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Acura RL, Sedan
#1045 of 1111 Re: Buying a new 2009 RL [pds1]
Aug 22, 2008 (4:08 am)
I went to an Acura dealership in Bridgewater, NJ (interested in leasing an RL) and the only RL that they had in stock was the one in the showroom. They said that they expected to get more of them in around September.
Sat in the one in the showroom for a bit, and I have to admit that it is quite nice. I have a well equipped 06 M35x and I don't think I'd lose out on many features by switching to the RL (just some back seat room).
#1046 of 1111 Re: Buying a new 2009 RL [reji007]
Aug 25, 2008 (7:17 am)
Just curious if you own an 06 M35x why you're now considering the RL? I was torn between RL and M35x when I bought in 07 but am happy with my choice although I am experiencing engine knock at high ambient summer temperatures even using premium fuel like many other owners and am very unhappy about it . This makes me wonder whether the M35 would have been a better choice... How have you found it?
#1047 of 1111 Re: Buying a new 2009 RL [gearheaded]
Aug 25, 2008 (7:54 am)
Yup, have a 2006 M35x which I leased back in 2005. Car has been great to drive and the technology inside is outstanding.
I'm considering the 2009 RL for a few reasons. First off, I can't seem to get a great lease deal on the M35x. Second, I test drove the new M35 and was very unhappy that they took away funtionality that you can use while driving, when it comes to using voice commands (they really limit what you can now do with voice commands and even my 2007 Altima offers more in this department). Also the fact that the passenger can't use the Nav while I'm driving is something I'm getting kinda annoyed with. Finally, after driving an Infiniti for 3+ years, I'd like a bit of change (the interior of the car is VERY similar between a 2006 model and a 2008 model).
I still have a couple of months before my lease is up, but the RL is something I'm now considering. I still need to test drive it and play with some of the gizmos inside but overall I did like the car I saw in the dealship (minus the limited backseat legroom).
#1049 of 1111 RL comparison
Sep 16, 2008 (9:41 am)
been looking for a low miles (under 20) 06-07 nice sedan for myself.May be go with a new one if price was right (seems from reading the board 10k off list is possible?).
Wife has Lexus so I want something different.
BMW 5 and 7 's all have that damn "I drive" so I ruled them out.
M/B E350's have vinyl interior (they call it MB tex) and only get a leather insert with option not many have even that.Ruled them out.
Toying with myabe Audi and Acura. want leather and wood (both real-NO vinyl) not big on tech (no nav is fine) just nice ride and dependabilty.
Thoughts on the RL as a possibilty? I am in NH and pickings are slim,need to shop Mass as well to get any choices (like the ebony interior.wood/leather wheel and grey or black exterior.
thanks of help
#1050 of 1111 new Incentive's $ ?
Sep 18, 2008 (8:54 am)
Looking to see what the new incentives and holdbacks are?
Dealer has a 08 RL with tech demo that might have potential if he really get agressive.
#1051 of 1111 DC Area 09 RL Pricing?
Oct 10, 2008 (11:34 am)
Has anyone priced or bought a 2009 RL in the DC, MD, VA area lately?
I have been getting "special internet price" quotes right at MSRP...
#1052 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [kimohh]
Oct 10, 2008 (11:52 am)
With the economy in the tank, they will have to deal. Improvements seem great. It's a nice car but MSPR is not real world. The car has not and never will be in demand. It's quite pricey and with the new TL arriving, that's additional competition and the TL costs a heck of alot less. The RL is going to be discounted...again eventhough that's not what Acura set out to do this time around.
#1053 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [bobby423]
Oct 10, 2008 (5:31 pm)
Looking for a 2009 RL in New Jersey. I am hearing the same MSRP nonsense. They also killed the residual on the leases.
It does not really seem like Acura wants to sell these cars. They have curtailed production significantly, so there just are not that many of them around.
I guess they are putting their eggs in the TL basket until the next generation RL arrives in 2011 or so.
If anyone has bought an RL in NJ, please let us know what you paid.
#1054 of 1111 Re: DC Area 09 RL Pricing? [pds1]
Oct 22, 2008 (6:52 pm)
There are not many 2009 RL's around here in the Southwest either. I asked one of the large dealers when he will get 2009 RL's when he opened a chat window. He said I has one in stock, but when I told him, that's not much of a choice he immediately closed the chat window.