25,000 miles/year 05 accord stick, how much?

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Dear All,

Thanks to everyone for making the last discussion that I had started, extremely informative and lively.



I am in the market for a used Honda accord manual, let me show everyone another car. This is an 05 Honda Accord 5 speed EX with 103K miles on it. I havent test driven it yet; this is a dealer car. It does not have any accidents reported. It also does not have much in terms of repair and maintenance history in its carfax and autocheck; the 2003 accord that was being discussed earlier had both the details. The title is clean etc. The problem is that it was driven down from WA to TX , and for most of its life was in WA. Now I havent seen the car, but I dont know why dealers move these cars down from the northern states to the south…is it because they want to reduce the rusting that would take place if the car was continually in the northern parts of the US?



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Carfax shows that the car was driven for all its 4 years in WAshington state and then gotten to texas for the sale. It has been driven a lot, 25K miles per year, which are probably highway and thus better than a stop n go situation.



Funnily enough, the registered odometer readings are at 100 miles and then again at 78000 miles, with very little in between. The state emissions and safety inspection data from WA are also missing. Either the car was not inspected, or carfax does not have a mechanism of reporting data from these states. Autocheck is likewise.



What are your thoughts on this vehicle and advice for me?



Thank you so much again, in advance!



This is what autocheck says:



Event Date Event Location Odometer Reading Data Source Event Detail

06/14/2005 RIDGEFIELD, WA

199

Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE

REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL

07/27/2006 BATTLE GROUND, WA

Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL

07/11/2007 BATTLE GROUND, WA

Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL

02/07/2008 LA CENTER, WA

78,528

Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE (Title #:0516507308)

REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL (Lien Reported)

04/13/2009 LA CENTER, WA

Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL



If you would like the carfax details, here you go:

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:

12/10/2004 Dick Hannah Honda & Dick Hannah Best Buys

Vancouver, WA

360-256-5000

www.dickhannahhonda.com

ww.dickhannahhonda.

com Pre-delivery inspection completed

Washed/detailed

04/14/2005 Dick Hannah Honda & Dick Hannah Best Buys

Vancouver, WA

360-256-5000

www.dickhannahhonda.com

ww.dickhannahhonda.

com Vehicle serviced

06/14/2005 199 Washington

Motor Vehicle Dept.

Battle Ground, WA Title issued or updated

First owner reported

Registration updated when owner moved

the vehicle to a new location

06/14/2005 Washington

Motor Vehicle Dept.

Ridgefield, WA Registered as

personal vehicle

12/01/2007 78,448 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale

12/07/2007 Dick Hannah Honda & Dick Hannah Best Buys

Vancouver, WA

360-256-5000

www.dickhannahhonda.com

ww.dickhannahhonda.

com Rear brake pads replaced

Pre-delivery inspection completed

Washed/detailed

12/14/2007 78,480 Dealer Inventory

Vancouver, WA Vehicle offered for sale

01/27/2008 78,528 Dick Hannah Honda & Dick Hannah Best Buys

Vancouver, WA

360-256-5000

www.dickhannahhonda.com

ww.dickhannahhonda.

com Vehicle sold

01/27/2008 SouthwestRe

www.Reinsure.com 800-634-4333

La Center, WA Service contract issued



Owner 2

Purchased: 2008

Type: Personal

Where: Washington

Est. miles/year: —

Est. length owned: 2/7/08 - present

(1 yr. 7 mo.)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:

02/07/2008 Washington

Motor Vehicle Dept.

La Center, WA

Title #0516507308 Title issued or updated

New owner reported

Loan or lien reported

01/06/2009 93,396 Dick Hannah Honda & Dick Hannah Best Buys

Vancouver, WA

360-256-5000

www.dickhannahhonda.com

ww.dickhannahhonda.

com Maintenance inspection completed

Manufacturer’s recommended maintenance performed

04/13/2009 Washington

Motor Vehicle Dept.

La Center, WA

Title #0803832108 Registration issued or renewed

Registration updated when owner moved

the vehicle to a new location