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Acura TL, Honda Accord, Sedan
#981 of 1159 Re: 2006 TL - 3 deal breakers. [bodble2]
Apr 23, 2006 (12:55 pm)
Yeah, $3+ per gallon sucks.
However, so does the depreciation hit on a trade, if you really want to end up with a BMW in a couple of years. On the other hand, if the Fit stays in the family, at least you are avoiding the double whammy of trading now and trading again in 2 years.
I was just looking at my mileage logbook for my old 1995 Nissan Maxima that resides at our second home. 155,085 miles on the odometer (only about 2,000 in the last 2 years). Total of 6,450 gallons 1.41/gal = $9,248 in gas for 155k miles at an average of 24.05 mpg. Today, putting 155k miles on an Acura TL with an overall average of 19.8 mpg $3.00 per gallon would cost $23,484. That's a 154% increase and more than I spent to buy the Maxima in late 1994.
#982 of 1159 Re: 2006 TL - 3 deal breakers. [habitat1]
Apr 23, 2006 (9:26 pm)
The Fit will likely stay in the family as we will have 2 kids driving soon.
Actually went and compared the Fit to a Civic sedan today. The Civic seems to cover most of the shortcomings of the Fit, for pretty much the same price. I don't even think real-life mpg would be that much different. Of course, the one big minus would be the restricted cargo-carrying flexibility.
#983 of 1159 06 Accord EX V6 vs. 03 TL 3.2 Type-S
Aug 03, 2006 (7:22 am)
I had hopes to finally upgrade my (beloved) 97 Integra GSR with a 06 TL this year, but budgetary reason have compelled me to look for a more modest option. I am not excited about the 06 Accord EX V6, so I started looking at 03 TLs. There seems to be a good selection of previously leased 03 TLs out there to buy in the 21-22K range (4-5k cheaper than a new Accord). And no, a '04 TL is not an option...they still start at 28.5K, unfortunately.
For current /previous owners, any thoughts? What major car services are coming up in year 4?
#984 of 1159 Re: 06 Accord EX V6 vs. 03 TL 3.2 Type-S [ct_acurafan]
Aug 03, 2006 (5:20 pm)
Don't buy the 03 TLs!! They have bad transmission problems. The 06 TLs are about 30.5K (w/o nav), and O4 TLs should cost no more than 26k. For that money, you can get a new Accord EX V6 (with nav) and $23.5k can get you one w/o nav, which is not a bad car at all. Good luck in your search.
#986 of 1159 Re: 06 Accord EX V6 vs. 03 TL 3.2 Type-S [kennyg8]
Aug 04, 2006 (11:12 am)
Thanks for the heads up, Kennyg8. I wish I could find an 04 TL in CT that was 26k, but unfortunately all of the dealers have said that since demand is so high for the body style the price won't come down until '08. Looks like I am getting an '06 Accord, unless someone can find your mythical 26K '04 tl for me.
#987 of 1159 Re: 06 Accord EX V6 vs. 03 TL 3.2 Type-S [ct_acurafan]
Aug 05, 2006 (11:14 am)
I just did a search on Autotrader.com for used '04 TL within 100 miles of zip code 06880 (Westport, home of my late, lamented youth) and came up with 115 matches. Asking prices in the following range:
$27,999 Highest price
$20,000 Lowest price
$26,194 Average price
So, they're out there...
#988 of 1159 Re: 06 Accord EX V6 vs. 03 TL 3.2 Type-S [ct_acurafan]
Aug 05, 2006 (12:21 pm)
I'd rather have a NEW EX V-6 Accord than a 3 year old TL for the same money. The new car warranty especially the 5 year 60,000 mile powertrain warranty can't be overlooked unless you just have to have blue tooth. BTW, the 6 speed Accord is VERY fast and 4000 under MSRP is very possible.
#989 of 1159 Oversteering
Aug 05, 2006 (6:39 pm)
I'm new to this forum as I am now looking for a used TL or Honda Accord. Can someone explain to me the oversteering issue with the Acura that is noted here? What does it feel like?
#990 of 1159 Re: Oversteering [bmw325xi]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Oversteering? I don't recall reading about that being an issue with the TL. Now if you meant torque-steer....