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So an 06 A-spec just got traded in..... very tempted

 
Old 05-08-2019, 03:40 PM
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So an 06 A-spec just got traded in..... very tempted

So we just took an 06 A-Spec in on trade here at the Honda dealer I work for, I'm tempted to put my 05 base TL up for sale at a lower price to sag this A-spec. The car is on the whole sale lot due to mileage and I know they didn't give much for it on trade in. I checked out the outside and its not bad for the age, interior is pretty decent could use a good cleaning. It is a 6 speed manual which I like because of the Brembo's, though I prefer my auto for being lazy during the commute lol. I haven't driven it or racked it yet but I know it needs a Nav drive or disc, error message on start up. The mileage though is 190,8xx, so the higher mileage kinda scares me bc I don't know the history of the car. My 05 TL I know I'm the second owner, I've got a binder of maintenance records as well with mine, also I'm only at 162,2xx. My TL had a reman transmission installed july 2018, so I know thats good. Just don't know if its worth moving to the 06 A-spec for just cosmetics, and minor upgrades. If it was an 07-08 I'd be more willing to make the jump so I could have the back up camera, better nav and other upgrades.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:19 PM
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Not worth it in my opinion
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Not worth it in my opinion
I agree.

If you're too lazy to shift gears, you're not going to want to deal with the dust from the brembos either. So far, I've never had a situation where I thought to myself "Ohh man am I glad I had brembos, otherwise stopping would have been an issue.
Actually, when my front pads needed replacing i went with Duramax C-MAX pads. That's just me though. My TL is a daily driver, I don't drive like a hooligan, so to me they aren't needed.
All it buys me is when I talk cars with "the guys" I get to say: "Oh ya, I got Brembo brakes.... and limited slip diff... and a cassette player..." which immediately promotes me to Alpha status.

On a serious note though, the knowledge you have of your car and how it's been treated, in my eyes, has more value than aspec kit or Brembo brakes. With older / high mileage cars like that, I feel like I'm just buying someone else's problems.

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Choose the devil you know and pass unless you can pick it up for stupid cheap (<1,000) and turn it into a project car, rebuild and keep your auto.
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If you're too lazy to shift gears, you're not going to want to deal with the dust from the brembos either. So far, I've never had a situation where I thought to myself "Ohh man am I glad I had brembos, otherwise stopping would have been an issue.
Actually, when my front pads needed replacing i went with Duramax C-MAX pads. That's just me though. My TL is a daily driver, I don't drive like a hooligan, so to me they aren't needed.
All it buys me is when I talk cars with "the guys" I get to say: "Oh ya, I got Brembo brakes.... and limited slip diff... and a cassette player..." which immediately promotes me to Alpha status.
C-MAX for sure. They stop the car fine...not nearly as much initial bite as the OE pads, but your rims aren't dirty the moment you back out of the garage. I hated my rims being black 2-3 days after washing the car. And the LSD? That is for sure one of the main reasons I don't mind driving my TL in the winter. I have managed to never get it stuck....yet. And the only reason I can even make it up my driveway sometimes is because I am not sitting there with just one wheel spinning in the snow/ice.
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