Originally Posted by whiteslashasian
I just bought a 2007 Acura RL Tech Package in Lakeshore Silver Metallic. Negotiated a fantastic deal that I'm really happy with; $2k below their listing price which was already $2k below KBB and Edmunds, in addition to getting way more for a POS trade in than anyone else offered. It was important to make my mom comfortable as she will drive this car more than I will in the winter months with the SH-AWD. She was more familiar with the v6 and a little worried of the torque from the v8 in the Volvo S80 we tried.
The seats in the RL are really something else; very supportive, even laterally which is surprising. The Navigation is a bit dated but I need to look into either upgrading the Nav DVD or look into some kind of video pass through for smartphone GPS to the Nav screen or some similar upgrade.
It needs new tires before the winter and I'll be replacing most fluids when it gets to 60k.
Everyone is really happy with it.
*edit* I forgot to mention that the dealership also included lifetime powertrain warranty on it. Engine, Crank, Transmission, Seals and Gaskets, Fuel and Cooling Systems (not the AC).
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Whoa, surprised to see another RL owner here.
I've got a 2006 with close to 100K miles. It's a kind of a null vehicle to drive but it's been comfortable and trouble free.
The AWD does well in the snow. I've long since given up trying to get the voice command system to understand me.
You should check to make sure it's had the brake master cylinder recall done.
The door handle sensors for the keyless entry are supposed to be problematic but I haven't experienced any problems with mine.
Also, if two people with keys get in an unlocked car, it seems to almost invariably pair with the passenger's key (i.e. wifey's) so the memory seat will try to crush you and all the presets will be hers.