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Old 25 Jan 2012, 10:53 am
Joe J
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Default Useless facts about gas & my 98 Accord

I have an engineering background and tend to keep track of everything.

Since I picked up my new 1998 Honda Accord on 6/18/1998: 4 cyl Coupe, 5
speed. Wisconsin weather except for two years in Vegas.

I have filled the tank 647 times, with 6,977 gallons of reg. gas, at a cost
of $13,422. Avg mpg of 32.26 over 230,000 miles and counting.
Total maintenance costs of $7,872.
Been retired 4 years now and last year I put on 6,000 miles total.

Told you it was useless facts, but I was doing my year-end totaling. BTW,
my wife thinks I'm nuts, so I gave in and let her stop keeping track of her
Subaru about 8 years ago. It's a 97 Outback and only has 102,000.

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Old 25 Jan 2012, 11:57 am
Dan Wenz
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On 1/25/2012 11:53 AM, Joe J wrote:
> I have an engineering background and tend to keep track of everything.
>
> Since I picked up my new 1998 Honda Accord on 6/18/1998: 4 cyl Coupe,
> 5 speed. Wisconsin weather except for two years in Vegas.
>
> I have filled the tank 647 times, with 6,977 gallons of reg. gas, at a
> cost of $13,422. Avg mpg of 32.26 over 230,000 miles and counting.
> Total maintenance costs of $7,872.
> Been retired 4 years now and last year I put on 6,000 miles total.
>
> Told you it was useless facts, but I was doing my year-end totaling.
> BTW, my wife thinks I'm nuts, so I gave in and let her stop keeping
> track of her Subaru about 8 years ago. It's a 97 Outback and only has
> 102,000.


Kudos to your long suffering wife :-)
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 12:04 pm
Lynn McGuire
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On 1/25/2012 10:53 AM, Joe J wrote:
> I have an engineering background and tend to keep track of everything.
>
> Since I picked up my new 1998 Honda Accord on 6/18/1998: 4 cyl Coupe, 5 speed. Wisconsin weather except for two years in Vegas.
>
> I have filled the tank 647 times, with 6,977 gallons of reg. gas, at a cost of $13,422. Avg mpg of 32.26 over 230,000 miles and
> counting.
> Total maintenance costs of $7,872.
> Been retired 4 years now and last year I put on 6,000 miles total.
>
> Told you it was useless facts, but I was doing my year-end totaling. BTW, my wife thinks I'm nuts, so I gave in and let her stop
> keeping track of her Subaru about 8 years ago. It's a 97 Outback and only has 102,000.


Pretty good gas mileage for an accord.

Lynn

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Old 25 Jan 2012, 04:03 pm
Douglas C. Neidermeyer
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On 1/25/12 11:53 AM, Joe J wrote:
> I have an engineering background and tend to keep track of everything.
>
> Since I picked up my new 1998 Honda Accord on 6/18/1998: 4 cyl Coupe, 5
> speed. Wisconsin weather except for two years in Vegas.
>
> I have filled the tank 647 times, with 6,977 gallons of reg. gas, at a
> cost of $13,422. Avg mpg of 32.26 over 230,000 miles and counting.
> Total maintenance costs of $7,872.
> Been retired 4 years now and last year I put on 6,000 miles total.
>
> Told you it was useless facts, but I was doing my year-end totaling.
> BTW, my wife thinks I'm nuts, so I gave in and let her stop keeping
> track of her Subaru about 8 years ago. It's a 97 Outback and only has
> 102,000.


Cool!

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Old 25 Jan 2012, 05:05 pm
Bob Yaurden
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I got a buddy at work with a 2004 Accord with 280k miles on it!
Nothing but routine maintenance and he says its a little noisier than
it used to be but that's it.
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 10:38 pm
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On 1/25/2012 3:05 PM, Bob Yaurden wrote:
>
> I got a buddy at work with a 2004 Accord with 280k miles on it!
> Nothing but routine maintenance and he says its a little noisier than
> it used to be but that's it.


Pretty much the same story with my '94 Accord. 303 K miles.
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Old 27 Jan 2012, 05:40 am
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"cameo" wrote in message news:jfqlbd$3sc$1@dont-email.me...

On 1/25/2012 3:05 PM, Bob Yaurden wrote:
>
> I got a buddy at work with a 2004 Accord with 280k miles on it!
> Nothing but routine maintenance and he says its a little noisier than
> it used to be but that's it.


Pretty much the same story with my '94 Accord. 303 K miles.

I guess there is no reason not to keep my 06 Accord coupe with 90k on it for
a lot longer.

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Old 27 Jan 2012, 09:17 pm
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:40:25 -0500, "tww1491" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote:

>
>
>"cameo" wrote in message news:jfqlbd$3sc$1@dont-email.me...
>
>On 1/25/2012 3:05 PM, Bob Yaurden wrote:
>>
>> I got a buddy at work with a 2004 Accord with 280k miles on it!
>> Nothing but routine maintenance and he says its a little noisier than
>> it used to be but that's it.

>
>Pretty much the same story with my '94 Accord. 303 K miles.
>
>I guess there is no reason not to keep my 06 Accord coupe with 90k on it for
>a lot longer.


Not as long as you still like it. Manufacturing variances can occur
on any car make (just in lower quantities on good Japanese brands as a
general rule), and of course environmental factors and your
maintenance diligence can affect what you are actually able to achieve
with the car if you're going for top miles, but if you like the car
then as they say if it ain't broke don't fix it. When fixing it
starts to cost more than the car is worth in resale value, personally
I start to go "hmmm" but then again I am a bit of a technology maven
so I tend to get a new car every 7 years on average. I can no longer
live with a car without satellite radio for example.
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Old 28 Jan 2012, 12:07 am
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Thus spake "Joe J" <joejak@prodigy.net> :

>I have an engineering background and tend to keep track of everything.
>
>Since I picked up my new 1998 Honda Accord on 6/18/1998: 4 cyl Coupe, 5
>speed. Wisconsin weather except for two years in Vegas.
>
>I have filled the tank 647 times, with 6,977 gallons of reg. gas, at a cost
>of $13,422. Avg mpg of 32.26 over 230,000 miles and counting.
>Total maintenance costs of $7,872.
>Been retired 4 years now and last year I put on 6,000 miles total.
>
>Told you it was useless facts, but I was doing my year-end totaling. BTW,
>my wife thinks I'm nuts, so I gave in and let her stop keeping track of her
>Subaru about 8 years ago. It's a 97 Outback and only has 102,000.


Tell American Honda. They may give you some sort of reward. A
sparkplug?

We sold my wife's 96 Accord after only 158K miles. New owner is a
friend of ours, he says that now (5 years later) he's put another 65K
on it (longer commute) and has been told he might want to change the
timing belt. We gave him the shop manual, but he doesn't have a
torque wrench and I do. He did have to change the pan gasket, but
he's pretty certain he did it by overtightening the drain plug
--

- dillon I am not invalid

So Kim Jung Ill shows up at the barbecue. "Wait,"
says Qadaffi, "you don't have any peircings." "If you
starve your people enough they'll be too weak to rebbel."
"You have the same number of holes in your head as when
you were born," says bin Laden. "My compound had radar
and antiacraft misslles." "Your neck," shouted Hussein,
"it's the same length." "I didn't piss on W's father."
"Then what happened?" the three asked. "Damned counterfiet
Lipitor and insulin!"
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Old 28 Jan 2012, 06:15 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <lmp6i7tp67nj03sj86bg7mn8p2d93ms7op@4ax.com>,
Bob Yaurden <by110@snipped.com> wrote:

> I can no longer
> live with a car without satellite radio for example.


Neither can I, but it's so incredibly easy to add the functionality, it
doesn't matter.

Same with sat-nav. In fact, I strongly prefer my Garmin over any
overpriced factory model. It's portable, has my favorites in it, and I
can move those favorites to a new Garmin as I move up. And moving up is
only a hundred bucks a shot, and gets new maps along with the new
functionality.

Give me a 12v outlet and a way to plug an audio signal into the onboard
amp, and I'm set for technology.
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