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3.2Tl vs Maxima SE

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Bernie, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Bernie

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    I'm looking at a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL and a 2001 Maxima SE, 20th Anniversary Edition. Any thoughts or comments? I've only had a look at these and am taking them out for a drive later today. The TL is, of course, a 5 speed, Tiptronic automatic and the Maxima is a five speed. Both look awesome and I'm leaning toward the TL as I have always loved the car. Anything that I should look for in either of these cars other than the usual - air conditioning, brakes or other mechanical issues? How about dealing with the service departments for each? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Honda's Autos in the TL aren't known for reliability. In fact the class-action lawsuit against Honda would suggest quite the opposite. Other than that, check the CV boots/joints. Those are a problem on Hondas.

    As far as the Nissan, well... those cars can quite easily go to shit very quickly but from what I know the Maximas are quite nice. The resale, as with any Nissan, completely sucks.. so make sure you're getting in under the curve and that it's loaded.
     
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    the maxima is a great car... tons of power... it can be expensive to fix if it ever gets damaged though... each wheel is worth $900
     
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    Maxima's are nice... but I think the TL wins in the look department... Personally I'd go for the Acura because of experience with Hondas... but if I were to try out a nissan, a Maxima would be a worthy car.
     
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    As pat stated, the transmission are the only issue with the TL that requires concern. Besides that the acura is a better car in my opinion.
     

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