- Apr 24, 2011
- Holland, MI USA
Hello all! Living the dream again. Bought another '96 Honda Accord. This one is an EX sedan. Sunroof (leaks), alloy wheels (dirty and leaking air), power drivers seat (dirty but still works!), the entire car wreaks of marijuana and wet carpet. Unknown miles, the odometer jammed at 133,999. Have no idea how many miles, but my '96 LX Sedan (paid $700 for that one) has 234k, and this one drives better. I estimate she has around 150-170k on it. She is/was DIRTY. D I R T Y. I sucked all the water out of the carpet (thanks to the leaking sunroof), and sealed the sunroof closed with caulk. I have aired up the tires so far, but plan on getting them either worked on or replace with steelie's from a junk yard. Old alloy wheels corrode at the bead, which lets air leak out. I love these cars, they are extremely durable. The 94-97's are some of the most durable Accords built. Cheap to fix, extremely reliable. Bought this honey for $850. The prior owner were young kids - 22ish years old. They had lot rent due, the girlfriend is prego, and they were broke. Neither had any clue how to maintain a car, thankfully her dad was a mechanic. Sadly, he was not there, but for the money I took a chance. Plans for this hoopty is to change all fluids - so far an oil change and coolant change. Transmission fluid bought (Dex III with Lubeguard Black friction modifier), power steering fluid, brake fluid. When it warms up I will replace more fluids. Will likely put a timing belt in it soon, no evidence it has ever been changed. My LX had the timing belt broken and fixed at 216k, so I have a bit of a cushion before that grenades. If you are looking for a durable, fun to drive, cheap set of wheels - these old Accords are amazing. Thoughts?