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#5604 of 5648 extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base?
Mar 18, 2012 (6:01 pm)
I bought this car yesterday, it has 87000 miles. The previous owner seems to have taken good care of it but he did have a power steering fluid leakage recently (fixed). Is it wise to spend ~$2000 for an extended warranty? I only drive ~5000 miles a year. My gut feeling is to have faith in the Acura brand but the fear of being stuck with an expensive lemon is hard to overcome.
#5605 of 5648 Re: extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base? [rosle9708]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:25 pm)
Well, how many years and miles does it add?
In any case, I would say no on a TL. Put the 2K in an account, and add a little each month. Odds are you aren't going to ever get enough out of the warranty while it it still in place, and the Acura isn't likely to have a hugely expensive failure that would be covered.
#5606 of 5648 2005 Acura TL
Mar 24, 2012 (8:17 am)
I have 154,000 miles on my 2005 Acura TL and have changed the timing belt twice already, once at 60,000 miles and again at 120,000 miles. The Acura dealership is telling me to do it again at 180,000 miles. Is this too often? I noticed a gentleman had just changed his for the first time at 99,500 miles and their TL was a 1999 not a 2005. Thoughts? Also, has anyone replace all of their engine and transmission mounts? I had to replace all of mine at around 100,000 miles and it was very, very expensive.
#5607 of 5648 Re: 2005 Acura TL [prprt33]
Mar 24, 2012 (8:25 am)
look in the owners manual. If you still have one with service intervals, otherwise might have to check the internet.
the first change is called for at ~100K (maybe 105?) or 7 years. So you were well under that at 60K. But, they may have a shorter interval for subsequent changes.
But I doubt if it was me that I would replace it again that soon.
As to mounts, the ones on my '99 got replaced at about 140K miles. My sister owned it at the time, but I believe the bill for the full service + mounts was about $700.
#5608 of 5648 Re: 2005 Acura TL [stickguy]
Mar 24, 2012 (11:05 pm)
That for the feedback, I went and checked my owner's manual and it said if you drive in really hot temperatures to replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles. I live in Phoenix, AZ so that must be what the dealership is going off of.
#5609 of 5648 Re: Timing Belt question [camon]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:24 am)
I have a 2000TL with 184,000 miles on it and it has its original timing belt. I'm going to run it until it conks out.
I've had my timing belts replaced on other vehicles at various intervals and the old ones have always looked fine when removed.
We will see how long it lasts on this on this 2000TL as I usually replace my cars after 200,000 miles .
#5610 of 5648 Re: Timing Belt question [camon]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:42 am)
Yeah, I think on my next vehicle I will change them at 100,000 miles. I am going to replace my 2005 TL at 200,000 miles as well and was really debating if I should replace the timing belt again at 180,000 miles or go until she hits 200,000 miles when I sell it. Any particular reason why you replace them at 200,000 miles?
#5611 of 5648 Re: Timing Belt question [prprt33]
Mar 27, 2012 (5:25 am)
I replace my cars at 200,000 miles because that appears to be the time when various items with moving parts begin to wear all around the same time it seems. Such as alternator, water pump automatic transmission parts etc. But until then my maintence costs are virtually nonesistant.
#5612 of 5648 2004-2005 durability
May 21, 2012 (3:44 pm)
I'm looking at getting a used 2004/2005, anywhere from 70K to 90K miles. I have never owned Acuras before, and have never driven a car past 85K. Assuming routine maintenance has been done and will be done, can I expect these cars to last to 150K miles or even 200K?
Any personal input/stories would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#5613 of 5648 Re: 2004-2005 durability [chenceza]
May 21, 2012 (7:44 pm)
if you get one in nice shape, that has been well maintained, and you continue to do the same than 150K is not out of reason. No guarantee of course, and something big could fail in there, but would not be surprised.
I have a 2000 Tl with just over 162K that still runs fine, so I know that generation at least was built to last!