I looked at some available 2002 Honda Accord models, but they all had
far too many miles on them. Most were pushing 100,000 or more. I test
drove a couple of 2006 and 2007 Accord SEs and they were very nice
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from anything with the butterfly icon (MSN) this site is actually very
useful. I found a wealth of information available.
I also discovered that it is possible to subscribe to the online
version of Consumer Reports on a monthly basis for seven bucks.
I looked over their used car recommendations, reliability ratings, and
reviews of individual models and concluded that the Japanese branded
models still have a substantial reliability edge. So, I think I am on
the right track looking for a Honda Accord.
Here is one that caught my eye (watch for line wrap)
It is supposed to be a 2007, but is actually cheaper than some
comparable 2006s, with extremely low mileage. .As far as I can tell,
the only things that might bring the price down are the lack of a moon
roof (like a give a rat's patootie) and the fact that it is not a
"certified" used car. But it should have some original warranty left.
I think I will go look at it tomorrow. Unfortunately, I am still
waiting for the insurance company to send a check.
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