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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:30 am
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Default What is the average life expectancy(mile wise) of a Honda (Accord) to be exact?

I am planning on buying a used car and I found a Honda Accord with 86,000 miles on it. It looks very well kept. I was wondering how long can Honda's expect to last? I want to at least be able to keep it for another 100,000. Anyone know??
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:32 am
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There are too many variables. It really depends on how well the owner kept it. I've know Hondas that last for 200,000 miles and other that die out at 50,000. It really depends on the owner.A good point however is Honda parts are pretty cheap to replace, and Hondas are easy to work with.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:34 am
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200,000 is not unknown for Hondas, they last pretty long, even without touching the engine
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:35 am
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A friend of mine has a 1989 Honda Accord with 250,000 miles on it. The amount of miles you can put on a car depends on a number of factors.#1. How hard was it driven by the previous owner#2. How hard you drive it#3. How often you change the oil and run maintenance#4. The grade of fuel you use#5. Whether you drive city or highway miles
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:36 am
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86,0000 is a lot of miles on the car already. I think it depends on how well, the previous owner maintained the car. Personally, I think if the person that owns the car takes very good care of it in terms of making sure the car gets a regular maintenance check, I think it will last a long time. I bought a used car a few years ago and it already had 150,000 miles on it and it ran like a piece of crap because the previous owner didn't take care of the car correctly like she said she did.
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:39 am
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If you take care of it i have seen them with 250K plus
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Old 13 Oct 2007, 09:42 am
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Well it really depends upon the year. I've owned 3 hondas an 83 accord junked at 110,000 a 87 accord junked at 170,000 and a 94 accord still running sweet with 112,000 on it. It very much depends how you maintain it but almost any cars built after 93 ive noticed can go 200,000 without any major replacements so really depends on the year. Some key notes you want to check when you test drive it is it the tranny shifts hard if automatic and if the brakes squeak a lot those are some more spending fixes on a used car brakes all around on a accord are about $800 and an auto tranny could run you about $1500.
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