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Old 09-21-2022, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
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90 day: 26.68 mpg (US)

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90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)

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How much of that stuff needs to be done though?

Does the axle have unacceptable play, or does it merely have a torn boot? How did they determine the need for transmission flush, or coolant? What was the reason given for spark plugs? Why does the PS lines need replacement? I'd only ever do so if there was a leak, and that would be obvious.

How did they determine the FI need service? I've never had to fiddle with FI in any vehicle ever, mine or otherwise (not that FI service is never needed).

Does the AC perform acceptably? If so, why does that need service?

I'd never accept a list of what various services cost if I'm paying for an inspection. I expect a report on the condition of the vehicle. Like going to the doctor and him telling you how much a heart valve replacement costs with no explanation at all.

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