1998 Acura RL Overview


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 — 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


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...

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I Have A '98 Acura With Power-tilt Steering Wheel. It Doesn't Move At All....

I only need it to move once; down. The airbag is pointed directly at my face... Is there a manual override?

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Radio & Interior Lights Not Working.

The radio and interior lights will not work. Please advise

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

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Lost Keys, Cant Afford New Immobilzer Need To Bypass Somehow

My customer has a 98 acura rl, and lost the keys.Technically they were stolen from the hospital where he was being treated for cancer.Now the dealer will cut the key no problem with vin# but cant do a...

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