Last post on May 14, 2009 at 12:42 PM
You are in the Acura RL
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Acura RL, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#43 of 138 Re: FIGURE OF SPEECH [bartalk3]
May 15, 2008 (2:30 pm)
My favorite LIPSTICK shade would DAZZLE A PIG because the first time I saw it was 40 years ago on my all time favorite gal...Yep...the good woman I met AND married in 1968! Figure of speech or not it's still good to see you BARTALK, as well as NEBRASKA GUY and my good friend ACURAPHILE. I have stayed in touch with GEORGE (ACURAPHILE) ever since the 2005 forum was the hottest forum in Edmunds, say summer of 2004. I have come to the point where I don't get too excited about all the comparison talk anymore but it's great to read some personal stories about how the car we own and drive affects our lives. I read the RL and LPS forums for many months and was simply amazed by the knowledge, wisdom and wit of the many people that took the time to post their thoughts and opinions. What great fun it is...the synergy is there! This is a decision making time for me with the 2005 RL. I would be perfectly happy to keep it but come November the warranty ends and I am somewhat concerned about the electronics, computer functions, and even the sh-awd mechanics going forward and extended warranties are of no interest to me and so I will probably buy this fall. We'll see what kind of hand we are dealt as Acura gets serious about putting together a great new Car. It's good to be back!
#46 of 138 Re: FIGURE OF SPEECH [jjacura]
May 26, 2008 (5:10 am)
JJ: Good to see you still hanging around. I'm in week three of a six-week driving tour of the Midwest in my 2005 RL- over 4,000 miles so far with at least another 2,000 to go. It has been a wonderful trip in a great car. I've experienced a low of 25 mpg and a high of 30 mpg. Yesterday, I got nearly 29 mpg doing 80 mph on Interstate 80 in Nebraska.
A note to those who derided the nonoptional nav system - I'm on this trip alone and I don't know how I could have done it without the nav system. One day in Ohio I looked at the map at the end of the day and during the day, I had made 14 route changes to see the various sights on my itinerary. Without an excellent memory or a good navigator, I would have been pulling over every 1/2 hour to look at the map. At one point, even a good navigator wouldn't have helped. My nav system was insisting I take "the next left turn". It was unmarked and looked like the entrance to an industrial park. I took it anyway, and it was the highway I needed to take.
#47 of 138 Re: FIGURE OF SPEECH [nebraskaguy]
May 27, 2008 (9:22 pm)
Nebraska Guy, Good to see you are still checking this forum and staying in touch. I recall you mentioning some time ago that you were planning to retire ... sounds like you have done just that. Speaking of trips, I drove through Nebraska to Colorado last July and used the Navi extensively. It really made a difference especially in Colorado. I'm out west right now visiting our daughter in Tucson...it's a 2300 mile jaunt each way from Wisconsin so we fly, but on one of these trips out I'd like to drive... just have to sell the Mrs. on that idea!
Would not worry about doing it in the RL.though!
#48 of 138 11 RL test mule
Jun 11, 2008 (10:01 am)
Well a TSX with some mods was spotted. This TSX is a mule for the new RWD based Acura RL. Finally a v8 engine. Looks like this RL will be the new tier 1 acura. This TSX mule has some parts to make it look like a RWD car. Acura also has a v10 in the works. Acura is working on some really nice features to get better mileage out of these new engines. leftlanenews.com has some pics.
It's somewhat confirmed though. Now Acura can become a tier 1 brand.
#49 of 138 Re: Styling, Styling, plus with Acura's Tech and "stuffs" [jensad]
Jun 18, 2008 (5:01 pm)
New '09 RL is featured in the Summer 08 edition of Style published by Acura. It's a gorgeous car that may give the 5 Series a run for the money.
Jun 19, 2008 (4:17 pm)
09's are expected in dealer lots next week.
#51 of 138 09's are on sale
Jun 20, 2008 (10:57 am)
Well they just announced the pricing. Pricing is the same except for the options. PAX tires aren't available on the 09's.
CMBS and Adaptive Cruise control are offered in a stand alone package. About 3800 USD. Hope this helps.
#52 of 138 09's are on sale (rv65)
Jun 20, 2008 (12:14 pm)
Sorry, but what's CMBS?