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Old 08-20-2013, 08:24 AM
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About to buy..

I am in the process of purchasing a 2003 RL W/NAVI 101k. Pearl white... I will be the 3rd owner. Private seller, car looks and rides like a newer car.. I fell in love on the test drive. I put it through a few hard riding tests and I performed as well as all the internet researchers said it should.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:48 PM
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Just purchased my 00 RL. 144k on clock. 1 owner. $2900 Car
So excited to be here!
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:30 AM
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My '02 RL3.5 w/Nav...

Hey All,
I picked up a 2002 RL w/Nav a couple weeks ago. I'm the 3rd owner. 2nd had it since 25K. It has 207K on it now. Exterior is a bit dinged up and scratched but the interior is perfect. The only major issue is the Nav system is not working. A Phillips screwdriver and 15 minutes took care of the other issues I found.



Mechanically it needs some work. Timing & balancer belts and brakes need replaced, and it has a broken front wheel stud (Had to be a front, of course. ).
I've driven it ~1000 miles commuting and it's an awesome car. Having driven nothing but Civics/Integras since the 80's, owning a Honda that actually has some torque is cool.
Looking to replace the stereo head unit with a DVD-MP3 unit. The OEM units are working fine, I just need more capacity than CD's provide.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:15 AM
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2002 RL
Indigo Blue Pearl/Parchment
197k
pioneer avic-z110bt navi
20" TIS rims
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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Just got it tinted. About to get remote start installed next week. Rims are in the shop getting painted as we speak. Just bought sheepskin seat covers for the front seats. Pics soon...
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:45 PM
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1997 RL. Biege Exterior. 220k miles
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:46 PM
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2000 RL Custom BC Racing Coilovers / 20IN glass, chrome & black wheels

Hello all its my 1st time on here. Looking for some after market mods for my baby . My 2000 RL.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:03 PM
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Signing in watch for my future post on of KA9 .
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:01 PM
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2004 NBP/tan interior. Second owner and got it with 98k miles. Will share pics soon. Cheers!
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:55 PM
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just picked up a 2004 RL with 57000 miles in the dark blue
looks like new. Still sorting it out have not decided if I want the On Star or the XM radio operation.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:39 PM
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I'll help you out with that one.

The onstar system on the RL is before the analog to digital conversion so it won't work.

Xm should work fine though.

Nice pickup by the way.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:21 AM
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Me Too

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just picked up a 2004 RL with 57000 miles in the dark blue
looks like new. Still sorting it out have not decided if I want the On Star or the XM radio operation.
I'm looking to buy a car like that for my wife. Would love to find one with 57K, but will settle on one with a little under or over 100K. We had a 97 but got tired of the bad gas mileage and about to need expensive tires and a timing belt. We can afford that now.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:25 AM
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Can a college student afford an RL? Seriously, we had a 97 and got over 20mpg only once on a long trip, full tank. Now we think we can afford that because we won't be driving it a lot. How has yours been for repairs?
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:28 AM
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Looking for a car like that. We had a 97 RL and loved it, but got scared of the gas consumption, the expensive tires and timing belt coming up. Now think we can afford it. Tough to find one with under 100K, but a little over is OK if it had TB done. How has yours been?
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:15 PM
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Keeping an RL on the road really isn't that hard. I'm in college and work part time in retail. I've covered nearly everything for gas, insurance, and repairs. I've had it since 112k and its currently at 142k. I plan to hold on to it for quite a while.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:47 PM
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98 Acura RL SE
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:09 PM
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Yeah, the only bad problem about this car is the MPG. I'm getting 16mpg combined; i get around 210 miles tank full.
Anyway, if you are getting p0170,p0171, and p0174 (get really bad mpg, idle fluctuation, bank 2 system is too lean). To clear all the codes, I installed a new OEM O2 sensor on the driver side. Hope that's helpful. BTW, if you have CEL please post here and how did you solved it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:53 AM
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2002 shoreline mist w/beige interior
215000kms/133600 miles
the more I drive this car the more I love it
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:52 AM
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2004 pearl white with beige interior
155,000 miles
5% tint all around
blacked out headlights (painted beats vinyl)
blacked out tailights (painted beats vinyl)
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:11 PM
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2000 Black Acura RL 230,000 miles still runs like a champ
JSK USA Coilovers, H.i.D's, Fogs,
Tsw kyalami 18x8 +30

these pics are when car was lowered on H&R lowering springs from a legend currently running a different setup now.





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Old 04-13-2014, 01:08 PM
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Picked up a 1998 Acura RL last week, lady owner lived in an apartment, and had on street parking only... the radiator was cracked along the top and leaked coolant when warm. Also the check engine, ABS, and TCS lights are on.

It'll definitely be a little bit of work to get it back running, but I absolutely fell in love with the luxury and the way it drove.



I'm currently in the middle of doing the timing belts & radiator replacement, and took a bunch of photos while doing it. I'll make sure to start a thread on here with my steps to put it back together, I was a bit behind when I realized I should be taking photos of the dismantling.

Anyway here's where I'm at:

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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Cool 2002 Pearl White RL

Great travel car, smooth ride. About 80k. Lousy mileage compared to old Maxima. Fortunately we don't do many miles.

Other ride: 2004 350Z Roadster.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:01 PM
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Sign in 1st Gen RL

Hey guys and gals. Im new to Acurazine! I am a proud owner of a 2000 Acura Rl with 225,000 miles. I have researched alot about suspension in these cars. Any experts with ride comfort on the legend springs?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:38 AM
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01 RL pearl white tan leather tan leather 215,000 n counting! Looking for mods body kit and someone who knows the motor for some suggestions!
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:55 AM
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Just got rid of my DC4 for this KA9

1999 Acura 3.5RL
Nighthawk Black Pearl
Black interior w/ navigation
159k, 2nd owner
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:10 AM
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Recently bought a 1998 RL premium with 157,500 miles on it.
Drives like butter. Wow, is the ride S M O O T H E!

Mine needed some immediate work on non-engine issues:
- passenger window motor
- rear view mirror replace
- steering wheel motors were both broken (tilt and in/out)

I was able to get parts cheap from a chop shop and budget labor done. In total, I'm in for $3 grand. So, we're happy with that.

Bought a $10 cassette/mini stereo adapter, so we can play music from our phones. Sound system is great. Cassette/.mp3s are better than I expected. Not bad.

The leather is in great condition. The seats are quite comfortable. Love the recallable driver's positioning.

Hate the gas mileage. Starting a thread about that, and about paint.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:44 PM
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98 SE
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Coils, 19's

Working on 99+ tails, possible retrofit, aero and wider fronts.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:58 AM
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1997 Acura RL 266,000 miles and still beating camero's in the quarter. The best car ever?

Previous car 1993 Mazda 929
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:16 PM
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2000 RL Silver

K&N Air intake
JDM Front End [Clear lights 5 bulb array]
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6k Lows, Fogs
20in Massive Black lip, chrome & tempered glass
Blaupunkt 12in Sub / 2000w Amp

to get done.

Buddy club coil overs
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:43 AM
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2000 3.5RL [BLACKonBLACK] [/IMG]
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:51 PM
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2002 Acura RL 3.5

Wut up fellow Ack pushas! I'm new on this site. I've been chekn out this site for a while now. Nice whips I must say.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:16 PM
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Acura RL 3.5 w/o Nav
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236k miles Still runs like a Beast!

San Diego, Ca
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:36 AM
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Acura 3.5 RL 1999 White Exterior
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:37 PM
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Need to know the trick to replacing rear exterior dorr handle , 1996 rl
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:14 PM
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2002 Acura RL
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:58 PM
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2004 Acura RL
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It is still stock
black w/beige interior
In the near future, planning on putting in a sound system,
rims,lowering exct. will be posting pictures with mods done....
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:49 AM
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RL owner check-in

2004 Acura RL W/Navigation
144,000 Miles
Grey with tan interior
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:34 AM
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2001 Acura RL
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:55 PM
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2000 granny gold with navi

got it with 227k, right now has about 229k
navis not working, says the antenna is not able to connect.



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98 SE
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Coils, 19's

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yeah you definitely need retros

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Acura RL 3.5 w/o Nav
Matted Black Tan interior
236k miles Still runs like a Beast!

San Diego, Ca
hey im from SD too!
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:12 PM
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'96 3.5 RL Premium

138,000 miles

Oil burn/leaks

State inspected until December 2015

Had front end damage which is now repaired

Runs and drives nice except occassional puff of smoke

Clean on the inside and fair on the outside
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