So, I got my TLRs out to compare side by side... Autocord RG (no meter) and Rolleicord V... They are very similar, with shutter & aperture controls on opposite sides of the lens board, flip-up viewing hoods with magnifiers, f3.5/75mm lenses that fit "Bay 1" hoods, self-timer, V-X flash terminal, double-exposure lock, identical size and shape.
The Autocord RG has a lever and semicircular scale for focus at the bottom that is known to be delicate, but it works well if properly lubricated. The film and shutter are wound simultaneously with a folding crank lever on the right. The shutter and aperture setting are both displayed on the top of the viewing lens. Shutter release is a conventional forward-facing pushbutton at lower right with a concentric cable release. The film back hinges at the bottom, with the latch at the top. The fresnel viewing screen is very evenly illuminated, with a square framing guide around the edges and a fine-grain focus spot in the center.
Although most Rollei's focus on the left, the Rolleicord V is focused with a knob and scale on the right side. Film is wound by a knob at right rear and the shutter is wound by pressing the lever below the lens towards the right. That same lever releases the shutter when pressed to the left. Cable release is separate and on the left side, facing down. The film back hinges at the top with the latch on the bottom. Shutter speed and aperture displays are on opposite sides of the lenses. The plain ground-glass viewing screen is bright in the middle and relatively dim around the edges, with a center 'x' for framing and no other focusing aid.
I might give the advantage to the Autocord due to the brighter viewing screen, integrated film advance and shutter wind, plus better visibility of the aperture/shutter speed. On the other hand, I prefer the knob focus of the Rollei and the fact that it has fewer sharp edges on the bottom to poke my hand, plus the release lever seems to be in just the right place for me.
All things considered, they're both fine cameras.