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Old 06-10-2019, 10:12 PM
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I've got a 2005 TL, AT that I've owned since early 2006 when it was a car left over from the 2005 sales. It had 700 miles when I bought it. Fast forward to now, it just crossed 200,000 miles. I haven't traded it because it hasn't died yet. I ended up buying a third just for fun 2016 BMW 6 series convertible because the Acura keeps being great at road trips and winter here in the midwest.




I want to keep using it for long distance road trips, so my question is:




1. Would you drive it with confidence on long distance trips?

2. Would you proactively replace any components to ensure longevity or prevent a possible breakdown?




The list of things I have already replaced are:

Alternator around 160K

Starter around 150K

Third/Fourth Pressure Switches at 190K (because it started having delayed downshifting)

Pedal Position Sensor around 140K

Headlights around 140K

Dash lights to LED conversion around 140K

Power Steering Pump at 195K

Bluetooth Module at 160K

A few batteries, all oil changes and of course tires over the course of ownership.

Spark Plugs, Water Pump and Timing Belt Service at 105K


Motor Mounts some at 140K and some at 180K




Lots still original most notable: Engine, Tranny, Shocks, Struts and ball joints.

Surprising at this point (knock on wood): No cracked dash, no cracked seats.




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I have 316K on my 04 6MT and it's still my daily driver. I put ~30K-35K/year on it now. About to do my 3rd timing belt change next month. I do all my own maintenance, so I have no issue driving it whenever/wherever/however far...

Yours is still just a baby, it'll be fine for many more miles and years if properly maintained. Have no worries
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Don't get rid of it!


I'd drive it accross country...


Also, keep it for when the Bimmer needs repairs as a back up car!



Beautiful TL, BTW!
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As others have so deftly put it, keep rocking it baby!
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Sounds like you're coming up on your 210K timing belt service, but otherwise, I'd just keep on top of the ATF. Possibly change it more frequently to keep the transmission in good shape.
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Originally Posted by losiglow View Post
Sounds like you're coming up on your 210K timing belt service, but otherwise, I'd just keep on top of the ATF. Possibly change it more frequently to keep the transmission in good shape.
+1, and replace that definitely-black-as-night transmission filter as well
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+1, and replace that definitely-black-as-night transmission filter as well
Do the 3G AT's have a transmission fluid filter?
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Do the 3G AT's have a transmission fluid filter?
The 04-06 have a filter that is relatively easy to access and replace, whereas the 07-08 have the filter inside the housing and it is inaccessible and cannot be replaced. (But since that trans is stronger, you'll never need to access that filter anyway)

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That still looks really clean. Keep it. I'm well over 300k and haven't had any major issues with the car. Don't neglect any service and you should be able to hold onto it for many years (and miles) to come.
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