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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:46 am
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Default I just got a used 1999 Honda Accord. What are the pros and cons of this car?

What is the value? Any things to check before 100,000 miles (mine currently has 94,000 miles on it). Thanks for your responses!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:48 am
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you know that is?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:54 am
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Well this car will probably last you forever.. Hondas are great for lasting.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:00 am
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All the profits are going to another country!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:04 am
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Pro would be gas mileage. Con would be its size, not a good safety aspect. Value depends on condition. Check up should include emissions control and basic power train inspection, probably have to go to dealer for accurate check-up but there are some good aftermarket shops who are equipped (if you live in a bigger city area). Not a bad choice considering the price of gas these days.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:08 am
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The fack is by buying that car you just sent your hard earned money to japan. Its little things like this that keeps putting our country back. The fack is the car will probably last you awhile, but watch out when it starts to break down, it will cost you an arm and a leg to keep it running. and it won't get better.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:10 am
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I've been a Honda fanatic for years because they are so reliable but even a Honda needs upkeep and you are in that zone where you need to take action to keep that Accord running strong.In brief, you need to change the timing belt. Check the owner's manual for other, much simpler things, but that's the big one for Honda. Don't disregard it as Honda's have interference engines and will destroy themselves if this belt breaks. No, it's far better to err on the conservative and replace that belt before it's scheduled time per the manual.In doing that job, it's convenient to do the following as well...1. Timing Belt2. Valve cover gasket set (set includes valve cover gasket/seals and spark plug seals.3. Drive Belts (A/C, Alternator, pwr steering)4. Spark Plugs5. Distributor Cap6. Distributor Rotor7. Ignition Wires8. Air Filter9. Oil Filter10. PCV Valve11. Engine Coolant Flush12. Thermostat13. Radiator CapI would also change the oil, and transmission fluid. If you have a manual transmission I suggest Redline MTL for the lubricant. I think Redline makes an automatic fluid as well. Their stuff is superior in Hondas and will make the transmission shift great. It is recommended that you change the water pump since you have easy access to it when you change the timing belt but I have yet to have a pump fail. Of course, my coolant is kept in top shape too.With this many miles on the car you will be needing front brake pads soon too.Good luck!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:18 am
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Did you have the car checked out by a mechanic before buying??? If not make sure you get the timing belt replaced as soon as possible, you can also go to your local Honda dealer, and they may be able to tell you what the vehicle service history is.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:28 am
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Pros: excellent reliability, great gas mileage, crash test resultsCons: automatic transmission doesn't shift very smoothly, Anti lock brakes (ABS) isn't available on all models.
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