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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:01 am
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Default acura TL type s (2002) how many miles can these things generally take?

how long will they usually last if not treated badly, 200k miles? 250? numbers and any info appreciated, thanks!
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:16 am
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it will last long as long u do your maintenance on a regular basis... i see some go as far over 220 and still runs good like new.. just maintain your engine regularly and it will last longer.. especially with honda/acura engine they are good engines... every 30 i would recommend you do your engine oil, trans flush, coolant flush, check your ac,belts, hoses,rotate tires and check brakes,suspension , tune up spark wires and plug and so forth.. just go to your nearest shop and have them do a free inspection of the vehicle and before u decide to do anythin on your car make sure u ask them to check em before you approve the work done.. not to bag on some shops but its not a new things.. they can rip anybody change somethin that doesnt need to be chance.. but 100k i would recommend u change timing belt n also do your waterpump at the sametime so no more worries in the long run... goodluck
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:31 am
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This model car has a horrendous transmission problem that has been well reported. Honda has warrantied all Acura TLs from 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 to 100,000 milles automatically. Transmission failure rates are very high and mine failed at 61,000 and again at 128,000 after I sold it. The problem is not fixable as Honda never redesigned the transmission to solve the problem (the oil cooler helps but does not solve the problem. I would avoid those model years unless you want to pay for a transmission every 30,000 to 80,000 miles for about $4500. You can read more on the web here, good luck with it:
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:46 am
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If you are looking at buying this car - DON'T. It has a horrific transmission failure rate. I own an 01 and I've replaced the transmission twice in the past 25,000 miles. Its thankfully still under warranty or I wouldn't still own it.But to answer your question, it's really a crapshoot as to how long it'll last because of this transmission problem. Some people get 50,000 miles out of their re-installed transmission. Some people only get 10,000 miles before they have to replace it, again. If you already own one either seriously consider buying something else. Or keep about $5,000 on hand to fix the transmission that will inevitably fail.Other than the transmission I love my car - too bad it's such a lemon.

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Old 14 Nov 2007, 01:01 am
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They do last over 200,000 miles. They could last over 300,000 depending on how you take care of it.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 01:16 am
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If you haven't bought this car yet, don't. I'm in the auto industry and Honda messed up on the transmission design. I think Honda is a great company, but all companies put out some problem cars. For Acura, the TL, CL and MDX have known transmission failures. Honda has the same problem with V-6 Accords, Odysseys and Pilots.If you want a good Japanese entry level luxury car, go for the Lexus ES. These cars are very well engineered and they are built in Japan. Quality is world class. Our ES 300 had 236,000 miles on it when someone ran a red light and totalled it. It was the most troublefree car we've ever owned. Didn't burn any oil and I don't think we changed the transmission fluid. I've owned Volvos that I've run to 350K miles, but I had to put money into repairs. Our Mercedes E classes had Catalytic Converter, Cylinder Head and transmission issues between 110K and 150K miles. The BMW had electrical gremlins and transmission issues above 90K miles. Porsche has lots of small things (but we love how they drive). Surprisingly, our Jaguars (both XJ's) have been good, but the last one was totalled at 116K (another idiot running a red light). Our Infiniti was a nuisance (mechanically and electrically), so we dumped it after 50K miles.We've owned some very nice cars, however if you're looking for an easy to maintain car, go for the Lexus ES.Good luck.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 01:31 am
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Even if not badly treated, the TL wont last more than 250,000 Km this model year isn't worth having. My son got rid of his TL last year and My cousin just got a new transmission(probably a rebuilt one)put in his TL.
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