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#19 of 28 Re: 1996 Acura TL 2.5 [carbuyer29]
May 08, 2007 (5:49 pm)
1) Ridiculous price. The private party value is between $4,500+/-, dealer retail $5,300+/- according to Edmunds.
2) Not that great of a car, IMO. Underpowered (funky 5 cylinder, 176 hp/170 ft lbs.). Boxy design. Doesn't handle particularly well. Think a similar vintage Accord EX for half the price is a much better value.
3) I have a 1995 Nissan Maxima SE 5-speed w/ 190hp/205 ft.lbs, a Ward's 10 best 6-cylinder engine. Although it has 155k highway miles, it's in extremely good condition. I would take it over that TL 2.5 any day, at the same price. And on a good day, I'd be hard pressed to sell it for more than $3,500.
4) Re-read #1 - Ridiculous price. If you really love this particular car, offer them $4,500 and know that you are still overpaying by $1,000 for the Acura brand, IMO.
P.S. I have nothing against Acura - own a 2004 TL 6-speed and 2005 MDX. But this 5-cylinder Vigor suceessor was an oddball that wasn't a compelling car brand new and certainly isn't 11 years later.
#20 of 28 Re: 1996 Acura TL 2.5 [habitat1]
May 08, 2007 (6:50 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I thought it might be a good deal based on the mileage and the maintenance history, but its still a '96. I'd like a later model, but they are pricey.
#21 of 28 Re: 1996 Acura TL 2.5 [carbuyer29]
May 10, 2007 (8:44 am)
I purchased a '97 TL2.5 (premium) for my daughter in December 2005 - from an Acura dealer. It was a 2 owner car, w/ maintenance history, and had 82K miles. Paid 8,000. Only service has been tires, oil changes and the 105K service (paid $800 at a private shop). I liked the size of the car (vs an Integra), plus it can't go too fast! The '98/99 Accords were my pfd cars, but for similar condition and miles, they were more, at that time.
#22 of 28 Would you buy a VERY used 2004 TL?
May 02, 2008 (12:06 pm)
I don't suppose there's much chance of getting replies here since this thread has been dead for nearly a year, but I'm wondering what people think about buying a used 2004 with very very tall miles (117k)?
I've never bought a used car before; it seems very risky to buy such a high mileage vehicle but this is really the only 2004 TL I've seen in such a low price range (around $12k). The dealer says he got it at auction.
#23 of 28 Would you buy a VERY used 2004 TL? (mogal1)
Aug 17, 2008 (6:12 pm)
The mileage isn't particularly scary, if the car has been well maintained and driven with reasonable care. A TL that meets those criteria should easily go 200,000 miles, or more. However, I wouldn't buy an auction car from a dealer, because I want to know the history of a used car; that is, maintenance and how it was driven.
#24 of 28 Used 2006 TL with Nav for 21K?
Oct 22, 2008 (6:36 pm)
Looking at a 2006 TL with Nav and BT for 21K. Mileage is 20k miles. Havent seen the car in person yet but pulling down a carfax.
Thoughts on price? KBB/ Edmunds/ Nada are all above it but im having Black book value pulled.
Thanks in advance for feedback
#25 of 28 About to buy an 06 TL w/o Nav
Oct 27, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I found an auto broker in Chicago that will sell me a 2006 TL with 25k miles for 21000 and new tires. He has others with Nav. If you want to see them go to www.tabautobrokers.com
#26 of 28 Re: About to buy an 06 TL w/o Nav [bobhoops]
Oct 29, 2008 (12:41 pm)
I just pulled the trigger in SOCAL on the one I mentioned previously. The Black Book wholesale on the 2006 TL with Nav with 19500 miles was 22K and I paid 21K.
The car has a bunch of surface scratches and a chipped winshield - all getting cleaned up for 250 bucks. I also spent about 15 bucks for some detailing supplies and spitshined the car over the weekend.
So 21300 for my 06.
To answer your post - 21k with new tires sounds like a good deal. I hope that includes their broker fees.
#27 of 28 Re: About to buy an 06 TL w/o Nav [kylechoffman]
Nov 01, 2008 (3:18 pm)
There were no fees.
#28 of 28 Perforated leather and kids
Nov 07, 2008 (8:50 am)
Someone made a call out in a different forum about perforated leather maybe not being a good match with kids. I hadn't even though of that..but now as I look at the used TL/TSX...i'm wondering if it is not a great idea. Kids do have a way of spilling fluids..bodily and otherwise. What is the purpose of the perforated leather and is a bad match with kids?