2008 Acura RL User Reviews

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2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech Pkg Review
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Have owned 3 RL Models - they have all been great, especially in inclement weather!


No real cons that I can think of


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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2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech Pkg Review


SH-AWD!!! Technology at its best...


None....Good Buy!


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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2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech Pkg Review


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


heavy, only 5 gearbox speeds, manual mode slow response


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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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Acura RL Reviews

Gone But Wish I Could've Kept It Forever By jordane12

I JUST TRADED THIS CAR IN AND DON'T OWN IT ANYMORE, but I wish I could have kept this car forever. I got it in high school, took it to college with me, drove it to my first job, drove to the hospital... Read More

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2010 Acura RL Reviews

Good And Reliable Transportation, Interior Is Nice By Pandboy

Nicely equipped, decent price on what you get. Technology package a must to have, seats are very comfortable, quick to heat up and cool down. Good back up camera but lack of the back up sensors. AWD ... Read More

Very Good By Colefax

interior color exterior color no rear view warnings very reliable wish it was silver exterior with dark tan interior. wish it took regular gas wish had an extension to the visor like they have i... 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

Good Value By DrHawc

I like the car but if could redo my decision I would have gone with v8 BMW. Would not repurchase new one and now looking for BMW. Service is a bit questionable as dealer keeps recommending items far a... Read More

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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2005 Acura RL Reviews

If You Are In The Know, You Can Get This Car On-the-cheap...... By tom94566

Just beware of one thing. Have the transmission / differential flushed and refilled when you buy one -- and have the transmission software upgraded to the 2010-2011 version -- but do not fear the 'gr... Read More

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

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