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Acura RL, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#80 of 138 Rear Leg Room Not Changed
Jul 22, 2008 (7:06 pm)
This is a major disappointment. Even though I swear I read somewhere that the 2009 RL would offer more room in the rear. Although, I must admit I was wondering how they would accomplish this since they were not changing the basic design. Basically, Acura does not make a sedan that is not tight in the rear. Oddly enough, the Honda Accord offers plenty of leg room. Why can't the TL offer the same amount of leg room since it is built on the same platform as the Accord? How is it that the TL ends up with less leg room in the rear and a smaller trunk. Why are luxury cars built under the Acura badge smaller than those built under the Honda badge? What is so luxurious about being cramped? I just don't get it. I would think that increasing passenger volume in sedans would be a selling point for manufacturers since I would think a lot of buyers will be switching from SUV to cars.
#81 of 138 Re: Rear Leg Room Not Changed [ocim]
Jul 23, 2008 (3:11 am)
I agree with all your points. I think Acura is making a mistake by not correcting this problem.
#82 of 138 Re: Rear Leg Room Not Changed [ocim]
Jul 23, 2008 (3:15 am)
This is a major disappointment. Even though I swear I read somewhere that the 2009 RL would offer more room in the rear.
Just the other day, I received an e-mail from Acura and one of the improvements touted was increased rear leg room. This despite the brochure I received earlier which listed all specs, including rear leg room that was exactly the same as the 2008. So, someplace there's a disconnect.
#83 of 138 New RL for 2010?
Jul 25, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I read somewhere there is a totally new RL coming in 2010? Can anyone verify?
#84 of 138 Re: New RL for 2010? [genesis6]
Jul 25, 2008 (10:57 pm)
Yes the 2011 RL will debut in 2010. Thats when it will likely get a v8 and a RWD based platform. The v8 will likely have VCM and other fuel saving technologies.
#85 of 138 Re: New RL for 2010? [rv65]
Jul 29, 2008 (6:13 am)
Finally got a chance to check out the refreshed RL and I have say I like it a whole lot.When I drove up to the dealer there was a white one parked up front and I was immediately taken aback by the refreshed taillights and very nicely done pearl white exterior with the chrome trim by the footwell.My sales guy saw me pulled up and went in the back for a black one, I sat in the car for about 30 minutes playing around with the gizmos- I am totally sold, this upcoming TL better be a home run for me not to purchase the RL.
#86 of 138 2009 RLs - selling very well
Jul 29, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Although I personally don't care for the 2009 RL, others appear to be in love with this car as it is selling very well at my 2 area Acura dealers. Nearly all of the 10 original shipment vehicles have been sold.
Wonder what kind of price discount are being offerred on the 2009 RLs to make them so attractive.
#87 of 138 Re: 2009 RLs - selling very well [go_mdx1]
Jul 29, 2008 (2:01 pm)
One dealer offered $1000 off and another $500- that is definitly not attrative to me.
#89 of 138 Re: 2009 RLs - selling very well [billyperks2]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:51 pm)
When the redesigned 2005 first came out most of us ordering in advance did not get any discounts. My dealer threw in mudguards, trunk liner, and winter floor mats. that was it. The RL has been a dream car. It's worth the full list. A Grand discount pays for replacing the Michelins at 50,000 miles...