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Would you buy this Acura TL?

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Would you buy this Acura TL?

http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetai ... D=37162102

I was looking on autotrader and found bthisbcar at newmarket Volvo. Take a close look at the carproof and let me know if this is a safe buy. I saw some red flags let's see if you spot them.

Note: no smart @ss response, let's use this as a lesson on what not to buy when looking on autotrader.
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Saw plenty of claims for this car and its also a fleet vehicle. It looks good on the photos though.

The fact that it says it's certified, the safety standards should be on par with the dealerships due to UCDA/OMVIC regulations. But to be safe, I would look at it closer in person and have my own trusted mechanic to look at the car.
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JohnS821 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 4:52 pm
http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetai ... D=37162102

I was looking on autotrader and found bthisbcar at newmarket Volvo. Take a close look at the carproof and let me know if this is a safe buy. I saw some red flags let's see if you spot them.


If you are seeing "red flags" why are you considering the car at all..lol?
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eldiablo wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:19 pm
If you are seeing "red flags" why are you considering the car at all..lol?
Because it the reason we have a forum. Open for discussion.
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JohnS821 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:23 pm
Because it the reason we have a forum. Open for discussion.
oh..ok

don't buy the car then. It has red flags.
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Juyen21 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:16 pm
Saw plenty of claims for this car and its also a fleet vehicle. It looks good on the photos though.

The fact that it says it's certified, the safety standards should be on par with the dealerships due to UCDA/OMVIC regulations. But to be safe, I would look at it closer in person and have my own trusted mechanic to look at the car.
Yup I was like wth, all these claims. Car looks amazing in the pictures. You missed the 12000k damage in 2014. What puzzles me backnin 2014... The car was probably worth 8 k. Why do a 12 k repair on an 8 k car? Shouldn't it have been a write off?
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As Is. I would stay away. First warning sign.
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JohnS821 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:30 pm
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So you have already figured out the main redflags on this car, why you need our reassurance?
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JohnS821 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:25 pm
Yup I was like wth, all these claims. Car looks amazing in the pictures. You missed the 12000k damage in 2014. What puzzles me backnin 2014... The car was probably worth 8 k. Why do a 12 k repair on an 8 k car? Shouldn't it have been a write off?
not necessarily, it could have been only cosmetics damage. I know because my girlfriend and I got in to a car accident over the holidays (not at fault) and when I brought it to the body shop, (dealership and insurance recommended) It got over 12k in repairs due to the fact that I got hit from the rear fenders, Passenger door w/ side mirrors, front fenders, right headlights and front bumper. They had to change the affected areas, labour cost, and etc.

Just got it back couple weeks ago and it looks brand new again.

Don't take my word for it though... as we dont really know the full car history and usage. :P
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On topic. I would not buy the car.
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carmaster wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:34 pm
As Is. I would stay away. First warning sign.
as per omvic/ucda regulations, any used car that a dealership sells (except pre-owned certified) has to state the "as-is" statement. But it's weird how they would state that the car has been certified.
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ToDealHunter wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:38 pm
So you have already figured out the main redflags on this car, why you need our reassurance? ..
Are forums just filled with negative people? Simple question ... Is it a safe buy? How does me being insecure come into play? Omg. Why even bother posting discussions anymore?
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Juyen21 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:55 pm
as per omvic/ucda regulations, any used car that a dealership sells (except pre-owned certified) has to state the "as-is" statement. But it's weird how they would state that the car has been certified.
You're right. But I think the certified on-top is a generic letter head they use when Posting cars online. It should not be there I think. Might be a mistake.
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go test drive it first, u might not even like it during testing. Ask them if you can take it to accura/honda for a check up report.

GOODLUCK, it is a very good price if there is no mech problem.
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JohnS821 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 6:00 pm
You're right. But I think the certified on-top is a generic letter head they use when Posting cars online. It should not be there I think. Might be a mistake.
If you want to, try to confirm the safety :P the fact that they stated it their ad, they should be able to include it with the price or else that would be misleading the consumers.
Good luck!

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