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Old 14 Apr 2006, 04:42 pm
Kevin Miller
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Default Acura Longevity

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a used Acura, probably an EL or an RSX. Right
now I have a corolla that has 270,000 km's on it and it is still
running well.. my question is can I expect the same type of results out
of an Acura? How many Km's does your acura have on it, and what type
of problems have you experienced?

Thanks.

Kevin

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 07:30 pm
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Default Re: Acura Longevity

Acura is a devision of Honda and are known to be the top competitor
against Toyota on longevity. My response to your question of how they
compare is I don't know because I've never owned a Toyota. I have
always owned Honda's ever since I turned 18 and I now work for Acura.
Any car will last a while if you take car of it. The RSX is a good car
and I'm assuming you ment TL instead of EL and they are also an
excellent choice. I have to say the RSX is cheaper than the TL and the
Type-S is fast. The TL is a V6 so it eats more gas but is a blast to
drive. If you take car of the car you can expect to get 270,000 km
without a problem. The biggest problem we see in high mile cars is
broken timing belts. If it breaks it will cost you the engine. Make
sure you replace it ever 170,000 KM or 105,000 miles and do your
maintaince on time and you shouldn't have any problem hitting that
milage or higher.

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 08:09 pm
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Default Re: Acura Longevity

Do not know about the TL or RSX, but I have 252,000 miles on my Integra
and it is still running strong. All I have ever done to it is normal
maintenance-- oil change every 4K, plugs, timing belt, brakes, etc. I
am going to drive it until it dies, then look for a used RSX to replace it.

Kevin Miller wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'm looking at buying a used Acura, probably an EL or an RSX. Right
>now I have a corolla that has 270,000 km's on it and it is still
>running well.. my question is can I expect the same type of results out
>of an Acura? How many Km's does your acura have on it, and what type
>of problems have you experienced?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Kevin
>
>
>

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Old 14 Apr 2006, 11:02 pm
Kevin Miller
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Default Re: Acura Longevity

Thanks for the comments... I will be looking for into them for sure.

As far as the TL/EL thing... this is where I got EL from..

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...4&adid=5031166

there are alot of the listed on autotrader.ca

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Old 15 Apr 2006, 12:28 am
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Default Re: Acura Longevity

On 14 Apr 2006 13:42:08 -0700, "Kevin Miller" <kcmiller@rogers.com>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'm looking at buying a used Acura, probably an EL or an RSX. Right
>now I have a corolla that has 270,000 km's on it and it is still
>running well.. my question is can I expect the same type of results out
>of an Acura? How many Km's does your acura have on it, and what type
>of problems have you experienced?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Kevin


I have a '94 Integra GS-R with 148,000 miles, about 235,000 km. I
bought it used with 45K miles on it and I have always driven it very
hard. The clutches are a weak spot probably due to the car's power
and my driving style. The other weak spot is the exhaust A pipe which
I repaired a couple times before replacing it with a header. Other
repairs: typical brake servicing including a master cylinder and rear
calipers, a radiator, coil/igniter, starter. High performance Summer
tires last about 30K which is not bad. The suspension is squeaky when
it's cold out. Replaced the shocks with Tokikos which may have been a
mistake. It still runs and handles like it forgot to take it's
Ritalin. It does use about a quart of oil every 1500 to 2000 miles
which doesn't bother me. There is one significant rust spot over the
rear wheel well.

Don't know how much of this is applicable to the cars you are
considering but in general Hondas are pretty durable and reliable.


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Old 15 Apr 2006, 07:37 am
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Default Re: Acura Longevity

EL is Canadian - now replaced by CSX.
MZ
<invisible.elephant@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1145057443.542357.12350@u72g2000cwu.googlegro ups.com...
> Acura is a devision of Honda and are known to be the top competitor
> against Toyota on longevity. My response to your question of how they
> compare is I don't know because I've never owned a Toyota. I have
> always owned Honda's ever since I turned 18 and I now work for Acura.
> Any car will last a while if you take car of it. The RSX is a good car
> and I'm assuming you ment TL instead of EL and they are also an
> excellent choice. I have to say the RSX is cheaper than the TL and the
> Type-S is fast. The TL is a V6 so it eats more gas but is a blast to
> drive. If you take car of the car you can expect to get 270,000 km
> without a problem. The biggest problem we see in high mile cars is
> broken timing belts. If it breaks it will cost you the engine. Make
> sure you replace it ever 170,000 KM or 105,000 miles and do your
> maintaince on time and you shouldn't have any problem hitting that
> milage or higher.
>



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Old 15 Apr 2006, 07:51 am
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"Kevin Miller" <kcmiller@rogers.com> wrote in
news:1145047328.670223.14800@t31g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com:

> Hi,
>
> I'm looking at buying a used Acura, probably an EL or an RSX. Right
> now I have a corolla that has 270,000 km's on it and it is still
> running well.. my question is can I expect the same type of results out
> of an Acura? How many Km's does your acura have on it, and what type
> of problems have you experienced?
>



'91 Integra, 425,000 km so far and no end in sight. You can expect such
long life ONLY if the car's been maintained well.

I've had no problems other than a need to service the brakes every six
months to counteract the effects of winter. Honda brakes seize up quickly,
especially rear discs.

You can peruse the Unofficial FAQ to get an idea of the sort of problems
that crop up a lot.


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www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
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