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Old 01-05-2019, 01:49 PM
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:00 AM
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Ok. I've been giving it some thought.

I think I'm going to put the 2009-2010 TSX as my first choice.

Here's why.

It gets the same, if not, better MPG than my Optima.
Premium is only *recommended*.
Not many mechanical issues reported.
Nav is not a touchscreen.
Cup holders are to the right of gear shift and not right behind it (stupid, I know)
Interior is almost the same as the RDX.
Engine sounds like the RDX, minus the turbo.
Great handling.
Doesn't sit too low like the TL.
Smaller sedan.
Has a backup camera.
I4 revs only about 2,400 RPM at 77 mph, same as my 6AT Optima, so gearing is better, and 5AT shouldn't gear hunt like my 6AT does.

So it seems I could get one for around $6.5-8K used with about 125-150K miles if I look hard.



^^^^^^ Now this worries me, A LOT! ^^^^^^


When I bought this car six months ago, it was valued at $7,100. Now it's only $6,200. Hmmm....


It was discounted because it needed tires and had some damage, but I took care of almost all of it, still have a few kinks, but OMG at that drop.

I've put 7K miles on it since buying it back in late May 2018. I immediately had the tires replaced, one TPMS sensor replaced, brake job on all four axles, MAP sensor replaced, two brand new headlights, new grille from SX and a new Key fob from dealer.

That's about $3K of repairs right there.

I'm freaking out that I just dumped $3K of non-refundable expenses into a rapidly depreciating car.

I know car depreciate, but damn, my 8 year old Kia is worth about as much as a 13 year old Honda with the same milage.

I plan to keep the car for just under a year. Hopefully, I'll be able to save or finance a small loan by then. But I'm afraid as soon as it hits 200K miles it will be worth literally nothing.

This happened with the RDX, but I'm OK with that because we're just going to eventually put 400K miles on it then I'm going to restore it.

But I want an Acura still. I really want a more vintage Acura but I need nav and backup camera in my daily because I'm always getting myself lost by driving new roads. My phone's Google maps just doesn't cut it for me! I perfer an in-dash nav this is joystick controlled.

I wish I had just kept my TL. Used the 3K for a TB/WP job and fixed my two dents, windshield and bought Gatr's wheels he's selling.

The Optima's a great car, but it's too damn plebeian for me. It reminds me too much of a Toyota Camry.

Sorry guys!
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:03 AM
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Here is my TL right now! It's at 113K miles currently.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:15 AM
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I forgot to add excellent condition and premium pakage to it, here's the true value, I feel a little better.

Also, I think I'm spoiled because when I traded my Camry for the TL, he gave me $7200, I think he gave me resale, not trade value.

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Old 01-07-2019, 12:16 AM
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Here's for the RDX.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:11 AM
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:36 PM
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