Originally Posted by iamthematthew
Just looking for a little insight. I'm looking to get a 2010 or 2011 CT with around 20-30k miles. After owning a 2003 Acura that had constant tranny issues (went through 4 trannys) I'm a little leery of Honda's right now.
But I test drove one today and was impressed.
I just wanted to know if there was any issues that you owners have been coming across that I should be concerned about. I know nothing is perfect, but want to avoid a known issue that owners have that I cant find elsewhere.
So to buy or not to buy? Any help is appreciated...
Which Acura did you have? I remember the 3.2TL models from 1999-2003 all had tranny issues for the most part. I believe there was an engine part that needed to be replaced, because the factory part was made out of a material cheaper material. The dealerships needed to replace the part with one made of a more durable material. My folks have a 2003 3.2TL still, and they've never had a problem with it.
I was driving a 2005 Acura TSX up until a few weeks ago, and it was rock solid. I was the first and only owner, and I never had any problems with it. The only major repair required was with one of the HID lights failing. I had to replaced the bulb and the light socket. The light socket actually burned out.
I think the engine problems Acura/Honda might have had are loooooong gone. The Crosstour is using a proven engine (J35Z2), which has been used in the Accords since 2008. Check some specs here:
The other thing you need to consider when buying a car that has some mileage on it, is how the previous driver drove the car. My NEW demo model had just under 10K KM on it when I purchased it. It was driven by one of the dealership's managers, and upon my inspection it was clean and in excellent condition. No dings, no scratches, etc. At least with a used car, you can take it to a garage and have it inspected by a mechanic before buying.