This discussion can apply to any Honda, etc.
but I am referring specifically to a friend’s 2005 Hyundai Elantra with 100k.
What if someone was willing to invest a few thousand bucks into keeping the car (way cheaper than a new $20,000 car) and wanted as little trouble as possible until 200k? What items are almost certain fail by 200k? If one is willing to invest some money to keep this car going for a few more years (without constant breakdowns) what should they replace as preventative maintenance? (This can also be done at home for a fraction of the cost) This is partly theoretical, as the list is big…But, I think it’s a good conversation…
I will start the list
Spark Plugs (and coils?)
Cooling system (Thermostat, Hoses, Water pump, Timing belt, Radiator, Flush coolant, etc.)
Power Steering fluid
Brake rotors, pads, brake fluid.
Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF)
Replace Belts, tensioners, pulleys
Inspect suspension (bushings, ball joints, etc)
Check rubber intake boots?
Clean throttle body?
Clean Idle control valve?
Anyone want to take a try at ranking these with most important / likely to fail / smartest money spent at the top?