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Old 06-26-2018, 10:19 AM
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Its difficult to predict. Every single component is getting older and probability of it failing is increasing. At some point I need to let it go, newer car has more safety features and electronics. For me 10-11yr is kind of the line I draw. Its a personal choice
Ahhh, I know how to translate that comment; "you really want a new car."
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:27 PM
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Ahhh, I know how to translate that comment; "you really want a new car."
For me its a 10 year thing...
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For me its a 10 year thing...
I used to buy new cars; fifteen new cars over a thirty-seven year span to be precise. Now however I've found buying old (but well maintained) cars to not only be far less expensive over the long run, but much more rewarding to drive. If my 2006 TL got totaled or stolen today, what would I replace it with? Probably another 2006-2008 TL with a 6MT. Why nothing new? Short of maybe a Cadillac ATS 2.0t 6MT or a 3-Series BMW, there really isn't anything else on the market as good as my TL.
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For me its a 10 year thing...
I kept my 99 TL for 18 years. Around year 15 the new car itch got really strong, but as much as I love new cars, I love keeping my money even more.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:27 AM
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I agree with schen72, love thinking about new cars, but then look at my bank account and realize that I do love having the ability to buy a car when I want. Plus now, my 2004 Saturn Vue is the fool around car when I don't care about door dings and such. It goes to the shopping centers and theme parks in Orlando. The RDX is the "special" car I use every once in a while. I drive 10K miles per year, and change the oil in each one every 12 to 14 months at this point. Synthetic of course. 2021 is my timeframe for a nicely used 2019 RDX I think. For around $28K is the plan.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:40 PM
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I agree with schen72, love thinking about new cars, but then look at my bank account and realize that I do love having the ability to buy a car when I want. Plus now, my 2004 Saturn Vue is the fool around car when I don't care about door dings and such. It goes to the shopping centers and theme parks in Orlando. The RDX is the "special" car I use every once in a while. I drive 10K miles per year, and change the oil in each one every 12 to 14 months at this point. Synthetic of course. 2021 is my timeframe for a nicely used 2019 RDX I think. For around $28K is the plan.
In the latter years for my TL, it acted as my beater car. It's awesome being able to park with impunity and not worrying about dings. I'd wedge that car in anywhere I could fit it. Now, my current cars all look new even though two of them are actually quite old now.
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Everyone justifies their decisions to make themselves feel good about it. People have different incomes and different priorities on how to spend their money. There is no right or wrong, maybe someone can afford new car and would enjoy it, good for them I say

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Smile No, but, not as smooth

To me most all Acuras I've owned were great in their own right. But, I now have a '19 RDX A-Spec and this engine with the amazing 10 speed trans is very linear and smooth, and powerful. NO turbo lag. It's a beast off the line,
and when you need power it's always ready along with the trans, which can drop 4 gears if needed.

I was very unsure about getting one....but, I have to give Acura kudos for getting this combo right, or much better than Gen 1's. Don't want to offend anyone here....but, it's just the case. IF you haven't driven one...then you really
should, and then you'll know what I'm talking about. And, I've owned well over 30 new cars in 34 yrs. The turbo in line 6 cyl Toyota Supra I had was very smooth and no lag. And it had guts! Too bad they didn't put better head
gaskets on them.

And....no justifying here. Just the truth. IF I didn't like this '19 I'd write about what's wrong with it. There are a few "little issues" of design, etc, but, it's a different animal vs the Gen 2 RDX's I owned. Drove a new Gen 1 before the Gen 2's, but, did not buy it.

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Obviously 2019 rdx is better than first gen. No one going to argue about it, but people still like their older cars that have no car payments
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In a way I can't wait to drive a 2019 RDX once the enthusiasm slows down, and I have a couple of hours to kill. I still enjoy the 1G for all the reasons people have stated. Paid for, was a slow seller, so I do not see that many, I have modified it somewhat with lower springs, a different TMIC, and Hondata, plus the little plastic gasket thing. All put on by myself, so I feel like a mechanic. This site has helped immensely, though the 1G is becoming far and few between it seems. I hope everyone's 1G and 3G serves them well.
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Obviously 2019 rdx is better than first gen. No one going to argue about it, but people still like their older cars that have no car payments
+1. If money was not an issue, I'd buy a 2020 RDX, because I don't buy first year new models.
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the 1G was obsolete as soon as the 2nd generation came out...that's how new products work.
not from a performance standpoint.
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