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Old 05-12-2019, 12:56 PM
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Should I buy????

Just looking for an experienced opinion. I'm looking at a 2008 TL 125k. Mostly dealer maintained. Timing belt and plugs done at 105k. There asking $5500. In my area people are asking $7000-10000 for 2007-2010 with mileage between 100-150k. I'm hoping to drive it tomorrow. Body and interior are 9.0 out of 10. Any thoughts?
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Link to car sale? That would help. Maintenance history?
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The link doesnt show much. Its blue and free of large dents. I asked the seller about maintenance besides fluids/filters. He says timing belt and plugs changed by dealer at 105k. He says he has records. Going ti look at it tonight. Says it tubs excellent. The price is good if there's nothing hiding in the closet, isnt it?
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Assuming the car drives as good as it looks, the price is very fair.
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Looks good, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. I purchased my 05 TL in Jan this year for 4,300 and it had 157k on it, but it also has a binder full of paperwork from the dealer and a reman trans was installed july of 2018, that alone made it worth it
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If all of the usual issues look clean (oil pump, engine mounts, power steering, etc) then this looks like a pretty good buy. You have at least 100k and maybe 200k left on the bone. I should be rolling 300k miles this fall on my 07 with only basic upkeep for the past few years. Good luck and let us know.
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Thank you all

I'll give her a drive, see how she shifts and, well, is there any way I can gauge if the mounts are ok or not? I know it became a problem in my 02 TL at 110k and I forgot what the symptoms were that we had my mechanic check them. If anyone knows how I can check them during a test drive,I'm all ears! Thanks
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No VIN in the Ad? Hmm

If your serious about the purchase, run a Carfax and Autocheck on it.

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