Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (11) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: jeffbrig Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 72471  
Subject: Re: 1997 honda accord 155000--reasons to upgrade Date: 6/19/2014 2:55 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
Many people choose to dump a vehicle when reliability starts getting questionable. However, living in NYC, I imagine you have plenty of alternate transportation options if the car breaks down. So you're risk is mitigated compared to someone in a more car-dependent location.

155.5k is a fair amount of miles, but it's not terribly uncommon for a well maintained Honda to go 200k+ without major mechanical failures. With your street parking concerns, an older car makes sense, as long as you can deal with the possible headache of something going wrong. Eventually, you have to decide when that headache is worse than the cost of a newer replacement. But you can make that decision at any point when something breaks.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (11) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Beware Flood-Damaged Cars
Know what you are getting, don't get stuck with a Katrina victim. Check these links before you buy.
Disclaimer - Please Read
A message about professional advice.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.