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#6 of 23 Re: 2007 Acura RL [jaybee85]
Nov 29, 2006 (11:58 am)
Went to drive 2007 RL and TL - both very similar to 2006 versions. I had hoped that the base TL might be a bit more luxury and less sport, but it's still got a Boy Racer feeling to it, and lacks AWD. So only the RL for my taste.
Opening RL/tech (middle version, nav not CMBS) offers (all northern NJ)so far are Springfield, $45k; Montclair, 48k; and Bridgewater,$46k plus destination. MSRP is $50k.
I'm not interested at these levels. I was hoping that prices would be close to last year, very low 40's, but maybe I'll have to wait till next Summer.
Or maybe I will check out the 2007 Infiniti G35x, with AWD and a fair amount of luxury, I understand, and now an upgraded interior. That should come in less than $40k.
#7 of 23 Re: 2007 Acura RL [jaybee85]
Nov 29, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Thanks for the informative posts, jaybee and badbuy. Agree that the RL is not a $50K car, not even $45K in my book. I nearly went for it at $40K but I guess I still prefer the sporty ("Boy Racer" - ) aspect of the TL. The RL is a little too grown-up for me in my late 40s, though I'm sure I could get used to it. AWD is not a particular advantage in Los Angeles. More than anything, I could not stand to leave money on the table regarding the trade.
Acura is extending their finance special through January 2 according to another post.
This late in the year, a 2006 is not as a great buy as it might seem, since it already has a full year's depreciation counted against it. On the other hand, the dollar is falling against major foreign currencies which can only bode ill for future pricing.
Any clarification on the wheels 17" vs. 18"?
#8 of 23 Press request
Dec 07, 2006 (4:29 am)
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#9 of 23 Sound System Quality and Interior Noise
Apr 02, 2007 (5:29 am)
I picked up a new 2007 Acura RL 3 days ago. I traded in a 2004 TL. I am extremely disappointed by the quality of the sound system as well as with the interior noise level on the highway. The sound system appears to have some kind of distortion, possibly phase distortion. It's sufficiently irritating that I can't listen to music while I'm driving. In addition, the cabin noise is significantly higher than with the TL.
I'm bringing the car back to the dealer today and will hopefully get some kind of resolution, but I have to say I'm really bummed out by this.
#10 of 23 Re: Sound System Quality and Interior Noise [iceneedle]
Apr 02, 2007 (6:04 am)
Let us know what happens.
#11 of 23 2007 starts w/o key fob
Apr 02, 2007 (6:05 am)
I can start my 2007 RL without the key fob in my possession. Anyone else experience this anomaly?
#12 of 23 Re: Sound System Quality and Interior Noise [pat]
Apr 02, 2007 (7:00 am)
Incidentally, I spoke to the salesman since I posted this and was told that the service department has some way of testing to see if each individual speaker is working AND if the noise cancellation is working. Any idea if this is true?
#13 of 23 New 2007 RL Owner Here
Jul 31, 2007 (6:37 am)
I just picked up my 2007 RL a few weeks ago from Bridgewater Acura in NJ and was able to leverage the $3500 manufacturer to dealer incentive. They did not have the car/color on the lot (which is to be expected this time of the year) but they managed to locate the exact car I wanted in CT and they trucked it to NJ.
I compared the RL against the Infiniti M35x and the Lexus ES/GS and chose the RL with Tech Pkg, because of the comfort, creature features and price when comparably equipped. I am very satisfied thus far and my only changes to the car would be a larger trunk and different wheels, but I'm being picky!
#14 of 23 Re: New 2007 RL Owner Here [rettenhu]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:19 pm)
I'm thinking about trying for a 2007 tech RL myself, and am not far from Bridgewater. Would you mind sharing what the final price was, and doc/title fees? I'm wondering if they are available below $40k now, given that the 2008's are coming out, and the $3500 allowance. thanks in advance!
#15 of 23 Re: New 2007 RL Owner Here [jaybee85]
Aug 01, 2007 (4:16 am)
I paid $46K "out-the-door" (car +tax, title, destination, DMV, etc.)