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Old 27 Oct 2009, 03:46 pm
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Default Should i buy a non-certified used Acura TSX or a certified Acura TSX?

I'm looking into buying a 2006 Acura TSX. I'm looking at one which is $3500 less than another one. They both have roughly the same miles, so they are almost identical cars. Both have clean carfax histories as well. Is it really worth spending the extra $3500 on the certified vehicle? I've heard buying a non-certified luxury vehicle is just asking for trouble, I'm not sure how much truth there is to that. I like the color on the more expensive one more than the cheaper one as well, though I'm not putting too much weight on that. Thanks!
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 04:01 pm
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I don't know how it works there but here its just easier to buy it already certified and e-tested. Its better for them (seller) to pay for any repairs required then you a week later. During a certification they check everything brakes, floor boards, safety features, exhaust, all being fairly pricey repairs. Spend some time thinking about what you want to pay for financially. Newer vehicles shouldn't need too much, but it's also at the time where warranty runs out and power options need to be fixed.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 04:16 pm
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go with the certified it is usually 100-150 point inspection, additional warranty for an extra year or 12000 miles. i just got a certified tl and it rocks.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 05:16 pm
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I personally own a 06 tsx, bought new 11/06. I have all the service done regularly at the acura dealer. If properly maintained you will not have problems. My car has 94,000+problem free miles-love it.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 05:31 pm
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Certified if they were the same price, however at only 3 years old there is not enough that could go wrong with it to justify spending an extra $3500.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 06:31 pm
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You should also consider that such a car may be expensive to insure. Check your insurance rates before buying one, for example here - carquotes.fateback.com
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 07:31 pm
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Not really sure if the price makes that justifiable. I just picked up a 2004 TSX from an older couple that bought it new and had all the repairs done at the Acura dealer, which one amounted to brakes and tires, so that was the better deal for me. Not sure what the dealer wanted to give them on trade, but I got it for $14K w/35K miles. Beautiful car is all respects.
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