Should I buy a CXL Turbo T07 Russelsheim

JAY820

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What's up buickforum. I currently drive a suv and I'm looking for a nice looking DD for no more than 12k. I found a T07 for 10.5k with service records. I may get it tuned one day soon and I don't expect this to run like my old e46 M3 did. I've used the search to find an answer but I can't find a definite answer about the russelsheim models. Is it a tune that works better for the non GS models? i'd appreciate the help and look forward to picking your brains often as possible.:confused::confused::confused:
 

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I love mine (T05 - I.e, everything but sunroof and color nav display). Bought it a couple years ago with 32k miles on it. Was a lease turn-in, which I thought was odd since it's a manual. Now has 79k and still runs strong. No issues so far except the front driver side lock actuator went bad, but it wasn't too hard to replace. I have a Trifecta tune which was by far the biggest improvement in performance. Without the tune it's limited at about 15psi boost, the trifecta tune bumps it up to 22. I love the car so much I can't stop buying parts/mods for it lol. There are a few other options for tunes, which, based on reviews I've read on here, all sound like they work well and people like them. Knowing what I know now, if I came across a 2011-2013 turbo or GS with only 11k miles on it I would snatch it up in a heartbeat! P.s., mine is an '11 turbo Russelheim.
 

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I own 2011 T07 since new. Russelheim. 6 speed. It's a great fun little car to zip back & forth to work. 4 yrs with no problems. 55,000 mi.
 
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I have a 11 T07 Russelheim as well. It has 21k on it. bought it with 2,500 on it. No issues here. Other than corroding center caps lol
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My '11 is not the turbo -- I couldn't find one when I was car shopping in late 2013, not a CPO in my price range. But the CXL has been solid, a great car "for zipping back and forth to work," as FathersBuick put it, and for road trips too. It's been very reliable, and it sees about 22-23 mpg overall on regular w/ 70% city driving.
 
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