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If you want a largish, premium sedan that has a quiet cabin, sophisticated all-wheel drive, Japanese reliability and understated competence, the RL is worth considering. In addition, being an RL owner
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Quiet and competent describe the 2012 RL. The quiet is accomplished with noise reduction technology that literally extends to the wheels, which are specially designed for less resonation. The competence is from a 3.7-liter V6 engine that makes 300 horsepower and moves the comfortable sedan with responsive performance, and from its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. With all four wheels driving the vehicle through a torque vectoring technology that keeps delivering the power to the wheels that can best use it, the Acura feels supremely planted even
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By Ashegal (NC) on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Loce the 6 CD player"
Cons: "exterior paint job should have been better"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Purchased new in 2006-ours is white-exterior paint job is my only complaint- not a quality job as an Audi or Benz- the interior is lush and roomy- ours has 137,000 miles on it all road as we travel for a living. Purchased with the wood interior-on geer shift-sides and front-very classy. Not one moments worth of problem!! We service it like all our autos at the dealership- put great tires on it and it is a complete joy for all our long distance travels. Only complaint is Acura itself- only coming out with a new RL this fall after 3 years or so. What are they thinking so changing from it=not the cars fault the manufacturers!"
By 5underafter3 (CA) on Monday, April 08, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Tops in class in ride, noise, and reliability"
Cons: "Looks too much like accord."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Would have never paid the price for an RL, but got the deal of a lifetime for one in 2007 and now I really doubt I could ever buy anything but an Acura. My main goals were smooth, quiet and reliable. My friends with BMW's and Mercedes all say mine is the nicest ride and quietest. 95K miles and so far it has cost me about 12 oil changes and a set of tires and still drives like new. 2 suggestions- redesign body a bit and scrap the manual paddle shifters-car is too quiet so I drive my 65 mustang for that."
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