1998 Acura RL Overview


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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

1998 Acura RL Overview

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1998 Acura RL

In response to driver suggestions, Acura re-engineered the RL for 1998.  The 1998 featured a firmer suspension and better vehicle steering and control.

The engine remained a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 210 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque.  Gas mileage was estimated at 19 city/25 highway.  A Special Edition trim was available for the first time, which featured heated front seats, a CD changer, and two-tone paint.

Drivers have mixed reviews of the 1998 RL.  Most love the ride, saying that it is smooth, luxurious, and agile.  Some say that the car feels like a slightly more spacious Honda Accord.  All in all, it seems as though this is a good car, just not up to the level of luxury that one might expect from an Acura.


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Acura RL Questions


Radio & Interior Lights Not Working.

The radio and interior lights will not work. Please advise

599 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

My Passengers Side Window Will Not Roll Back Up

I rolled it down this morning (I didnt warm my car up yet) but I tried to roll it back up and it goes about 5inches and stops , it will go down and back up to about 5inches but thats it .. what c...

72 views with 6 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Lastest Trip To A Radiator Shop Said It Was Not Leaking Fluid And They Wan...

Heating problem -heats when accelerating only. No heat when idle or coasting on my 1998 Acura RL

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

I Need A Wiring Diagram For My Car

How can I get a wiring diagram for a 98 Acura 3.5 RL. The left front wheel well was damaged and the wiring was damaged. I need to reconnect wires.

56 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Instrument Lightds Have Failed And Speedometer Stopped Working At The Same ...

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