Last post on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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Acura RL, Sedan
#52 of 61 Adaptive cruise control
Aug 14, 2009 (7:28 pm)
I am considering getting a luxury car, for the adaptive cruise control. As most RLs come with adaptive cruise control, I'd like to ask yall about your experiences with it. Does it make a great deal of difference on long highway/interstate jogs? Is it, in your opinion, a game changer?
#53 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [badbuy]
May 26, 2011 (12:03 pm)
We have a 2006 RL with the teck package, it been good so far, has a rattle on the right side of the dash of which Acura seems not to want to address, went in for one recall with the master cyclinder, vehicle only has 50,000 on it, my only regret is the resale, not good at all, so we'll just keep it, one thing is for sure, I will never buy a new car of this type again since you can get a used one cheap, milage is so so around town, out on the open road it pretty good but not great
#54 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [eddieboyeddie1]
Jun 02, 2011 (7:48 am)
5 years and 50,000 miles later and you are complaining about a rattle that Acura "seems not to want to address"? And what is so-so mileage around town, and pretty good on the road? My son and I (2005 and 2008 RLs) get 20-22 around NYC and 29-30 on the road. This with a 300 HP V6 driving an AWD drivetrain and a 4000+ pound car? Excellent in my book. If you expected better than that, you need a Civic and not an RL.
#55 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [michael0137]
Jun 27, 2011 (9:38 am)
And with, I might add, 245-50/17 tires? 29-30 MPG at 70-75 with those steamrollers on the car? No complaints here!
#56 of 61 add rear backup camera on '06 RL?
Nov 30, 2011 (10:17 pm)
Any thoughts on whether it should be added? Just bought 06 w/56k miles in mint condition-hardly a nick or scratch. I love the car. Great ride.
#57 of 61 Re: add rear backup camera on '06 RL? [bammer49]
Dec 01, 2011 (6:42 am)
I've got a 2006 RL as well. Had it since new. Had ZERO problems with the car. Maybe wish there was a V8 option but the 6 runs fine. As far as the camera goes, I've got one on another vehicle (Lexus SUV) & do NOT miss it a bit not being on the RL. You will enjoy the RL. I can safely say the best car I've ever owned.
#58 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [michael0137]
Dec 01, 2011 (1:46 pm)
I previously owned a 89 Acura, (C+) and then tried Lexus, mistake as to value and I then came back and drove the 08 rl and I am happy with my choices oing back to the Acuras.
I purchased an 08 rl new, and now have about 59000 miles with no repair issues other than the usualy oil change ect. We still get about 28-30 mpg at about 78 mph. Best car yet from Acura. I then went out and purchased an 2011 MDX. Wife and I drove across the USA and got the same mileage i.e. 78-80 mpg.
No issues with the 2011 Acura either. I an "sold" on Acuras and our son purchased a 2011 TL last year and he too loves his car.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#59 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [jensad]
Dec 01, 2011 (2:19 pm)
Jensad: As I said above, my '06 RL is great .. absolutely no complaints. The one thing have I noticed mileage wise that's a little out of the norm is that I, like you, get almost 30 mpg on the hiway. In town however just kind of average.. about 17 or so. Never have figured out why the large disparity.
All said though, very happy with the RL. Great car!
#60 of 61 Re: Chevy Chase Acura [jeffp2]
Apr 10, 2012 (10:06 am)
One thought about the mileage - the RL is a HEAVY car - 4400 lbs. Constant acceleration of something that heavy is a problem in the city. Once on the highway with the car in OD? 29-30 is quite reasonable to expect. My 2008 Accord EXL V6 ran at higher RPMs cruising than the Acura does. Why Honda loves high RPMs I will never understand. Got rid of 2004 S2000 - wanted it for some weekend trips but 4000 RPM at 75 MPH in 6th gear??? Too much noise - couldn't carry on a conversation with a passenger 2 feet away.
#61 of 61 Re: add rear backup camera on '06 RL? [bammer49]
Apr 10, 2012 (10:09 am)
I have the camera on our '08. IMHO it is a gimmick. And relying on it, I backed into the car behind me when parking!!! And I NEVER have done that without a camera. My son's 2005 does not have it. Enjoy your car - you aren't missing anything.