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Old 05-02-2019, 08:23 AM
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2007 TL $6900 Should I buy?

Hello Friends! Havent been here since i sold my 2001 TL 2 years ago. Been driving a Mercury Sable which i inherited and cant stand driving as it navigates teh road like a boat! I might get a cheap, well maintained '08 BMW 328xi from a cousin for a song, but I still would prefer an Acura. I have a budget of about $9000 but all i see are 2008 and older with 110,000 + miles. How does the '07 TL stack up against other years within this generation? I am considering an 07 TL with 86,000 miles . The asking price is $6900 which for NY thats a very fair price assuming the car isnt in need of a major issue.
Is it a good year? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Undecided........: Is there any known design flaws in an '07 that might have been rectified in newer models? Just curious.

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It all depends upon how the car was maintained.
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Thanks,
The age old question when buying a used car. The History!
I have yet to see the car in person. It s almost an hours drive from my house. We'll see,.
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They did improve the transmission for the 07/08 3G TL.
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Thats the kind of info i'm talkin' about.
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The 3rd gen 07/08 is very solid if it has had the regular maintenance. Think the most likely issue is the HFL link will be broken and the owner disconnected it and the heated seats "burn out" with age. That was at least my experience over 10 yrs with an 07 TL-S. My HFL link went twice but even so that's only around 200 and takes 5 mins to replace. Also due to age an 07 regardless of miles should have the timing belt replaced.
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Also due to age an 07 regardless of miles should have the timing belt replaced.
There is no such a requirement for the 3G TL, 105,000 miles is the timing belt interval, regardless if time.
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I would avoid buying a 2004-2006 TL unless it has a manual transmission. From I have read, the 2007 - 2008 uses a modified version of the RL transmission without SH-AWD
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I recently bought a 2007 TL Type-s with the 5-speed automatic transmission and it has typical wear issues from age. The engine and transmission has been reliable. You'll likely need to replace the front lower control arm COMPLIANCE BUSHING part # 51394-SEP-A11 on each side. This suspension component seems to take most of the system stress. the bushings are inexpensive from the dealer, less than $40 per. The labor to replace them if you use a repair shop is about $100 per side. The TL will ride noticeably smoother and more stable after replacement
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I would avoid buying a 2004-2006 TL unless it has a manual transmission. From I have read, the 2007 - 2008 uses a modified version of the RL transmission without SH-AWD
I've read the same thing, however, you need to understand that statement isn't true, the 2007 and 2008 models use an upgraded FWD transmission, and some of the upgrades found their way into the RL transmission as well.
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