Last post on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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Acura RL, Sedan
#4 of 19 Re: 2007 Acura RL [jaybee85]
Apr 01, 2007 (10:27 am)
Hey Jaybee85 I have a 2006 RL with about 8500 miles on it! I think for the price I paid 39,500 and the way it drives and all the tech stuff that comes with this cars you can't beat it! I would have paid more for it now that I have it!....I got rid of my 2003 TL s with nav for this and I don't miss it at all!! I don't know where CR got the info from but this cars drives like a dream! My wife got the 2007 MDX and she loves it too! Proud owner of a 2006 RL black on black
#7 of 19 Re: 2007 Acura RL [jaybee85]
Apr 02, 2007 (6:10 am)
Have a look at the general Acura RL discussion. I think you'll find what you're looking for.
#8 of 19 reliability improved in 2006+
Apr 07, 2007 (2:46 pm)
I hesitated buying an RL. There were LOTS of complaints on the www.acurazine.com website for the 2005s. BUT, there are hardly any complaints about the 2006/7s. I purchased by 2006 in april 2006 with tech pack (includes acc/cmbs/pax in 2006). It has been trouble free.
#9 of 19 Re: reliability improved in 2006+ [johnhayd]
Apr 09, 2007 (12:56 pm)
I haven't read much about the Pax tires. How are they?
#10 of 19 Re: reliability improved in 2006+ [tangofoxtrot]
Apr 13, 2007 (1:37 pm)
I'm happy with the PAX tires so far. I didn't do a head to head comparison by driving a RL w/o pax. Others on www.acurazine.com have said that with pax tires the car rides/handles better and the tires are quieter. The main downside of the pax tires is that you can't put any other tires on the special pax wheel: you have to get new wheels and a spare wheel. Also, the pax tires are reportedly expensive to replace. I'm very happy with the CMBS/ACC but could take or leave the PAX.
#11 of 19 Acura below Jag for JDPower reliability
Aug 16, 2007 (7:26 am)
New York Times 8/10/07 reported J. D. Power dependability study, based on experience with 2004 models. Acura came in #12, just behind Jaguar and Oldsmobile; next down the list were Mercedes and Infiniti. Best were Buick (!) and Lexus, Cadillac, Mercury and Honda.
For perspective, Lexus had 145 problems per 100 cars over three years, while Acura had 207 per 100; industry average was 216 per 100. Maybe not so earthshaking a difference.
But,this is more evidence that Acura quality control is slipping.
#12 of 19 Econ mode?
Sep 08, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I have a 98 RL. The A/C system can run full auto or manual over ride. In manual mode there are 3 modes: Off, Econ and On. I understand off and on. Does anyone KNOW what econ does? Acura technicians don't know. I can't find a reference in the owners manual or service manual.
#13 of 19 Navigation update.
Sep 08, 2007 (12:47 pm)
I am a little PO'd that Acura has not supported the navigation system on my 98 RL since 2003. The data is WAY out of date. Their answer is, "Buy a new car." Someone, (I bought used) paid about $40K for the car and surely expected the nav data to be undated more than 5 years.
Does anyone know if a newer update is possible?