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Hello,

I am new to the forums I am currently doing some research on buying an Acura and need some help.

I am looking currently at a 2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Aspec tech pack $25,500 (CAD dollars) 41,009 kms and a 2014 Acura RLX hybrid SH-AWD 63,000kms $22,550. I was just wondering if there are any common issues or problems with these vehicles. Also the RLX has had $17,000 in collision repairs. 1 hit was $9000, 1 $7000 and 1 $1300

I am currently driving a 2009 G37x with 173,000 km and the problems seem to keep piling up. I did 2 front wheel barrings, had to get the gauge cluster motherboard replaced (lights flickering and shut off) and the outside door handle cable broke.

I was looking at a 2015 GS, and 2017 Honda Ridgeline but, they are out of my price range.

Any advice anyone can get me?
 

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Is the 2014 Acura RLX a Good Used Car? Although the RLX comes packed with features, we can't recommend it as your next used vehicle. It has a very low reliability rating, and rivals provide better performance and more user-friendly features for the money.
 

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Thanks for the advice. Yes I would prefer something that is reliable. Performance isn't everything to me it just need to be reliable. Lexus is my first choice but they hold their value very well.
 

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I have a 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid. The only problem I have had is to replace the battery. Otherwise the car is very reliable (check Acurazine) and a dream to drive. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one (if I can find one) when this one grows old. Proper maintenance keeps this car going and going and going . . .
 

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Is the 2014 Acura RLX a Good Used Car? Although the RLX comes packed with features, we can't recommend it as your next used vehicle. It has a very low reliability rating, and rivals provide better performance and more user-friendly features for the money.
I disagree 😁
 

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I have an 18 RLX hybrid and it has been perfect with mpgs avg 27-29 combined (3-5 higher mpgs on 100% hwy). Just routine maintenance with fluid/filter changes and tire rotations. If you want to be pampered, then MB, BMW, or Lexus might be a better choice. What the RLX lacks in luxury, it makes up for it in performance and driving characteristics. If you love to feel part of the car and drive, you will love the way the RLX hybrid feels on the road. It won't feel like you are isolated from the road with technology like other brands.
 
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Thanks mrgold! Sounds good that it is a driver's car. The only other lux car I'd buy is Lexus.

BMW ( buy more warranty and bring my wallet) MB I would never own rip off to maintain and unreliable!

thanks for your feedback! I might actually be pulling the trigger on a 2013 gs with the Mark Levinson low mileage and a good price I did wish I got to try the RLX sh-awd but there aren't any in my area other than the one with a big hit on it
 

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It is mostly a cosmetic change for the 18-20 RLX Sport hybrid compared to earlier 14-17 models. Keep your eye out for one that might pop-up down the road to atleast take a test drive to compare to your GS. The RLX all weather/sporty sh-awd, Krell audio, and +28 mpgs might still be in the running for a replacement in a few years.
 
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