My 1992 Honda Accord got stolen. I waited a week, then bought a 2001
Honda Civic. They found my car the next day. Now I'm trying to decide
which one to keep and I would like to ask people's opinions on this.
I think my old Accord is fine, they didnt damage the car much. They
only stole items in the car and in the trunk, my laptop, iPod, etc.
They damaged the trunk opener, on the lower, front floor, it was
locked, so they destroyed it and pulled the cable to get into the
trunk. The windows are not broken, the igntion is not damaged, tires
and all parts are still there. I think these theives stole the car to
get the laptop and items in the trunk.
I like my new Civic, but it costs too much. I think I want to keep my
old car and sell the new car. I'm trying to think thru this and make a
decision on which one to keep.
My Accord has 400,000 miles, but it's working fine, passed smog 6
months ago and I can't see or hear any problems. (other than a dent or
Question: I'd like to ask what could be checked in a car with 400,000
miles, to do what we can to make sure the motor is still working fine.
Should I do a compression check, on all cylinders? I'm concerned that
the oil pump may be going out. Ive had low oil pressure a few times,
then it went away. Can the oil pump be checked? What else, for the
main engine, could be checked? What could go wrong?
I know 400,000 miles is a lot, but it could last another 100,000 and
it's not a good time to spend all my savings on a car, when I never
know if I could get laid off.
Im not so concerned about "accessories" going out (power steering,
alternator, etc) because they can be replaced at reasonable cost.
What would be your advice on what I should have a mechanic check to
ensure the motor is currently working normally and hopefully would
continue to purr.