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Old 12-22-2018, 08:01 PM
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My new A Spec Type S

So I made a post a month or two ago about being interested in a 2008 TL Type S, but wasnít sure about the common problems with the car. I canít really find that post anymore otherwise I wouldve updated it, but long story short, the 10k (went down to 9250) type s I found ended up having a history of accidents. The car looked immaculate, but after purchasing the carproof the truth was clear. Personally I would never buy a car that has been in an accident.

Ive been looking for a Type S for months since, with it being the only car Iím interested in owning right now. I wanted something luxurious and sport, while it being my daily. I currently own a 96 240sx with a rb25det (skyline swapped motor), my first car was a 2000 integra GSR. Iíve only ever driven manual, and relatively fast. My 240 has given me enough headaches through out the years to have finally made the decision to set it aside. Through out the headaches, the amount of fun I have looking at, and driving the car, makes up for it all.

I eventually found an extremely clean 2007 Type S, but I had to wait for it since the owner did not want to give it up until he had his new car. I wouldnít know where to start if I started to explain how much I went through to get the car, but long story short (again) I had to wait a few months and go through a lot of negotiating and convincing to get the car. The reason I waited so long was because after seeing the car in person, meeting the seller, and learning about the maintenance and history of the car, I knew I it the one. I is a two owner, 145km, Black TL with the A Spec trim. The owner redid all the door linings, dynamatted the trunk (fabric installed in order to prevent vibration and bouncing of sound waves), replaces the heating system in the side mirrors (so that dry streaks would be left behind) and it was rust proofed every year. The car is on stock suspension and has stock exhaust. Dealership records, accident free. I took the car to a Canadian tire I used to work at, to one of my past co workers. The car was clean inside out except for a right tie rod. I was quite surprised when the part was only 49.99. That was the reason why I only searched for a TL-S and not a bmw, or even a Lexus. Forgot to add that the water pump and timing belt was done at 135k, the car has new brakes, and the car is coming with winter tires on the car, and rims and new summer tires separately. Also professionally installed sound system, sub and amp etc. If I sold everything Iíd get a decent amount off that could be considered money taken off the price of the car. Iím tired of writing, but I wanted to make this post for some reason. Iíve been bored lol. But hereís the car!!






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Old 12-22-2018, 08:18 PM
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Congrats! Its a plus as the car came with A-Spec kit already installed. Any pics of the S14?
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Is it manual?

Looks like a beautiful car! Congratulations!
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:31 AM
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Must be a manual, your purchasing story has a lot of similarities with what I went through when I got mine last year around this time.
Congrats, she seems clean and well taken care of!
If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back? I would approximate at least 13?
I paid 12.5 last year with higher mileage, so you really found something rare

Post some interior pics!
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TypeS + Aspec!!!!!!!!!! ❤
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Originally Posted by nismotypeS View Post
Congrats! Its a plus as the car came with A-Spec kit already installed. Any pics of the S14?
Yeah I was lucky because I really like the kit and I wasnít looking forward to having to order and paint it.
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Originally Posted by MyGuti View Post
Must be a manual, your purchasing story has a lot of similarities with what I went through when I got mine last year around this time.
Congrats, she seems clean and well taken care of!
If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back? I would approximate at least 13?
I paid 12.5 last year with higher mileage, so you really found something rare

Post some interior pics!
Wow I completely forgot to mention that itís an automatic. I never thought Iíd see myself going back to an automatic car, but due to me keeping me the 240, I donít need or necessarily want two manual cars. The traffic where I live is quite horrendous sometimes so to be able to get in something that looks good and coast will be a relief for once. Besides that itís really hard to find one especially with low kms. I actually paid 12. Which I wasnít too happy with because I had to bid with another buyer, but like I said earlier, the value is there with the extra set of wheels. I would consider myself getting the car at 10.5k.
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Originally Posted by nismotypeS View Post
Congrats! Its a plus as the car came with A-Spec kit already installed. Any pics of the S14?

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Sorry for the typos in the first post I was in a rush while posting haha. Can anyone recommend any simple mods? Warn me of any common issues? Recommend any exhaust with non raspy tones? Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by Saving4aTL View Post
Is it manual?

Looks like a beautiful car! Congratulations!
Thanks man, Itís an automatic, I had a hard time finding a manual. But I was so set on the car itself that I was willing to settling for an automatic. I just hope that when I get an exhaust on I can enjoy driving it a little more.
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Depends on what you're looking for...


RV6-Jpipe, it'll add a few HP, too. Or just a mid-muffler delete which is purely for a little sound.


Look around and search YouTube and see what works best for you.



As for problems... Take care of incomoleted maintenance... Make sure to cover dash to prevent cracking... Wax paint frequently ot it'll delaminate...
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Congrats and welcome, nice clean car!
There are so many mods here you will have your hands full.
Stage 2 or stage 3 exhaust mod would be a good, simple and cheap start.
If you want to fix something, the engine mounts on our cars are usually all broken, so check around to see if yours have been fixed before.

Oh and if your fogs are stock, get some bright LEDs to replace them. VLEDS.com is a good spot.

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Congrats on the Type-S

maintenance over mods first

Love that S14
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Congrats on the Type-S

maintenance over mods first

Love that S14
thanks, the maintaince is pretty up to date.. the water pump and timing belt is changed, oil change is brand new, brakes are 8/10. I got a front and rear alignment.. all I really want is a Catback exhaust and maybe a aftermarket j pipe. Thanks lol, Iíve had the s14 for a while... needed a more realistic car and couldnít be happier with the TL.
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So just a little update with the car.. I couldnít be happier with the decision I made with buying this car. Itís my first automatic, and my first sedan. Because of the cars history of maintenance it still drives like its new. The power is all there, although itís an auto I can still feel the torque of the car. Iíve had some time to play around with the paddle shifters and the car pushes really nicely. If I got this car at 10.5k was it a good deal? I just need some more reassurance lol. The sound system sounds amazing, the a spec kit looks so nice. All I need is an exhaust!! I watched that review on YouTube of that blue tl-s and it sounded amazing. I think he had a rv6 exhaust with a aftermarket j pipe. Whatever I get I donít want any raspyness, and I donít want to remove any cats or resonators. If I could get a bit more feedback with exhaust it would be appreciated. Also, J pipesó which sound the best and have typically made the best power?
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What's the mileage? Price seems high, but hey, you got one hell of a car! Glad you're LOVEING it!

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What's the mileage? Price seems high, but hey, you got one hell of a car! Glad you're LOVEING it!
148km accident free two owner car. The last owner had it for 7 years and it was parked underground, rust proofed every year with records. Dealer maintenance, the price was a bit high but it came with extra set of summer rims with brand new tires. It has the timing belt and water pump done, professional sound system. I had options of other cheaper TLs but a lot of them had higher kms (190-220km) and they were all priced at 10.5-11k. Most of them did not have the a spec package (that I wanted to save myself the hassle of buying) and none of them were as clean as this one. What made me wait for the car was little things like the brand new door linings, the insanely clean interior, and the meticulous maintenance. I figured I had gotten a good deal because I donít have to do a thing for the car. The previous owner let me take it to any mechanic I wanted to and even came to do the safety with me. Everything is up to date and in working order, with records. A lot of the other ones for sale needed a few things, I donít think anyone else I spoke to had done the timing belt and water pump and because of my other day and history of doing work at the shop, Iím extremely done with buying and installing parts for now lol. But thanks man. Definitely loving it

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USD or CAD? USD would be about $7,700, and 91,000 miles, in that case, it's a total steal!
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USD or CAD? USD would be about $7,700, and 91,000 miles, in that case, it's a total steal!
CAD, so far the car is immaculate, no issues, no noises, no smells
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still that is a steal for a clean Aspec Type S regardless of AT or MT.
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