- May 18, 2019
When I sold my Camry (early 90's) a few years back, it had 300k on the engine and tranny. That 4 banger and tranny was rock solid... the guy who bought it only wanted the power train, he was gonna sell the body to a junker. Get familiar with your Honda and doing repairs yourself (my old Toyota was super easy to wrench on & parts were easy/cheap to find... hopefully you have similar luck) and just maybe you can salvage the purchase by getting a few more years out of it. Just don't push it hard or expect too much out of it. If you can get 2 or 3 more years without any big/expensive repair work, then it wasn't a bad deal...but that's a big if, right? I feel ya...but don't get down on yourself, the world ain't gonna stop spinning. Just dig in and tackle each problem as finances permit, starting with the driveability stuff first. Good luck my friend...
Originally Posted by Kurtatron
What's up with that? All my Toyota's have made excellent old beater cars...
Originally Posted by maxdustington
It's a common car and old enough that you can get parts from the yard for it. You probably overpaid but you needed a car dude, you have to get to work. If you don't like working on cars then you probably should not have bought it. If you can fix it over time with yard parts and drive it for a while, who cares what you paid. I had a similar car and slowly fixed it with yard parts and it was fine. You made the correct decision getting a manual trans, if it had a slushbox you would be in tough.