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Old 06-28-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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unbable to choose, a tale of 2 acuras

I'm currently considering trading in my 2006 Subaru Impreza outback for something with more power and amenities.

I'm torn between two cars. A 2002 Acura TL with 51k miles or a 2003 Acura CL type-s with 118k miles. The CL looks to be dealer maintained and the exterior looks better compared to the TL. Perhaps the CL was garaged? and better taken care of. Both cars are auto.

I was also reading that these cars have had some transmission problems in the past. The last thing I want to do is purchase someone elses nightmare. Just how bad is this transmission issue? The dealer told me that the TL was brought in by the previous owner and a recall was performed on the transmission. Something with the oil cooler return line or some sort.

Would you even consider purchasing a 2003 model Acura with 118k miles?
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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why dont you consider something else.. something like a wrx or a newer accord.. why trade down to an older car and higher miles
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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why dont you consider something else.. something like a wrx or a newer accord.. why trade down to an older car and higher miles
If I got either one of these cars, I would not have a car payment at all. I like the many newer 06's out on the lot, but I'd be looking at a car payment and higher insurance. I'd even trade my subaru for a used RSX-s, but finding one that hasn't been modded and abused is a bit of a challenge.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #4
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My dad had an 02 Tl and the tranny went out at 60k miles, but the dealer fixed it for free even though he was out of warranty. How much are you looking to spend?

Why not an 03-04 Accord V6 coupe 6 speed?
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:31 PM   #7
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what happen to the ts?
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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just get a tsx
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #9
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:49 AM   #10
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dont get either, auto transmission is at its worse during these years,
get a v6 accord 6 speed or 6speed cl-s instead
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