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Acura RL, Sedan
Dec 06, 2008 (1:32 pm)
This is the RL discussion site. Go to the MDX site.
Dec 19, 2008 (12:06 am)
Very Quiet forum... noone buying a 2009 RL or not getting any good offers I take it?
What do you guys think of $41,000 for a 2008 RL with Tech Package?
Dec 19, 2008 (11:46 am)
If it is a brand new 2008 I will take it and run.
Dec 19, 2008 (3:31 pm)
looks good. I have seen $11,000 off MSRP. This is much better.
Dec 19, 2008 (5:10 pm)
Well.. We started doing the paperwork and it turns out that 0.9% Financing for 2008 RL's has expired on Dec 10th 2008. The lowest I'm able to find is 6% Interest (Thru Dealer or Acura both). Since we were in so deep into negotiations and excitement, The Dealership has offered me $500 over invoice for 2009 RL w/ Tech. (yes, RL, not TL).
1. Should I go with the 2008 RL (Tech Pkg) for 41K and 6% Interest..... ORRR...
2. A 2009 RL (Tech Pkg) for ~46K with 0.9%. (The difference in Tax doesnt concern me too much).
3. My only other choice is to go with a 2008 TL w/ Navi which would be about 30K ..... but no choice of color.
I can certainly use some help from my fellow Edmunds friends. I love this forum!!
Dec 19, 2008 (6:53 pm)
I'd do the 09. Many nice changes to be found inside and out. Also, account for the extra year of depreciation with the 08 on resale.
What color choice do you have on the RL. I think dark colors look better with that new grille.
Dec 20, 2008 (5:23 am)
I agree. For only $5,000 difference between an 08 and an 09, for me it would be no-brainer. I really liked the 09 - not enough to trade in my 05, but if I had a choice between purchasing an 08 or an 09 I wouldn't hesitate. There are enough little differences between the two.
And definitely don't forget the extra year of depreciation. Many people forget that one of the main reasons last year's model is cheaper is it's truly lost value, even though it's never been driven. That loss of value is permanent as you'll find when you get ready to trade it in on your next car.
#1078 of 1111 The 09 RL at year end
Dec 21, 2008 (8:41 am)
I'm behind the wheel of an 09 RL after returning my 05. This is a much improved car. I'd don't think I'd buy the 08 if I could swing the 09.
The 09 is smoother, silkier and far more quiet than was my 05. Just an all around great car. The nicest thing about the RL is the feeling it gives you when you drive it. With the SH-AWD, the bullet-proof navigation system, the flawless vtec engine and the solid suspension - you feel like you can go anywhere in this car without the fear of breaking down, getting lost or not making it back. It is the most trusted vehicle I have every owned.
#1079 of 1111 Re: The 09 RL at year end [pds1]
Dec 21, 2008 (9:22 am)
I test drove the '09 and agree with everything you say. I've ordered one with the pax/CMBS and have been waiting for three months. Last word from the dealer was March sometime.
#1080 of 1111 2005 used RL price
Dec 22, 2008 (12:21 pm)
I went to a dealership to look at some low-mileage Honda Accords. While there I couldn't help noticing a 2005 Acura RL with 86,000 miles for $15,995.
What do you guys think? Is this a good price? Although I current vehicle is a 1992 Civic with 230,000 miles on it, I'm pretty wary of spending that much money on a car with that many miles on it. How reliable has the RL been for those of you with higher miles? I know it's Acura reliability, but it just seems like there's so much that could go wrong on a car with that many features.
Other questions: Does the real time traffic require a separate subscription? How has gas mileage compared to the EPA estimates of 18/26? I apologize if this info is listed elsewhere, but I'm new to the forum and not sure where to look.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts that you guys have.