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Old 25 Apr 2004, 07:33 pm
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Default Life expectancy of an Accord

Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
performed? Just wondering. Thanks.


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Old 26 Apr 2004, 05:31 am
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Default Re: Life expectancy of an Accord

Seen them in the classified here advertized with 225K.

Tom

"Scott" <sman@nrtco.net> wrote in message
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> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
> experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
> from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
> performed? Just wondering. Thanks.
>
>



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Old 26 Apr 2004, 07:38 am
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Traded my 94 Accord EXR two weeks ago with 180000km, and it still had
plenty of power (on my way to the dealership I did 220km/h in it on a
flat road). It was not burning any oil, not leaking fluids, and it
passed an emissions test here in Ontario by a HUGE margin.

Other than a few minor problems (small electrical problems, a thermostat
and the CV arms and ball joints, all fairly cheap to repair) the car was
still drving like new.

The only weak point was the auto transmission, which was a bit bumpy
when changing gears, but it had done that since I bought it with 75000km
on board. I guess my... umm... spirited driving did not help there, but
it was still shifting well, without slipping.

But it really depends on how it was maintained. I always changed the oil
every 5-6000km with Castrol Synthetic, and did all the regular
maintenance on the car at the proper mileage (including other fluid
changes). Overall, if the car wasn't abused, it should last about
250-300000km.

Cosmin

Scott wrote:
> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
> experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
> from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
> performed? Just wondering. Thanks.
>
>

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Old 26 Apr 2004, 07:51 am
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Default Re: Life expectancy of an Accord

900,000 miles or more
"Scott" <sman@nrtco.net> wrote in message
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> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
> experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
> from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
> performed? Just wondering. Thanks.
>
>



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Old 26 Apr 2004, 07:53 am
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a.. April 21 - Paul wrote: I just hit 296,000 on my 1989 Honda Accord LX
sedan. My dad and I recently did a compression check and the results were as
follows (cylinders): 4-160psi, 3-169psi, 2-168psi and 1-168psi. Amazing! The
interior is still great and she runs like new. I'll post back when I turn
300K.

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a.. April 18 - Brice wrote: I got a 1991 Accord Wagon with 232,000 miles on
it last year. I bought it because... well it was a Honda and I needed
something reliable. It uses no oil and has required minimal maintainance.
Since then, I have also bought a 1987 Acura to restore (it only has 90,000
miles!!!)

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a.. April 18 - Steve wrote: I bought my 87 Accord brand new from
klein/foreman honda in van nuys ca. I called them to tell them that on april
13th 2004 I chalked up 500,000 miles. They no longer exist, my Honda out
lasted the dealer! It is the original motor with regular maintenance and
timing belts every 100,000. Thanks Honda. You are the best.

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a.. April 16 - Buddy wrote: I just passed 152,000 miles on my 1998 Accord 2
door V-6 EX. I run Mobile One 5w30 with the Mobile One filter changing the
oil @ 9500 miles and it's still pretty clean . I have done "2" @ home brake
jobs changing pads with the last one just having been done. I love my Accord
V-6 @ 29.6 miles per gallon average while smoking V-6 GM cars.

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a.. April 16 - Rich wrote: I had an 87 accord lxi hatch that I bought in 97
with 300,000 at the Honda dealer I was working at. This was my first Honda
and since then, over the years I have owned 6 Accords. Before that I always
had full size trucks and suv's. I instantly loved this car for it's
reliability and it was a zippy easy driver. In 2003 I sold it with 385,000.
The suspension was totally beat. Other than that, I never had any major
problems nor did the car ever leave me on the road. Even with the high
mileage the motor never smoked and the auto trans never slipped. I made many
trips to NYC, Philly, Pennsylvainia and Virginia in this car. As far as I
know the drivetrain was origanal (it felt like it). The only bad story the
car has is that it was stolen a month after I bought it. It was stolen at a
Holiday Inn on the Bells Rd exit off I95 in Richmond Virginia. Holiday Inn
did not take any responsibility for what happened (bastards!). My advice be
aware of your surroundings when you are at hotel or motel. Like I said there
have been other Accords but I liked the lxi hatch the most. My current
vehicle is a 2003 GMC Sierra Z71 that I am making payments on. I need the
truck for work and driving on the beach at the Jersey shore. I know I will
get another Accord when the truck is paid off. Hopefully Honda will bring
back the hatchback!

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a.. April 8 - Carole wrote: We have 226,000 miles on our Honda Accord and it
doesn't use any oil, it runs like a top but just getting a little rusty in
spots.

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a.. April 8 - Todd wrote: I have a 1990 Honda Accord LX. 234,000 miles and
it runs great. I can still bust it up the mountain passes ahead of most
other cars. I've owned the car since it was new and other than regular
maintence, I have had to replace the Oil Plug because some nationwide oil
shop over tightened it. Honda Owner for Life...

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a.. April 7 - Tom wrote: I have a 1990 Honda Civic HAtchback DX; bought it
as my first new car and it just turned over 251,000. Original engine and
clutch and it doesn't burn enough oil between 3,000 mile to add any. Doors
must be sagging just a little - have to slam them hard. Rusting along wheel
wells (Minnesota car). I am very impressed, especially since the Civic is
the least expensive Honda. We also have a 1995 Accord with 110,000 miles and
it looks and runs like new.

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a.. April 7 - Tony wrote: I have a 1995 Accord EX with 161,000. I bought it
exactly three years ago with 80,000 miles on it. The total repair bill so
far is around $2000 including AC compressor, brakes, rotors, CV boots and
engine mount. The compressor was fine and was replaced by a dealer due to
bad diagnosis. The regular maintenance cost is $1250 and includes regular
dealer scheduled maintenance, timing belt replacement and tires. Oil changes
cost around $500. Although the car is running fine the engine noise has gone
up some.

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a.. April 6 - Devin wrote: I have a 1988 Acura Legend with original engine
and auto tranny that has 262,000 miles and still runs strong. I bought the
car after it had been totaled because of a cell phone fire inside the car! I
put it a new dashboard and cleaned the car up and everything works like a
charm. I love these cars and I applaud Honda for making such a robust
machine.

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a.. April 5 - Amanda wrote: I have a 1994 Honda Accord dx with 256,500
miles. Original Everything. My car runs awesome.

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a.. April 3 - Patti wrote: My 1986 Honda Accord has gone 127,000 miles with
its original muffler, an amazing record considering that I live in
Massachusetts, where road salt corrodes everything in winter.

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a.. April 2 - Lynn wrote: My 1999 Honda Civic EX, bought new on Friday, Aug.
13 1999 (Friday the 13th) now has 112,000 miles on it. Have changed the oil
every 3000-3800 miles, done the brakes a couple of times, had a couple of
tune-ups, and did the major preventive maintenance (all belts & water pump,
etc. replaced) at 105,000. Is due for a 2nd change of tires. The car RUNS
LIKE NEW!! I have had NO problems or breakdowns. In fact, the original
battery is still strong, and not even a BULB has gone out in this car yet.
All interior lighting and original headlights still work. I'm amazed! I
think it's a keeper. I expect the only next major repair before 200,000
miles will likely be replacing the clutch parts. It was paid off in October
and I like the idea of having NO car payments and a VERY dependable car for
years to come!! I don't think I'll ever own any other brand. Why change???

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a.. March 28 - Joyal wrote: I bought by 1992 Honda Accord in 1997 with
69,000 miles on it. It will turn over 300,000 miles in a few days. Original
engine and transmission. Only thing I ever had to replace was a radiator.
Has never failed me and I plan to get 400,000 from it.

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a.. March 28 - Tony wrote: Our 1997 Odyssey just passed the 100,000 mile
mark! All I can attribute this too is faithful oil and filter changes every
3000 miles with 5W30 Pennzoil. Any major brand should provide the protection
you need. Also major services at the specified mileages set forth by Honda.
Honda quality definitely makes it easy for sure. The only "service" has been
brakes. It has taken us to Florida twice, and North Carolina and around
Kentucky for various weekend travel and swim meets. I have a 95 Accord that
is approaching the 100,000 mile mark too.

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a.. March 25 - Don wrote: My 1990 Honda Accord Ex 5 speed hit 400,000.00
miles last night 3-24-04. I purchased this car new right out of college in
Sept 1990. The car has the orginal engine as well as clutch. I love this
car. I just put new Michelin tires on it. The tires are have a tread life of
80,000 miles. See you all at 480,000+

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a.. March 24 - John wrote: I had a 1986 Honda Civic CRX HX that I bought in
1997 with 124,000 miles on it. I sold it in 2001 with 320,000 miles on it
and bought a 2002 Honda Civic HX Coupe that I have now had for 28 months and
it has 134,000. I took it in for a belt and water pump and the technician
couldn't believe how well the motor looked.

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a.. March 22 - Matt wrote: An update to The Super Honda (see Dec.4 entry).
The car currently has 400,107 miles.

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a.. March 22 - Shawn wrote: I'm the proud owner of an oddball Honda, a 1993
Acura Vigor GS 5-speed with 132,000 miles on it. That's pre-pubecent
compared to some of these stories I've read, but I'm driving close to 50K a
year...I should catch up in no time. There has been no problems whatsoever
other than the clutch went prematurely at 87K miles (no abuse). Timing belt
replacement was at 90K. There is minor rust which is getting taken care of
and the car is being repainted in a week. I change the oil every 2200 miles
using Mobil One 5W-30 and she purrs like a kitten. I plan on driving it
until the motor needs to be rebuilt... in which case I'll rebuild it and
drive it some more.

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a.. March 22 - Tim wrote: I currently own a 1990 Honda Civic with 271,000
miles on it. I am a former auto mechanic. This is my NINTH Honda! My first
Honda was a 1974 Honda SL70 minicycle.

I bought the car for $750 in November '03 with 262,000 miles on it. At that
time, NO REPAIRS had been done except for one of the drive axles had been
replaced. The car has had only regular maintenance.

Aside from continuing the regular maintenance, I have only had to replace
the spark plug wires, water pump, radiator and a small cooling system hose.
After some fine-tuning, the car now runs the way it did when it left the
factory 14 years ago.

The cylinder head has never been off the engine. It purrs like a kitten when
idling, with PERFECT compression. The engine runs and the car drives like
NEW! The gas mileage averages 30 MPGs.

The engine uses about 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. I think it's caused
by a leaking oil seal NOT worn piston rings! These cars are EXTREMELY HIGH
QUALITY. Only high quality cars could be so reliable and durable.

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a.. March 19 - Patrick wrote: My 1989 Honda Civic had seven miles on it when
I first took it for a test drive. Almost 15 years and 329,000 miles later
it's still running strong. Had I known it would have lasted this long I
would have bought two at the same time and kept the second one in storage.
The Honda Civic - the most durable car EVER made!

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a.. March 18 - Jeff wrote: I'm the proud owner of a 1995 Honda Civic DX
which now has 189,200 miles. I drive it hard as if it is a Ferrari. My Honda
runs like a champ. The only real maintenance I have done is oil and fluid
changes. I made a bet with a friend that my car would go half a million
miles without replacing the engine or rebuilding it. I think I'm gonna win
the bet.

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a.. March 18 - Tom wrote: I have a 95 Accord LX with 160K. Up until I hit
140K I had "Zero Repairs". All I did was change the oil, tires, and timing
belt. Between 140K and 160K I did ABS repair, and AC compressor. It also
needs new CV joints soon. But who else can give you 140K miles with zero
repairs??? I plan to keep it until 200K or more.

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a.. March 17 - Paul wrote: I bought a 1992 Honda Accord LX while I was in
the Army and stationed at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. The car had 60,000 miles when I
bought it. My wife wanted a Chevy Corsica that was one year newer and had
less miles, but I was like no way!!! I recently hit the 200,000 mile mark,
and have not put a dime in the car other then routine maintenace. Never once
have I been left on the side of road, lets see any Chevy or Ford do that!

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a.. March 15 - Mark wrote: I got a 1988 prelude 2.0 SI with DOHC when i was
20. The engine is 2 liters but has 135hp which is more than some newer cars
with 2 liter engines. It has power windows, mirros sunroof but no power lock
for some reason. I like the bucket seats with lumbar support. Mine has some
rust around the wheel wells which I noticed other Preludes have too. I got
mine with 183,000 KM (114,000 Miles) and have had it over 2 years. I now
have 230,000KM (140,000 Miles). I had to replace the starter and alternator
and clutch but I think I was too rough on all of them. The timing belt broke
and bent valves and I got a head job. But other than that I have not had to
repair the engine in anyway other then one coolant hose for $15. My car runs
nice still when warmed up a bit and it uses a bit of oil. I have punished
this engine and it hasn't failed yet. It's easy to drive and handles well.
Acceleration in great around town but gets a bit weak on long grades up a
highway. I want an Acura of some sort next or an Accord V6.



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Old 26 Apr 2004, 09:46 am
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220 kmh --now that's fast!

Mike

Cosmin N. wrote:
> Traded my 94 Accord EXR two weeks ago with 180000km, and it still had
> plenty of power (on my way to the dealership I did 220km/h in it on a
> flat road). It was not burning any oil, not leaking fluids, and it
> passed an emissions test here in Ontario by a HUGE margin.
>
> Other than a few minor problems (small electrical problems, a
> thermostat and the CV arms and ball joints, all fairly cheap to
> repair) the car was still drving like new.
>
> The only weak point was the auto transmission, which was a bit bumpy
> when changing gears, but it had done that since I bought it with
> 75000km on board. I guess my... umm... spirited driving did not help
> there, but it was still shifting well, without slipping.
>
> But it really depends on how it was maintained. I always changed the
> oil every 5-6000km with Castrol Synthetic, and did all the regular
> maintenance on the car at the proper mileage (including other fluid
> changes). Overall, if the car wasn't abused, it should last about
> 250-300000km.
>
> Cosmin
>
> Scott wrote:
>> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any
>> personal experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical
>> Accord engine from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and
>> servicing were performed? Just wondering. Thanks.



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Old 26 Apr 2004, 10:42 am
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In all honesty, that was the speedometer reading, so it's a bit off. But
considering that I GPS-ed it at 80km/h and at 140km/h and the
speedometer was off by less than 5km both times, 220km/h was pretty
close to the actual speed.

Keep in mind that the EXR has 145hp and 152lb of torque, so it's a bit
more powerfull than the EX or LX of the same generation (130hp, not sure
about the torque).

Cosmin

Artfulcodger wrote:
> 220 kmh --now that's fast!
>
> Mike
>
> Cosmin N. wrote:
>
>>Traded my 94 Accord EXR two weeks ago with 180000km, and it still had
>>plenty of power (on my way to the dealership I did 220km/h in it on a
>>flat road). It was not burning any oil, not leaking fluids, and it
>>passed an emissions test here in Ontario by a HUGE margin.
>>
>>Other than a few minor problems (small electrical problems, a
>>thermostat and the CV arms and ball joints, all fairly cheap to
>>repair) the car was still drving like new.
>>
>>The only weak point was the auto transmission, which was a bit bumpy
>>when changing gears, but it had done that since I bought it with
>>75000km on board. I guess my... umm... spirited driving did not help
>>there, but it was still shifting well, without slipping.
>>
>>But it really depends on how it was maintained. I always changed the
>>oil every 5-6000km with Castrol Synthetic, and did all the regular
>>maintenance on the car at the proper mileage (including other fluid
>>changes). Overall, if the car wasn't abused, it should last about
>>250-300000km.
>>
>>Cosmin
>>
>>Scott wrote:
>>
>>> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any
>>>personal experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical
>>>Accord engine from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and
>>>servicing were performed? Just wondering. Thanks.

>
>
>

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Old 26 Apr 2004, 02:02 pm
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In article <9NYic.4011$OU.167589@news20.bellglobal.com>, "Scott"
<sman@nrtco.net> wrote:

> Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
> experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
> from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
> performed? Just wondering. Thanks.


About 200,000 or more--esp. if you keep it in a garage when it is
not in use.

I see Accords that are at least 15 or more years old on the road and in
parking lots on a regular basis.

Jason

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Old 27 Apr 2004, 10:41 pm
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"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> In article <9NYic.4011$OU.167589@news20.bellglobal.com>, "Scott"
> <sman@nrtco.net> wrote:
>
> > Just out of curiousity, does anyone have a good idea or any personal
> > experience regarding what the life expectancy of a typical Accord engine
> > from 94-97 would be assuming proper maintenance and servicing were
> > performed? Just wondering. Thanks.

>
> About 200,000 or more--esp. if you keep it in a garage when it is
> not in use.
>
> I see Accords that are at least 15 or more years old on the road and in
> parking lots on a regular basis.
>
> Jason


There are SO MANY Accords out there on the highways and in parking lots that
it is simply unbelievable!!! Accord sales numbers HAVE to be one of the
biggest success stories in the entire history of the automotive industry. It
really is mind boggling to me how many Accords I see per day on the roads
and in parking lots. That tells me that Honda has been doing SOMETHING right
for several years when it comes to the Accord.

R.M.


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