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#13307 of 29566 Tips for buying 1991 Honda Accord SE Sedan 4D
Nov 24, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I found a 1991 Honda Accord SE Sedan 4D on sale. It already has 148K miles on it.
What things should I check before buying and What would be the best bargain for the vehicle?
-Exterior looks ok. But the cover just behind both rear wheels have picked up some rust. I guess this very common in Accords.
- Both front seats (leather) are badly worn out. I am not sure if it worth repairing it.
- On the right rear there are some scratches. Seems it hit something, but not very badly i guess.
I just did a test ride and gathered few more information from the owner.
1. Timing belt - Never changed or repaired
2. it is has AT - Never serviced
I drove about 10-15 miles and found the ride was not smooth. I noticed low vibration while driving at 30-50 Mph. It was little smoother at 70Mph but still not very smooth.
I noticed very harsh shift when AT shifted from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3. Also, when I shifted back and forth between P, R , N and D , with brakes applied, I noticed harsh shift and sometimes it took about a second or little less to change. Does that indicate problem with transmission??
The owner never changed the timing belt or water pump and never serviced transmission. So I guess I will need to change the timing belt as soon as I get it.
Also, I noticed it was much more noisy inside.
And what can we say about the condition of the vehicle ? good, fair or don't even bother looking at it ?
#13308 of 29566 Re: Tips for buying 1991 Honda Accord SE Sedan 4D [biks]
Nov 24, 2006 (12:59 pm)
WOW...thats a mess waiting to happen. 140k miles and NO TIMING BELT CHANGE????? only buy this if they are just giving it away (under 2000 dollars) or you are prepared to pay the 1k-1500 dollars worth of things that will HAVE to be done before you drive it. Just my 2 cents is all...
#13310 of 29566 Re: Lowest in Texas?? [tex18]
Nov 24, 2006 (1:06 pm)
you know how our GM can get...he's the crazy one who came in and told us the deal on wed. But you still got a great deal....especially with the trade and all....LOL. Everybody is saying this has never happened so I guess its just one of those things.
#13312 of 29566 Trying to buy Honda accord Value package by mvperez4jesus
Nov 24, 2006 (5:11 pm)
hey, first of all, i am trying to decide whether i get a honda accord vp, or a camry CE. now i don't know what to do. i love the shape of the camry, but i know that there are some reviews about the transmission, also the accord will never give any issues as far as engine. i have seen accords with well over 350000 miles with no problem, something that i 've never seen in any other car, incl camry. can anyone tell me of a good price in both anywher in NJ, PA, or NY. i live in NJ, but i will travel if they give the invoice
Nov 24, 2006 (5:25 pm)
i am trying to buy a Honda Accord VP, LX or SE. now i don't know what to do. Can anyone tell me the difference, and the lowest price in all of them anywher in NJ, PA, or NY. i live in NJ, but i will travel if they give the invoice
#13316 of 29566 Looking to buy a 2006 Accord LX SP
Nov 25, 2006 (12:23 am)
Hi everyone, I'm in Bay Area, looking to buy a 2006 Accord LX Special Edition 4dr sedan by the end of the year. By edmunds.com, the invoice is $19,973 including destination charge. And there's a $750 cash to dealer.
My question is, anybody could please share her/his pricing story or refer some easy-going dealer to me? I really appreciate any input. Thanks in advance!