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Old 09 Nov 2011, 01:32 pm
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Default Fix or Junk? '98 Accord LX-V6 Coupe, 196000 miles, Auto transmission is slipping.?

I really need to replace this car, but there are no new cars that I am excited about. Also, if I buy a new car, I was considering keeping this Accord as a beater to absorb parking lot damage at work. My new car would not be a Honda - the new Accords have gotten too big. The Civic is a bore.
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 01:46 pm
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That particular generation of the Accord is well-known for defective automatic transmissions. I'd say buy a new car and keep the Accord as a second car. Once the transmission in it fails, take it to a junk yard. There's no point in fixing it since a new transmission will cost as much as the car itself.
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Old 09 Nov 2011, 02:29 pm
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Default Re: Fix or Junk? '98 Accord LX-V6 Coupe, 196000 miles, Auto transmission is slipping.?

WOW you drive a lot, try the lucas tranny fluid it will help for a couple of months
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