2008 Acura RL User Reviews

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    2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech PkgReview
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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

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

    Cons: No real cons that I can think of

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    2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech PkgReview

    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..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

    Cons: None....Good Buy!

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    2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech PkgReview

    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.

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

    Cons: heavy, only 5 gearbox speeds, manual mode slow response

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    2008 Acura RL AWD w/ Tech Pkg Review
    Comfortable and sporty
    vs2007 Acura TL Type-S
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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

    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 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

    2007 Acura RL Reviews

    Acura Rl The Alternate Driving Machine. By Duna_366

    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

    2006 Acura RL Reviews

    Good Value By migration_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

    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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