Looking for a car

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    For my 16 year old Daughter.
    I've never shopped for an auto in this category before so I'll need some help.
    Wanting to find a Honda Accord or other comparable make.
    Under 150,000 miles
    In good mechanical condition
    With decent interior
    Good paint and no rust or excessive dings/dents

    If you've got something or know of one...
    let me know
  2. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    You shop the trading papers like I told ya ?


    Civic LX 1993 5speed, ac, aw, ps, minor dings, exterior red, runs great asking $2000 obo. Call 828-XXX-XXXX ask for Andy.

    1995 Civic. 4 door, good condition, 5 speed, 103k miles. $3500 obo. 828-XXX-XXXX

    1992 Civic. 5 speed, 4 door, 80k niles, good condition. $2500 obo. 828-XXX-XXXX

    1991 Accord, 103k miles, A/T, new tires, runs & drives excellent, excellent condition, $2800. 864-XXX-XXXX

    1990 Civic DX hatch back, 4 speed, 118k original miles, new CV axles, cold AC, needs nothing. $2200 OBO. 828-XXX-XXXX Hendersonville area.


    1991 HONDA ACCORD EX. 4cyl auto, loaded w/sunroof, all-pwr, air, Kenwood am/fm/cd, shaved handles, trunk, full body kit, Black Widow Wing, 18" alloys, Big Brake kit, Racing Seats, Carbon Fiber hood, Optima battery, OBX exhaust, great deal @$2950. Eric 865-281-9511, 865-387-7675

    1992 HONDA ACCORD EX WAGON. 4dr, silver, auto, AC, all pwr, 152k, sunroof, exc cond, new tires, asking $3000.
    Phone: 865-984-5778

    1993 HONDA ACCORD EX, pewter color, 4dr, 5sp, 157K, p/everything, loaded, sunroof, good tires, well maintained, GC $3500 423-502-1564

    1996 HONDA ACCORD LX 4dr, all power, nice, ID#104706A. $3,492. (09B33) $3,492 Phone: 865-218-5410

  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    FWIW My wife had a Nissan Maxima when we met. She put over 200,000 miles on it and it was still running strong when we sold it. I know a couple of other folks who have had them too and they have all been very good and dependable cars.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Just in case she is pickup oriented, I just rolled over 217,750 on my Ranger 4X4, essentially trouble free. 4.0 L 6 cyl. Minimum 18 mpg (unless the trailer is on, then it drops to 15.) The 4 cyl version is really, really slow, but a buddy gets 21 mpg and better with his.
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I went 300k on my Honda Accord, timing belts and tires was about it.
    oh yea and hose change @ 200k.
    31 mpg and i drove it like i stole it [touchdown]
  6. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That you did buddy[fnny]
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Found a 96 Civic 2 door coupe in almost NIB condition inside and out. 99K miles. $4300. Put the timing belt. water pump and a set of new axles on it today. 300 mile test run with my daughter last week showed us at 36.5 MPG.

    and, the timing belt had slipped 2 notches so shes been running a bit retaded. I bet we go up from here.

    I looked ataround 250 cars and drove ~30
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