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Old 16 Apr 2012, 07:08 am
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Default Im looking at 1995-97 Honda Accords...dependable?

Im looking to help out my kid an most i will spend is $2500 on a used car. im thinking cars like a honda accord may be up our alley. opinions? are they most likely at the end? i just figure if its a sound car an the motor goes out it will be worth it to get repaired vs another used car...not sure what to do need advice.Thanks

Alos are hondas/foreign cars alot more to repair?
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 07:16 am
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Honda makes a very solid car, as you hear in a lot of their adds they are the top selling car over the last 14 years and not only that they have excellent dependability approximately 75% sold in the last 14 years sold are still on the road.

i recently personally upgraded from a 1992 Honda accord that i put 390, 000 km on (about 240,000miles).

and the only money i put into it was regular maintenance such as oil changes and belts.

if you are looking for a good first car i would be very confident in getting you young one a Honda, just make sure you bring it to a mechanic and get it checked out to make sure that it has been properly maintained by the previous owner and all should be good.

hope this helps out.
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 07:31 am
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If you want to spend 2500 bucks on the car that old in the united states you should be able to find a 97 Accord that is in good shape and if you try different auto sales outlets you may be able to get a good aftermarket warranty coverage on it too.

I'd suggest that you have a reliable shop go over the used car before you ever agree to purchase it, also check out the vehicles Vin numbers via the ownership or dash board.If you look online you should be able to find out what car fax history it has.Call up or check online and see what the dealership has as a work history, and if any factory recall or service bulletins or program/updates exist.Also the seller may have a work history and if so compare that list and the manufacture work history to what if any work you can see has been done on the car.Note if the car fax or car history report states it was written off walk away from the deal.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way I've own several Honda owners that have spent very little on their cars even over 5 yrs, just be sure you have the timing belt, water pump done regularly and perform all the regular maintenance on it and you're bound to have a fairly good reliable car for your kid to drive.Note check into insurance costs before buying any used or new vehicle.
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