My friends own such a car a I was looking at, and highly recommended them. Theirs are a little newer (04 and 07), but theirs looked the same and felt the same. An Acura certified repairman told me tha...
My friends own such a car a I was looking at, and highly recommended them. Theirs are a little newer (04 and 07), but theirs looked the same and felt the same. An Acura certified repairman told me that in 2009 Acura changed the body style somewhat and smoothed out the ride. If I ever get another one, I'll shoot for that year, or newer.
I was too eager when the price was dropped to $6,750.00 to buy it, and should have been more critical of details. I later found it had a driver caused blister on the front tire. It had separations of the vinyl upholstery from the plastic trim on the back door handle pulls and the dash defroster vents, exposing the foam padding underneath the skin. the next day, the a/c died. $300 later I had a new "resistor" installed and the a/c worked good again, but wait, the temperature controls now do not set the temp. in the car. It just blows cold air. I can only keep from freezing by turning the fan to the lowest setting, or alternately turning it on or off.
We only received one remote and it was pretty beat up. No records came with the car, so I have no idea if, or when, the timing chain has been replaced. At least the the original owners manual was in it.
It was sold by a friend of a friend who was a licensed used car dealer X 3. A pleasant 90 year old man, but I should have known better. Word of advice; never buy a used car from anyone but the owner and/or a dealer who will warrantee the car to be in good working order, or he should make it right.
On the plus side, I was pleasantly surprised by the gas economy for a performance car (TL-S) and the speed with which it accelerated around slower cars. It does take a second or two to switch into passing gear which is a little annoying, but will pin your ears back when it does. I am also pleased with it road handling feel...very stable and accurate, although a bit harsh on washboard roads.. The rest is just indicative of the make and model. Easymoney.