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Old 19 Oct 2009, 08:01 am
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Default Can old cars like 2000 Honda Civic Dx drive to long-distance places?

For example, from San Diego to Palm Springs back and forth? Any advice?
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 08:16 am
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Depends on if the car has been maintained. Such thing as oil and filter change, good tires, timing belt, good antifreeze. You should be ok.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 08:31 am
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So long as it's been well maintained,shouldn't be a problem..If it's auto

trans,make sure,it has been serviced properly & also the cooling,

system flushed & new coolant.You will be fine,as long as your not out

to, break speed records,or the like.

Good luck.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 08:46 am
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Yes, they can. I recently drove a 1992 Honda Accord, with 225,000 miles on it, from Baltimore, MD to Miami, FL and then back again. That's about 1500 miles each way.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:01 am
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San Diego to Palm Springs is local for cryin' out loud,under 300 miles round trip.You can do that on one tank of gas.A 2000 is only 9 yrs old and a pretty recent car.If you don't trust your car to go one tank of gas,you must beat the hell out of it.Honda Cars are famous for their reliability and dependability.A real Honda owner wouldn't even think to ask that question.Mine is 15 yrs old and does regular 2,100 mile round trips.Great tires and clean oil works every time.I wouldn't do a cross country trip in anything but a Honda,period!
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:31 am
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I took my 1990 Civic DX from Buffalo, NY to New Bern, NC 1 way (830 miles) without a hitch. We only drove it one way since my daughter enlisted in the Marines at that time, and moved to the area since.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:46 am
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yea it really depends on the car. i changed my oil, spark plugs, and radiator on my 88 crex and i can travel 300 miles to go capming and then 2 days later drive 300 miles back home.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 10:16 am
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yes they are, i have a 1999 civic dx and i used to drive mine from Los Angeles to San Fransisco bay area few times a month no problems.
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