I have a chance to buy this privately owned Honda Accord with 150K miles. If all else is okay, does it matter if it is a 6 cylinder? How much more expensive would it be to maintain? Should I wait and buy a 4-cylinder?
I would suggest you get a reliable mechanic to look the car over before you buy it. Not only can he/she check out the current condition and make sure there is not a costly repair looming just around the corner, but he/she can tell you what the track record has been for that car. The mechanic will most likely be able to tell you what maintenance you will need annually and an estimate of what that will cost.
〉 Answered on Sep 9th, 2013 by Georgia Brown, Director of Education at National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)
When purchasing a used car, is it always best to understand the total service history of the vehicle. I always recommend that you have someone who understands the mechanics of an automobile inspect the vehicle with you. Typically four cylinders are more cost efficient to own and operate than a six-cylinder. And the cost to operate and maintain vehicles with high mileage tends to increase substantially over time as the wear and tear necessitate replacement of parts.
〉 Answered on Sep 9th, 2013 by Patricia J Roberts, Director Business Development at MagicHands, Inc.
Hi Judith, The 6 cylinder is more expensive then a 4 cylinder and with the mileage it is a better bet in my opinion. Maintenance should not be more expensive . If you have to replace the engine at some point a 6 cylinder is more costly but a more desirable engine.
〉 Answered on Sep 9th, 2013 by Chris Walsh, Owner at Consolidated Automotive Services of indiana
More importantly how is the mechanical condition of this vehicle. Have it checked out by a mechanic you trust before your purchase. The 6 cylinder may use more gas but a vehicle with this type of mileage could cost you more in repairs than you are willing or able to pay.
Price is important, do not overpay and do not make any rash decisions. It also depends on how many miles you drive, what the cost of fuel is in your area and what your repair costs could be.
〉 Answered on Sep 9th, 2013 by Jessie L Thatcher, F&I and Sales Specialist at Reynolds and Reynolds Company (Retired)
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