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Old 16 Mar 2011, 07:46 am
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Default Is a 1996 Honda Accord worth buying?

Idk about cars but someone is willing to sell me a 96 accord Lx with 293k but they say there's only a 100 k on the new motor and it needs rear break work. Is this worth $1100 or should I find something better?
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Old 16 Mar 2011, 08:01 am
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I have one with three times the amount of mileage. The only thing I would worry about is the timing belt (when if it was changed). It is one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned. Mine is a 4 speed w/ the VTEC engine. Pay to have a mechanic look at it if you do not know anything about engines.
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Old 16 Mar 2011, 08:16 am
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Repairs on any honda very expensive....remember rest of car has 293k on it.....you are buying repairs not transportation.....good luck......wouldn't buy unless it was no more than 400..
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Old 16 Mar 2011, 08:31 am
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It has a lot of miles. maybe too many. The timing belt would be around 600 dollars to fix and you need to get that changed every 80 thousand miles or so. Ask the person selling if they have done any work to it then look at what the price would be if you need to fix it
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You also should compare car insurance quotes for cars before buying one, for example here - carinsurance.yoll.net
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