"228 AND IT STILL RUNS GREAT! "
by MELISSA M
THE WOODLANDS, TX
Mileage: 228,000 miles
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What’s black and grey and driven all over? That would be my 2002 Honda Accord EX, a car that has been a dream as far as dependability goes. At a little over 228,000 miles, this little car is still as dependable as it was from the first day I bought it.
I purchased the car from a private owner in 2009. At the time, this Honda had surpassed the 100, 000 mile mark, yet despite the mileage, it was literally like buying a brand new car. The previous owner had kept the car in pristine condition and had attended to its every maintenance requirement right on schedule. The leather interior and carpets were in great shape, so all I have to do is keep my Honda detailed annually so as to keep the interior looking pristine and polished.
Since owning my Honda Accord, I have faithfully changed the oil every 3,000 miles and have kept up with the service requirements, too. The only major repairs have been a wheel bearing and a timing belt replacement. The driver’s window recently quit working, but it’s nothing that cannot be replaced in the next month or so.
In 2012, a young girl rear-ended me while I was waiting at a stoplight, so I did have to have some exterior body work completed last summer. It also needs a new paint job within the next year or so as it’s beginning to oxidize in a couple of areas, but overall the black exterior still looks as bold and fresh as the first day I purchased it.
Needless to say, it’s my intention to keep this Honda as long as it continues to run with little maintenance costs. Previously I’ve owned a Saturn and a Dodge, but neither could compare to the reliability of this Honda Accord.
Kudos on such a great brand of car!