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Hey Acuraworld~!,

In short terms, I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and i have been driving since early april (I'm 18 almost 19). I have luckily inherited my auntie's 2000 Acura TL with only 53,000 miles. However, the car was not driven for a good year and a half because my uncle (who was driving the car) had gotten terminal cancer and was bedridden. In the past few months i've encountered a few problems with the car, The first problem was shaking. I felt the car shake when I was on the highway on more than one occasion. I had taken it to the repair shop and the guy told me something about the coils going bad and to come back and change them if the problem keeps occurring.

Another problem occurred, Occasionally when putting the key in the ignition to start the car it will make a starting noise but do nothing but turn on the radio and not the engine itself and more than occasionally the car will start up for a second or two then die out when i am about to pull out the lot.

Besides those two problems, the car is in awesome shape, The interior is almost flawless but has a few minor rips in the chair. The car runs pretty well and the low mileage makes it hard for me to let it go.

In the past month or so I have been looking to fix up the body and make modifications to improve performance and the "looks" factor. My parents have been kind enough to help me out on the bodywork part, to make my car "New" looking. After i got the quote on how much It was to re-do the car I have been thinking whether it is actually worth it to keep it or not, or should i go out to find another car. Then i got into the "racing" scene and kinda wanted to be like those guys with super modded cars. Yes, as you can see i'm crazy confused as of what to do, but the Acurazine guys have been extremely patient and helpful in helping newbies like me out. Anyways, thanks for reading and here are the pictures of the bodywork that will supposedly cost $8.7k hahahaha. (There is NO WAY in hell i nor my parents will spend that much for bodywork, I am looking into different places that will be of cheaper cost). I believe my parents cap for bodywork would be around 2.5k-3k? So my main concern is, would it be worth doing some bodywork on my car and modding it? I have been looking into an ATLP EXHAUST, CAI, and some headers? Anyone have some tips or advice? Should i dump the car and buy a different one? Thanks!

Thanks again,
Dylan
 

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I would say you should put money into getting the car running properly before anything else. The vibrating could easily be out of round or balanced tires, especially since it has been sitting for so long. Find a reputable tire place and ask them to just road force balanace the tires.s houldn't cost more than $15-20 per tire.

The stalling - its either not getting fuel or spark for some reason. Since it has been sitting for so long I'd HIGHLY recommend a tune up. Fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change. If the car is still stalling out after that then its time for diagnostics.
 

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I would say you should put money into getting the car running properly before anything else. The vibrating could easily be out of round or balanced tires, especially since it has been sitting for so long. Find a reputable tire place and ask them to just road force balanace the tires.s houldn't cost more than $15-20 per tire.

The stalling - its either not getting fuel or spark for some reason. Since it has been sitting for so long I'd HIGHLY recommend a tune up. Fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change. If the car is still stalling out after that then its time for diagnostics.
thanks man, after i get it mechanically sound what mods do you recommend?
 

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I wouldn't do much more than a tasteful exhaust, intake and maybe some wheels and lower it. I'm not sure there is all that much performance oriented for the TL.
 
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