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Im not sure if this is the right place for this but im debating on selling my car or paying the $2500+ for a paint job. Milano red 2007 TSX 6MT with 76k, i love the car but its fading pink and everytime i look at the pink spots it just makes me cringe, i hate it. Im not sure if i should post it up on craigslist sell it and pay off what i owe on it and put the rest of the money down on another car.

All ive done to the car so far is euro grill and badges, HID's, HIC roof visor, and changed the interior lights. How much do you guys think i should sell the car for on CL or if you have any opinons on a paintjob let me know. thanks.







 

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If you like the car i would keep it .. and if you do sell it .. list it at KBB value and go from there .. I would list it at $13,700 .. go down from there maybe to like $12,000

Excellent
$14,391
Very Good
$13,941
Good
$13,541
Verify Condition
Fair
$12,141

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Not really my thing, but you could wrap it?
 

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I want to keep it Milano Red and if im going to spend that much to wrap it i might as well paint it, my brother used to work at BMW and knows someone who can respray and fix a couple of my door dings for like 2k but my thing is should i invest 2k on a car with 76k or just sell it and put a down payment on a car like a 08-10 C300 , is250, or even TSX with lower miles.
 

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def part out the rear lip and euro r grille to me if you do sell it, but in all seriousness, you should spend the $2k and fix the paint issues. After that get a nice coat of wax with UV protecting properties and you'll be golden
 

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ill def. let you know about the lip and grill lol

New TSX is an option, ill post my options so everyone gets a better idea of what im thinking of doing

1. Pay the 2000 get a new paintjob from my brothers friend at bmw, then continue moding my tsx, considering the car has pretty high miles at 76k

2. Dont paint the car, finish paying off the 10k i owe on it then sell its once i pay it off , hopefully by the end of the year.

3. Sell the Car on CL take the cash i still have after paying off what i owe plus an addition 3k i could put towards a new downpayment on either a 2010 IS250, MB c300. or TSX
 

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imo... you're crazy to repaint it.. that's too much risk.... too many variables for further issues/imperfections.

Take the car for what it is, a 2007. Look at the big picture. Look at all the other positives about the car. Enjoy it for what it is
 

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imo... you're crazy to repaint it.. that's too much risk.... too many variables for further issues/imperfections.

Take the car for what it is, a 2007. Look at the big picture. Look at all the other positives about the car. Enjoy it for what it is
what do you mean to much risk? the car would potentially look brand new, he would take out all the dings and spray the whole car.
 

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Paint it and keep it. u really think 76k miles is a lot?? here in FL thats a brand new car. Here your car can sell for about $14,500. I had an 04 tsx, it did have the Navi, but it had 190k miles. I sold it last yr for $8k and plp were going crazy about it. This is a car that as long as its maitnance its on time, would give u 200k w/o any major issues. tsx dont loose much value at all.. I love tsx, so KEEP IT!!!!
 

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what do you mean to much risk? the car would potentially look brand new, he would take out all the dings and spray the whole car.
Paint/prep an entire car properly... that's the risk
 

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I agree. Keep it and paint it. 76k for a Honda/Acura is nothing. These are 200k cars. Also, $2,000 for a paint job from a good shop is a deal.

Lastly, none of the cars you have mentioned considering are as well-reviewed or have won as many awards as the 1G TSX.
 

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Probably not a good idea to re-paint. Get professional to detail the entire car, and have them fix the imperfections. Should only be about $200-$300.
 

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Thanks for the input guys definitely got some thinking to do
My POV is since you got $10k more to pay on the car (an '07 w/ 76k mi)... don't put $2k into it that you will never recoop...

...I too am anal when it comes to cleanliness/paint qlty/etc... however theres a point a which you're just flushing money down the toilet, even more so than cars already do...
 
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