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Old 07-21-2011, 04:06 PM
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Bought my 2006 in January with 62k. I'm at 73k now with no problems aside from a trunk latch that needed to be replaced. Looking forward to all the miles left to drive!
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Bought my AM 05 TL with 78xxx camel leather, 6spd w/Navi. for a price that would make you S#*% a brick.

85K now and still running like a champ. Last weekend I did the B2 service (oil, oil filter, air filter, and cabin air filter). And of course wash and waxed. Going to drain the tranny fluid next week sometime and fill it up with the GM synchro FM.
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106k on my 2004 and it's still running strong! When people look at my car they can't believe it has that many miles.
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Mines is running at 117k with my 07 TL-S

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My BF is running almost 250k on his 04 TL

Both cars are riding awesome!! :-)
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Originally Posted by WluvC0124 View Post
Mines is running at 117k with my 07 TL-S

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My BF is running almost 250k on his 04 TL

Both cars are riding awesome!! :-)
What tyler said....holy shit....

i thought i drove too much....

05 TL with 151K miles....still strong.... :knockonwood:
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by WluvC0124 View Post
Mines is running at 117k with my 07 TL-S

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My BF is running almost 250k on his 04 TL

Both cars are riding awesome!! :-)
DAMN! 250k!! hope my car can make it that far. I'm at 65,8xx bought the car 04 6MT with 65,141 3 weeks ago.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:32 PM
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07 TLS with 28xxx and yup still like new.

Leather is taking a beating and I usually ride solo so not sure about that.

Honda V6 engines run like a top. Wish I had the formula 1 V8 lol
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119,000... 05 TL... Changed battery. And as of now thats about it (knock on wood) runs great.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:33 PM
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Bought mine with 95k miles on my 05 TL. Now have 101.4k miles, I'm dreading the big maintenance coming up, but still running, no problems besides 1 bent wheel (will replace soon)
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04 with 88k. Besides a couple tiny quirks I can't complain. It's been a great car so far.
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Bought mine in 2009 with 67k mile on it. Around 113k I was driving a lot with unbalanced tires because it took 4 different shops and 8 attempts before I finally went to one with a Road Force hunter to get them balance correctly and the vibration mustve lead to the following. Replacing all engine mounts and rebuilt transmission (specifically a new torque converter) at 114k. Also change the rack and pinion because it was making a noise when I turn the steering fully to either side; even though the mechanic said it wasn't cracked or leaking I decided to change it. Now has 126k on it and the Balancer cracked. I think that should be the last thing I need to fix for a while.

Always changed the engine oil every 3-4k miles.
Changed the Transmission fluid every 10 or 20k.
Already did new timing belt, valve check / adjustment, spark plugs at 77k

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:28 PM
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250k ok tl 3g should i ask how he drives? normal or aggressive ?
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:35 PM
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I'm coming up on 150k and you may find my maintenance cost chart interesting:
https://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-tl-2004-2008-93/my-100-000-mile-journey-maintenance-graphs-charts-803409/#post12625650

That thread charts my costs for the first 100,000 miles (33k till 133k) that I owned my car.

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This one is a pie chart breaking out all my maintenance and repair costs by category. (I did not include any accessories, dent repairs, detailing or car wash costs.)


... and here is a graph of the costs accumulating during those 100,000 miles. I am hoping the slope of this curve does not increase too much. There's that nice spike there at the 105k timing belt/water pump service.


Thanks for looking and cheers to the next 100,000!
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I paid for 2 1/2 sets of tires and 2 other tires were replaced under road hazard warranty due to damage (at different times).

Brakes were 2 sets of pads and 1 set of rotors.



It's an '04 like yours. I purchased in '06. I know the feeling though, I always felt good reading about mmade21 with way more miles than me on his '05. If you haven't come across his threads, he has sold his '05 a few months ago, but he had racked up over 200k on it.



I don't have records of fuel, but I do keep track of it frequently and I probably average roughly 26-27mpg. I frequently do long road trips for work and usually get 30-31 on the highway stretches. I average 23-24 if I'm driving around town a lot with little highway.


Also, I should point out that during the time I've had my car it has been very little trouble. Nearly all of it has been scheduled maintenance with the following exceptions:
  • 37,258 Bluetooth mic making crackling noise for listener on other end. Fixed under warranty. Cost: $0.00
  • 67,000 Battery died when car was 3 years old. I consider this too soon. Cost: $69.70
  • 121,711 Replaced 3rd & 4th gear transmission sensors to cure transmission shudder. Cost: $129.69
  • 123,000 Battery died again only 2 1/2 years after previous replacement. Again, I consider this too soon. Cost: $53.02 (1/2 year of proration applied from the 3 yr battery warranty.)
  • 132,108 Timing Belt Tensioner was causing a loud noise upon startup in the cold. Replaced tensioner. Cost: $250.87

Another thing to point out is that aside from changing air filters and light bulbs, I have not done any of the work myself. I always took it to the dealer or some other shop so labor charges are built in to the figures above.

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:54 PM
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^^ thats a very nice graph you have got there. Really proves the cars longevity and reliability.


Cant believe you only spend 145 on alignments....with my vibration issues I am prolly around 400 now....and just found out about lifetime alignment from Firestone....so another 160 and I should be good at a total of 560 on alignments...fml
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great chart...but my expenses are very different....i spend $0 on transmission/battery/others....my main expense way oil changes (until now it was mobil1 oil + filter + seafoam....now its redline + fram) and brakes have been $500 in 90K miles and alignment 80ish (got a deal from a chic who works there ) and dont even get me started on tires....

lucnex....lifetime alignment at firestone....$150ish and you can get ur car aligned as often as everyday

i have the same since I hit 125K miles....am at 150K and have gotten my car aligned a dozen times....
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:48 PM
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04 5MT with a Buck67k still running strong!(Definitely knocking on wood,lol!) 2'nd timing belt service done @ 140k Just did HFPCs and Jpipe and Full Brakes. Trans fluid change next week.
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any reason why you did another timing belt at 140K ?
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i'm at 138,xxx and i'm about to put over 2,000 miles on it in 3 week for a vacation trip. Still going strong and hope it continues. Love the TL
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:03 PM
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any reason why you did another timing belt at 140K ?
I actually bought the car with 140k from the original owner bout a year ago. He kept it up nice and said he did the first timing belt early so I figured I'd start off fresh and not worry about it. It's my daily and I rack the miles up QUICK.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:08 PM
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any reason why you did another timing belt at 140K ?
p.s. I just checked out your car and it looks sick
and your mods...DAAAAMN!!
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by swoosh View Post
great chart...but my expenses are very different....i spend $0 on transmission/battery/others....my main expense was oil changes (until now it was mobil1 oil + filter + seafoam....now its redline + fram) and brakes have been $500 in 90K miles and alignment 80ish (got a deal from a chic who works there ) and dont even get me started on tires....
If you've spent $0 on transmission, I'd be very worried. You definitely need to do some drain and fills to get some fresh transmission fluid in there. Changing out the sensors is a good idea as well.

People are so obsessed with oil changes using high quality oil and changing it very often (every 3000 miles). Sure, that's great for the engine and nothing wrong with doing that, but the engine itself on these Hondas are usually the very last thing to have any issues. I've used only cheap dino oil whenever the MID tells me which for my driving ends up being every 7k-9k miles. At 150k, it is as strong as ever, doesn't burn an ounce of oil and gives me the same MPGs as it always has. For me at least, I don't see the need to spend any more money that this on oil changes.

Anyway, it was very interesting to chart out how much I had spent on the car. I always thought I spent so little and then to see how much it adds up to. Tires are a big expense and I was pretty frugal with my tire choices. (Best set have been the Yokahama YK520s that I am running on now.) And brakes... I screwed up on that one. Spent way too much on rotors and pads that suck.

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^^^ thanks bro....and thanks for the reply....

its a good thing to start fresh....the first thing i would suggest anyone to do is flush out all the fluids when they get a car + spark plugs + air filters....and glad you did the timing belt....
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If you've spent $0 on transmission, I'd be very worried. You definitely need to do some drain and fills to get some fresh transmission fluid in there. Changing out the sensors is a good idea as well.

People are so obsessed with oil changes using high quality oil and changing it very often (every 3000 miles). Sure, that's great for the engine and nothing wrong with doing that, but the engine itself on these Hondas are usually the very last thing to have any issues. I've used only cheap dino oil whenever the MID tells me which for my driving ends up being every 7k-9k miles. At 150k, it is as strong as ever, doesn't burn an ounce of oil and gives me the same MPGs as it always has. For me at least, I don't see the need to spend any more money that this on oil changes.

Anyway, it was very interesting to chart out how much I had spent on the car. I always thought I spent so little and then to see how much it adds up to. Tires are a big expense and I was pretty frugal with my tire choices. (Best set have been the Yokahama YK520s that I am running on now.) And brakes... I screwed up on that one. Spent way too much on rotors and pads that suck.
damn, i forgot....oil changes mean transmission changes too....completely missed it....while i was on the stock Z1, i would do a drain and refill every 5K miles along with the engine oil change....recently i switched to redline fluid and did a 12qt flush....done for the next 60K miles

also did the pressure switches around 20-30K miles ago (gotta look up the spreadsheet for the exact mileage)...
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^^^ thanks bro....and thanks for the reply....

I'm Jelous of your car and mods.

its a good thing to start fresh....the first thing i would suggest anyone to do is flush out all the fluids when they get a car + spark plugs + air filters....and glad you did the timing belt....
I forgot to mention, I also did the plugs, filters and fluids when I bought it
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I see what you did there

you should add the car in your garage
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damn, i forgot....oil changes mean transmission changes too....completely missed it....while i was on the stock Z1, i would do a drain and refill every 5K miles along with the engine oil change....recently i switched to redline fluid and did a 12qt flush....done for the next 60K miles

also did the pressure switches around 20-30K miles ago (gotta look up the spreadsheet for the exact mileage)...
Ahh... I feel much better now. For a minute there I was worried that your poor car still had the original fluid in the trans.
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^^^ LOL...nah i wont do that to my tranny....or it wouldnt have lasted so long LOL
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^^^ WOW....i hope you do all the maintenance by time (3 months/6months/1 year) and not miles....
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^^^ WOW....i hope you do all the maintenance by time (3 months/6months/1 year) and not miles....
Sure do. Realized early on that depending on the maintenance minder was not a good idea. Haven't had to do anything other than the routine oil changes and checks.
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Bought mine with 95k miles on my 05 TL. Now have 101.4k miles, I'm dreading the big maintenance coming up, but still running, no problems besides 1 bent wheel (will replace soon)
Don't dread it - just do it. Well worth it. Mine costed $700 with everything except thermostat. If you drive it to Chicago - I can hook you up :-)
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^^ haha, hmm I wonder were you got that mechanic from?! Trusty Google! BTW, you get that dash apart for the iSimple? My LCA bushings fixed my vibration....car drives like a champ again...all for 220 dollars....gotta love Drew.
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^I agree. I havd 55k on a 2006.
Just hit 50,000 on my '04 and now only avg. 4,000 mi/yr since I moved into the city. So won't hit 100,000 for another 12.5 years. Luv the car. Never owned a car this long and have no intention of letting it go. Way better than my previous BMW.
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Got about 102-3 on my 04, not exactly sure since i haven't driven it in a month

Bought it a little over 2 years ago with like 71 on it.
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I bought my '07 new. Currently has 55k on it. Runs and looks like the day I purchased it. Avg 28-30 mpg on the hwy.
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