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Old 09 Sep 2008, 09:16 am
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Default would you buy an acura with 199k??

i know they run forever but thats alot of miles, just seeking opinions from others who love ther acs and know about them, the car runs well, inside is in excellent condition. 98 tl, 3.2.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 09:31 am
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sure ive had a many of cars that had 400,000 on them.. its not the mileage but how it was taking car of so reason for checking one out before buying...on one can tell you when something might break... my last nissan had 480,000 was running great til it wreck it... so it depends on the shape the car is in and the price you want to pay
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 09:46 am
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Depends on the price and what I was planning to use it for I guess. 199K is a lot of miles.If it was cheap enough and I wasn't looking for a car to put 20,000mi per year on ,I'd consider it if the car was well maintained (with records to prove it). Keep in mind that you're probably going to have to put some money into it fairly soon because any car with 199K miles on it is going to have things go wrong with it if they haven't already. Modern cars are typically engineered with a 150K mile lifespan in mind so there are going to be things that wear out eventually no matter who made it.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 10:01 am
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you can get it if ya want to but expect to replace the engine, tranny, suspension and possibly the tires immediately. good luck
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No, I would stay away. If something breaks then it's going to cost you even more since it's an "acura."
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It all comes down to two things: price and general condition of the car. Acuras run like forever, but it depends on how the owner takes care of it. Just be sure it has no mechanical problems.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 11:01 am
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I own a '97 Acura 3.2tl. I bought it for $3200 and it had 194,000 miles on it. Bought it back in 2006, the only problems I've had, is the Catalytic converter going bad and Carbon build up in the EGR valve, which is to be expected anyways in a car with over 150K miles.So I would say its a safe bet to get it if the price is in the range of $2500-3500. BUT BEFORE THAT CHECK TO SEE IF THE TIMING BELT HAS BEEN REPLACED. They usually need to be replace after about 150K.A few other checks include:1. OIL (should be close to the full level, and browinsh in color, NOT BLACK) 2. OIL CAP(residue inside the cap hints irregular oil changes)3. TRANSMISSION FLUID (should be somehwat translucent, if its black then you would have to get a transmission fluid flush, which costs about $200.)4. TIRES5. OVERALL ENGINE LOOK (shouldn't be any rust)6. drive it to make sure there are no weird noises, and to check the transmission, and suspension.
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