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08-02-05 09:18 AM
msu79gt82 2005 Consumer Reports - AWD Mid-Luxury Sedan Comparison (no link of course to CR)

1. Infiniti M35x
2. Audi A6 3.2 Quattro
3. Cadillac STS V6
4. Acura RL
5. Lexus GS300 AWD

Infiniti M35x:
0-60 MPH - 7.0 Seconds
60-0 MPH - 128 Feet
Fuel Economy - 18 MPG

Audi A6 3.2 Quattro:
0-60 MPH - 7.7 Seconds
60-0 MPH - 129 Feet
Fuel Economy - 21 MPG

Cadillac STS V6:
0-60 MPH - 7.1 Seconds
60-0 MPH - 131 Feet
Fuel Economy - 18 MPG

Acura RL:
0-60 MPH 6.9 Seconds
60-0 MPH 131 Feet
Fuel Economy - 18 MPG

Lexus GS300 AWD:
0-60 MPH - 7.4 Seconds
60-0 MPH - 133 Feet
Fuel Economy - 20 MPG
08-02-05 01:47 AM
sambiam
Comparison Test

2005 All-Wheel-Drive Luxury Sport Sedan Comparison Test

We Did It!

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...cleId=106555#2
07-15-05 01:32 AM
jinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by sambiam
Good Article
http://www.motorage.com/motorage/art....jsp?id=170450

2005 RL - Are you worth it?
the answer to that question is, "yes"

07-14-05 11:34 PM
sambiam Good Article
http://www.motorage.com/motorage/art....jsp?id=170450

2005 RL - Are you worth it?
05-16-05 04:57 PM
msu79gt82 http://www.carlist.com/newcars/2005/ncr_363.html
05-13-05 11:13 AM
msu79gt82
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCRLGuy
Unfortunately, on top of the misinformation he dispensed, it appears he tested car(s) that had non-functioning items and/or poorly applied updates. His mention of side mirrors not functioning properly was the tipoff.
He may have had the mirror switch in the wrong position. Tilt-down mirrors were introduced in '01 I believe (my '01 MDX had), originally on the passenger side only. At that time the selector switch HAD to be in the central (neutral) position for the mirror to tilt-down. Later on Acura introduced Tilt-down mirrors on both sides ('04 I think); and changed the way the switch worked. Now the switch muct be placed on the side mirror you want to tilt; leaving the switch in the middle turns it off - EXACTLY opposite from the way both my MDXs worked.
05-13-05 11:05 AM
msu79gt82
Quote:
Originally Posted by sambiam
I did not see this one posted. If I missed it, I apologize.

http://www.freep.com/money/autorevie...e_20050505.htm

Pretty sad review as I see it.
Thanks for the post; all reviews are helpful in my opinion. One of his nitpicks I have encountered in every RL I've sat in.

However, the spring-loaded cigarette lighters on all the RLs I drove were sticky, refusing to open fully. Yep I find the this a very poor and annoying design flaw.
05-13-05 03:22 AM
DCRLGuy I wouldn't be too concerned with this particular review. Either the individal writing it was misinformed on numerous items, or he just doesn't do his homework. His mistakes (on features or operational items) are quite plentiful.

Unfortunately, on top of the misinformation he dispensed, it appears he tested car(s) that had non-functioning items and/or poorly applied updates. His mention of side mirrors not functioning properly was the tipoff.

If this reviewer is bona fide and well respected, Acura should contact him and provide a follow up car that is more representative of the vehicle.
05-13-05 12:34 AM
sambiam I did not see this one posted. If I missed it, I apologize.

http://www.freep.com/money/autorevie...e_20050505.htm

Pretty sad review as I see it.

sam
05-12-05 01:47 PM
msu79gt82 http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journal...s/11596544.htm
04-20-05 02:43 PM
msu79gt82 http://www.smartmoney.com/autos/newc...y=december2004
04-15-05 10:30 AM
msu79gt82 http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...12/036542.html
03-31-05 02:43 PM
proe RL lost to both M35 and M45, what a shame.
Comparison against M35 is in the M/T.
I think RL would be 1st if it has just a little more low end torque and shorter stopping distance like S2000.
03-30-05 10:06 AM
unlemming
Quote:
Originally Posted by Car and Driver
Ideally, all the cars in this test would have similar engine types. But we wanted a price cap of $55,000 (to make sure Acura’s relatively affordable new V-6–powered RL would qualify)
And yet, the Acura RL as tested was 49,470..the best price in the competition. The cars that blew the cap were the Jag and the Lexus (oh, btw, V8 Lexus). A few other stupid things in it, but good article anyway. The interior really makes/breaks for me though so the Infiniti doesn't stand a chance ...Not that I have 50k.
03-29-05 03:06 PM
jinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by msu79gt82
If I missed this one I apologize; but I didn't see it.

Car & Drivers Comparison Test: http://secure.grubbs.com/cardriver.pdf
good one... and a PDF too! great for printing out and reading in the reading lounge (read: on the toilet )

new Infinity 1st place... makes me wanna drive it... Maybe I will
Actually I think I wouldn't mind driving any one of those cars.

2nd place not too shaby... RL did great considering it was going up against V8's...
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