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  • kfhmailkfhmail Posts: 199

    There had to be a better way to move the comments from the 2005 RL future car discussions.

    When I checked in today to see if there were any new messages your site said there were over 1800 messages that I had not read. I guess this is because it was combined with the existing RL thread/discussion.

    It seems like a no brainer, but would it not have been better to have made the comments "read only" and left them as a separate discussion.

    It takes a lot of time to clear out 1800 messages that I have already read.

    It there a "trick or secret" to get those message to no longer show as new/not read. Some of them go back to 2003.

    There had to be a BETTER WAY.
  • prophet2prophet2 Posts: 372
    I just jumped ahead to the latest messages. Now, when last I logged on, the Acura RL line indicated just "1" new message and none of the thousands of old ones I "skipped."
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Yeah, I hear ya ... I had the same problem. Do you use subscriptions? If so, read all of your subscriptions but this one, then go to your Message Center and use the Catch Up button. That'll do it. If you don't use subscriptions, go ahead and subscribe to this for the specific purpose of using that Catch Up button.

    Prophet2, there's something screwy about using the Recent Msgs link to catch up. If it actually worked for you (i.e., caught you up completely), that's a new thing. Usually it just takes you to the last page, but doesn't update your "last read" mark ... which is ridiculous, yes.

    Kirstie and I talked about this earlier today. We agree that this could have been handled better and will be handled better in future situations.

    Sorry 'bout that. FWIW, this was my fault, not Kirstie's. We didn't want you to lose your very active conversation and thought this would be a good way to keep that from happening, rather than close the new model discussion altogether. Live and learn, eh?

    If anyone needs any specific help on how to straighten this out, feel free to email me.
  • shotgunshotgun Posts: 184
    I love you Legendman, and I don't wish to sound trite - But this would be an excellent opportunity for you to pursue a diet. Think of the possibilities...not only would your health improve, you'd look better, and be in a brand new ride to boot (smile).
  • Just a Question:
    I have been looking at both of these and have some questions. I really like the C55 and feel that some of the toys on the RL are a bit of overkill or things I probably would not really appreciate. The SH-AWD to me is not that important nor is the real time traffic info. nor the the navigation. For the price of the RL I can add a few dollars and get a car that can fly. It has all the things I need. As far as handling, engine performance, braking and styling I feel the C55 has the advantage.
    Any thoughts on the comparison would br greatly appreciated.
  • shotgunshotgun Posts: 184
    Simply put...Satisfy your need Courtney11 and go with the C55. It's what you want that's important...nothing else really matters!
  • prophet2prophet2 Posts: 372
    Yeah, I know. In the old days, jumping ahead like I did only changed the first unread page (25 messages) to the "read" category.

    This time, I just jumped ahead and the next time I logged in, the rest of them were disregarded. As an analog dinosaur in the digital world, have no idea what happened.

    The other thing is that I had previously read all the Acura RL messages in the SEDANS board. So, I was surprised at the change-over that I was supposedly "thousands" of posts in arrears.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    It's good to have you 2 guys in here along with a few others from the 2005 RL forum. I mentioned in a past post that I am doing the in-person color check now and am still waiting to see Celestial Silver and Premium White Pearl before finalizing a decision and placing the order. (Note: The Acura web site allows one to build the car and make color selections and shows the 9 different color options which is pretty good but there is nothing like seeing this car in person!)
  • shotgunshotgun Posts: 184
    Good to have you here too Jjacura! You're right, theres nothing like seeing the real thing in person. I took a huge risk by selecting the Opulent Blue Pearl sight unseen! Fortunately the color was everything I expected - I was lucky! I almost went with the Lakeshore Silver but I could never get a decent fix on what it actually looked like - even the brochure didn't give me real good idea on what it actually looked like. Now most people who've actually seen the Lakeshore Silver color really like it and something tells me when I see it I'll probably like it too.
    The reason I went with OBP is because the grille is highlighted so nicely. On the other, lighter colors, the grille outline gets, for a lack of a better word, "lost". Acura did a very poor job with their brochure lets hope they'll revise it soon.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    My Demo drive was with your blue pearl and I have not ruled it out as a color selection. As I recall one of the regular contributors to "2005 RL" ordered the car in Lakeshore Silver. (Acuraphile maybe) Yes, the brochure seemed to lack the quality you would expect for the introduction of this NEWLY DESIGNED LUXURY automoble. but the bottom line know the quality is in that car!
  • Try this one:

  • brew99brew99 Posts: 86
    Does anyone with a new '05 RL have any feedback on the real time traffic info? How well does it work and how does it actually work ie: what specifically does the system tell you? Is there a subscription charge at all? It sounds like a fantastic feature but curious if it works well.
  • prophet2prophet2 Posts: 372
    Finally! The weather held out (it seemed to be raining everywhere else), the appetizers and drinks were fine for us "freeloaders," and they had a number of RLs for test drives. Colors on view were Black, Opulent Blue, White (dolled-up with a tire/rim package, wood steering wheel, trunk lid spoiler), and Lakeshore Silver, which is the one I tested.

    The driver's seat fit like a glove. With it set for my specs (5'10", 207), I went to the back seat and found it still roomy enough for me. I agree that a normal adult will find the middle seat position tight on headroom and the floor hump makes it a seat for short runs only. Two in the back will find it comfortable.

    Lots of power - I didn't feel it being "slow" or hesitant off the line. The ride is firmer than my '96 RL, but smoother than an Accord. Handling was precise and confidence-inspiring. OTOH, I didn't really "push it" around corners.

    Overall, a very "balanced" vehicle.

    MSRP is $48,165 + transportation. ADM due to vehicle's "short supply" is $4995, although the dolled-up white RL showed $3995 ADM.

    There were two visual displays comparing the RL against the MB E320 and the BMW 530i. One comp was the 13.0 cubic feet trunk space of the RL vs. the 14.0 feet of the MB and BMW. Despite the extra 1.0 ft., the photos showed a carton which fit comfortably in the RL could NOT be put in the trunks of either Teuton - lower height? I was assured that it was the same carton and NOT "trick photography."

    My take is that whenever I need to transport a lot of cargo or more than four people, I use my Odyssey .......
  • "Is there a subscription charge at all?"

    The first year is paid for by Acura, after that there should be subscription fees for NaviTraffic and XM Radio.
  • proeproe Posts: 157
    Do not get a C55, its handling and breaks are behind M3 and S4. Also, C/D did a comparison test and the break fades too soon, which is not a very good sign. Get a M3 or S4 instead. C55 is very good at straight line acceleration because of the engine. The joke part is it would not turn when you need to:-) However, I personally would until 2006 for the 400hps M3.

    Hope this help.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    My son drives an M3 and knows his dealer's service manager extremely well! He bought an Acura Integra GSR after college and never had a bit of trouble with it for 6 years, sold it and bought the M3 about 4 years ago. The M3 is nice to look at...that's about it! We expect to see him come back to Acura!
  • dc661dc661 Posts: 71
    A-Spec package announced today at SEMA.


    Check out article
  • l943973l943973 Posts: 197
    The A-Spec package does nothing in terms of improving the appearance of the car. In fact, I think the side lower lips made the car look dated like the previous generation Nissan Maximas.

    If you really need a boyish looking car, you can always get the current Lexus GS.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    The 18" alloy wheels with the Michelin Pilot Sport tires are an addition that sparks the look and it would be interesting to hear from one of our engineers on the effect it might have on the ride.
  • I may have the opportunity to buy a 2005 RL, with approximately 1000 miles. The couple has decided they need more room and they wish to sell their new RL. I have addressed this to you, after reading your posts regarding buying new cars at a discount. I would appreciate your thoughts as what the price should be, or any other advise you might have. Of course other opinions and thoughts are welcome. Thanks
  • For what it's worth I was just thinking if I sold my rl what would I want for it .In order to move it fast and not lose my shirt I'd have to ask between 50k and 49k total . Now I have 1345 miles so Id have to say 49k would be good. You'd be saving tax etc. you won't find one any cheaper at a dealer and you wouldn't have to wait for one to come in either.
  • prophet2prophet2 Posts: 372
    He'll have to accept whatever color it is.
  • qwallsqwalls Posts: 406
    Also, in most states, you pay tax when you register the car, so you don't save tax. What it's worth would be a good question for "Real World Trade-in Values" here on Edmunds.
  • jjacurajjacura Posts: 808
    josheel...hi...I am one of those conservatives out there whom enjoys buying a new car every few years so when I read your posts and notice that you said you purchased 2 RL's and an MDX in the last 15 months and would sell the most recent RL it becomes interesting to me.,,also the RL you just purchased listed out at over $54,000 as witnessed by us in another forum but you said you paid $51,000 for it. You said the dealer was good to you. You could not have had this car for over a couple weeks. What gives?
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    "....if I sold my rl what would I want for it".

    I thought it was just a hypothetical question that josheel was asking himself.
  • JJ,
     Nothing gives! I really don't care what anyone else pay's for the car.I know what I paid for them and I was justing thinking about what I would sell my car for if I wanted to move it very fast.I happened to like my RL so I'll probably keep it for a while.I can't believe everyone seems to have a problem with what I paid for my car.Anyway I was just giving the other person my thought on what would be a good price at this time in the market.
  • larry6larry6 Posts: 26
    It seems that we are in some plateau state that recently no one seems to be writing about their experiences either with test driving the RL'05 or their experiences after delivery. Perhaps...the second wave of information here..will occur as the second wave of deliveries hits the dealers. To those, including myself, who are awaiting delivery... I wish us all good luck... On another note, I read some of the recent posts regarding Car & Driver's (December issue) review of the RL'05....(which sounds fantastic) but here on the east cost... I can only find the November issue at the local newstands. Where did those of you with the December issue in hand... find it?
  • cericceric Posts: 1,092
    I can only find the November issue at the local newstands. Where did those of you with the December issue in hand... find it?
    I used to subscribed to C&D. If you were a subscriber, you get the new issue one or two weeks earlier before it shows up on the stand. Usually, C&D's Dec issue shows up on the stand between 5th to 10th of Nov. However, you, as a subscriber, could get it around 1st of Nov. or even earlier. This is intended to encourage subscription rather than buying from the stand.
  • Yours is a unique situation. I have never purchased a car that has so few miles on it.

    First question, will you be paying cash or financing? If you will be financing, you may have to pay a higher rate because you are buying a "used" car. So, whatever incremental increase there would be I would factor into the purchase price.

    Second. Do you like the color? Do you care?

    As to what a fair price is, it's hard to say. Right now demand appears high, and you may have others bidding for the same car.

    Just to pick a number out of the air, I would say that I would want to save in total, at least $4,000- $5,000. But that's just me. You will get dozens of different opinions here on this forum.

    Why not call a dealer and ask what the value of a hypothetical car would be after it drove off the lot and had a mere 1,000 miles on it?

    Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.
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