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#43 of 56 Re: Someone who owns an RL . . . [manybmws]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:52 pm)
I have the 2006 RL it is no way Honda could make the 08 Accord drive like the RL the RL got awd and if it does I will be the 1st to tell Acura Honda to Ki** my a** and I have a 2007 MDX I will never buy from Acura again..I paid $39.500 for my RL back in Nov of last year and I see the Accord v6 is around $30,000 I still will be mad at Acura..
P.S. I love the RL I have 17000 miles and loving it so far!!
#44 of 56 Re: Someone who owns an RL . . . [eclipse2]
Oct 15, 2007 (6:18 pm)
I doubt very much the 08 Accord handles like the RL equipped with SH-AWD. Plus the probably numerous other luxuries the RL has (upgraded leather and other materials) that the Accord does not. Same platform, different cars. The previous Accord was on the same platform as the TL, but not many thought it was comparable to it.
#45 of 56 1995 Legend Versus 2008 Accord
Oct 16, 2007 (2:04 pm)
I was looking at specs for the Legend and was surprised to see a few things.
1995 Legend (2008 Accord)
Length: 194.9" (194.1")
Width: 71.3" (72.7")
Height: 55.1" (58.1")
Wheelbase: 114.6" (110.1")
Wheel: P215/55/R16 (P225/50/R17)
Curb Weight: 3616 lb (3600 lb)
Engine: 3.2 V6 (3.5 V6)
Max Power: 230 HP (268 HP)
Max Torque: 206 lb-ft (248 lb-ft)
EPA fuel economy rating: 18/23 (22/32)*
So, the new Accord is actually almost identical to the old Legend in exterior dimensions (a little shorter, but wider and taller), and weighs about the same. These family sedans have come a long way.
* Older standard. Under new rating system, 16/21 (19/29).
Oct 17, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Nice comparison. Thanks. I think the 95 Legend was a great looking car. The 08 Accord is nice, but not as nice. But otherwise it's interesting how close those two cars are. But the Accord gets significantly higher mpg.
#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.