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Old 07-31-2019, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

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90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

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I don't like buying used cars from dealerships because they don't know the vehicle history and probably wouldn't be honest about it if they did. Owners know exactly what accidents they were involved in, what problems the car has had, and how often they changed the oil. Then there's the fact that the private market is about 20% lower cost since you're not paying for a showroom, salesmen, and coffee.

I bought a used car from a dealership once because the exact one was rare, and they sold it for private party price after it languished on the lot (luxury manual vehicles don't sell well in gridlocked Portland).
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