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1996 Acura RL Consumer Reviews

3.5
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Simply a Great car to Own

by from Chicago on January 4, 2009

I've owned my 1996 RL for almost a year now and have never had a problem with it. I've driven it from southern IL to Chicago going over 80 the whole way with no problems at all. It zipped along the fr...
I've owned my 1996 RL for almost a year now and have never had a problem with it. I've driven it from southern IL to Chicago going over 80 the whole way with no problems at all. It zipped along the freeway. Having already 202,000 miles it really is amazing that it is in such great shape. The only thing that has gone wrong with it is that the back windows don't work, but that was there when I bought it. Other than that, everything works perfectly: Heated Seats, Heated Mirrors, 6 disk CD changer, the leather has held up very well, and the shocks and struts are fine, unless you cram the car with 5 people and load the trunk down with luggage. The 3.5 liter engine still is in tip top shape and still scoots from 0-60 in around 8 sec. Its not going to win any drag races, but it still gets up and goes. Great great car, I would recommend it to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Acura RL

by from New London, NH on July 5, 2008

This is an excellent road car with great comfort and amenities. It is not a quick car, but is a powerful vehicle with a lot of style.
This is an excellent road car with great comfort and amenities. It is not a quick car, but is a powerful vehicle with a lot of style.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Great car for the money

by from Houston, TX on December 17, 2008

I've owned for 8 years and with proper maintenance its very reliable and stylish. getting one for under 5k with even 100-150K miles is a steal. Mine has 215K miles and runs LIKE NEW!!!
I've owned for 8 years and with proper maintenance its very reliable and stylish. getting one for under 5k with even 100-150K miles is a steal. Mine has 215K miles and runs LIKE NEW!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great car! So glad I bought it

by from Kansas City Mo on December 4, 2011

Ive looked around for awhile for a car like this and well I have to say that the Ayura RL is a really nice car! Great value, So much room, you would never be able to tell it was as old as it was. I bo...
Ive looked around for awhile for a car like this and well I have to say that the Ayura RL is a really nice car! Great value, So much room, you would never be able to tell it was as old as it was. I bought mine with 204XXX on it and honestly it doesnt look or feal a day over 5
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Toyota Corolla

by from Naperville, IL. on August 16, 2006

The transmission on the 1996 Accura RL is the worst of any vehicle that I have ever owned.I owned the RL for 6 years. During that time the Transmission was replaced 2 times within 60,000 miles. I gav...
The transmission on the 1996 Accura RL is the worst of any vehicle that I have ever owned.I owned the RL for 6 years. During that time the Transmission was replaced 2 times within 60,000 miles. I gave the car to my daughter, and know she is having problems, which would make it 4 transmissions within 70,000 miles. It appears that when Accura replaces the transmission they replace it with another one with the same defective design. And each time the service people would say that the design problem was corrected.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Reliable and Stylish

by from Memphis, TN on October 3, 2006

I love the RL because even after 10 years, it is still worth $5-$6,000. I have had my 96 for 5 years and no problems. With proper maintenance, this luxury car stays luxurious. Heated seats, eyeglas...
I love the RL because even after 10 years, it is still worth $5-$6,000. I have had my 96 for 5 years and no problems. With proper maintenance, this luxury car stays luxurious. Heated seats, eyeglass holder, sunroof, rear/mirror defrosters, and mine has multi-CD disc changer. People are always suprised when I say my car is 10 years old, bc the look is not outdated. I love the reliability of Honda/Acura and have never regretted my purchase.
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