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2003 Acura RL

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Acura RL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 192 Ratings for the 1996 - 2004 models.

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  • Value
    9.6/10
    Quality
    9.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

14 years and still running without a hitch!

By on Sunday, April 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliability and comfort in a great package!"

Cons: "Too old to have the new media technologies."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have absolutely loved driving this car for the last 14 years. I couldn't ask for a more all around great car. It has a quiet, comfortable ride and handles well. Even at the miles it has on it (208,500), it's still better than many newer run-of-the-mill sedans. It has not had a single major mechanical problem. Other than routine maintenance, the only "odd" things I've had replaced are a wheel speed sensor, a window motor, and the radiator - but all were done past the 150,000 mile mark. The radiator was due to the weld at the neck cracking, which I noticed, so there was no overheating on the side of the road or similar incident. Admittedly, I am shopping for my next car. The down side is that the car being this old, it doesn't have all the techie "toys" the new cars do and I'm wanting them! :-) The bar this car has set, though, is a high one. My expectations may be hard to meet."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Cheers to the RL

By on Friday, February 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "you will be pleasantly HAPPY"

Cons: "until 2004 you have to change the CDs in the trunk"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Words can not express what a great, and I repeat GREAT car this is... after driving my 96 RL a friend of mine went out and bought one identical... BUY IT NOW!!!!"

2002 Acura RL

By on Friday, January 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Looks, luxury, fun to drive"

Cons: "mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I'm 71. This car is by far the finest sedan I have ever owned. Still looks great compared to new cars on the road. I have 122,000 on the clock. The car has not been flawless. The transmission pinion shaft was replaced at 75,000 ($800), and the front anti-sway bar links have been replaced ($300). I now have drops of oil on the garage floor... and my non-professional assessment is rear main seal. Otherwise, routine oil changes. Interior is pure luxury, seats superior to any car I've ever been in. Never yet replaced a light bulb. Plenty of power. Typical of Honda products, it runs at relatively high RPM, so mileage is nothing to write home about. I typically get 24-26 at 70mph, using premium fuel. The original Michilin tires were noisy... the Continental DWS tires now on the car are much quieter. Reliability on the road is very good, I would not hesitate to drive the car coast to coast."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

No nonsense car

By on Friday, January 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "No nonsense car"

Cons: "Very expensive to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very no nonsense car with just what you need and no outlandish extras. Not a loud car but a handsome vehicle. Extremely reliable. But when in need of repair can be very expensive $120 for headlamp bulb. Would not recommend if your not capable of keeping maintenance up on this car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned. No problems at all.

By on Saturday, December 07, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Car."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Always ready to go in all types of weather. Runs well on regular gasoline. Long range and comfortable ride. Uses no oil. Leather seats are comfortable. Sound system is excellent. Wish I could continue to drive but my heath has failed"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Fabulous car. Requires only minor maintenance.

By on Saturday, October 26, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Understated elegance. dependable car"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A wonderful luxury car that drives like new and still looks fabulous.Very comfortable. We have had only minor maintenance performed. Wish I could finda brand new car as good as my 97 AcuraRL. Best car I have ever owned over the past 50 years."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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