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Acura RL, Sedan
#1007 of 1111 RE:2008 RL [scott6113]
Apr 24, 2008 (6:29 am)
Got an email back from my closest dealer. 2008 with tech new $42277 with destination. I'm inclined to take it. I hope they don't pull tricks. I'm just sick and tired of all this shopping.
Lincoln MKZ, my head bumps with the seat all the way down. Wife thinks it's for old people.
BMW 328xi, cramped
BMW 535xi used, 5k miles and the dealer still wanted 48k
Mercedes C cramped, plasticy
and E 4matic, high
Lexus es350, no awd, low door for back seat
Cadillac CTS, 47k the way I want it equipped, and I don't trust GM quality
Infiniti G35x tight seats, high beltline, feels like you are sitting low, but helluva car.
Acura, better car than I thought I could afford. Priced like the G35x, but more in the M class size wise. It doesn't have quite the prestige of the BMW, but I'm of mixed mind about that. I'm not a 'Look at me! I got money!' kinda person, since so many of those types are debt junkies.
They have three in blue so I think they've got to move them. I'll let you know how it works out. I'm going tonight.
Also, an old friend is the parts manager there. I didn't want to use him to get a better price, he has had a rough career and I'll mention him only after the sale, if I can give him a boost. Nicest guy. Worst luck, but it seems to be changing.
Thanks for all the help.
#1008 of 1111 RE:2008 RL [scott6113]
Apr 24, 2008 (7:41 am)
There is one more car you should drive.
Volvo S80. Seriously. New T6 turbo is great and so is the Yamaha V8. And there is big discouinting going on. More than the RL I think.
I'm either going with one of these Volvos or the RL.
#1009 of 1111 With all due respect
Apr 24, 2008 (8:00 am)
Yes, Volvo was on my list. But I know people who have bought them recently, and looked on consumer opinion websites, and their quality is supposed to have plummeted. I also like Saab, but only the tiny one has AWD.
I hope Volvo improves, for your sake, but do the research as I did.
Certainly no one has a better durability reputation than Volvo, so I hope they recover.
#1010 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [scott6113]
Apr 24, 2008 (11:33 am)
Scott you are correct. I own both a Volvo and an Acura and--in terms of reliability--they are polar opposites. I have had about ten volvo problems for every one acura problem. Volvo definitely has some excellent things going for them (safety, roominess, excellent seats) but in my experience reliability is not among them.
#1011 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [vavavavolvo]
Apr 24, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Blue./taupe 2008 RL with nav
Got mud flaps, wheel locks and wooden shifter.
Fought for half the doc fee and wheel locks thrown in because I didn't want them.
Maybe I could have saved a couple hundred, but I'm really tired.
We went on a good 45 minute test drive, wife got comfortable.
Hate the last minute dickering.
But it's done. Now all I need is the certified check!!
#1012 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [scott6113]
Apr 24, 2008 (6:15 pm)
Congratulations. That is a great car.
I just learned today that they have delayed the release of the 09 Rl until June/July due to "inventory control"--whatever that means.
#1013 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [vavavavolvo]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:23 pm)
Don't know where you are, but the dealer I got mine from, Acura Peabody MA has an 09 RL in blue or black (it was dark) sitting right in front of the dealership. I don't know if they'll sell it, but it is right there.
The snout looks like a Saturn to me.
While I was waiting for the test drive car one of the sales reps admitted that many people don't like the look. It does have improvements, so if you don't mind the style, it is a better car than the 08
What is it with these cleft-palate looking cars? Blocking out half the grill with faux chrome is a fashion statement?
I did OK, but they pulled a lowball price and then dealer addons to get their profits over a grand, $1200. They lived, I lived. It's OK.
#1014 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [scott6113]
Apr 25, 2008 (9:51 am)
Good job in saving much money in your purchase. I will always in the future use the internet in purchasing automobiles.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#1015 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [scott6113]
Apr 25, 2008 (2:56 pm)
What you saw was the new TSX which has a similar appearing nose to the 09 RL. I called Acura of Peabody to verify that this was the case. No 09 RL has arrived at any US dealership as of yet.
#1016 of 1111 Re: With all due respect [vavavavolvo]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:13 pm)
My bad. It was dark, and I was distracted.