How long will 1998 honda accord last?
Im thinking of buying a '98 honda accord for $2800. It has 227k miles on it but the timing belt and water pump were replaced at 190k. How long will this car last with proper maintenance? Am I making a smart purchase?
- JensenLv 51 month ago
They last a long time if you maintain them. If not they won't last.
- Phil MLv 71 month ago
I'm sorry, but I wouldn't trust a car that old with that many miles with a replaced water pump to last 1,000 miles. A replaced water pump most likely means the car over heated. So the head gasket, or possibly the head itself could be damaged. You could get lucky though and I could be wrong. But I would not take that gamble.
- Anonymous2 months ago
If the car was in the rust zone, rusted brake and fuel lines, rusted out engine cradle etc, it's basically junk or a $1,200 car in garaged shape with good tires. With those miles and crap tires with under-body rust it's not even worth $500, look up the blue book value and choose wisely. At $2,800 you'll be a big loser on that deal without a 12 month or 10K mile written warranty included. It's ready to pop a head gasket any time now and that will be it's no fix scrap yard crusher burial.
- MercuryLv 72 months ago
A lot will depend on how you drive.
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- Tracy LLv 72 months ago
LOL - It will last until it doesn't! No body can tell you how long YOU will last, let alone some used car.
- keerokLv 72 months ago
Until you run it over the cliff. Those cars were built to last forever but as you say, with proper maintenance.
- Mr. CoronaLv 62 months ago
If it has auto transmission DO NOT buy it. If it’s a manual get it checked out by a mechanic first, $2800.00 is high.
- artherLv 52 months ago
buy something newer that has gone half that distance. $2800 for a 22 year old car theres a hell of alot of other parts waiting to fail.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Get your mechanic to do a full pre-purchase inspection on it. At 227k miles even on a Honda, I would say most of its life is gone. It could last another 100k miles, it could die in a week.
- jimanddottaylorLv 72 months ago
I presume you have more than just the seller's word about the timing belt and water pump. If there is documentation that they have been replaced. I expect the AC and alternator may be the only possible problems in the next 100,000 miles.
It is 22 years old , you never know. Offer him 1900 and save the extra $1000 for future problems (there just may not be any though)