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2005 Acura RL
Pros: Navigation system
Cons: road noiseI have owned the RL since I purchased it as a certified used car. It is alot of fun to drive and is very comfortable, the only item I have a problem with is the road noise from the tires. I have Michelin A/S Sport tires and they seem to be noisy on alot of road surfaces.
Pros: Tech pkg. ( Nav/Hard Drive)
Cons: MPG( still breaking in though,I hope) Voice ActivationAggressive styling, not like everything else. Great mix of Luxury/Performance. Love the Tech pkg. Heated seats are nice, but should be cooled as well. Love the 'DC-10 Cockpit' as my friend called it, @ night with all the lit up buttons( and yes I like ALL of the buttons).
Pros: the engine sound
Cons: aperances an the gripit takes on runbetter in quality for mantanances better milages smooth run
Worst Paint I have ever seen! GPS stinks!
Cons: PAINT JOBI have the White Pearl Paint and the front and rear plastic bumpers do not match the rest of the car. They both have a distinct yellow tint. ACURA says they are all this way and refuses to do anything! The GPS shows the name of the street you are on, not the street you are coming up to. GPS voice response is unreliable at best. Note that I was born in southern California and have little if not no accent No touch screen means that you have to use the dial to enter data, a real big negative. The SHAWD makes this the best handling car I have ever driven. I would like more power however. Very poor fuel economy! I added a Garmin GPS for under the cost of the map update and its far better.
Pros: Handling of the car.
Cons: DVD Audio. Where can you buy those?Best TL every produced. Great design and style on both exterior and interior. Seats 5 comfortably. Lots of trunk space. Up to date technology. The most interesting part of this vehicle is the performance. Power transfer is immediate. Suspension and Handling is similar to the german cars. MPG 33 hwy / 24 city (my calculations)
Pros: all maintenance parts are designed for do-it-yourselfers
Cons: The AC control, it looks simple but is not logical in designThe initial quality was good but right now we are at 78000 miles and the car is falling apart, there are rattles everywhere. Our 1989 Accord LXI still runs like a tank, no rattles-nothing.