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Acura RL

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  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    You guys must have some awfully big garages! :surprise:
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    I don't have one of those sophisticated back-up sensors like Acuraphile... :(
  • larry6larry6 Posts: 26
    We have owned an Acura 05RL since early December and have clocked about 9,000 miles. Except for some relatively minor issues -- I love the car... especially on long drives (11 hours) to visit family. Like anything else that I have experienced that is largely wonderful... it has some quirks... but reliablity and the secure feeling on a variety of roads is steady. All those quirks were minor problems... and Acura has been pro-active in taking care of them. Yes, given our experience to date, I would buy another one in an eye-blink.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    Larry ...thanks for getting us back on track and it's good to read your posts again. Yep I would agree...it was a major purchase...about 2 times as much as it cost to build our first home including the land in '73. (Only difference is... that little ranch is worth 12 times as much today!) But you gotta love the RL. We just returned from a mini trip to Libertyville, Illinois (a cute little suburban town Northwest of the Windy City). The car performed extremely well on the crazy busy roads we were on during a busy drive time. Whew...glad we don't have to be on those roads everyday.
  • bmgpebmgpe Posts: 62
    I just picked up my meteor silver RL last week. Powerful, comfortable, quiet, fun. It's truly a starship. Flawless.

    I let my son drive it while I sat in the back seat. At 6' 1", 235 lbs. I had plenty of room. Special recessed area in the roof interior gave me 2" to 3" of head room.

    The automatic headlight off system worked properly, starting the timer only after the car's system confirmed I was finished using the vehicle, ie. ignition off and driver's door closed.

    I would advise anyone considering an RL to ignore posts in the forum written by people who own many opinions, but do not actually own an RL.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    I would advise anyone considering an RL to ignore posts in the forum written by people who own many opinions, but do not actually own an RL.

    Of course you would, Jim, er, David, er, bmgpe. :-))

    Heads up, though. Spamming the boards is frowned upon.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    " I would advise anyone considering an RL to ignore posts in the forum written by people who own many opinions, but do not actually own an RL."

    Not a fair comment. You don't always need to own something to have a constructive opinion on it. In fact, some of the more meaningful comments have come from unbiased "third party" observations.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,951
    Only read my posts... ;)

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • bmgpebmgpe Posts: 62
    Continously posting opinions not supported by a factual basis is probably the definition of spam, isn't it?
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,951
    Opinions don't have to be supported by facts...

    That is why they are opinions...

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Opinions are just that - and facts are objective. Opinions are not necessarily objective, but they all are welcome whether from an owner or an interested observer.

    On the other hand, posting a message in more than one place is defined as spam and your terms of use ask you not to do that. :)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Neither kyfdx nor I intend to be "piling on", we just had a similar reaction at the same time.

    Enjoy your new ride.
  • bmgpebmgpe Posts: 62
    Like any other design, a car is a final product of many ideas, systems, considerations and mechanisms. Understanding the thought process and application of engineering features requires more than just a 10 minute test drive, or reading articles written by others. Only after driving the vehicle for an extended time and under various circumstances can one begin to understand the vehicle as a unified system. Without this extended time period to understand the car, spot observations and comments are often miopic. I base this assessment on the fact that I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Professional Engineering license in the State of New Jersey, and have designed mechanical and electronic systems since 1977. I rebuild cars and motorcycles as a hobby.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Maybe you are misunderstanding what we are about here -- we're here to discuss cars and car-related issues and how we feel about those things. The things you itemize in your message are not required for folks to participate.

    How about we just move on now?

    Enjoy your new RL - it's a fine vehicle, I don't think anyone here will question that.
  • msu79gt82msu79gt82 Posts: 541
    I would advise anyone considering an RL to ignore posts in the forum written by people who own many opinions, but do not actually own an RL.

    Not meaning to pile it on here; but a couple of comments are in order. First one need not be a rocket scientist to formulate a useful opinion about a vehicle. I am here to help make a purchase decision between an RL, a GS, or an M. Therefore I value opinions from owners of each one (as well as others). Second, many (most?) posts do not even indicate ownership in them; and even those who do claim to own a particular car may not in fact own one.

    Opinions are just that - opinions and long time internet forum users usually have pretty good spam and BS sensors.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I guess it's true --- great minds think alike! ;)
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Well, I have a master degree in quantum physics, a PHD in aeronautic engineering. I have been working for NASA for the past 20 years. And as a hobby in my spare time, when I'm not dispensing sage advice on Townhall, I do brain and organ transplant surgeries! :P

    And I built my TL in my own garage using a blueprint pirated from Honda by hacking into their secured website! :P :P

    On top of that, I grow my own vegetables and raise cattle for meat, in my backyard! :P :P :blush:
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    bmgpe....We as owners have invested much time and money on this vehicle and like most owners I feel the need to defend the RL from some of the "MIOPIC" opinions that we read in this forum, and do, but I do feel that there are sincere, credible opinions that reach this forum from people that know what they are talking about and don't own the car. Some opions are not subjective and can be refuted easily and it might take an owner to recognize that...but maybe not. The hard thing for some of us is to keep our comments from getting too personal...guess I'm guilty there and Pat will keep the forum from getting out of line. Hope you enjoy the new RL. (You have just experienced BODBLE2'S sense of humor in the post ahead of mine and I guess...that's allowable too.) :surprise:
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    jj, you know me too well! :)

    Have a good weekend. I know you'll be out cruising in your RL. :shades:
  • aggie76aggie76 Posts: 265
    Didn't you stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night?

    ;) ;)
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