Honda CRV

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  1. njmom47

    njmom47 <font color=blue>He's such a fiend!<br><font color

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    Would you buy a 1998 with over 230,000 miles on it? There are maintanence records showing excellent maintanence on this vehicle, always done at the dealership. DH says "If the price is right" and I say "No way!"
    Is a vehicle really worth it with that many miles, even if the maintanence is excellent? I have never owned a Honda, so not sure if they can run forever.
     
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  3. Christine

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    Hondas can last a long time if properly maintained (and sometimes if not). Really, it would depend on the kind of driving you are doing.

    If I even OWNED a car of that age with that many miles, I wouldn't commute in it (I commute 60 miles per day). Just too much can go wrong at that point. However, I might consider having my son drive it to and from school (he drives 5 miles a day).

    My DD currently drives a 2002 Toyota Camry with 190,000 miles on it. She might drive 1 mile per day while she's in college, however, she does drive it back and forth. We make sure to keep it maintained but it still makes me really nervous. Even well maintained--we've always got some belt that needs replacing or something going on with it.

    I would not buy it if it was my main source of transportation and I was on the road a lot.
     
  4. design_mom

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    Gee, I am not sure how to answer. The price would have to be wonderful probably, but I do think it is possible that it has more life in it. I have a 2007 CRV with about 70,000 miles and it has never needed anything except regular maintenance (knock wood). My sister has a 1998 Accord that's just about ready to roll to 300,000 and they've never had a "major" problem. I do think Honda makes a quality product... But I think buying any car with that many miles is kind of a gamble.
     
  5. Terrie..

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    We have a 2002 CRV with 112000 miles. We love it and it has been problem free! Still rides great and we plan on keeping it many more years!
     
  6. Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party Truth is truth

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    I wouldn't. Just too many miles for my taste.
     
  7. 3 MEN AND A BOAT

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    It's hard to say without knowing the price. Cars are lasting longer these days, I have a Chevy with 230,000 and drive it out of state regularly without worry.
     
  8. Gorechick

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    I wouldn't buy with that many miles. I've had 2 Civics that ran over 10 years each, including a 1998 that my nephew drives. It had about 100,000 when we sold it to him a couple of years ago. Keep looking for a newer model with less miles and good history of maintenance.
     
  9. Disney  Doll

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    If the price was right and it wasn't a car I was depending on for long-distance driving.

    I'd buy it as a second "around town" car. But I wouldn't be paying a premium for it. 14 year old car with that mileage...$1000 at the most.
     
  10. Pigeon

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    No. Hondas are great cars, but that's more miles than I'd be happy with. I don't give a hoot about what a car looks like, but I don't want to deal with a ton of maintenance issues. We usually keep cars a very long time, but when you get to 200K, stuff happens with some regularity. With that many miles, I'd be too worried that it would be in the shop half the time.
     
  11. DawnM

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    NO, I would not
     
  12. njmom47

    njmom47 <font color=blue>He's such a fiend!<br><font color

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    This car would be used for ds to go to school and around town, but I am still in the NO WAY camp. And I don't think the price would be $1000.
    Thank you for all your replies! :goodvibes
     
  13. SaraJayne

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    We are looking at the possibility of buying DS a car (9 or 10 years old) and I wouldn't even consider something with that many miles.
     
  14. IheartMickey

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    I bought a Saab 9-5 SE when I was 19, it was 4 years old and it had about 90k miles on it. It's German, it's supposed to be well made. I put thousands into that car and the transmission finally blew. I vowed to never get a car with that many miles on it again!
     
  15. lvillotta1

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    Definitely YES!!!!! I have only driven Honda CRV. Most Honda's are usually one owners and most owners keep their car top notch. I would but it for my HS or college student. My mom drives 2001 that has over 150,000 miles on it. My daughter who is only 9 will be driving this car in HS.
     
  16. mrodgers

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    90,000 miles? That's not even broken in yet. A German or Japanese car of 100,000 miles I consider the mechanical equivalent to a brand new American car (even better still at only 100k miles.)

    For me, anything over 200,000 miles is a rustbucket for where I live. I put 100k on in 5 years. My wife puts 100k on in 4 years. About 8 to 10 years old and I am spending too much of my time fixing rust every year to pass state inspection.

    Mechanically, I wouldn't have a problem with it. I've never had mechanical troubles with cars until I bought my current Ford, which I bought brand new. that CRV would probably be better than purchasing what I bought brand new. I've learned my lesson.
     
  17. SandrA9810

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    Possibly if I knew the owner. My aunt drives a 2001 Accord with 140,000 miles on it. She says I get to have it when she can't drive anymore. That's a few years off. She's done everything at the dealership and the engine area is as clean as a new car. It does have a new transmission though. It started going out just after the extended warranty ended on it. It was a known issue with that year, so it was expected.

    Buying it from an unknown person, never.
     
  18. njmom47

    njmom47 <font color=blue>He's such a fiend!<br><font color

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    OP here again.
    I think we are going to pass on rthe vehicle, even though it has been extremely well taken care of, I just can't get over the high mileage. With our luck, this is when things will start going wrong.
    On another note, my dmom has an 09, loaded, which will be mine when she gives up her license (which might be many years from now...but still...)
    Thanks again for all your input!
     
  19. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    It really depends on condition, and what an inspection with a top notch mechanic turns up.

    My family/vacation/weekend car is 25 years old, although it only has 141,000 miles on it.

    And DW and I work for companies that routinely run company cars 400-500,000 miles (Explorers, Escapes and E350 Vans for the most part).
     
  20. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Saabs are Swedish, actually, they went out of business last year.
     
  21. tvguy

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    Being in California rust has never been an issue, I thought the automakers finally were treating the steel in such a way rust wasn't much of an issue any more. I know my FIL used to Ziebart his new cars, and if it rusted, Ziebart fixed it for free. He lives in the Houston area. But he didn't both Ziebarting his new 2000 or his new 2003, and not a speck of rust on either yet.
     

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