Is it time to sell? Or should I spend $ 1200 on these repairs?
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2001 Honda Accord Question: 142,500 miles,needs radiator,Vtec seals, distributor,..heater hose head to valve
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 13, 2012, 13:26Master
time to repl depends on how much $ u have. but yes its a good time to upgrade
Replymelnor, August 13, 2012, 13:51Rookie
I'm told Honda Accords can get 200k or more miles but don't know what other expensive repairs are most likely in this model in near future. A/C? Engine? Transmission? Things I've never heard of, being a woman over 65? Have taken good care of car with timely maintenance; it had transmission recall the first year. Hard to decide whether to spend money on repairs or on payments for a newer (but not new) car.
Answer #2goodguy August 13, 2012, 16:15Master
if it still runs ok and your sure it needs these parts fix it but I would want a second opinion as to what it needs
Answer #3ziptie12 August 14, 2012, 21:12Master
Do you like your car? Do you trust the shop that is recomending these repairs and are they the primary shop you have it maintained at?Right now you have a 'used car' that you know. None of the repairs listed are unusual for that mileage and age however , if the check engine light is not on , I would wonder why they are recommending a distributor(if I'm reading your question correctly).V-TEC seals leaking are common but often ignored until they get really bad (and cause other problems). Just some random thoughts , good luck with whichever you choose.