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Old 12 Nov 2007, 04:01 pm
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Default Is it smart to buy an acura 1997 cl with almost 200000 miles. how long can a car last?

Is it smart to buy an acura 1997 cl with almost 200000 miles. how long can a car last?
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Old 12 Nov 2007, 04:16 pm
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Depends. Find out how much work has been done on the car. Is anything new or rebuilt? Plus how much are you paying for it. If its all original, you can guarantee to run into some problems.
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Old 12 Nov 2007, 04:31 pm
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if its cheap maybe
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Old 12 Nov 2007, 04:46 pm
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Not unless its cheap. Its probably due for some expensive repairs to keep it running.
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Depending on how much you are going to pay for it. It's really not worth it to pay for a car that has that many miles on it unless you are getting it for the body and are going to redo the engine. You can find alot better deals I'm sure.
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If it was maintained there are lots of newer cars like this with 250k miles. You should check for maintenance records, or try car-fax. check it's wholesale value on line .Kelly Blue Book Edmund's and pay according to these values. I bought a 1987 Pontiac t 6000 with 328,000 miles, and it ran great but it was properly maintained before i purchased it.
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we sold a 95 Honda Accord with 196,000 mi on it, 4 yrs ago...it's still on the road. A teenager drives it. (and yes I've seen it. I live in a small town, you see everybody sooner or later.)
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I wouldn't risk it. That's WAAAAAAAY too many miles. The engine won't last too much longer. Just keep looking, I'm sure a good deal will peak its head out sooner or later. I hope this helps you.
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if it is a 2.2 and very well maintained, it'll go 250-300. it's really a honda accord and they obviously run very well. the 3.0 might not make it as long. don't pay too much.
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