2008 Acura RL User Reviews

2008 Acura RL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 3 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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Mike writes:
2008 Acura RL Tech AWD Review
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4

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Torque-steering 4wd, strong, solid, attractive, ipod interface

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heavy, only 5 gearbox speeds, manual mode slow response

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Somehow, A Performer — a good, solid car, it feels very sturdy. the v6 has a little trouble in the low range, yet has ample power to chirp all 4 tires when pressed hard. of course when you do you will be lurched by the gearbox, as it shifts rather unsmoothly for such a pricey car. it feels a little heavy when cornering hard, to the point of noticeable tire squeal where less quick cars hold their own. in compensation for the lack of V8-like power, the car returns a generous 26 mpg highway, albeit on 93 octane. the car appears smooth and solid from the outside, and comes generously equipped with all the latest toys inside as well, with soft, perforated leather seats. the car may have it's shortcomings in power and identity, but it makes its own statement, and one of individuality.

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mrjmc72 writes:
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5

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Have owned 3 RL Models - they have all been great, especially in inclement weather!

Cons

No real cons that I can think of

mrjmc72
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Smooth Ride With Nice Power! — Love the SH-AWD, car is fun to drive and very reliable - it's time for a newer model RL! The new RLX only offers 4 wheel steering, but I understand they will be making the AWD version. So maybe stay with a newer 09 or 10 model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Curtis writes:
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SH-AWD!!! Technology at its best...

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None....Good Buy!

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Wouldn't Trade It For Its Competitors! — Acura's Flagship....nuff said. Bought it new and have loved it since day one, I has a GS300 before this and I like my RL much better. I also like the fact that they are not real popular, people always ask me about it when I go places..

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Acura RL Reviews

Excellent. By Roberto

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. No complaints...No repairs...No squeaks or rattles. Smooth silent ride. Solid construction. Adequate gas millage for 3.7 L 300 HP engine. No need for a V-8. SH-A... Read More

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2007 Acura RL Reviews

Acura Rl The Alternate Driving Machine. By Jeff

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

Decent Entry Level Sport Luxury Car By Alex

Technology is nice. Ride is balanced and stable. Sound System is top notch. Performance is decent. Read More

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2005 Acura RL Reviews

Overall A Great Reliable And Beautiful Car That Never Looses Its Appeal Driving Day Or Night. By Skyblue82

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 ... Read More

One Of The Best Family Sedans By wjperdue

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 ... 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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