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Old 05-31-2019, 11:24 PM
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But atlest it's the SH-AWD model...



Did you ever look at the other white TL's?

The 2013 is out of my budget and the other 2010 white one. Man, the dude seemed sketch. The tranny was shifting hard. Esp from 1st to 2nd. Also felt a tiny grinding sound when touching the accelerator lightly. I wasnt comfortable. Guy pretended not knowing english at all. Had zero receipts of any work done.

Options so far:
1. The black 09 is cleannnnnn but no tech package. AWD tho
2. The 2012 FWD detailed service recs available but minor rust and uneven panels.

And now setting up time to see this
https://www.kijijiautos.ca/vip/5096489

They are getting the TC software update monday so theyre hoping the transmission light goes off. Its an AWD. 2012 tech package. High kms tho. 171k.... zero rust apparently
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So far... I'd vote 2009...
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So far... I'd vote 2009...
The no tech black 09 AWD with brown interior?
Its cleannnnnn.
Yo is there a mod to swap in navigation in to a non-navi TL? or thats not even possible?
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Like anything... It's "POSSIBLE".... But,


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But the brown interior sounds nice!
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Lmao im such a noob. Clearly not worth it!
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I hate not having nav, but I'm OK without having it in my next car, my RDX still has it, but I get it, and feel you really want it!


But that brown interior...
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Personally not having nav isn't a big deal. I mostly like the tech pkg for the rear view camera, ELS surround sound audio, keyless entry stuff and the wing on the trunk looks great.

The 09 is good if you can live with a 5 speed transmission and without tech pkg. Also keep in mind its the first year of the new model TL. I wouldn't consider an automatic 09-11 but I know your budget is kind of limiting you.

The black 2012 with higher kms is actually a nice one. Its got 2 things going for it, A-spec body kit which is like a $1500-2000 upgrade and the umbar interior. I like both of those things. If it runs and drives well you should consider it. Try to knock the price down a little because of the high kms.
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If you are willing to fly into Regina you can buy my TL

https://www.kijijiautos.ca/vip/86796...390%2C-105.558

Price is negotiable of course and won’t have any of the rust issues from cars out east.
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2010 Acura TL TECH SH-AWD RARE 6SPD
180K
$11,880
looks like it comes with extra rims too!

https://www.autotrader.ca/a/acura/tl...202N2&sprx=100
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Extra wheels?


That really boosts the calue of the deal, then...
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Extra wheels?


That really boosts the calue of the deal, then...
I guess not but a decent set of winter rims+tires could be worth 600-800 bux up here in Canada..
On a budget of 10-11K & these are hard to find up here. Just trying to help out.
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Originally Posted by giuseppe View Post
2010 Acura TL TECH SH-AWD RARE 6SPD
180K
$11,880
looks like it comes with extra rims too!

https://www.autotrader.ca/a/acura/tl...202N2&sprx=100

Hey thanks for that. tbh, the only reason i've avoided any dealer and opted for a private sale is to save on taxes. lol if u knw what i meaaaan.
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Personally not having nav isn't a big deal. I mostly like the tech pkg for the rear view camera, ELS surround sound audio, keyless entry stuff and the wing on the trunk looks great.

The 09 is good if you can live with a 5 speed transmission and without tech pkg. Also keep in mind its the first year of the new model TL. I wouldn't consider an automatic 09-11 but I know your budget is kind of limiting you.

The black 2012 with higher kms is actually a nice one. Its got 2 things going for it, A-spec body kit which is like a $1500-2000 upgrade and the umbar interior. I like both of those things. If it runs and drives well you should consider it. Try to knock the price down a little because of the high kms.

Problem with the black one is that the timing belt still hasn't been changed. So I dont know how I should see that? Perhaps, have him drop the price low enough to the point to incorporate my cost of doing the timing belt?
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And this just popped up. A V6 TSX under $9K

https://www.autotrader.ca/ico/acura/...202C3&sprx=100

Only considering it because its a V6....
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Oh... Those are special...
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That TSX looks nicee and it is rare to come across the V6. If only they made them with a stick shift..

OP you should get the carfax and also go drive it !
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I'd love to drive a TSX V6... What color is it? Tech or not?
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Originally Posted by Nev05 View Post
That TSX looks nicee and it is rare to come across the V6. If only they made them with a stick shift..

OP you should get the carfax and also go drive it !
I hate ppl that post ads withiut their phone numbers. Now i have to wait for an email back from the lady with a phone number so i can set an appt. Its literally 1 km away from me it shows. Im stoked. Actually would consider if it works out.

Just that TLs are bigger which is why i prefer them. But this ones cheaper and a V6.

Lets hope she responds soon
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I'd love to drive a TSX V6... What color is it? Tech or not?
White. Its in the link. Did the link not work for u? 174k driven tho. Tech yes. Navi etc
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Hello,

I am new here. I need advise on if I should buy the following.
2012 Acura TL FWD
125000 KM driven
Interior 9.5/10
Exterior: very minor narrower than finger sized rust on rear wheel fender and by driver door

Timing belt done 3 months ago. Water pump NOT done since his mechanic said it was good at that time.
Listed Price was $12500 CAD. He said last he'll go is $12000.

This is the ad:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...ationFlag=true

Please provide your expert opinions.

Thank you very much.
I would not buy this car. I would definitely go with the AWD as i did and did not regret it at all. There is an official recall with the oil consumption and all you have to do is get an oil change done with acura and keep bringing it back every 1000km for them to check and if it turns out its burning oil they will fix it or replace the engine entirely. I would recommend you get a 2012+ AWD with tech package. Also, i might be crazy but i wouldnt buy any scarborough or brampton cars LOL especially with a missing foglight and rust.
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White. Its in the link. Did the link not work for u? 174k driven tho. Tech yes. Navi etc

I forgot about the link...




Damn! It's got the A-Spec body kid plus the interior is black!!!


That TSX is sweet! By far, the nicest CU2 I've even seen!
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I just checked the white V6 TSX.

1. Timing belt has not been changed and its currently at 176k
2. Brakes need changing
3. Rust on rear left wheel well. Picture attached
4. Tires will need changing very very soon
5. Minor scuffs on front and rear bumper

By Friday he says he will do the airbag recall, do the brakes, "fix" the rust, and clear the scuffs off the bumpers.

Timing belt he outright said he will not do. Tires he only said he will change if its required to get changed for saftey certification.

Car drives sikk otherwise. Has Navi. 176k driven.
Listed at 9k$. He said he could do 8k$.

What ya'll think?
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I forgot about the link...




Damn! It's got the A-Spec body kid plus the interior is black!!!


That TSX is sweet! By far, the nicest CU2 I've even seen!
Im not too familiar with the a spec kit. He mentioned it had the aero body kit tho
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Next.
Please specify main points of disgust
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I just checked the white V6 TSX.

1. Timing belt has not been changed and its currently at 176k
2. Brakes need changing
3. Rust on rear left wheel well. Picture attached
4. Tires will need changing very very soon
5. Minor scuffs on front and rear bumper

By Friday he says he will do the airbag recall, do the brakes, "fix" the rust, and clear the scuffs off the bumpers.

Timing belt he outright said he will not do. Tires he only said he will change if its required to get changed for saftey certification.

Car drives sikk otherwise. Has Navi. 176k driven.
Listed at 9k$. He said he could do 8k$.

What ya'll think?
If he is actually going to fix the things he said he would, then yes, I think it is not a bad deal for 8k. I would even try 7500..
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If he is actually going to fix the things he said he would, then yes, I think it is not a bad deal for 8k. I would even try 7500..
Friday he said he will update me. Ill offer 7k. Guy literally lives 2 mins from my house.
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I'd give it a shot... It's a much more unique car than the 4G TL and it isn't a gigantic boat either...


Some say it's the 3G's true successor, in a way...
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Some say it's the 3G's true successor, in a way...
Only the people who are jelly of SH-AWD + 6mt
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Alright so remember the very first post? 2012 FWD TL with the missing fog and a bit of rust?

https://www.kijijiautos.ca/vip/8801014

Took a mechanic for a quick look around. He said everything is fine.

1. The bumpers slightly got misaligned because soft bumps from either snow or something else at the very bottom edges of the bumpers. He said its not a major accident at all and easily fixable.
2. The fog light. Lol. He placed his hand inside the holder and felt it. Told me it came off its bracket because the bumper hit something on the bottom edge. Also show me the scrape where the bumper was hit. Says it the bracket broke but is easily repairable.
3. Rust!!! Now heres the thing. He looks at it for literally 2 seconds and immediately says its minor and can easily be fixed. However, needs to be taken care if immediately so that it wont come back. According to him the cancerous rust that keeps coming back is when the paint bubbles or the rust creates holes. This according to him is a possible $1000 fix.

As for the renegotiated price, i think i fucked up and shouldve gone lower but i offered 11k. The seller agreed to $11k cash without the winter rim n tires. $11.5k with the winter rim n tires.

He listed ad for $12.5k.

If i pay $11k and spend a $1k on rust removal. It would have cost me $12k clean.......

Dunnooooo
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Only the people who are jelly of SH-AWD + 6mt
That's the one exception....
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That TSX looks nicee and it is rare to come across the V6. If only they made them with a stick shift..

OP you should get the carfax and also go drive it !
They do come in a 6speed option, very rare though
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They do come in a 6speed option, very rare though

You mean on the K24, right?



The TSX V6 was only available in a 5 speed automatic...


V6 6-Speed combos were only ever made on the TL, CL and Accord...
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The owner of the tsx V6 msgd today saying its sold.
Someone jumped on that no lie.

Tonorrow for tsx ima check out this

https://www.kijijiautos.ca/vip/5554125

Fairly decent kilometers. 1 owner.

For the original TL in the OP. I requested a further reduction in price from 11k to 10k due to rust. Even then im not too certain otherwise its an excellent ride
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Tonorrow for tsx ima check out this
https://www.kijijiautos.ca/vip/5554125
Fairly decent kilometers. 1 owner.
For the original TL in the OP. I requested a further reduction in price from 11k to 10k due to rust. Even then im not too certain otherwise its an excellent ride
are those shadows from the pics ?! or is the clearcoat on the hood up coming off ?
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are those shadows from the pics ?! or is the clearcoat on the hood up coming off ?
Yo i think theyre shadows. Im checking it regardless tomorrow. Its on my way.

But i waaaan a TL 😭😭
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I'd look at that TSX to see if the size/fitment is good, then hold out for another V6... But personally, I'm going V6 next time, MPG difference is neglegabul at best...
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You mean on the K24, right?



The TSX V6 was only available in a 5 speed automatic...


V6 6-Speed combos were only ever made on the TL, CL and Accord...
yes referring to the k24......

and no mileage is not negligible between a 4cylinder and 6 cylinder, especially in an automatic
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