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#48 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord Sedan: Everyman's Acura RL? [turner433]
Nov 03, 2007 (4:50 am)
If you take the new Accord agressive design/styling, size and interior space and features (bluetooth, heated seast and mirrors, day/night mirror,17" wheels,leather upgrades, XM, Duel Climate, not to mention the new ACE Body structure and safety improvements in the EXL-V6 w/ Navi model and stack it up against the current RL there is no choice..... get the Accord. NOW when Acura beefs up the RL to the planned V8 and larger with updated features then we may be talking a diff story, but that aint happenin too quickly, late 09/early 2010
Like the previous post this article says it all.... dont waste your money on the RL (at least not now)..
#49 of 56 Re: Yes, it does [beedublu]
Nov 03, 2007 (4:55 am)
Keep in mind folks that with the new 08 V6 VCM engine, you may find yourself secretly driving a 4 Cyl most of the time, heck even a 3 cyl...
#50 of 56 Re: Query and Answer [kennyg8]
Nov 03, 2007 (5:02 am)
Your comment would have made sense BEFORE the 08 EXL-V6 came out... now that it has and I have one.. I will tell you that it is absolutely as refined and in many respects better... its missing the AWD and thats about it... listen go sit in the back seat up an RL and if you are over 5'6" tall.....duck. You will notice inset concave divots in the headliner above you.. that so you can actually fit your head in the car .. the roof line slopes to a degree that the headliner space they created is a must. In the accord a similar design, however LOADS more room.. by far a better car interior in every respect... the other thing that is really nice is that Accord allow a pull down back seat. now its not 60/40 and thats a drag but you can use a ski pass through AND bring the whole seat down for hauling that new rake you bought at loews to gather all these fall leaves.. fat chance with the RL its a fixed rear seat... everytime I turn around I see another thing the RL lacks and the EXl-V6 offers.... Like I have said many times in other posts this car is a no-brainer.
#51 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive [manybmws]
Nov 03, 2007 (5:06 am)
The Accord EXL-V6 is a no brainer... juts be aware of the VCM engine and how it operates and all will be good. 3-4-6 Cyl mgmt system, you'll feel the diff over time. Great car though.
#53 of 56 08 EX feels Right
Nov 03, 2007 (5:13 am)
You guys are dead-on... the 08 Accord looks NOTHING like a Saturn.. only comparison is the amount of rings the new Accord will cricle around its competitors! GolfrSki
#54 of 56 Re: Query and Answer [golfrski]
Nov 04, 2007 (7:00 am)
and thats a drag but you can use a ski pass through AND bring the whole seat down for hauling that new rake you bought at loews to gather all these fall leaves.
And if you put the rake in handle first, you can just use the pass through instead of lowering the whole seat.
#55 of 56 Re: Query and Answer [tallman1]
Nov 04, 2007 (9:46 am)
Nov 10, 2008 (6:15 am)
I can see where the Accord could be the 'everyman's' RL, which is probably just the position Honda wants the Accord to be in. I would hope the RL is a lot more refined though. My '08 EX-L is the loudest car (interior noise while driving) I've had since my VW Beetle back in the 70's. My '81 Olds Cutlass, '88 Nissan Stanza and '96 Toyota Camry all had a quieter drive than this car.