2000 Acura RL Reviews

2000 Acura RL from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carToyota Solara

Summary:

Great car! Must buy one

Faults:

One of rear passenger windows is down.

Eating gas. Getting 12 miles in the city, 21 on the highway.

General Comments:

It is one the best cars in the world that I can afford. The car is superb luxury and loaded with factory navigation, Bose sound system and etc.. So far I have only driven it for 5000 miles, but the car already gave me an idea about itself. I used to own luxury German cars including BWM 528, MERCEDES E320, but I can tell you that this vehicle is more reliable car than the other German luxuries.

Engine sounds great, transmission shifts very good. Acceleration is smooth, no shaking, no hassling. The car has everything that I would need from a car. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THERE IS NO CHRONIC PROBLEM OTHER THAN POWER WINDOWS ON THIS CAR. (NO ENGINE SLUDGE, TRANSMISSION, HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS)

If you find one, you are lucky because there aren't a lot of RLs made. I know some people drive up to 300k without replacing the original engine and tranny.

I know it is eating gas, and gas is not cheap anymore. I get 21 MPG on highway, which is way lower than what it is supposed to be.

If you need a RELIABLE CAR, BUY THIS... only if you can find one...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2010

2000 Acura RL 3.5 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles

Summary:

Such a good experience, it will be hard to replace!

Faults:

Replaced both rear window regulators.

General Comments:

We've thoroughly enjoyed this car, from its elegant lines and luxury interior, to its very low maintenance.

Very comfortable seats and spacious interior have made for smooth traveling for us.

It's been unbelievably reliable, except for the back window motors, which gave out a year ago, which is a small price to pay for the benefits this car has provided us!

We'll do our 105M service, which will include a timing belt; then mechanic says it should go to 250,000 miles.

Our RL has been a wonderful car for us!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2010

2000 Acura RL 3.5 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Very high maintenance costs

Faults:

I have had a multitude of problems with both essential and non-essential systems with the current Acura. I previously owned an Integra for approximately 8 years with the only maintenance costs and 1 set of new tires. I did change the timing belt @ 60,000. I couldn't have been more pleased with this vehicle.

My husband and I then purchased a used Acura 3.5RL in 2001. It had about 28,000 miles on it and had an extremely smooth ride. Realizing it is 7 years later, I still did not anticipate all the problems.

Both rear electric window motors have been replaced.

The driver's side door handle has been broken.

I have bought a total of 6 new tires (and not the cheap ones).

I have replaced the timing belt, which was expected.

It is now at 98,000 miles. I took it to the local Acura dealership to have the passenger rear window fixed & the driver's side door handle replaced. While the car was in the shop, I got a call saying that the radiator was cracked & needed replacing. So I agreed. My husband retrieved the car, and when I got in it, I drove it less than a block before I noticed something was really wrong with the suspension. The car was bouncing like one would expect in a white water raft going down some serious rapids. I of course immediately called the dealership, but they were closed due to Yom Kippur.

I was at the shop first thing this morning to ask them to look at it. The service manager avoided me completely, and the guy that writes up the service order said that he could look at it and tell the right side strut was gone, but he recommended that I have them both replaced.

I just wanted to see if others have had similar problems, does this sound reasonable or should I never take my car back to this place again?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th October, 2008

6th Nov 2008, 15:27

Sounds like they took advantage of you at that shop because you are a female.

16th Nov 2010, 17:43

At 65000 miles, both rear electric window regulators have been replaced, $800.

Fuel pump failed, $750.

As you can see, the manufacturer did not use quality parts, very expensive to have them replaced.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews