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Old 26 Feb 2012, 02:47 pm
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Default Is it worth boying 2001 accord with 50 thousand miles?

So i am trying to find 01 or 02 honda accord under sixty thousand miles . I found some from seven thousand to eight thousand dollars with like fifty thousand miles. I really like them since there are good cars besides thieir trans. Please give me your idea.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:01 pm
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Good deal. Go for it.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:17 pm
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Under 60000 miles any honda will be in a great condition, engine wise, provided all oilchanges have been done on time. iyou have found any at that price go for it
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:31 pm
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50,000 miles is nothing on those cars ! as long as it runs good and the body is good then go for it. the transmission will hold up as long as you take care of it. by it having 50,000 miles it would be a good idea to change the timing belt if you buy it.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 03:46 pm
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I'm glad you are aware of the transmission trouble. Most of the vulnerable transmissions have probably been replaced by now but if you get a low mileage car like a 2001 6 cylinder with 50K miles your risk is higher. The sad thing is Honda probably knows the whole story on the transmiussions but they aren't telling us what they know. The first source has as good an explanation as any, and why even normal driving suddenly started destroying what had historically been reliable transmissions.

I prefer used cars in the 100K mile range. At 50K miles it is hard to tell how a car has been treated; at 100K miles it is hard to hide. I can reliably get 250K miles out of a car with 100K miles on it (and is still good) but only 150K miles for sure out of one with only 50K miles on it. In this case a 2001 Accord with 100K miles or more has a better chance of having an updated transmission than one with only 50K miles on it. In addition, a car that has not been driven much is very unlikely to have been taken in for the recalls on the car and it will almost certainly have the original timing belt, which should have been replaced 4 years ago based on age. Personally, I would rule out any with under 100K miles at least.

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