Last post on Nov 18, 2010 at 12:44 AM
You are in the Acura RL
What is this discussion about?
Acura RL, Acura TL, Sedan
Jul 29, 2008 (6:24 am)
i'm comparing TL-S vs RL. I'm looking at used cars.
I can get a used 07 TL-S in the high 20s. That's about what I will spend for a 05/06 RL. I have seen a TON of 05s off lease. there are still quite a few 06 models, they are around 30k. low 30s for sure.
so while the RL is still more expensive - the used car prices are VErY close. close enough that they are both ont he table for me.
I have test driven both - and I like them both. the TL-S feels sportier, but I really did not like the torque steer. when i got on the gas at lower speeds the steering wheeljumjped out of my hands... i did not like that.
the RL feels a bit more sluggish perhaps...but nothing drastic...it is smoother riding, and lacks the "sporty" feel.
i've seen some threads on another forum where you can add an aspec kit to the RL to tighten up hadnling.
have any of you people who have switched from TL to RL - done the aspec upgrade to the suspension, or changed out wheels, or done other suspensio mods to an RL.
my gut tells me that I could buy a used RL - and then aspec the suspension and upgrade to 18" wheels, and improve the handling aspect of the suspensin, remove some of the softness, and wind up with a luxury sedan that has as much sporty feel as a TL-s.
anyone here have an opinin on that? my only complaint with the RL is it lacks the "fun" factor..and i think with suspension..that would do it.
there is a used RL for sale with the FULL aspec kit - body kit, wheels, and suspension, but it's about a 2 hour drive - too far to go JUST to test drive it....
#163 of 166 Can;t decide....
May 27, 2010 (7:09 pm)
I cannot decide...have 3 options -
2009 RL Tech Pkg - $34K +Tax etc (13,000 miles)
2010 TL Tech Pkg - $34K + Tax (Brand New)
2009 TL Tech Pkg - 30K +Tax (13,000 miles)
#164 of 166 Re: Can;t decide.... [jyo22]
Jun 03, 2010 (7:15 am)
I researched, drove and investigated the hell out of the cars you've posted here. The RLs' tech pkg is dated
I finally decided on the TL AWD w/tech new because incentives and rates were better than a used.
Leasing is always less but, when you compare new vs used financing costs, new is less.
#165 of 166 Re: Can;t decide.... [stage4survivor]
Jul 06, 2010 (3:00 pm)
Why go Acura? Infiniti has a better one 2 punch plus they give u a V8 option and more sport- plus a coupe option and better looks
#166 of 166 Im Not able to Decide
Nov 18, 2010 (12:44 am)
Acura RL and TL were having same kidaaa working. TL is bit advanced. I drove both RL and TL, but I still stick with RL which Im using.
I own RL 2010 Model