The short story is I need to put one of the Hondas up for sale, and I
am having a tough time determining which one must go.
I currently have a 2000 Accord EX V6 Coupe with 90,000 miles on it and
my wife's 1997 Civic EX Coupe with a 5 speed manual and 67,000 miles
on it. Both cars are completely paid for, so I have nothing to worry
The Civic just had its CV joints, windshield wiper motor, and driver's
side power window motor replaced. Other than that it runs like a
champ and gets me 30 MPG in the City and 37 MPG on the highway.
The Accord just had one of the computers replaced in it, and I have
concerns about the automatic transmission life if I keep it for
another 60,000 to 80,000 miles. Other than the computer issue that
caused my Check Engine light to stay on, this car has been
Well, this is getting longer than I expected, but the bottom line is
one of the Hondas must go to make room for the IMS Rampvan that I am
purchasing for my wife who became wheelchair bound as a result of
brain surgery in October 2005. She is finally coming home from the
hospital this week.
In a way, I want to keep the Civic because of the lower miles, and the
fact that a standard is generally easier to keep running than an
automatic. The great gas mileage is also a plus.
I also am leaning towards keeping the Accord because it is bigger and
more comfortable. I am concerned that I will get bit by the automatic
V6 bug after the recall runs out, thus costing me more than the car is
worth (when it does happen) to get the transmission replaced.
What does the group suggest?