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Old 16 Jul 2010, 01:01 pm
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Default I'm thinking of buying a 1995 Honda Accord. Are Hondas easy to fix and are parts reasonable?

I swore I'd buy an American car this time around, but I need a car I can count on and those cars last forever. My Volvo was the absolute biggest mistake ever. That car breaks constantly and they are not easy fix it yourself kind of cars. I don't want another car like that! Please help! If you can think of any other cars that might fit the bill, let me know. I'm totally broke from fixing my current car that I don't have a lot to put in for another car.

Thanks for all of your help! I really appreciate it. I should done this before I bought that piece of crap 2 years ago
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 01:16 pm
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its a good car if it has been taken care of and its got reasonable mileage, but if you want a good cheap reliable car buy yourself a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic.
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 01:31 pm
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Both Accords and Civics are easy to maintain.

Bare with me, I tend to type a lot lol...

One of the first cars I owned was a 1995 Honda Civic and I've been maintaining and working on that thing since I was only 16, the worst problem it's had was a blown head gasket and that was the factory one that gave out at a long 202k miles. They are very easy self-teaching cars when it comes to maintenance and repairs, I would recommend something like a Haynes or Chiltons manual and of course there will be times where you will need to buy special tools. It's also very easy to salvage parts for Honda's from junkyards at low prices since they're so common.

Find one that looks well maintained, hasn't been in any accidents, and has a reasonable mileage. Avoid any Honda's that look like they've been "modified". Keep up on the maintenance - or do better and change things ahead of time. Like they say to replace spark plugs usually every 60k miles but I replace mine each year. Or transmission fluid I can't remember what Honda's suggestion is when to change it but I also change the transmission fluid at the very least once a year instead of the 30k-40k miles or w/e it is. Use Honda ATF only. The MTF is more forgiving but very few other options aside from Honda brand fluid are available.
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 01:46 pm
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Get the Accord. I have a 1991 Accord that just turned over 280,000 miles. It's running like a charm and getting 34+ miles per gallon. The replaceable parts are starting to go, like engine mounts and CV axle, but at 280,000, I am laughing all the way to the bank (got the car for $1). You can count on the Accord, just get one that hasn't been in an accident.

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