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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.)
#16 of 23 Re: New 2007 RL Owner Here [rettenhu]
Aug 01, 2007 (7:13 am)
Thanks, rettenhu. I'm guessing the actual price was about $42,500. That's nicely below invoice, but I was hoping for even lower. Maybe later in the Summer - if there are any left.
Any differences from the 2008 model?
#17 of 23 Re: New 2007 RL Owner Here [jaybee85]
Aug 01, 2007 (10:37 am)
Yupp... about $42,500 sounds right. From what I have been reading there are no changes to the 2008 model except for a minor price increase. If you have a specific color combination you are interested in and want a 2007, then I suggest you don't wait much longer. None of my local dealers had what I wanted in stock.
#18 of 23 Re: 2007 starts w/o key fob [jfredrickson]
Feb 26, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I can also start mine without the key fob, although the other day it asked me for the code before it would start. I wish I knew where the key fob was!