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Acura RL, Sedan
#7354 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [smarty666]
Jul 17, 2010 (8:52 am)
And typical Internet gossip and drama.
Before the blog insinuated, and before the posting drama proliferated the RL was being dropped, did anyone link and source the Japanese press from which this manifested? It stated that the Japanese LEGEND would be dropped. For that matter, it did not even specify the LEGEND in other markets, never mind the Acura counterpart.
Will the the current model be retired? Indeed. But does not that only open opportunity for a new model / generation? Do you see blogs posting RL Re-GENESIS!!!!?? Nope.
Internet blogging and posting often becomes silly gossip and drama unsubstantiated. Chicken Little lives.
#7355 of 7386 New Pre-Owned RL Owner
Jul 17, 2010 (1:21 pm)
We just traded in our '02 TL-S for an '08 RL/NAV with 23K miles. It's Certified Pre-Owned and in terrific condition. We haven't put too many miles on it yet but the car rides like a dream. I can't imagine anyone saying this isn't a "luxury" car. Our friends have an '09 E-series and the RL has a better ride. Granted there's no star on the hood but I can't seeing paying $10K more for it.
#7356 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [tamparl]
Jul 17, 2010 (1:59 pm)
No it wasn't internet gossip for God sake. It was a mistake on autoblogs part and typically they get things right so at least they came out and said that they made a mistake. Let's not go crazy about it!
#7357 of 7386 Re: New Pre-Owned RL Owner [suv2002]
Jul 17, 2010 (2:34 pm)
I am very pleased with my 08 RL and I throughly enjoy the ride, suspension, acceleration etc. i.e I enjoy the overall quality of the interior and exterior. I also understand that posters post for different reasons. Having posted for years, I have observed many posts by im-posters which are still alive and well ad posters who are sincere. Which one are the readers who read this post?
Hey if you don' t like the RL go to the site where you can get your accolaides and leave us Acura believers/owners/satisified customers alone.
And no I have no financial interests nor do I work for , sell, or otherwise receive compensation from Acura/Honda.
Good luck to all and stay safe. Oh, I forgot to mention the Rl's safety ratings all a the top, at least for the 08 RL.
Jul 20, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Suggest that Acura fans check out the "Where Is Honda Taking Acura" discussion in News & Views. We're the original owners of a '99 TL (2nd generation), and have been very happy with it, but we wouldn't consider the lastest generation TL. It's too large and heavy, and we don't like Acura's current styling direction.
Would consider a TSX, but the foot space for entering the back seat (between the bottom of the rear door and the bottom of the rear seat cushion) is unusually tight. I think it's a design flaw. Has anyone else noticed this?
The rear seat of a mid size car should provide easy access, but the one in the TSX isn't designed for average size adults, much less taller ones.
Acura needs to get its mojo back. Its sedans used to be innovative, fun-to-drive, and excellent values. The new ones are unremarkable, as reflected in the absence of new messages in the "Where Is Honda Taking Acura" site. It seems to me that fewer people will cross-shop Acura sedans if things don't change. Look what happened to the Maxima, a once hot car.
I don't think expanding the hybrid line will do the trick, because while hybrids
#7359 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [smarty666]
Jul 20, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Indeed it was gossip and drama. The Japanese press ONLY specified the Japanese LEGEND model. It did not specify anyh other market and did not mention Acura or the RL at all.
Autoblog insinuated the RL by posting the headline that the RL would be dropped with a question mark? Slick way to slide the truth,
The YOU posted on this board the RL is COMING TO AND END! Exclamantion point and not a question mark, further proliferting a slant on the truth.
This is gossip and drama and a disservice to readers who have not access to the source documentation.
Postings like these do nothing but add spin.
#7360 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [tamparl]
Jul 21, 2010 (10:21 am)
You really need to take a chill pill! I posted a mistake and as soon as I found out that autoblog made a mistake and Acura corrected it, I came on to repost that it was a mistake and error on my part. I didn't do anything wrong. At the time it sounded to be true and was posted on several Acura forums as well. I corrected the mistake but that doesn't seem good enough for you. Get a life man and stop making a big deal over nothing!
#7361 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [smarty666]
Jul 21, 2010 (10:55 am)
Chicken Little sounds a little flustered.
#7362 of 7386 Re: The RL Is Coming to an End! [tamparl]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 24, 2010 (3:17 am)
Let's knock off the name-calling. Seriously... it was a mistake and it was corrected. Let's find something better to do than harp on it.
#7363 of 7386 08 RL audio system
Nov 24, 2010 (7:28 am)
I just bought an 08 RL with nav/tech pkg - Love it so far! A couple of quick questions though for the newb - Can the am/fm radio display station and song information? I noticed it can do that with the XM stations, but have not found a way to do so with the regular radio. The Display button does nothing in my RL when listening to the regular radio. My old 2001 Audi would at least display station/song info, so I'm wondering if this is some kind of software glitch on my Acura. Also, my night setting for the nav system won't show up automatically at night - odd, it worked 2 weeks ago when I first purchased, but now won't. Which leads to an overall question - do they electronics/software features of the RL's typically need to be tweaked every so often? Thanks in advance. Love the way this baby drives and handles...