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Old 26 Dec 2007, 07:46 pm
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Default what Honda Chasis is the Acura RL's chassis based on (similiar to the Acura TL being

based on the Accord)?
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 08:01 pm
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Its not based on any Honda model. This is typical of higher end luxury models as they reach a point where a product cannot be based on lower-end products. A similair situation is that not all Lexus cars are based on Toyota platforms.
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 08:16 pm
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The RL chassis is unique to it.
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 08:31 pm
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All manufacturers does is more cost effective and easier to manufacture. Now these days, cars are pretty much made on a base chassis depending the vehicle. Is not worth it to re-tool the whole plant for one model. Lets take for example the Zeta Platform from GM. Is a new RWD Global modular platform developed by Holden in Australia. The modular design will be able to make from sport cars like the 08 Camrao to the one you see on the road the Cadillac CTS. Is based on the Holden Commodore and is a a kick @$$ car!That is one reason I do not like or buy these types of Japanese neither Domestic high end cars. Is all based on some mass produced car and any monkey can place a GPS, LCD Screen, DVD, Player, Leather seats, better sound proofing, some fake wood trim, power everything and call it Luxury model. On some Lexsucks they place Celica engines on them. Thier SUVs Tundra / Land Cruiser drive components? In the end what are you buying? Chrysler Magnum, Charger, 300M has Mercedes Benz S Class chassis components. Even a Pontiac Vibe is a join venture with Toyota and is a Matrix in disguised, or is a Vibe on disguised???I always reading and learning what is on any car under the hood, how is build and all the other comfort creatures that makes it high end. Do not be surprised that the car is an Accord with fancy sheet metal and HID head lights.Well you put both on each side and you can tell is a Honda Accord with more comfort creatures. Just to sugar coat it and sell it way over priced.
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