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2004 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: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2004 Acura RL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 198 Ratings for the 1996 - 2004 models.

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

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..."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car for the price. Indestructible engine

By on Thursday, December 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Solid and reliable"

Cons: "Gas mileage in town, rear seats do not fold down."

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

"I bought this car new in 2000. I've changed the oil every 4K miles and done little other maintenance. I had to replace the catalytic converter, timing belts, filters, etc. The car is reliable, comfortable, good for long road trips. I would be happy to get a bit better mileage around town, but have accepted this relatively small issue. I would like to add bluetooth capability but there is no available input to audio system."

16 people out of 24 found this review helpful

2004 Acura 3.5RL

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

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: "Quiet, great ride, Bose sound - hard to beat"

Cons: "MPG"

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

"This is an unbelievable car. Great ride, plush interior, quiet. The only surprise was the MPG. I am getting around 15 miles per gallon in the city, but the size and weight of the car which helps with the ride hurts the gas mileage. I don't drive it much so the tradeoff is tolerable. All in all, the Acura is a great car."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"Bought it used with high mileage, put about 30k on it and as it nears 200k the drivetrain operates like new. Can't beat a Honda engine. There have been some cosmetic and minor issues but no mechanical issues."

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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."

12 people out of 14 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!!!!"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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