1997 Acura RL User Reviews

1997 Acura RL Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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Joseph2415 writes:
1997 Acura RL 3.5L Review
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5

Pros

handling, performance, comfort, style, features

Cons

expensive maintenance, rim style, ignition doesn't always start up

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The Finest Honda Product, Ever. — I love my 1997 Acura 3.5RL Premium. It's my baby. It's got a 3.5 liter V6 with 210 horsepower and 224 lb-ft torque. It does 0-60 in 7.8 seconds as tested by Motorweek. The color is called Cayman White Pearl and the interior color is Quartz, a grayish color. It was bought 12 years ago by my grandmother at Acura of Mission Viejo, California. I was about 5 years old then and believe it or not, I went with her to go buy it and I even remember it. The sticker price was around $45,000 when brand new. It has the premium package with 6 CD player, Bose sound sytem, traction control, extra wood trim, heated front seats and a GPS navigation system. I bought the car from her when I turned 16 just before I got my license. Performance is great. Tight steering, good breakes, quick acceleration etc. The quality is decent, but I have had some problems with it. The GPS broke and I got that fixed under a recall. I had to pay $300 for a new window regulator for one of my windows. The ABS had a leak of some sort 5 months after I bought the car. Well over $2000 to fix. 10 months after I bought it, I had to take the car in because of a serious brake problem. After they got fixed, I had to take it to the repair shop a week later because of a 2nd break problem. Right now no problems, but I think I may need to check the ignition because sometimes I have to turn the key twice to start it. The car will start if it doesn't start the first time. The car's running great. The car impresses a lot of people. I always get good compliments on my car. The exterior styling is very appealing, but the rims could have been designed to be a little bit nicer. The interior is also very stylish, for its age anyway. Mayny people love my car for its looks. Cost of ownership is reasonable, except for the brake problems that I've had. The EPA tested the Acura's 3.5 V6 at 19 city 25 highway. I think that's inaccurate, but I get decent gas mileage. Maybe around 225-250 miles on a full tank. During the summer however, when gas was almost $5 a gallon, I remember paying over $60 for a full tank of gas, and my car requires premium gasoline. Right now I pay about $35 for a full tank. This car is so much fun to drive. In 1996 Acura RL ad, they say "It proves that luxury doesn't have to be boring", and they were right. I do have to give it lots of credit for the handling. That's one thing I love about it the most. Even though this car doesn't have a V8 or rear wheel drive like its Lexus LS400 and and Infiniti Q45 rivals, it's still a great car and I really would recommend this car to anyone.

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Peter writes:
1997 Acura RL 3.5L Review
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4

Pros

Smooth drive

Cons

Big consumption

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Ideal For University Degree Honda Fan. — Big engine, luxury interior. Not so good consumption, but this was flag ship of Honda cars in Europe. Nice acceleration even nearly 2ooo kg weight. The same type of independent suspension like civic / accord gives you perfect feeling on road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sara writes:
1997 Acura RL 3.5L Review
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5

Pros

The size!

Cons

Gas Milage!

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Uh... Huh!? — I love my car. The only thing hat I do not like about it is that it has HORRIBLE gas millage. Overall, it is an amazing car and I would not trade it for the world! LOVE THIS CAR A LOT!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Acura RL Reviews

It Looks Good And Drives Good By Ramon

Daily Driver drive to and from work. Ive had this car since 2006 and havent had any major problems at all. The newer model is ok but one right after this one is better. Im happy with the cars I have. Read More

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1998 Acura RL Reviews

1998 Acura Rl Premium By Frank

Excellent overall quality and resale value. Acura's Flagship Sedan. Performance is tightly equipped with a 210hp 3.5 V6 and FWD fully automatic transmission. Produces between 22 and 26 miles per gallo... Read More

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1999 Acura RL Reviews

Great Second Car!!! By 99AcuraRL

I liked just about everything about this vehicle. My kids liked it and I liked driving it. The seats were very comfortable for long rides. Dual memory is great for my shorter GF for when she drives th... Read More

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2000 Acura RL Reviews

Best Sedan Around By cesarhdz7

I really enjoyed this car. Probably the best all around luxury sedan in the market but it's not practical for a big family or long road trips. The fuel economy will really hurt if you have a long comm... Read More

It's Like In An Airplane By ghighined

most is positive and few so so.18-20 mpg is a little bit more but is ok.Heated seats,mirrors, climate for a comfortable trip.maybe a CD inside should be better.Also power seats,power windows,power mi... Read More

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2001 Acura RL Reviews

Invite All For A Spankin By Jessica

I love the leather heated seats, navigation system, my system(bose,sony,pioneer), the top end(160mph), and the swaying off the car when u up in the numbers Dislike: Someone around here got the same E... Read More

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