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post #31 of 76 (permalink) Old 09-21-04, 06:48 PM
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Road & Track 2005 RL Review

Link to R&T's review....which is quoted on the Acura web site...

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=1495
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yeah i think this thread is a good idea. i just cant wait for the full test drive reviews of this car.
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post #33 of 76 Old 10-02-04, 03:26 PM
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MotorWeek Car of the Month

Another Excellent review

http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/carofthemonth.shtml

"If you're up for a little cutting-edge, all-wheel drive luxury, be sure to tune in for MotorWeek's exclusive road test of the new Acura RL on episode #2405. The episode airs on PBS during the week beginning October 1 and on Speed Channel beginning October 5."

Unfortunately, I have to wait to October 4 on Speed Channel before viewing the road test...but please comment if you were able to see it on PBS!!!
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When to my dealer last night and got the new 2005 RL brochure. This car has everything you need, maybe not to everyone, but for me, yes.

Something that stands out was the last page where the exterior colors are. For the brochure "a team of up to 14 technicians begins the painstaking process of wet-sanding every square inch of the body by HAND".

Then they add 2, not 1, coats of clear coat to the car :boink

My lease is up next year on my 2003 TL-S and I'm going to get this car!
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Automobile Mag's Review

Check out Automobile Mag's Review:
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews..._rl/index.html
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Car and Driver full review 12/2004 issue.

http://caranddriver.com/article.asp?...&page_number=1

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Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System Named To Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New


Torrance, Calif. 11/10/2004 -- The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)) system featured on the all-new 2005 Acura RL performance luxury sedan has been named Best of What's New in the Automotive Technology category of Popular Science Magazine's 2004 Best of What's New list.

Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 12 categories: Auto Technology, Aviation & Space, Cars, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health, Photography and Recreation. Winners are featured in the December issue of Popular Science.

The Acura SH-AWD system is the first and only all-wheel-drive platform to distribute the optimum amount of torque not only between the front and rear wheels but also between the left and right rear wheels. The result is uncanny cornering performance that provides extremely neutral steering and outstanding vehicle stability.

"Being named to the Best of What's new list further confirms that the Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system is a significant advancement in automotive technology," said Dick Colliver, Acura vice president, sales. "Acura takes its reputation for technologically advanced vehicles seriously and we appreciate the recognition in such a respected publication."

"Best of What's New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year's worth of work evaluating thousands of products," said Editor Mark Jannot. "These awards honor innovations that not only impact the way we live today, but change the way we think about the future."

The 2005 Acura RL is Acura's top-of-the-line sedan. In addition to SH-AWD, it features a 300-horsepower VTEC engine, track-tuned suspension, and a host of advanced technology including the first North American application of a real time traffic information system.
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Nice description of SH-AWD with testing in rain at Summit Point Raceway in Virginia:

http://jgilbert.duluth.com/index.php...5110&view=text
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First drive review by Canadian Driver:

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/05rl.htm
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This was in Autospies tonight.

http://www.autospies.com/article/ind...articleId=3782

Some of which I agree with but I have not seen as poor a review of the RL anywhere else,
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