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Old 14 Mar 2013, 02:31 pm
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Default Are 2002 Honda Accords reliable?

I've never heard anyone in person say anything bad about them, and I've known several people with them. But when I read online reviews, people are complaining about transmission problems. I don't understand how one person can have a 2002 Accord that goes over 200,000 miles with no issues and another person who supposedly had regular maintenance done and had to have the transmission replaced two times before reaching 50,000 miles.

I'm asking because I like accords, and I found a 2002 Accord EX that I want, but it has 135,000 miles on it and I don't want something if the transmission wont last.
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 02:47 pm
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How can two different people have two different experiences with the same model car? Easy. Not every 2002 Honda Accord is the same and despite what any individual owner may say, if you weren't there and have no records to check you simply can not verify if they are being honest about their service and treatment of the vehicle.

Always get a pre purchase inspection for any car that you are considering and have it done by a trusted mechanic or shop of your choice.
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 03:01 pm
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its a honda just make sure you got clean oil and good battery... transmission problems? if the accord your looking at doesnt have them then it shouldnt be on your mind. hondas are cheap and realiable hands down and resale is good!
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Old 14 Mar 2013, 03:16 pm
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what is it you do not understand? how any vehicle can have totally different drivers and road conditions and care and not be exactly the same? thats life in a nutshell. After all it would be boring if everything were the same. One of the biggest problems with anything man made is human error. No matter how perfect one tries to make something errors happen parameters change and there is little we can do to stop what happenss 10s of thousands of miles from now. Time and wear and tear will change everything and some cars hold up better than others and just like the honda some years are better than others.

Here is a website that has owner related information on thier cars and the problems they had. As you can see some cars did great and some did not. A 2002 that is still around now is likely in pretty good shape. But you should always take one to a mechanic before buying

 another larger consumer website has a lot of good information too.

 Click on the blue links good luck.
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