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Old 08 Jul 2011, 07:01 pm
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Default Is a 2004 Honda Accord any good?

Seller is asking for $7000.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 07:16 pm
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First off there are a lot of factors involved including exactly what model Accord it is and what engine/features it has.Not only the price is important but the mileage, the over all mechanical condition of the vehicle, plus what kind of shape the body/frame/chassis is in.Also the condition of the outside and interior of the vehicle, also how well the previous owner/owners kept up the vehicle.Is the vehicle being sold privately, what kind of warranty and if the vehicle is being certified or sold AS IS.































Those aren't bad cars if kept up well and if the regular maintenance was followed, plus if the oil was changed on a regular basis.The amount of mileage is vital and you should compare it to the average 15,000 miles the average driver drives per year. For that vehicle should have around 105.000 -120,000 miles on it.If the mileage is say 150,000-200,000 miles.Was the timing belt changed around 150,000 miles or within the proper factory recommended mileage/time period stated.































I strongly recommend that before you lay out any cash to purchase this used vehicle that you do the following.Check under the hood , check all fluid, be sure that none of the fluids are contaminated and the transmission isn't brownish or smells like burnt cigars. Also listen to the engine make sure the the engine sounds okay, check all the pulleys and belts be sure none are damaged or warped.From there listen and check the exhaust system , check the interior of the vehicle.Go for a good drive not only city or stop and go traffic but hwy driving too if possible and I very strongly also recommend that you ask the owner if you can take the car to a mechanic/shop to get it checked out, then have the shop do a full safety check on it. Note if you can't test drive or take it to a shop don't buy it unless you know those cars quite well and know what to look for etc.The 60-80 bucks for the safety check is well worth it bec that way you can truly find out what shape mechanically/safety wise it's in and also get a better look at the over all vehicle underneath and get the mechanic/shop's over all opinion.































































Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way that isn't a bad price especially it's in real good shape and not too many miles on it. Iff it's still plated or the ownership says fit on it that means you can get a temporary permit that always you to have a temp plate so that within 10 days you can go to the shop etc and have it fully certified and plated etc. If it comes with the safety certificate and smog tested with a warranty that is a lot better bec on the average most ppl spend 800-2000 to get any used vehicle fit for the road.















Also you should try to get the car fax on the vehicle before you buy it and make sure that you shop around and try not to rush purchasing any vehicle new or used.Note if the car isn't plated or you can't test drive it or it's sat awhile be careful bec it's really not good to purchase any vehicle that you can't have checked out or has sat for too long.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 07:31 pm
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This is a hard question to answer. $7,000 seams incredibly cheap, I would check the VIN with http://www.carfax.com to see if it has ever been in a collision or anything. Hondas are always a great choice and you can't go wrong, I would just be curious about why it's so cheap. It could be the mileage, Hondas will last you a good 500,000 miles (most cars only about 100,000) but I would still see where that is.
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