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post #1 of 29 Old 12-16-2017, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Stop putting miles on your car!

After buying a used 2008 Honda Accord EX that had less than 60k miles, I'm tempted to buy another used Honda. But it's mind boggling how 2008+ Honda vehicles already have over 100k miles. That is not taking care of your car. You guys really should stop putting miles on your car so that it can maintain it's value when you're ready to sell, and that will make it more attractive to buyers. It's silly to see newer Hondas with anywhere from 100k - 200k miles. Please take care of your cars and stop putting miles on them.


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post #2 of 29 Old 12-16-2017, 04:10 PM
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Most of us here don't plan on getting rid of them anytime soon. I see miles as pearls, and as a matter of fact, I cannot wait until my next milestone, 200k. I've had my Accord for about 11 years now, and don't plan on selling it anytime soon.


"It's silly to see newer Hondas with anywhere from 100k - 200k miles."

It's not silly at all. It's a statement that they can last that long without selling your house to afford repairs, unlike other makes.




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It's an Accord, dude, not a limited edition 'vette. Even if you have a really nice car, you don't get the enjoyment by just staring at it all day. You get the enjoyment by taking it on a scenic drive or a track.

An average car gets about 15k miles a year, so 100+k miles on an 8th Gen at this point is pretty normal.

Mileage on these cars doesn't mean much if it's properly maintained. Maintenance is far more important than mileage.

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But it's mind boggling how 2008+ Honda vehicles already have over 100k miles. That is not taking care of your car.
That's silly. Lack of use = abuse. Driving it daily and doing the recommended maintenance is not "not taking care of your car".

12,000 miles per year is average for most people. x 10 years = normal.

My '15 Ford Transit cargo van that i drove for work since it rolled off the assembly line was turned in to the dealer two weeks ago with 110,000 miles on it. Whoever ends up with it will have a fine van for a number of years.
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post #5 of 29 Old 12-16-2017, 04:55 PM
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I buy cars to put miles on them, that's why I buy Accords.
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I have almost 120k miles on my 2009. I guess I'll just have to quit my job that pays six figures because it's 25 miles away.

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post #7 of 29 Old 12-16-2017, 05:11 PM
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My 2009 98k,I need to drive to work.
And i take family road trips.
Most of us enjoy our Accords and drive them!!

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I agree with the OP here. I should drive my Accord less, because there are still too many slow, ugly, and outdated 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT) still on the road that make motoring a danger to everyone.

If only President Trump would sign an executive order banning these slow, ugly, and outdated 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT) or give me a grant so that I could send more tow trucks out to capture and crush these slow, ugly, and outdated 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT) cars at a wrecking yard, then I would happily drive my Accord on the road, knowing that it is safe from those ghetto Sentra SE-R Spec V cars.

If only President Trump would sign an executive order allowing decent, law-abiding Accord owners to simply fire-bomb all 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT), with owners to be captured, tased, deported, and beaten again in their new country of North Korea, then America will be great again.

Too many times, I have seen decent people sadly see a 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT) driving on the road, and of course begin vomiting as these 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (2.5L 6spd-MT) are so damn ugly and slow.
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I'm not questioning their reliability. I just don't believe that people love their Hondas so much that they'll put lots of miles on them, and the sell them with those high miles. That's a sign of someone who has used up the car as much as possible and then don't want it anymore.

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To think I'm considered a "high mileage" driver putting 25,000 miles a year on mine.

Don't worry there are folks on DA that put 100K a year on theirs.

This is one of the funnier posts I read on DA. OP, Honda made plenty of Accords.
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Do you think I get out and drive around just for the heck of it?

I drive 50 miles round trip for work. I drive to the store to buy food. I drive to fix my wife's flad tire because she's stuck at Lowes and can't come home.

I'm not abusing it, I'm using it. Also, Hondas are easy to work on, so I can fix it and keep driving it. As someone here said, it's a Honda, not a vette or a classic.

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100K a year - Stiller fan.
And still lasted more than 99% of drivers here.
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I'm not questioning their reliability. I just don't believe that people love their Hondas so much that they'll put lots of miles on them, and the sell them with those high miles. That's a sign of someone who has used up the car as much as possible and then don't want it anymore.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.

And that's what cars are for, being used, whether it be for work or pleasure.

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Do you think I get out and drive around just for the heck of it?

... As someone here said, it's a Honda, not a vette or a classic.
Well, I occasionally do just drive for "the heck of it".

Again, even sports cars get driven, just maybe for a different purpose.

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Dude, you're not serious. Are you? No offense but that is the most absurd post I've read here in over 4 years. I've had 3 Accords and drove them and maintained them. That's kinda the norm.

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