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

John Cochran


On my 1998 Acura rl my radio,interior lights,and power socket does not work anymore fuse's are all good any suggestions

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John Cochran

Electric Problem

My interior lights,cigarette lighter,and radio stop working fuse is good what could it be

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Sofia Goy

Acura 3.5 Rl 1998

The check engine light came on and Later on the day the car randomly stopped in the middle of the road the car will turn on but it wouldn't start to the point to accelerate the next day I put 1 gal...

19 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

The Light On Dash That Is Turning Indicator Not Working. Outside Turn Ligh...

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Transmission Fluid

My 1998 Acura RL transmission slips after operational 25-50 miles. Park it and next day it can be driven. I have had the filter and pump changed what could else should I pay attention to? One thing I...

103 views with 9 answers (last answer 5 months ago)