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Acura RL, Sedan
#374 of 897 Re: Any idea if lights on ding will be resolved? [nebraskaguy]
Oct 06, 2005 (10:35 am)
I agree it is more than an annoyance. My wife went into the City the other night. All of our cars have automatic headlights as did my previous 2000 RL. When she parked in the parking garage the chime was dinging so she turned off the lights to make sure they would not stay on. When she returned to the car she proceeded to drive home and after about 10 minutes another motorist let her know the light were not on. She was driving in the city where it was well lit, so you do not need the lights to see, but they are nice to make sure other cars see you and you don't have an unpleasant run-in with the law.
If someone from Acura is reading this board, please make it a priority to get this fixed. This is not new technology and the lights worked fine with the previous RL.
Still love the car though.
#375 of 897 NAV System Restaurants
Oct 08, 2005 (7:32 am)
How does one update the restaurant guide in the RL NAV system? Yesterday, the system directed me to a restaurant that no longer exists. How can I tell the issue date of my Zagat's data? How can I tell if there is an update available?
Since I just picked up the car last week - should I be required to purchase a new version of the NAV DVD?
Please let me know how to keep the system up to date.
#376 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [hendjaz]
Oct 08, 2005 (3:07 pm)
I just purchased my RL and will be picking it up on Wednesday October 12th. Would these TSB's been done already? I guess i should inquire to make sure. You would hope any TSB's would be completed on a new car before delivery.
#377 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [hybrid3]
Oct 08, 2005 (3:23 pm)
Not a chance.
TSBs are only done when the service department has no other choice. I picked up my car last week with the same hope/expectation. None of the work has been done.
#378 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [hybrid3]
Oct 08, 2005 (3:24 pm)
I think you are right on both counts. Best to specifically ask before taking delivery to make sure they are done and also correct that you should expect that they are already done. I would guess they are already done if you have a good customer oriented dealer, which most Acura dealers are.
I think you will thoroughly enjoy your RL. If not too late, highly recommend adding the wood gear shift and faux wood sport steering wheel along with the rear deck lid at the time of delivery. I think they are little touches that really enhance the appearance of the already great package. I got the steering wheel after delivery because I wasn't sure I wanted it but once it was in the car and in use, I never regretted it. I like the look and feel of this wheel much better than the relatively plain stock one.
#379 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [hendjaz]
Oct 11, 2005 (6:23 am)
I just spoke to my dealer about the TSB's. I told them I wanted to make sure they are done on the car before I accept delivery on the car tomorrow. The salesman had no clue about them and told me to speak to service(plus he let me know he has no time to deal with it). Service told me that they only perform TSB's on cars that are brought in for service, not for delievery. Service told me if I have a problem with that I need to speak to my salesman who has no clue about what I am talking about nor wants to spend any time looking into it. I only seemed to get somewhere when I told them I was going to refuse delivery on the car.
As an aside I asked the salesman what was the amount I need to bring in tomorrow, since I wanted to get the bank check at lunch. I am at work and don't have my paper work in front of me. He said, 'didn't we already give you that.'
I really like this car despite my Acura dealership experience. I have been to 3 dealers since I started looking. All three dealers were no better than any Ford Honda, or Toyota dealerships that I have been to in the past. I knew more about their cars than any of the sales people did. I was also suprised how ghetto their dealerships are compared to Lexus. When I went to Lexus the salesman was patient, nice, and extremely knowledgable about the cars. It was first class all the way. If I only wanted the GS However, I wanted the Acura but they are really leaving a bad taste.
Acura really needs to work on their dealership experience if they want to be considered a luxury brand. Hopefully I won't get too pissed and cancel the deal. We'll see as I wait for them to call back and I vent here.
#380 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [hybrid3]
Oct 11, 2005 (6:27 am)
What does TSB mean? Should I buy my the 2005 Acura RL today at a really low price since they are getting rid of the 2005 and the manufacturer is giving the dealers a $2500 hold back. Or, should I wait and buy the 2006 Acura RL with the new features and maybe less quirks and problems?
#381 of 897 Re: Service Bulletin Numbers [acuralady]
Oct 11, 2005 (6:43 am)
Technical service bulletins. I can't imagine getting the price on the '06 that they gave me on the '05. However I think it's a mute point for me, I don't think I can give them my money! If this is how you are treated even before delivery, geez.
#382 of 897 Should I wait until 2006 to buy.
Oct 11, 2005 (6:54 am)
I am currently have a real quote in writing to buy the 2005 RL for $9,000 under MSRP. I think if I wait until the 2006 RL comes I can get it for about $5000 under MSRP. That is my guess. Should I wait? Do you think all of the quirks will be resolved by 2006?
#383 of 897 Should I wait for the 2006 RL?
Oct 11, 2005 (7:11 am)
Sorry for duplicate. I want this on the main message board. I am in SoCal. I currently have a quote for $40,900 on a 2005. Should I wait for the 2006 to remove the quirks or get the best deal on the 05?