Gearhead Girl 🤟
V6 Accord depreciates faster than a Civic because it is a bigger liability to own one. Keep going back in model years, and at one point a toyota corolla will sell for more than a V8 Jaguar for the same reason.I'll check the insurance prices, though it'll only be liability + theft or "completely totalling the car" (not sure how it's called over there)
The civics in my price range (under 13k usd) cost almost the same as the accords of the same year/mileage, for some reason accords depreciate really fast here and they're rarely seen.
I forgot to mention, but one of the reasons I chose the 7th gen V6 is because it has VSA. Which the civic that is sold here didn't include until 2017.
Thanks for all the tips!
Ahhh.... I consistently get 24/25 MPG on my '07 6 cyl with mostly town driving. Now if you stand on it a lot just because you have the 6, that's another story. If you can't resist the 6, don't get it.Depending on traffic conditions in your city, a 4 cylinder may be more economical. Some posters can only get 12mpg (V6) living in NYC. Whatever car you decide on have a good independent shop mechanic check it out.
OP states the car is a 2008. The service interval is 7 years or 105k miles for the T belt. I bought a low mileage 06 and the belt with water pump was replaced at 42k miles and at 11 years. Premature for miles but age for belts and seals does matter; especially in extreme climates such as Argentina.The belt being replaced at 62k miles is kinda prematurely interesting.
Considering Honda has never put transmission servicing for the 7th gen v6 as a priority item (especially the filter which doesnt officially exist for service), I don't think it matters if there was dealership service. But at 80k miles I would be doing the 3x drain and fill to keep that transmission strong.
Nope, the transmission has a proper paper canister filter in it. It’s actually pretty easy to remove too, but the service manual denies it exists.OP states the car is a 2008. The service interval is 7 years or 105k miles for the T belt. I bought a low mileage 06 and the belt with water pump was replaced at 42k miles and at 11 years. Premature for miles but age for belts and seals does matter; especially in extreme climates such as Argentina.
Also the filters on these transmissions is a screen.. that is only catching major debris.
HOLA,Hello! I am a newbie from Buenos Aires, Argentina here, just got my license and hopefully I'll soon get my hands on this car.
It's a 2006 V6 AT with 80k miles and it's always been serviced at a Honda dealership and looks clean, the belt/pump were replaced at 62k.
The owner is asking 5800usd for it.
Do you guys think it's worth it? Or should I look for a newer one? A 2011 accord i4 in similar condition is around 3k usd more.
Ideally I'd like to get 5 years out of it without much trouble.
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