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Acura RL Questions

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My 1998 Acura 3.5 Rl Suddenly Stopped In The Middel Of The Road Just Before...

my 1998 acura 3.5 RL suddenly stopped in the middel of the road just before I tried parking. The engine works but the car won't go either in reverse or in drive and does make a strange noise wile I ...

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subsailorcw
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No Ac Warm Air

recently , my acura rl 2005 ac went out. It responds to air temp changes but nothing but nothing but warm air is blown. It has gradually gone out. I/e it was intermittently cold then warm , and , no c...

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Toniann2016
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Acura 2002 3.5 Rl

Recently my car would not start -- the engine did not turn over nor did anything come on in the car -- the car was dead -- battery is new so that is not the issue. Does anyone else have this problem?...

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gforce50
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What Would Cause My Front Two Seats Too Stop Heating

Leather seats that heat but lately they havnt

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Dorrian Wingate
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About Car

What's is a Acura Rl 2005 for good for as for as miles on it

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Older Acura RL

1997 Acura RL Overview
1997 Acura RL
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1997 Acura RL reviews:
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1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
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1996 Acura RL reviews:
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About the Acura RL

The Acura RL was first produced in 1996 to replace the Legend.  Although the "RL" officially stands for "Road Luxury," many surmised that it actually stood for "Replace Legend."  

The Acura RL has maintained its 3.5-liter V6 engine despite demands from drivers for more cylinders.  Horsepower started at 210, and torque at 224 lb-ft.  Horsepower for the 2007 RL is listed as 290 and the accompanying torque at 256 lb-ft.

The luxury sedan takes premium fuel, and mileage has hovered around 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.  Drivers have complained about the fuel inefficiency, even though the Acura RL qualified as a low emissions car.

The RL line has struggled in the crowded luxury sedan market.  The recent technological improvements made during the 2005 redesign may help, but Acura may need to bump the engine up to a fuel-efficient V8 before the critics are quieted.