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Old 29 Aug 2009, 02:16 am
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Default i have a 2000 honda accord lx with over 135k+ how much longer will it run for?

im going to commute to go to school

i belive 46 to 50 miles mon-th back and forth

mostly highway miles

on a honda accord with around almost 136k miles on it

how long will it last how many miles can i go befoere it stops on me

and will be a good commuter and ibleive most of the miles on it are highway miles
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 02:31 am
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How well do you intend to maintain it?

A car doesn't repair itself, get it's own oil changes, or anything else.

If you don't take care of it, it could die in a month.

If you take proper care of it, easily 400,000 miles or more.

Think of it like age, for people. Someone at age 50 could be near death, or running marathons. Just depends on how they take care of themselves.

But neither cars nor people come with a specific expiration date. It's pretty much entirely pointless to ask how long either will last.
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 02:46 am
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If you did all the maintenance when the manual told you, it will last possibly several hundred thousand miles.Have you changed the timing belt?Have you adjusted the valves or changed the seals?Change the oil every3-4000 miles? Re-greased as often as the oil changes? If you spend a few more dollars maintaining the vehicle it will almost always pay off with longevity.
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 03:01 am
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It's all about tender loving care.If you neglect ANY car,sooner or later you will be calling a wrecker on a cold rainy night at 3 AM.Honda's don't need a whole lot.Every two years (50 to 60,000 miles)change the timing belt.Get an alignment every year.change oil every month.Don't forget the tires! Sears Automotive has a great road hazard program that includes free rotations and balances with tire purchase.Many shops offer a similar deal.This is a great time to get underneath and look for bent,broken or missing parts.My Hondacar has 272,000,runs and starts like new.A trip to the frozen north from here is 15 hrs and 36 gallons of gas.1,050 miles.My car can do it because I don't forget the car on payday.Next month I drive to Seattle,no worries,no headaches.You bought a winner,it's up to you to keep it that way.Good Luck.For parts,see below
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