The M35X feels teutonic in its ride, handling and steering dynamics as compared to the Acura RL. This to me was the single most importain factor in my decision to purchase this car.
Very roomy interior and to me intutive layout of controls. Top rate materials and good build quality. The rosewood and graphite gives a very classy appearance.
According to Truedelta and other sources such as CR both the M35 and RL are above average. I keep my cars for a long time so this is very importain to me.
Buying a luxury car after it was owned for 26 months and driven 27K resulted in a 20k reduction from MSRP when I purchased. I plan to drive this car for and additional 10 years.