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I have a chance to trade out of my 2004 EX-L-RES with 114k miles into a 2008 Touring with 9k miles for a good price. I was pretty excited until I started reading a little online and seem to see alot of complaining about issues, particularly torque converter problems, but also just alot of low-rent issues that I'm not sure I'm prepared to deal with. To be honest, the current van has not been immune to issues with the cheap parts inside and out (vent windows anyone?) but mechanically it's been stone cold reliable. It is giving me alot of those tell-tale signs and think it's time to get out while the getting is good. Wondering if anyone feels like sharing any concerns about buying a 2008 model or good experiences as well. Any tips for things to watch out for on a 2008? Thanks for any help, it's a huge purchase for me, don't want to get burned if I can help it.
 

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All great points. I have noticed that the resale on the used ones makes it almost pointless to pass up just buying new. I haven't gone to the dealer to try to wheel and deal on a left 2010, but I bet they are letting them go cheap. I should be able to the 2008 I'm looking at for 25k difference. Even if they are really dealing on a 2010 Touring, it would be probably be around 30-31k difference, so we're talking about 5-6k for the newer model. No history on the original driver, but the van is spotless, it looks like it's sat in a showroom for 3 years, so my guess is grandpa and grandma had it and just didn't drive it much.

It's a tough decision. I really ppreciate your thoughts.
 
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