Last post on Nov 18, 2010 at 1:44 AM
You are in the Acura TL
What is this discussion about?
Acura RL, Acura TL, Sedan
#161 of 166 Re: Buy 2006 TL or 2005 RL? [fatogre]
Feb 20, 2008 (8:57 am)
The thing to remember with all of the responses that they are just generalities based upon individual experience. One person may have a better experience with a TL vs RL. The next guy just the opposite. I saw your post at Acurzine asking the same info. It's really your $ and you have looked/driven both cars in question. Only you can decide if this RL is better/worse than that TL.
Generally speaking, the 05 RL is a first year model of a major redesign so there will be a number of TSB issued to address some bugs. That's to be expected. The 06 TL should be free of some of those issues because it's the 3rd year for that model. As far as build quality, you have to be the judge of that. I would closely examine both cars and look for small things like fit and finish on interior/exterior. Are the gaps consistent on sheet metal parts, glove box, dash trim, etc? Quality of materials on both vehicles, feel and look of materials, paint quality and finish, etc. I see more gap inconsistencies, fit/finish issues, and overall material quality issues with MY TL versus MY RL, but that's only me. You need to come to your own conclusion by looking at the cars that you're considering.
Jul 29, 2008 (7:24 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 (8:09 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 (8:15 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 (4:00 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 (1:44 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