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2003 Acura RL

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Auto, 4-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Acura RL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 205 Ratings for the 1996 - 2004 models.

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

Honestly One Of The Best Cars

By on Sunday, May 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

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

Cons: "Parts are hard to find"

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

"I have had absolutely no problems with my RL. It is one of the most comfortable luxurious cars of its time. I would recommend this car to anyone who is starting to drive or even just someone looking for a powerful, strong and comfortable car to daily drive."

Great Automobile

By on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very dependable still looks good"

Cons: "a bit pricey when I got it"

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

"At first I didn't think anything could beat German engineering but I was wrong. I bought this car new in 2000. other than normal maintenance that you would expect the vehicle has been perfect. even the paint is still perfect . All amenities in the car still operate effectively. Engine has not loss any compression according to my mechanic. Mountain climbs are of no consequence in this vehicle. Its a sedan so don't expect rocket acceleration but it will hold it's own."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great late 90's car

By on Thursday, October 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,402

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable, fun to drive, rides well"

Cons: "slow accelerator, CD disk changer is in the trunk"

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

"The 1998 Acura RL is a good vehicle for in-town commutes, but durable enough if you have to take it on a long drive. The leather seats were comfortable and the design of the entire car is very nice. The 6-CD disk changer is in the trunk, which is sometimes inconvenient when you are tired of your CDs. This car has a V-6 engine, but it accelerates at a snail's pace. Overall, I enjoy owning this car. It is a good first car that is both a starter vehicle, but a step up the base/basic model cars."

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Diligently maintained, owned by lol.

By on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Performance tuned and comfortable ride."

Cons: "Exterior several superficial scrapes."

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

"Well maintained, reliable, smooth ride with all accessories and features in working order. Clean interior, owner and all passengers non-smokers. All service records available. Original manual available. Burl trim, interior leather in excellent condition."

11 people out of 21 found this review helpful

we are part of the acura family since the 1980's.

By on Thursday, April 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,218

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: "has been 100% reliable."

Cons: "too low for my aging body."

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

"Love this car and do not want to give it up, its really low mileage. My husband thinks I should have a SUV. (he has owned 2 Acura SUV's) and loves his MDX. Traffic is very heavy on the Island esp at vacation and holiday times. feels I should update for the elevated view and ease of loading groceries etc."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Monday, February 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 236,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Low maintenace and always let you know when there"

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

"The Acura RL by far is the best car I have ever had It's realiable and drives remarkably. I've had it for 10 years..."

16 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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