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Hi! So i am currently in market for a used car and my budget is about 10k. I have searched through the typical used car sites and most of the acuras under that figure has ~100K+ miles on them and mostly are 2003 and prior. I did talk to an acura salesman today and he gave me an offer for one with 93k miles for $9700 non-negotiable which i thought was a bit high. The interior is mostly good and everything seemed to work - there is a small crack on one of the plastic parts on driver side but it is not that noticeable..



I am still looking elsewhere as well.. just kind of curious what the experts here think about that deal and can give me some inputs and perhaps even help me find a better deal(!!!). I am looking for a 4 door sedan type of car and i am in chapel hill nc area. I do need to find a car by next week so i am a bit rushing... I am also curious how reliable acuras are that should i shy away from the 130k+ acuras and perhaps any maintenance nightmares besides the transmission?

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Here are the different acuras i found - any advice would be appreciated:
Dealers:
1. 2002 TL w/navi 121k miles asking 7k Dealer
2. 2003 TL 128k miles asking 7.6k Dealer
3. 2003 TL w/navi 153k miles asking 7.5k Dealer
4. 2003 TLS 129k miles, asking 7.6k with free powertrain warranty..


Owners:
1. 2003 Tl 3.2 V6 selling by a mechanic 110k miles asking $8600
New:Water Pump,Timing Belt,100,000 mile maintenance,Brakes,Tires with less than 5,000 miles

2. 2004 TL 120k miles asking $8500. New air filter, plugs, oil, trans fluid, timing belt and water pump was done at 90k and the transmission was replaced two weeks ago with a new rebuilt one. The guy said his transmission broke and he got a salvaged one from another place (paid 1200ish) and rebuilt it and now he is basically selling the car with it (maybe dont want to risk it?)

3. 2003 TLS 134k miles asking 8200. Custom JVC navi and Dealership maintained, timing belt, new transmission, new brakes. The new transmission was due to a recall of parts so it was not the transmission was dead but some parts was to be replaced...

I am leaning towards Owners 1 or 3... Both has maintained and loved their cars and it seems on paper I don't need to do much at all post purchase in terms of servicing (might do a general checkup prior). Although the dealership prices are lower but with their admin fees it can be up there and there's no telling what work has/hasnt been done... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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If you interested and in tri state (NY,NJ,PA,CT)area i can get you Acura TL Base for NEW 2012 for lease at $325+ tax. 36 months/ 10K lease
For example in NYC its coming out at 357.85$ monthly TAX included. $0Down payment and only 1294$ out of pocket which includes : first monthly payment, DMV, Bank Fee and tax on bank fee. That if you have either acura or any luxury vehicle in your household 2001+ at the same address, might not be even under your name. If not it would be 25$ more in a monthly payment. This is the pricing in MAY.
 

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I would tend to agree and lean towards 1 or 3. Maybe 3 since the mileage is a bit lower and has been confirmed as dealer maintained, thus they have all the records. I think in the end it will come down to which one you like better and how they drive.
 
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