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Old 14 Feb 2008, 11:46 am
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What do you people think abou the refreshed '09 Acura RL?Links with Pics:http://www.acura.com/ - click future vehicleshttp://autoshow.autos.msn.com/autosh...d=6192759Sorry about the hyperlinks not working, the rest of the 2nd link is this: /Chicago2008/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=6192759Sorry about the hyperlinks not working, the rest of the 2nd link is this: /Chicago2008/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=6192759
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:01 pm
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I like!!! Looks nice and fresh.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:16 pm
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I like the older one much better.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:31 pm
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i like the back of the new one..the fronts ugly..da old ones better..and da back look like a mercedes s class.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:46 pm
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Looks like an Accord after eating too many Big Mac's.
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It looks too good I think they are competng against the 2009 Lexus IS-F or the 2009 Camaro. But I like it its FRESH and NEW!!
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 01:16 pm
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I've been following the Acura lineup for years. Personally, I like the appearance/aesthetics of the outgoing Gen 2 RL better than the new one. IMO, I find the contrasting metal strip across the width of the car distracting. Simply, the earlier model had a classy & elegant appeal to it.The RL has been Acura's biggest 'sleeper' car...and it's one of their best developments. It hasn't sold well not for lack of styling, but because at its price, it competes with a lot of true 'sport' sedan models. And until 2012, when the auto industry will be forced to meet serious fuel economy standards, the down & dirty marketing ploy by many remains to keep selling horsepower big V8 engines. The RL certainly is not underpowered, but can't compete head-head alongside beefy V8 powered Lexus GS430, or BMW 550i sedans in the power department. IMO, the new RL should be equipped with Honda's J37, the 3.7L, 300 hp V6 (perhaps even add the RDX's variable flow turbocharger), and Acura should make SHAWD optional. Offer a RWD-only option...it will be quicker, lighter, and cheaper.
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It's just a loaded up Honda Accord! I'd get the 2008 RL instead. Acura is really slipping, its sad to see, being that they started the Japanese luxury car market. Where's the coupes, the sports car???
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 01:46 pm
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its very, very nice. however, the rear tailights sort of look like a cross between the 08 accord's and the 08 camry's
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Though I'm sure the car drives like a dream, that grill is just aweful! It loooks so cheap! They are also putting a similar one on the 2009 TSX.
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