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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#9547 of 10339 Update for Acura RL
Nov 19, 2007 (9:01 am)
Major facelift planned next year for Acura RL
Posted on Monday 19 November 2007
Acura is planning to inject some life into the slow selling RL flagship saloon by giving the car a major overhaul in time for next yearís summer sale period. Several dealers were given information about the update but no specifications or details about the carís final styling were revealed.
One dealer in Pittsburgh told Automotive News that the car will receive ďa major facelift in the front and back.Ē Dealers across the U.S. have requested several major changes as another Los Angeles salesmen explained. ďDealers have said they want three things: They donít like the styling, there is not enough rear-seat legroom and it needs a turbocharger or V8.Ē
American Honda exec Dan Bonawitz confirmed that changes to the car will be introduced by the middle of next year, also admitting that the carís interior could be improved. He wasnít willing to give any details about any powertrain changes, however.
If any car in Acura/Hondaís lineup was in need of an update itís the RL. The latest model has sold poorly since its introduction in 2004, with latest sales figures down 47.5% on the same period last year. The key problem is that luxury buyers usually look for RWD vehicles with powerful V8 engines and the AWD V6 RL meets neither of those descriptors.
#9548 of 10339 Re: 2007 vs. 2008 m35x [nyarlathotep]
Nov 19, 2007 (8:44 pm)
2008 pluses: ipod connectivity / music hard disk (both very big deals to me as a music lover)
Can anyone think of any reasons to lease one as opposed to another?
I would get the '08. I think its a better looking car overall, and the white gauges are a big improvement as well. That is unless you really like the saddle leather, which appears to be gone.
#9550 of 10339 Re: Audi twin turbocharged 3.0 motor ??? [rayainsw]
Nov 21, 2007 (8:01 am)
It makes sense to get the performance and economy of the A6 increased to compete with the 5 and 3 series.
The RS4 will need to be blown as well for the respective performance enhancement.
#9551 of 10339 Re: Audi twin turbocharged 3.0 motor ??? [rayainsw]
Nov 21, 2007 (1:28 pm)
Perhaps this motor will also find a home in the A6, before the next update of that model?
I read that it was supposed to slot in the middle of the A6 range, replacing the old 2.7T. Audi has to know that their 265hp 3.1L really isn't enough these days.
#9552 of 10339 BG Products
Nov 23, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Has anyone ever used BG 44K fule additive or BG MOA oil additive? If so, are they any good?
#9553 of 10339 Re: BG Products [kgary]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Some folks swear by BG products, however, many other folks (me included) regard these products as snake oil, products designed to separate folks from their money. FWIW, the odds on bet is that your Owner's Manual clearly recommends that no oil and fuel additives are to be used on your car at all. Why do you suppose that is?
The fact is that the individuals that designed and built your engine designed it to run hundreds of thousands of miles with just the recommended maintenance, and the use of after market additives will, if anything, be at least as much of a detriment to that engine as they will be as a benefit.
#9555 of 10339 Re: BG Products [shipo]
Dec 16, 2007 (8:53 pm)
your Owner's Manual clearly recommends that no oil and fuel additives are to be used on your car at all. Why do you suppose that is?
Funny thing, the Owner's Manual for my 550i says just that... not to use additives. Yet BMW makes an additive for the gas. I think it has more to do with getting customers to buy a car company's own additives vs. others. Personally I have had some really good results with BG products.
#9556 of 10339 Nobody's Perfect
Dec 19, 2007 (10:50 am)
Honda has announced the recall of 43,000 Acura RL sedans. The recall ó which affects 2005-2008 model year cars ó is due to a faulty power steering hose that can crack and leak fluid onto the catalytic converter, possibly leading to fire.
Earlier this year, Honda recalled 182,756 Civic sedans, making it one of the most recalled automakers of 2007.
Despite the recent recalls, Honda still maintains one of the lowest recall rates in the industry.