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Acura RL, Sedan
#1091 of 1111 Re: Want to Buy 2008 RL Tech Package [lsemom]
Jan 31, 2009 (12:47 pm)
I think you are right on. The 09's are being discounted by some dealers to the tune of 4500 from what I hear. You may have to wait until things get a little worse.
#1092 of 1111 Re: Want to Buy 2008 RL Tech Package [lsemom]
Jan 31, 2009 (2:39 pm)
I own an 05 RL, basically the same as the 08 and have test driven the 09. The 09 is definitely a better car. Not enough better to entice me out of my 05, but if I had a choice between an 08 or an 09, buying the 09 would be a no-brainer for me.
#1093 of 1111 Re: Want to Buy 2008 RL Tech Package [vavavavolvo]
Feb 02, 2009 (11:34 am)
I had to bargain hard with the local dealer however, I was able to purchase an 08 RL with tech for $ 42000 last Feb, i.e. 08. Sticker was around $ 52000. You probably can get them lower.
I live in Bay Area of Ca, and I sent emails to all the dealers in the Bay Area. Got four or five responses and all offerred about $ 42500, to about 44000. Cost out to door was just under $ 46000 but this included taxes.
So if my situation helps you I hope you get an excellent deal because jmo, I have an excellent vehicle.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#1094 of 1111 Questions around title
Jul 16, 2009 (10:34 pm)
Hey all, I recently bought an RL, got new license plates (I wanted to) which I have received from the dealer where I bought this car. I was told that the title would arrive from IL secretary of state's office once the dealer pays off the balance owed on previous owner's lien who had traded the car in just two days before I bought it. The dealer has told me that they have already sent the payoff to the bank and it takes about 10-15 days before the bank releases the title. Once the dealer receives the title, they enter that number with the IL secretary of state along with the license plate, tax, etc. From that point on it takes another 4 weeks or so and the IL sec of state sends me my title. Does this process sound right? Everywhere I have read, I see that I should have not bought this car till the dealer had the title in hand. True? Did I get ripped off somehow or is this process normal? I am told that they can't give me the title from the bank and have to wait for my own copy from the DMV.
#1095 of 1111 Re: Questions around title [home4sale2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 17, 2009 (3:25 am)
I'm not that familiar with Illinois, but a few weeks sounds about right.. Did you buy a car that had just been traded in?
#1096 of 1111 Re: Questions around title [kyfdx]
Jul 17, 2009 (6:23 am)
Yes, it had just been traded in a few days prior.
#1097 of 1111 Re: Questions around title [home4sale2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 17, 2009 (6:29 am)
Nov 21, 2009 (2:40 pm)
what is going on - nobody is buying RL anymore??!!
#1099 of 1111 They make a few. [inspectoring]
Nov 22, 2009 (5:49 pm)
And unfortunately, that's pretty much the case: nobody is buying the RL anymore.
It's a terrific car, but several things brought it down:
•People with nearly $50k to spend wanted a bigger car, a bigger name, rear wheel drive, and a V8. The RL has none of these. It was designed in Japan for Japanese executive buyers' wants, and didn't fit American tastes as well as the Lexus and Infiniti flagships.
•The Acura TL was cheaper by $15,000, and so good that nobody -- not even Acura salesmen -- could really make the case for paying more. In fact, the RL was better built from better materials, rode better and had the world's most sophisticated AWD system. But that's all subtle stuff and didn't impress the neighbors.
•Acura overreacted for 2009 and slaughtered the styling of the car, most notably with its buck-tooth grille that everybody hates. That grille probably looks even worse on the RL than on any other Acura, partly because it's grafted onto a car that wasn't made for it.
•Now there's a new TL, and it steals whatever thunder the RL had left with an option package that borrows the RL's trick AWD system. With the RL itself demoted to an ugly nose outside and fake wood inside (except on the very top trim level), there's now officially pretty much no reason left to buy one.
Buying a USED RL, however, is a screaming deal. They're not ugly like the new one, and the car is so underappreciated that the price has dropped like a stone. That's where the real sales action is today in RL's.
#1100 of 1111 Great deal
Feb 16, 2010 (3:13 am)
I just put a deposit on a 2010 Acura RL without nav , which I do not need, MSRP 47680, paid 40,400 incl 2.9 financing, drove the TL, TL does not compare to the RL, RL feels much more solid and the interior is much higher quality, I am ok with the outside, at the price I paid I feel I got a great deal.