2005 Acura RL User Reviews

2005 Acura RL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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RussJay writes:
2005 Acura RL 3.5L Review
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5

Pros

Handling / Power
Reliability
Great Gadgets

Cons

Fuel mileage is 'eh'

RussJay
55

I Love This Car Because It Is The Complete Package. — I love this car because it is the complete package. It is fast, it handles extremely well on turns (with the headlights that move with the steering wheel!), it is great in snow, the paddle shifters are a lot of fun, the v-tec engine really comes to life on the upper end of the RPM's, the voice activated NAV is amazing, the Blue Tooth is great, and it is very reliable. I bought the car certified pre-owned from an Acura dealer in NJ for $21,500 in Dec of 2009 with only 40k miles. This car suits me for all these reasons and also because in my business, if I drive up in a BMW or Benz, my clients will worry that I am charging them too much, so that is great - and I can drive up to a country club valet and not feel too humbled either.

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Jeremy writes:
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see above

Cons

electrical issues which kills the battery.

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Rl — A car with EVERY Bell and Whistle. XM, XM NAV Traffic, NAV, Bluetooth, Onstar (yes, the only non GM with OnStar). 300 hp V6 which is fast enough, but not "fast"

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CarNut007 writes:
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CarNut007
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Best Kept Secret In Autos — I set out looking for a BMW 5 or comethint comperable. I went to Acura to look at a TL for my wife and saw the newly designed RL and loved the style. the salesperson insisted I drive it and being a car nut I did...that was a mistake. the 300 HP all wheel drive was excellent both at acceleration and handling. The interior is definitely built with the high tech gadget junkie in mind. Voice activated everything, 6 dic in dash, Bluetooth, awesome sound system...everything you would want. the back seat id very spacious, large trunk but the style gets so many compliments. I have Black and added 19" black 5 spoke rims with a chromw lip, very beautiful can and stands out from the Beemers and Benzes. Can't go wrong with this one!

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:13,000

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Skyblue82 writes:
2005 Acura RL 3.5L Review
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5

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Car is a strong built car from Acura. I like the fact it was manufactured in Japan and and not built here in another factory like most Acura vehicles. the Acura RL was the only vehicle built and sent here over seas

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Maintenance can be a little high if you dare to let this car get out of hand. Otherwise, I think its decent enough for a luxury car.

Skyblue82
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Overall A Great Reliable And Beautiful Car That Never Looses Its Appeal Driving Day Or Night. — Door arm rests and center console arm rest were starting to fall apart. I think that was my biggest downfall. Overall I love the car and never had an issues with it after they were replaced. Great appeal and reliability for its cost.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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wjperdue writes:
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Great car, great drive, absolutely loaded

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Seats could be a little wider

wjperdue
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One Of The Best Family Sedans — This has to be one of the absolute best family sedan that you can buy. The value is tremendous and the options are plentiful. The AWD makes it a great handling vehicle. The Acura reliability makes it one of the best long term vehicles to own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Yankjones writes:
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Great looks and quality.

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trunk space and horsepower

Yankjones
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Acura Rl — Awesome overall product. Extremely reliable but maintenance is slightly higher than the average vehicle. I've put over 240k miles on mine and it is still running like it is brand new. I'd love to purchase another but this one runs so well that I would be wasting money not to continue driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
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Beautiful car
Lots of gadgets to play with
SH-AWD is great in the rain

Cons

Big& heavy
made for older or more tame persons.

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Looks Good, But Felt Old Driving It. — It looks good but does not drive as well as i would have thought. SH-AWD let me down

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2010 Acura RL Reviews

Excellent. By Roberto

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2008 Acura RL Reviews

Smooth Ride With Nice Power! By mrjmc72

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2007 Acura RL Reviews

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Overall a great car with all the bells and whistles. Typical Honda/Acura reliability. Great ride, not exactly sporty, but good nonetheless. Wonderful audio system, kick ass looks. What more could you ... Read More

Handling By vacations149

i like everything about the car the only thing i wish it had bigger trunk and longer body style gad per gallon is decent very safe with all wheel drive winter package drives good on snow or rain ..... Read More

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2006 Acura RL Reviews

Very Solid, No Issues, Nothing Goes Wrong. By DaveHope

For a long distance commute car, you can not go wrong. The Acura has been bullit-proof without exception. The radio sounds great and very little outside noise due to the "Bose Active Noise Reduction... Read More

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2004 Acura RL Reviews

This Car Matches My Personality The Best. Jack Of All Trades... By Ivan

I'm going to go by list of the recommended: Performance: It's adequate as Rolls Royce would say. Acceleration Braking etc. is par for the course Build Quality: Outstanding, nothing else to be said ... Read More

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