7327 of 7386 Re: 2005 RL vs. 2010Honda Accord V6 [hewittp]
Nov 01, 2009 (8:39 am)
The powertrain warranty is for 6 years and 70,000 miles so it still is in effect. I say buy the used Acura and save the $9,000 bucks for the repairs that likely will never come.