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Acura RL, Sedan
#902 of 1111 Re: any 07 deals yet?? [jensad]
Mar 05, 2007 (11:58 am)
Think I found the reason for the RL incentive. Acura sold a grand total of 395 RL's in Feb 2007 down 45% compared to one year ago. I realize the RL is a lower volume "flagship" but the TL and MDX each sold over 4,000 units in February.
Prices have to start dropping further. Wonder why sales went off the cliff? Maybe I'll wait for the incentive to go to $5k...
#903 of 1111 Re: any 07 deals yet?? [gearheaded]
Mar 06, 2007 (2:35 pm)
In New Jersey the RL is selling for at least $2K under invoice. If you call around in NJ you can even do better. At Acurazine.com a SoCal guy got quoted $3K under invoice.
$3500 factory discount is available until 4/30/07. No details on post 4/30/07- my guess is that the incentive will continue.
#904 of 1111 RL disappointment
Mar 06, 2007 (5:27 pm)
Contrary to jensad's above post, Consumer Reports new April annual auto issue, just out, gave the RL only an average rating for reliability, indicating problems with electrical, brakes, power equipment and audio system - no better than the troubled 2005 model. I was hoping RL would return to well above average - like TL or even Accord.
CR did recommend the RL overall, but I'm left disappointed. RL is not an excellent car.
After 4 Legends, the present 1999 3.5 RL and several Integras, all with excellent reliability, maybe it's time to move on to something different. I'd prefer a new RL this year, but I insist on high reliability; I'll have to think more about TL(but no awd), even the new Infiniti G35x. Even Accord!
Anybody else disappointed?
#905 of 1111 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 07, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Here's a link to the Consumer Reports Review:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/models/acura/rl/model-overview-4719-5696- - .htm
As you can see for 2006 the RL has jumped UP a "spot" in all the following categories in terms of reliability:
Transmission, Drive System, Climate System, Brakes, Body Integrity, Body Hardware. Many of these 1 spot jumps made gave the RL the top rating in that category. Power Equipment jumped UP 2 spots.
The only category that gave it a "poor rating" is for the audio system. This I can't understand. Not one person at any of these forums or THE OTHER popular forums complain about problems with the audio system. My service manager has received 0 complaints about the audio system. I think some people give it poor marks because they have trouble figuring out a rather complex sound system. The electrical system dropped a spot too- not sure what that's all about.
As you state the RL is still "recommended" by CR. I am disappointed that it's not the top pick- probably has a great deal to do with the 2005 first year model CR hangover that had many bugs.
#906 of 1111 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 08, 2007 (11:38 am)
... Anybody else disappointed?
#907 of 1111 Bought 2007 RL - Love it, but-----
Mar 10, 2007 (3:28 pm)
We just bought a 2007 Acura RL- it is Carbon Gray Pearl. It is gorgeous with the light upholstery. We put on the Wood
steering wheel as well as the Wood Knob. (with many other add ons). We absolutely love it, this is our 5th Acura, we have a 2002 TL in the garage also. We would never consider buying any car but an Acura. But-we have some big personal medical problems and no insurance that will cover, SO we will have to sell it. Can't believe it, - we only have 500 miles on it and that was driving it home from the dealership.
I have never, ever had any problems with my five Acuras, and can't imagine having any thing else. So don't hesitate to buy one. If you want, you can e-mail me bob-elainecomcast.net
Mar 14, 2007 (3:17 am)
Best quote for a base so far is $38,450 in the MD area. Anyone doing better? Still deciding whether I want to spring the extra $$ for the Tech Pkg. Any recomendations?
#909 of 1111 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 14, 2007 (12:34 pm)
You should also note that the current issue rates cars tested from each manufacturer and average rating, plus number of recomended cars verses tested models. Acura is second highest in average rating and the only manufacturer at 100% recomended.
I own a trouble free 2006 RL, no problems except for the transmission in my 2002 TL-S, have a G35 Coupe (brake problems), 2007 VW EOS (no problems, no leaks), 1992 Acura Legend (had body rust problems, but still have, clasic design).
Acura RL has to be biggest bargin on the market, got mine for $40,000.
#910 of 1111 Re: 2007 Base RL [gearheaded]
Mar 16, 2007 (11:00 am)
Could you mention dealer or city/town?
#911 of 1111 Re: 2007 Base RL [gearheaded]
Mar 17, 2007 (7:13 am)
Purchased a 2007 RL Base for $38,200. TTL not included in this number. No options ordered. This vehicle blows away my 2000 RL...Dealership located in NW suburban Chicago.