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Acura RL, Sedan
#905 of 1110 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 07, 2007 (5:07 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 1110 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 08, 2007 (12:38 pm)
... Anybody else disappointed?
#907 of 1110 Bought 2007 RL - Love it, but-----
Mar 10, 2007 (4:28 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 (4:17 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 1110 Re: RL disappointment [jaybee85]
Mar 14, 2007 (1:34 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 1110 Re: 2007 Base RL [gearheaded]
Mar 16, 2007 (12:00 pm)
Could you mention dealer or city/town?
#911 of 1110 Re: 2007 Base RL [gearheaded]
Mar 17, 2007 (8:13 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.
#912 of 1110 Re: 2007 Base RL [jfredrickson]
Mar 18, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Good info; thanks. Did the price include the destination fee? Did you get that price at Mullers or Arlington? Thanks again.
#913 of 1110 Re: 2007 Base RL [joe138]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:48 am)
price included destination fee...Mullers
#914 of 1110 good price?
Mar 31, 2007 (6:27 pm)
2007 RL with Tech package 42395 excluding taxes etc. Is this a good price for South Florida? Thanks