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1997 Acura RL 3.5 FWDReview
Peter writes:

Ideal For University Degree Honda Fan. — Big engine, luxury interior. Not so good consumption, but this was flag ship of Honda cars in Europe. Nice acceleration even nearly 2ooo kg weight. The same type of independent suspension like civic / accord gives you perfect feeling on road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth drive

Cons: Big consumption

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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1997 Acura RL 3.5 FWDReview
Sara writes:

Uh... Huh!? — I love my car. The only thing hat I do not like about it is that it has HORRIBLE gas millage. Overall, it is an amazing car and I would not trade it for the world! LOVE THIS CAR A LOT!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The size!

Cons: Gas Milage!

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1997 Acura RL 3.5 FWDReview
Joseph2415 writes:

The Finest Honda Product, Ever. —

I love my 1997 Acura 3.5RL Premium. It's my baby. It's got a 3.5 liter V6 with 210 horsepower and 224 lb-ft torque. It does 0-60 in 7.8 seconds as tested by Motorweek. The color is called Cayman White Pearl and the interior color is Quartz, a grayish color. It was bought 12 years ago by my grandmother at Acura of Mission Viejo, California. I was about 5 years old then and believe it or not, I went with her to go buy it and I even remember it. The sticker price was around $45,000 when brand new. It has the premium package with 6 CD player, Bose sound sytem, traction control, extra wood trim, heated front seats and a GPS navigation system. I bought the car from her when I turned 16 just before I got my license. Performance is great. Tight steering, good breakes, quick acceleration etc. The quality is decent, but I have had some problems with it. The GPS broke and I got that fixed under a recall. I had to pay $300 for a new window regulator for one of my windows. The ABS had a leak of some sort 5 months after I bought the car. Well over $2000 to fix. 10 months after I bought it, I had to take the car in because of a serious brake problem. After they got fixed, I had to take it to the repair shop a week later because of a 2nd break problem. Right now no problems, but I think I may need to check the ignition because sometimes I have to turn the key twice to start it. The car will start if it doesn't start the first time. The car's running great. The car impresses a lot of people. I always get good compliments on my car. The exterior styling is very appealing, but the rims could have been designed to be a little bit nicer. The interior is also very stylish, for its age anyway. Mayny people love my car for its looks. Cost of ownership is reasonable, except for the brake problems that I've had. The EPA tested the Acura's 3.5 V6 at 19 city 25 highway. I think that's inaccurate, but I get decent gas mileage. Maybe around 225-250 miles on a full tank. During the summer however, when gas was almost $5 a gallon, I remember paying over $60 for a full tank of gas, and my car requires premium gasoline. Right now I pay about $35 for a full tank. This car is so much fun to drive. In 1996 Acura RL ad, they say "It proves that luxury doesn't have to be boring", and they were right. I do have to give it lots of credit for the handling. That's one thing I love about it the most. Even though this car doesn't have a V8 or rear wheel drive like its Lexus LS400 and and Infiniti Q45 rivals, it's still a great car and I really would recommend this car to anyone.

Pros: handling, performance, comfort, style, features

Cons: expensive maintenance, rim style, ignition doesn't always start up

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1997 Acura RL 3.5 FWD Review
Silvamaru says:
miss my rl loved this car!
vs1998 Honda Civic GX
1997 Acura RL 3.5 FWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Family Car Ranked 1998 Honda Civic GX worse.
"more room"
Value Ranked 1998 Honda Civic GX better.
"better gas mileage "
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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

2011 Acura RL Reviews

Review By Carey

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2010 Acura RL Reviews

Good And Reliable Transportation, Interior Is Nice By Yuming

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 Rafael

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

2009 Acura RL Reviews

Review By Guru9LCSQG

It’s not missing anything this is a great car oh only thing it’s missing is me Read More

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I love the car I just think it is overpriced Read More

2008 Acura RL Reviews

Review By aurelia2598

I’m in love with this car. Definitely highly recommend it! Read More

Review By Jason

Ahead of its time... I will not buy anything other than an Acura Read More

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