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So I was reading this months Car and Driver at Target when I noticed an article about the long term acura they had that ended up in the shop more often than a 1985 Tempo.

Anyone got the article yet to enlight us on it?

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So I was reading this months Road and Track at Target when I noticed an article about the long term acura they had that ended up in the shop more often than a 1985 Tempo.

Anyone got the article yet to enlight us on it?

Funny. The same with Car and Driver's long-term RL.

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yea, that cracked me up. but since all their staffers loved it for long drives they forgave the lemon. let's see them do that with a gm or ford car. yea, right. also, i read an article yesterday about a nyc ford/lexus store that was getting rid of its ford franchise due to slow ford sales. they were saying how their lexus service dept was so busy that they had to put in a second shift. gee, where is the japanese quality at lexus???

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I read this too, though I was kind of expecting it, based on some of the common "first year bugs" I've read a lot about on some owner sites.

Still, it just goes to prove that even the "holy grail" of Japanese cars can have a lot of problems too, even if they are all small...doesn't matter, because it still requires another trip to the dealer :duh:

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yea, that cracked me up. but since all their staffers loved it for long drives they forgave the lemon. let's see them do that with a gm or ford car. yea, right. also, i read an article yesterday about a nyc ford/lexus store that was getting rid of its ford franchise due to slow ford sales. they were saying how their lexus service dept was so busy that they had to put in a second shift. gee, where is the japanese quality at lexus???

There are such things as factory recommended service schedules to change the oil, check brake wear etc.

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What a piece of crap......just read the C&D long-term report and I gotta tell you they were way too nice to Acura.

I agree the car is probably a great car to drive....and probably very comfortable....and I can attest the interior materials and fit-and-finish are superb.

But that doesn't excuse 8 unscheduled dealer service visits in such a short amount of time and mileage.

Does anyone remember the long-term test that C&D did on a 1982 Camaro? Admittedly the car was an absolute P.O.S. with all the problems they had....way worse than this Acura.....but they at least took GM to task and really ripped the car a new asshole in the report.

They should have done it to Acura this time.......

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He means Acura RL/Honda Legend.

I know I was being sarcastic :AH-HA_wink:

There was a post about the problematic RL over at TOV. Apparently these were the problems:

-The sunroof breaks.

-There is a recall for the door speakers.

-Right front window and mirror stopped working

-Sunroof breaks again.

-Side view mirrors stop working.

-Power outlets stop working.

-Left rear headrest didn't stay up.

-Power outlets stopped working again.

-Navigation system rebooted itself while in use.

For anyone who has read the article, is this correct?

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I know I was being sarcastic  :AH-HA_wink:

There was a post about the problematic RL over at TOV. Apparently these were the problems:

For anyone who has read the article, is this correct?

Yep, those were the issues.

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RL = 'Repaired Lately?'

Shame on C&D for not taking them below as they would other cars. Especially unacceptable for the price you pay and sacrifies you inherently make with an RL.

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RL = 'Repaired Lately?'

Shame on C&D for not taking them below as they would other cars. Especially unacceptable for the price you pay and sacrifies you inherently make with an RL.

Their long-term SRX also had quite a few problems (cracking sunroof, wouldn't start, rattles), but overall, they gave the Caddy a very positive write-up.

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See, I haven't read that at all, but I think there's a difference between giving a car a pass for some rattles/fitment issues/etc or what seems to be a haphazard problem, but multiple serious flaws merit attention.

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See, I haven't read that at all, but I think there's a difference between giving a car a pass for some rattles/fitment issues/etc or what seems to be a haphazard problem, but multiple serious flaws merit attention.

I would consider a car not starting a bigger deal than any of the problems the RL had (even if it's just a lose connection). Regardless, no new car from any manufacturer (outside of Korea) should be having any of these problems.

sacrifies you inherently make with an RL.

The "sacrifices" you might be making would be based off of what vehicle you were comparing it to. There are no sacrifices inherent to the RL.

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The "sacrifices" you might be making would be based off of what vehicle you were comparing it to. There are no sacrifices inherent to the RL.

In comparison to the last RL, you're sacrificing some interior room and cargo volume and IMO more road presence.

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There are no sacrifices inherent to the RL.

There are sacrifices inherent to the RL just based on the segment, and vehicles within, that it attempts to compete with.

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Well, surprise, surprise...

I looked over the article. Ddin't read it because I knew they'd say "Oh well, it's a god-like piece of perfection anyway--- as you were SHEEP!"

But don't worry; ayny non-brain washed buyer (are there any left?) can see right through that $h!... I mean 8 trips to the dealer??!?!?! C'mon!!!! And if these problems are evident throughout the line, then Acura is certainly taking a hit with it's consumers on perception and reality.... I'm sure C.R. saved the day for the car though.

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What a piece of crap......just read the C&D long-term report and I gotta tell you they were way too nice to Acura.

I agree the car is probably a great car to drive....and probably very comfortable....and I can attest the interior materials and fit-and-finish are superb.

But that doesn't excuse 8 unscheduled dealer service visits in such a short amount of time and mileage.

Does anyone remember the long-term test that C&D did on a 1982 Camaro?  Admittedly the car was an absolute P.O.S. with all the problems they had....way worse than this Acura.....but they at least took GM to task and really ripped the car a new asshole in the report.

They should have done it to Acura this time.......

E-X-A-C-T-L-Y...best review of all this on this board :AH-HA_wink:

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There are sacrifices inherent to the RL just based on the segment

Yes, I was actually thinking about that after I posted above. You can think about it any way, every vehicle could have inherent sacrifices, Flybrian's post came off more like he was stating that everybody will have to make a sacrifice when buying the RL, which is incorrect. The sacrifice isn't so much inherent to the vehicle, but rather based off of each buyer's needs.

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What a piece of crap......just read the C&D long-term report and I gotta tell you they were way too nice to Acura.

I agree the car is probably a great car to drive....and probably very comfortable....and I can attest the interior materials and fit-and-finish are superb.

But that doesn't excuse 8 unscheduled dealer service visits in such a short amount of time and mileage.

Does anyone remember the long-term test that C&D did on a 1982 Camaro?  Admittedly the car was an absolute P.O.S. with all the problems they had....way worse than this Acura.....but they at least took GM to task and really ripped the car a new asshole in the report.

They should have done it to Acura this time.......

I don't think even too many Nissan Quests see 8 dealer trips in that time period........

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