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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
#9811 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [bruinlee]
Mar 30, 2009 (4:57 am)
I'm driving your car's little brother (TSX) & have about 16K trouble-free miles on it so far. Bought it new a year ago with a manual trans & no nav, so I'm on the other end of the scale as far as bells & whistles are concerned; everything on the car works perfectly though, & I expect that to continue for a long time.
Enjoy the RL -- sounds like you got an excellent deal.
#9812 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [houdini1]
Mar 30, 2009 (10:02 am)
I purchased an 08 RL with tech over one year ago. The vehicle has performed excellently compared to my trade-in rx330. Indeed I have all the power I need/want, luxury, excellent radio/cd players, and excellent service.
The Lexus service was C +. Compared to my Lexus dealer down the road, Acura service has treated me very very well, i.e A +.
I intend to drive my RL for at least to 150k as I did my 95 Accord. Oh, I almost forgot, the rx330 BEST milleage on freeway at 70 mph was 22.7 m/gal, while my RL at 75-80 mph after 20k miles, I average 28-30 m/gal.
Also, I do not work for either company.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#9813 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [houdini1]
Mar 30, 2009 (11:31 am)
I have never understood why the RL does not sell better.
Potential buyers went across the street to try the Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, Mercedes, or even Audi, and never came back.
#9814 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [lexusguy]
Mar 30, 2009 (11:54 am)
#9815 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [lexusguy]
Mar 30, 2009 (12:54 pm)
"I have never understood why the RL does not sell better.
Potential buyers went across the street to try the Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, Mercedes, or even Audi, and never came back. "
That is exactly what I did - was interested in the RL and went for a test drive. Want to bring wife to look at it before make the decision. Before we can get to that stage, I looked at the M45 and changed my mind and never looked back.
The RL by itself is an OK package, but, when there are better options, the customer goes for it - especially in this luxury car market, the $5-10K cost difference is not substantial.
#9816 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [houdini1]
Mar 30, 2009 (1:27 pm)
IMO, the RL did not offer enough in terms of style, space, content and performance over the prior version TL. At least not enough for the pricing delta...
#9817 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [laurasdada]
Mar 30, 2009 (6:55 pm)
I would agree with that. The RL is simply priced too high. I think it would compete quite nicely in the $35 to $40 K range, but I guess that would infringe on the TL.
Like a lot of others, my solution was to buy a slightly used LS 430.
#9818 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [laurasdada]
Mar 31, 2009 (10:47 am)
I agree with you as to the TL vs. RL in pricing. I sent emails to all the dealers in my area, and stated what I wanted i.e. RL, with tech.
The TL seemd smaller and it reminded me of the Lexus gs450 that I test drove two months before. Felt boxed in there too. The TL was not as much but the difference in what I was looking for got me to buy the RL.
Got back four similar offers, range from $ 42k to 44k plus tax. So I think if one pays retail price for the RL is is way over priced. I looked at a other vehicles at similar price and I told the Acura dealer what I would pay, i.e. 42000 and they bought it. Also got the extra stuff they make $$ on like wax, underseal ect. thrown in.
I hope this helps. Good luck to all and stay safe.
#9819 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [houdini1]
Mar 31, 2009 (12:40 pm)
Last April I was offered a fully loaded RL for $11,000 off MSRP, but just couldn't see it. Nice car, but too small and way too expensive compared to other cars in same class. The new TL is much better. The "new" Acura front ends do not help though.
Consumer Reports used to rank TL and RL at the top of their categories, but no longer. See April issue. TL may be good with a few bugs worked out and new front end, but RL needs a complete new design and mission statement.
#9820 of 10348 Re: 2007 Acura RL [carolinabob]
Mar 31, 2009 (6:15 pm)
I always like Acuras and test drove RL and TL before make decision on my new car. I ended up getting a grate deal on 535i. And I got to tell you, driving wise it is day and night, BMW feels like it's on rails while having comfortable ride. Also, I feel that material are better quality as well. I could not believe the difference between RL and 535. One thing I not fan of is iDrive, but I'm getting use to it.
What a blast to drive.