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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Ha! The story sounds familiar. I used to have a 2008 Saab Turbo X, sport combi, 6 speed (turbo v6, XWD...around 300HP stock).
While under warranty, it was at the dealer getting fixed every other month. Than the warranty ended, and I thought I was in the clear....the story didn't change.
I went crazy with mods, coilvers, bigger turbo, tuned, intercooler, piping, exhaust, fixed every little flaw....and it blew the engine.
Got a replacement engine, and while at it, clutch and other bits. I thought that was it....well, than the diff that was replaced under warranty started giving problems. I was close to throwing in the towel, but got it fixed, and bought another daily driver and parked the Saab for winter. I took it out of storage once it warmed up and got the same rear diff problem again. That was it, I sold it the next week.
I started regretting doing it probably 6 months later. I actually reached out to the buyer trying to get it back. It took another year before I got the M5 to fill in the void.
I also recently traded in the daily G37 that was giving me problems for a 2017 TLX base.
I figure the Acura will be trouble free for a long time, and instead of spending money fixing two cars, I can now concentrate on the M5.