All, First of all, I want to thank everyone for helping me over the year. This website is awesome and I was there since the beginning but rarely posts and actually had not post in a long time due to busy life. This thread is show you that your help yield great result as my 2002 Accord had reached surprised the 200k mile marker. Vehicle: 2002 Accord V6 Coupe Year bought: 2002 Mileage at purchase: 0 Current miles: 210950 miles Main oil use: Mobil 1 for the first 195k miles. Maxlife 5W30 from 195k-210k due to consumption/leak???. Currently running Quaker State 5W30 Main oil grade: 5W20 in summer / 0W20 in winter Oil Filters: Mostly standard Purolator every 6 months at OCI and I buy them when they are on sale. 5 Honda filters until I found out Fram made them. The last and current filter is Fram premium (name?) at 14 bucks as people raved about it. That Fram filter goes for 9 bucks now as Mobil 1 filters are now 9 bucks instead of 11. 2 Mobil 1 104 during 2006-2009 time frame as I drove a lot those years. Average Annual Mileage: 14k miles OCI: 6 months regardless of miles (June and January). This comes out to be 7k miles OCI Transmission OCI: 50k miles regardless of time but will reduce to 30k now as I don't drive often so. Brake OCI: 50k miles regardless of time but will reduce to 4 years OCI now due to very low usage Power Steering Fluid: at 175k and 200k mile marks. Please don't ask. Coolant OCI: Every 100k miles. Had not done one yet for this interval. Fuel economy city: I don't really care as this is a massive car with a big V6 and I don't know what constitute a city driving. Fuel economy highway: ~28-30 mpg Fuel economy average: 26.46 mpg Repairs: $0 Maintenance: I won't go much into the cost of maintanance because I tried to help out a acquaintance by taking my car to him to get work done and he ended up ripping me off. It's not Honda's fault that I have a good heart and some people are ungrateful cheats. 1st maintenance at 125k miles Work done by: Out of work mechanic with full professional tool in his car garage Items replaced: Timing belt and associated parts (pulleys, tensioner, etc), water pump, thermostat (unncessary due to rip off), front brake pads and rotors, spark plugs, and drive belts Cost: ~1500 (500 for parts, 1000 for labor) for out of work mechanic with professional tools in his garage. The work took 6 hours at leisure pace. Note: Timing belt and drive belts look very good at 125k. Water pump looks good. Spark plugs look good. I ended up keeping the parts as souvenirs as testaments of Honda's quality. 2nd maintenance at 150k miles Work done by: Same mechanic as above Items Replaced: Rear brake pads and resurfaced rotors. Cost: $250 for labor. Rear pads from Honda dealership by me 3rd maintenance at 205k Work done by: A garage that does state safety inspection Items replaced: Rear pads and rotors Cost: ~$302 Note: I should have done this myself as I knew it was worn. I got a friend that will do work for free. He has a real job but was a mechanic in his former life. The worst place to get brakes work done are garages that don't specialized in brakes. They charge more for the work and may use inferior product. My rotors are all rusted at the part that the pads don't touch and I have 5k miles and 1 year on it. I just don't drive much anymore. Things that will need replacement soon: Water pump have been making baseball card in the bicycle's spokes noise for the last 2-3 years. I thought it was power steering pump at first but a mechanic that last inspected by car for annual state sticker indicated that it's the water pump and I should use drive it until I am ready to replace the timing belt to save on cost. I am likely to use him as he is an old geezer that seems very honest and didn't try to jack me for state inspection like most places would due to my car looking like [censored]. Exterior Score: 2-3 Interior Score: 6-8 Mechanical Score: 8-10. The engine still purrs like a kitten. Ownership mistakes: 1) I let my wife use it for several years and 1 time I checked the oil before we went on a 2k miles trip and noticed the oil was at least 1.5 quart low. [censored]. I believe the oil I was using was some too thin as the engine had 180k miles at the time and I ended up needing to add a quart every 2k miles between change for the next 2 changes. At 195k miles, I switched from Mobil 1 0/5W20 to Maxlife 5W30 and had not needed to add any oil between change. The last oil change was yesterday at 210k miles and I used Quaker State 5W30 convential to to see how it is. This is my first time with Quaker State. 2) I should learn how to work on it more but it is hard to learn with a Honda as it never really need anything and when it does need something, it won't need it again for another 75k miles or 100k miles. But changing brake pads and rotors should be done by me instead of shops and rip off acquaintance. 3) I should probably change ATF more often as it costs as much as oil.