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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    V-8 300hp>V-6 300hp. There is no comparison. The V-8 is smoother, quicker and has a nice growl. The V-6 still feels strained, it has no low end toruqe and only 260lbs at peak. It also has to scream to hit peak HP.

    When Honda fans argue their V-6 this and that, they have NEVER owned a V-8. Cause when u do, its almost impossible to go back.:coolgleam

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    You guys sound a little concerned if Honda/Acura DID built a V8?! I could see them getting into the big truck market. Nissan did it probably because they wanted a piece of that pie and built the Titan. I'm still amazed the Pilot only has a V6! I would want an SRX over that anyday!

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Its my understanding that Acuras hold their value quite well, especially the manual Legend II. The interior on the new RL is absolutely stunning. I just wish it wasnt so blah from the outside.

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    I like the previous RL's looks better.. Is it me or are they getting smaller and smaller?
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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano
    I like the previous RL's looks better.. Is it me or are they getting smaller and smaller?
    Actually, I find the new one to be "fatter" and larger overall.

    I do like the interior in the new RL but I don't think I would buy one if it's the same price as a Deville.

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano
    Those aren't even the nice DTS rims! Looks more like a Deville base to me.

    A DTS here is 70k and it's the same price for the RL!

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350
    Honda ever building full-size pickups? I don't, at least not for a long time
    I've got some bad news for you Brian:

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/inde...&sid=275&n=157

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    There is not a chance in frozen over hell that I would take that Honda thing over a fully loaded DTS. The DTS has more character, driving dynamic and agresiveness than that Acura could ever dream of. Does the Acura have a boatload of cool digital features? Yes. Does the Acura have an awesome AWD system? Yes. Is the Acura's interior quality probably leaps ahead of the Cadillac? Probably. Does the Acura have an ounce of soul... No. Not fun to drive, its a get there from here luxo people hauler. Bleh...

    By the way, its proper Japanese name is "Honda Legend".

    P.S. I have to hand it to Acura on the RL Interior, it is beautiful, plus the Navigation screen is huge.

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    I would rather have the basic DTS over that limited edition. Or at least put the DTS rims on it. I too liked the RL interior!

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    You can't talk to much trash about the Acura. I had a 02 TL-type S it was a very good car, good design and well executed in manufacturing. Cadillac could learn some about the car business if they looked closely. If the N. Star had the same output per litre as Acura's sweet running V-6s some of us would be in jail for wreckless endangerment.

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by BANK
    You can't talk to much trash about the Acura. I had a 02 TL-type S it was a very good car, good design and well executed in manufacturing. Cadillac could learn some about the car business if they looked closely. If the N. Star had the same output per litre as Acura's sweet running V-6s some of us would be in jail for wreckless endangerment.
    Yes the TL had a sweet V-6 but the rest of the car was built poorly. Caddy better not take any lessons. Tranny recall, rattles, cheap leather, HIDs stolen, etc etc. It was a good seller b/c it was cheap, 27k to start and 31k for a Type-S loaded.
    Value, I think not, you get what you pay for.

    Sal, the new RL is smaller than the previous model.

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    http://www.acura.com/models/model_index.asp?module=rl


    It's amazing what they are getting for HP out of a V6.
    And therein lies the problem. I think that squeezing so many ponies out of a V6 will adversely impact the engine's overall longevity. All things being equal, a big V8 has to work "less hard" to get high HP than a smaller V6 engine.

    Having said that, the interior of the RL is real sweet. Damn, the leather smells better than new leather in a Caddy. Do Japanese cows smell better than American cows?

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    I'm still suprised no one here has test drove one to talk about any comparison with a Caddy, including MYSELF!
    I test drove one last week. The new Honda, er, Acura, traction control works very well around curves. As I posted before, the car's interior is VERY nice. Still, I would take a well equipped DTS over the RL anytime.

    The dealer was eager to take my black on black 1999 SLS (35.5k miles) in trade for a new RL.

    The offer was tempting.....but my SLS has one fantastic feature that I would not trade for any other car in the world.

    IT IS ALREADY PAID FOR!!!!

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    Re: Northstar Vs. New RL with 300 HP!

    The Acura dealer just opened about a month ago here in Monterrey. Ill go and take a look at them Acuras, test drive a couple and post my opinions regarding this cars.

    Mejia

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