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03-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By SPUDMTN

Car sold first week of January. Thanks for the...

Car sold first week of January. Thanks for the interest.
01-24-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By SPUDMTN

Thanks for the compliments! The previous...

Thanks for the compliments!

The previous generation C-class was, agreeably, total junk. This generation seems to be very solid, however. Mercedes certainly seems to be back on the straight and...
01-22-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By SPUDMTN

TL's gone. Picked up the new ride two weeks ago....

TL's gone. Picked up the new ride two weeks ago. Sold the TL on a Wednesday, not knowing when the new ride would arrive. Well, I was notified on Thursday that I could pick the car up on Saturday....
Forum: Car Talk
01-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,154
Posted By SPUDMTN

Took delivery of the new ride two weeks ago. I...

Took delivery of the new ride two weeks ago. I sold my TL on a Wednesday (was going to borrow a spare car from good friends of mine until the new one arrived) and I received word on Thursday that my...
Forum: Car Talk
11-26-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,154
Posted By SPUDMTN

Another QC resident! Did you pick-up your E-class...

Another QC resident! Did you pick-up your E-class at South Charlotte or Hendrick? Any opinion on either?
Forum: Car Talk
11-26-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,154
Posted By SPUDMTN

2012 Palladium Silver on Ash MB-Tex C250 Sport is...

2012 Palladium Silver on Ash MB-Tex C250 Sport is on it's way. Premium 1, S32 COMAND, burl walnut trim, Keyless Go, and Rearview Camera. Owned a mint 2000 Sebring Silver on Ebony RL with nav before,...
11-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By SPUDMTN

35,000 miles on the TL. Love the car--it really...

35,000 miles on the TL. Love the car--it really is a lot of fun.

Replacement is a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport. Premium 1 package, COMAND hard drive nav, keyless go, rearview cam, and walnut...
11-20-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By SPUDMTN

Exclamation Price Drop

Price drop to $24,900. New, hi-res photos available. PM for more...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6229/6365504183_2d67a7e7ba_b.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6223/6365504871_3b7423f509_b.jpg...
11-20-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By SPUDMTN

Zero mods. Both cars were 100% bone stock. ...

Zero mods. Both cars were 100% bone stock.

I posted photos--they not showing?
11-20-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By SPUDMTN

Sold the RL...at the end of August

Well folks, I'm a little late to making this announcement, but as of the end of August, I'm no longer an RL owner. With that said, I'm still in the Acura family--I picked up an amazingly clean, low...
11-05-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By SPUDMTN

Bump. Still for sale and still in AMAZING...

Bump. Still for sale and still in AMAZING condition.
10-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By SPUDMTN

Thumbs up 2007 TL Type-S 5AT - WDP on Taupe - Charlotte, NC

1. Price: $26,000
2. Mileage: 34,xxx
3. Color, Transmission-auto or manual, Navi: WDP with taupe interior - Auto - Navi
4. Reason for selling: company introduced a VERY attractive car lease...
Forum: Car Talk
05-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By SPUDMTN

42/42...6:28 left on the clock. Piece of cake.

42/42...6:28 left on the clock. Piece of cake.
01-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,883
Posted By SPUDMTN

Agreed. I'd love to get my hands on a set of '02...

Agreed. I'd love to get my hands on a set of '02 wheels. They're my favorite RL wheels, along with the '98 "Special Edition" wheels.

Vas, you seriously thinking about parting with your '02 wheels?
01-05-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,883
Posted By SPUDMTN

I'd imagine they'd look pretty good too...hmmm......

I'd imagine they'd look pretty good too...hmmm...

Anyone have photos of what this would look like?
Forum: Car Talk
01-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,372
Posted By SPUDMTN

The LiftMaster ones for my parents' system wires...

The LiftMaster ones for my parents' system wires into the light (activating only when the timer is on). Further, the laser pulses when activated, so it's not a steady on.

Not sure what kinda of...
Forum: Car Talk
01-01-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,372
Posted By SPUDMTN

The 'rents have a LiftMaster version of these for...

The 'rents have a LiftMaster version of these for all three car stalls...work like a charm. Just look for the blinking laser beam on the dash when you pull in.
12-31-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By SPUDMTN

I've got the Assurance Triple Treads as well...on...

I've got the Assurance Triple Treads as well...on my second set. They've served me quite well (through half a Michigan winter, even) and I'll probably continue to put them on as long as I have the...
12-31-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By SPUDMTN

Starting in 2002, Acura switched remote locking...

Starting in 2002, Acura switched remote locking systems on the RL. My understanding is that the 2002+ remotes are not compatible with 1996-2001 RLs.

A picture of the new remote is shown below:...
12-31-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By SPUDMTN

Interesting the dealer is saying they cannot fix...

Interesting the dealer is saying they cannot fix it. I have had my washers clogged a couple times and I've had two different dealers able to fix them...

You have another dealer in town you could...
08-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By SPUDMTN

Exclamation Factory CD Changer issues

Recently, my CD changer has been having issues playing CDs. I can select a CD and it will play just fine for a few seconds into a song, at which point it will begin skipping, and then stop playing...
07-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By SPUDMTN

The GS300 is the RL's more direct...

The GS300 is the RL's more direct competition--any midsize 6-cylinder luxury car for that matter. The press always liked to compare the RL against fullsize luxury sedans, which the RL is not. They...
Forum: Car Talk
07-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,021
Posted By SPUDMTN

You know what's more expensive to maintain than a...

You know what's more expensive to maintain than a brand-new Mercedes? A used one. Not sure which year of E55 you're looking at, but be prepared, as others have said, for very expensive repair bills....
07-18-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,198
Posted By SPUDMTN

Suggestion: save your money for a new car. The...

Suggestion: save your money for a new car. The RL, and the previous gen in particular, is not a car built for the dragstrip. It's a quiet, comfortable, decently-powered cruiser. Appreciate it for...
02-02-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,294
Posted By SPUDMTN

Seized rear calipers here and the front ones make...

Seized rear calipers here and the front ones make a clicking noise on occasion. Pretty sure they're going to need replacing here soon.

Rear struts are starting to leak as well.
01-30-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,758
Posted By SPUDMTN

Rear struts are starting to leak on my 2000 RL as...

Rear struts are starting to leak on my 2000 RL as well (I'm thinking the cold temps and bad roads here in MI are contributing). I would suggest holding off on the tires and alignment until after the...
01-23-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By SPUDMTN

Goodyear Assurance TripleTreads here. Great all...

Goodyear Assurance TripleTreads here. Great all season tire--has done a fine job battling a Michigan winter, and is smooth riding, quiet, and grippy during warmer months.
01-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By SPUDMTN

Bingo. Full "Auto" mode controls the direction of...

Bingo. Full "Auto" mode controls the direction of the airflow, the temperature of the air, and the speed of the fan. If you simply change the direction of the airflow, the fanspeed and temperature...
12-24-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,294
Posted By SPUDMTN

Just flew back into Portland today. The roads...

Just flew back into Portland today. The roads here are worse than they are back in MI (with snow, that is).

With that said Michigan roads blow no matter what time of the year :annoyed:.
12-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,294
Posted By SPUDMTN

Here's everything out of the ordinary that has...

Here's everything out of the ordinary that has been done on my vehicle (in detail).

I've got around 115k on mine. Just recently had the Check Engine Light come on--had the EGR cleaned out when...
09-06-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By SPUDMTN

Bingo. Replaced the headunit with the same...

Bingo. Replaced the headunit with the same factory headunit; while it may be branded as Bose, it is manufactured by Alpine.

Like I said, www.hondapartsunlimited.com...
09-06-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By SPUDMTN

Had the same thing happen on mine. The volume...

Had the same thing happen on mine. The volume buttons on the steering wheel control a motor that physically turns the volume knob up or down. The motor actually died on mine; required the headunit to...
08-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,302
Posted By SPUDMTN

Don't discount the value of this forum. I...

Don't discount the value of this forum.

I could say with a great deal of certainty that the execs do catch wind of what is going on here. The internet is a very powerful tool, no matter how much...
Forum: Car Talk
08-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By SPUDMTN

Question Metro Detroit Acura dealers?

I recently moved to the Metro Detroit area; I'm wondering which dealer has the best service department.

I'm in Plymouth, so Suburban Acura is the closest. But I really just want a good service...
08-22-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 54,057
Posted By SPUDMTN

2000 Acura 3.5RL w/ Navi Sebring Silver on...

2000 Acura 3.5RL w/ Navi
Sebring Silver on Ebony
111,711 miles


Parents bought it new--passed it on my way. Could essentially call it a one owner.
Forum: Car Talk
08-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,687
Posted By SPUDMTN

:stupid:

:stupid:
Forum: Car Talk
08-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,687
Posted By SPUDMTN

:what: Is it common for people to COMPLETELY...

:what: Is it common for people to COMPLETELY finance the purchase of a car? And same story for the five year thing: is this common, as well?

What is with Americans living beyond their means?...
08-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By SPUDMTN

:repost: Check out this thread, titled...

:repost:

Check out this thread, titled "Acura: TL News": https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396347&page=4&pp=40

Difficult to find in there, but still a repost.
08-04-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By SPUDMTN

Yup. G1 RL. 2000 RL w/ Nav. Have had it since...

Yup. G1 RL. 2000 RL w/ Nav. Have had it since new, and has about 110k on the clock.
08-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By SPUDMTN

Thumbs up 2,400 mile roadtrip

Well, a week ago today, I finished my three-day long, 2,400 mile roadtrip from Portland, OR to Detroit, MI (my new "home"). Did 12 hour days with my dad along scenic interstate 90, cruising on...
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