Not to scare you away, but I had a 2001 CL Type S that was known to have the same issues. I work with a guy who has the exact same car and has gone through 3 transmissions so far. Rather than recalling it, they extended the warranty to the owners until 100K miles (which the car you're looking at has surpassed). I'm not 100% confident they ever fixed the issue but rather continued to replace the trannys. If you want to inquire and read more about it, the best resource that I've been using for the past 8 years is acurazine.com.So after the second rs25 not working out, I'm moving on to other options like the subaru legacy and the acura 3.2 TL. I found a TL local to me here. Quite a few miles but it drives well and seems good when I looked at it last night. Only issue is that the 1999 to 2003 acura 3.2 TL's have a known transmission issue. This ones had the transmission replaced at 94K miles. I'm trying to figure out whether the new transmissions really fix the problem or not.
I thought about that before posting but was in a rush so I posted them without editing them. I just removed those photos with either license plate in them. But I don't see what they can get from my license plate number.Will, from an identity theft perspective, you might want to blur or mask your license plate number.
So, now that we've got another year of data under our belt would you care to revise your claims since the data clearly shows Cash for Clunkers drove up used car prices? linkCARS did not take cheaper cars off the market. The traded clunkers were in service and weren't on the market to begin with. Sans CARS a good portion would still be in service. Article:
Besides, the US has over 170 million cars on the road. CARS took just under 700K and junked them so the number of vehicles went down by less than 1/2 of 1 percent. Any effect this has on the used car market will be temporary. Prices on new cars, which did spike some during CARS, are already moving back to pre-CARS levels.
To try and stay on topic, if you look at the results the vehicles taken off the road would not be candidates for Will. Price-wise, perhaps, but from a fuel economy standpoint and also from a cost to maintain standpoint they would be very poor choices.
They took ~700,000 sub $5k cars off the market that "poor" people would have bought leading to a scarcity of sub $5k cars which in turn drove up prices. I'm not saying C4C was the only factor that drove up used car prices, but it clearly was a prime participant.But of mostly older cars that wouldn't be good used car purchase candidates.
There is always somebody out there who needs a cheap car even if temporarily. I tend to buy in the 8-10k range so now what that will buy me is a lesser quality car.They took ~700,000 sub $5k cars off the market that "poor" people would have bought leading to a scarcity of sub $5k cars which in turn drove up prices.
WTF kind of 'maintenance' do you get for that? No newer car should require that kind of maintenance expense. Or does your dealer charge ridiculous prices for oil changes?The maintenance is still complimentary on my cars, but after that expires, were I to have it done at the dealership, I would be spending $500-$750 every 10k miles.
That's the one.Or does your dealer charge ridiculous prices for oil changes?
Car is a '02 Holden Frontera 4x4 w/3.2L V6 (also called Opel/Vaxhuell Frontera or Isuzu Wizard is different parts of the world - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isuzu_Wizard).Wow. What kind of car is that?