I have a 1996 Honda accord LX, bought it last April at 243,XXX miles and now it’s at 253,717. Here’s the list of repairs we have done to the car. I’m shelling out a lot of money to fix this car and we’ve done a lot of the repairs ourselves. Engines in great shape and so is the transmission, the car gets 25 MPG putting around the city and the interior is very clean. I’d like to keep it but the timing belt replacement is due in 15,000 miles and I don’t want to do it. I always said I’d sell it when the transmission went out or the engine broke-down, but well, here’s the list of repairs so far.
*Passenger side Ball-arm Joint($85)
*Two new sway bar links($30)
*New Inner Tie Rods($75 with boots)
*New radiator($100 including cap)
*New speedometer Chip w/installation($70)
*Front fender skirts ($27)
*New Exhaust pipe($65)
*New distributor($321 + 65 to install) – Anyone interested in my OEM one. Only needs an o-ring, rotor and cap.
*3 new tires + alignment ($255)
*Light Relay Fixed($67)
= $1,170 repairs so far and I’ve only paid for two of these jobs.
And amazingly it still needs more work. The A/C doesn’t work, and it’s due for a timing belt job sometime next year. Kelly blue book says fair condition value for my car is 2,400. If I sold it at that, I’d only be out $500.(Paid about $1,500 for the car)
What do you all think I could I get in it’s present condition? What could I get from it if I do the timing belt job and repair the air conditioning?