Honda Accord LX 1992

Hi,
I am currently looking into buying a used car, and came upon a very nice Honda Accord, model 1992. I was surprised by how well it behaved on the
road, despite the years and the almost 140,000 miles. Everything seemed to work fine, except the AC, which the dealer said he can repair, but that would need a new condenser. I know nothing about it, and had to trust him on that.
I will greatly appreciate, if it is worth going in for such a car. Once again, it really felt great on the road, much better than any other car I tried today (all of them newer). Do you know of any issues, and especially since it is that old? The price is $2,700, so it is quite a purchase, but it somehow seems too good to be true.
Any tips appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance, Vince
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Vince, Visit the local Honda dealership and speak with the service manager. Ask him or her how much they would charge to repair the AC--including the price of the new condenser. Also, run a carfax.com report on the 92 Accord. If the report shows that it has ever been involved in a serious accident--don't buy it since it's possible the frame may have been bent during the accident. All of the above factors should be considered before you buy it. The 92 Honda Accord vehicles were great. I once owned a 93 Accord which is very similar and had no problems with it. I almost forgot--also ask to see the service records. Jason
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On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 20:38:43 -0700, Jason wrote:

Thanks, Jason!
I ran the Carfax report, and it shows no problems. The dealer however was pretty honest to tell me he didn't have any service records. The car is being sold "as is".
Also, I noticed an indicator saying "maintenance required", which has 3 states - green, yellow and red. It was yellow when I got into the car, but I could easily reset it to green with the key. I don't know if it being yellow is a cause for alarm, or just means time for maintenance is coming up.
I do like the idea of visiting a Honda dealership. I'm visiting dealerships anyway.
Any other tips also appreciated! Vince
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It is tripped purely by the odometer. The entire car except the instrument cluster could be rebuilt with new parts from the dealer, and if you don't stick you key into the hole to reset the light, it'll come on.
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Vince wrote:

    I have a '92 LX that I bought new. It has 225,000 miles on it, and I love it.     I recently found a '93 LX on the web in Fredrick MD, and bought it for $2500. My son is driving it.     If you are in a rust prone area, I can give you a heads up on the problem parts of the body. My windshield recently cracked along the top because of rust.     Sounds like you are on the right track. If I were you, I'd check Cars.com for a 92 or 93 that is for sale by a private owner. You might find one that has more maintenance info. bob
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Hi,
I have a 92 LX which was purchased brand new, after 150K the car runs super. You will probably have to due a brake job and get the timing belt replaced to be on the safe side. The 92 honda is tuff on brakes. Over the years the only maintaince out of the ordinary was to get air conditioner over haul. One final thing the paint job is suspect, and quite faded.

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Thanks for that tip. What can go with the breaks? I think the one I had a look at had an ABS, and I tried to stop suddenly a few times to see how it behaves. Even on gravel, it stopped without locking the wheels, which I thought was impressive. How much would a break job cost - I am not quite sure what it includes - just servicing, or total replacement?
Vince
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If just the pads, it is the typical cost advertised in your area - usually a shade under $100 US for the front and same for the rear. But if the front rotors are going to have to be replaced, it is a pretty big job - essentially the same as axle replacement but a bit more labor. In fact, it would be money well spent to have the CV boots replaced while it is apart if the discs have to be replaced. For this reason, I definitely recommend against having the discs turned on the car when the pads are replaced - if the discs aren't bad enough to replace, no sense in making them thinner.
Any reputable brake shop will do a free inspection (they get a lot of work that way) and tell you the score, complete with firm estimates.
Mike
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Vince ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com) writes:

I deal with a small independent garage that specializes in Japanese cars. When considering a used car, I bring it to them for an appraisal. They do an end-to-end mechanical inspection, list the condition of major systems, and prepare an estimate of service and repairs over the next year. They don't look at the body very much, although if they notice something, they will point it out. The estimates are no guarantee of repair costs, but they reduce the risk. It's well worth the $100 they charge.
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bought a 92 wagon last month with 125,000 and paid $2900 , i felt like I got a fair deal,
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