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Christian
07-24-2005, 09:25 AM
Hi all,

Here in the Suffolk/Smithfield area, and in Hampton Roads (VA) area as well, I've seen a dearth of M's (and GS's). But the RL's (as well as the ubiquitous Bimmer's and Benz's) are all over the place.

The RL's don't look as fugly as the pictures seem - actually, they look pretty sharp (but in an Accord sort of way). Are Acura dealers discounting them? Incentives? Or is the HR populace here on to something and it's actually a great car? Makes me want to put it on the test drive list now if I ever decide to take the plunge.

I love to see an M in the parking lot, if only to chat first person with the owner about it, but I've only seen two - and very briefly on the road at that.

...For me, I'm back in the dugout (after spending a brief time in the batter's box) for buying. Still waiting for the right time financially, and still waiting for the M45 6MT option http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif...

Continue the happy drivin' all you happy M owners - I'm still lurking! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Christian

sdiver68
07-24-2005, 10:10 AM
Dealers are letting RL's go right at invoice, ~45K. At that price, since they only come 1 way "fully loaded", if you don't care about the last 10% of performance, then the RL is, imho, a good choice.

nickv31
07-24-2005, 11:54 AM
I was offered a RL for $2,000 under invoice believe it or not. That made me think long and hard, but in the end, I paid the extra for "more" car.

Mike_TX
07-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Yep, they're even admitting on the Acura forums that RL's are going for invoice.

I guess that tells you something ... http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif

mrdeeno
07-24-2005, 06:10 PM
Ive been over at the rl forums and some people are able to get rl's for $42-43k. I guess it depends on the market, but that's a hell of a deal for a $49k car.

dseag2
07-24-2005, 06:59 PM
Hi all,

Here in the Suffolk/Smithfield area, and in Hampton Roads (VA) area as well, I've seen a dearth of M's (and GS's). But the RL's (as well as the ubiquitous Bimmer's and Benz's) are all over the place.

The RL's don't look as fugly as the pictures seem - actually, they look pretty sharp (but in an Accord sort of way). Are Acura dealers discounting them? Incentives? Or is the HR populace here on to something and it's actually a great car? Makes me want to put it on the test drive list now if I ever decide to take the plunge.

I love to see an M in the parking lot, if only to chat first person with the owner about it, but I've only seen two - and very briefly on the road at that.

...For me, I'm back in the dugout (after spending a brief time in the batter's box) for buying. Still waiting for the right time financially, and still waiting for the M45 6MT option http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif...

Continue the happy drivin' all you happy M owners - I'm still lurking! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Christian



Just the opposite here in South Florida. When I owned my RL I rarely saw any others on the road. I'm sure that's because dealers wouldn't come off sticker, but even with the deals out there I've still only seen a few on the road. South Florida is all about the "wow" factor, so I think it's too understated for the market. You're right, the RL does look much better in person, but it still doesn't have the presence the M has.

I've seen more M's than RL's. A couple of weekends ago I saw 4 other M's. I've seen a few GS's, but not many.

ES 300/500's and 5 Series are very common here. Glad I got the M. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jaggrey
07-25-2005, 02:01 PM
You're definitely right about that one... I'm in the Miami area and I've seen mainly GSs, more and more Ms, but maybe 1 or 2 RLs.