1994 Honda Accord wagon, rare 5 speed manual, top maintenance = over 400K miles!

1994 Honda Accord LX

Technical specifications of Honda Accord 1994

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Make: Honda
Model: Accord
SubModel: LX
Type: Wagon
Trim: LX Wagon 5-Door
Year: 1994
Mileage: 410,000
VIN: 1HGCE1726RA000864
Color: Burgundy
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Gray
Safety options: Driver Airbag
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

These 1990s Hondas were some of the most bulletproof, eliable cars ever made. Maybe I was foolish to maintain this car so well that it's well past 400K miles but that's the way it went down. It has only stranded me twice over all those miles. I bought this 1994 Honda Accord wagon with rare 5 speed manual in early 1997 and have been driving it ever since. It was a lease car that was exactly 3 years old and had 36K miles on it. Bad news first: At 120K miles it had a major engine failure that was so rare (broken valve spring) that Honda service reps from all over the area came to see it. I shelled out $$$$ to have the upper half of the engine rebuilt, nd no problems since. Still have a banged up piston as proof which buyer gets. I have been driving since time began and at 135K miles I had my first accident ever in this car... front pushed in. Again, helled out $$$$ to have it fixed. Even though a/c was recharged and has new components, t is cold most of the time, ut not so great in really hot weather. Has one little dot of rust/bubbles right under the gas filler. There was a minor 'incident' with a street sign a few weeks ago as seen on front bumper. The turn signal lens is cracked, ut I have a used replacement in the car. In a car wash, he sunroof leaks a little, ot in rain. Battery has about a year left. Driver's seat belt a little frayed. The rest is good news: The original distributor lasted 18 years. The original exhaust system lasted over 10 years. The front seat has had my butt in there for 18 years and 400K miles shows not the slightest wear. I got almost 200K miles out of one clutch. It has been outside all these years and only in the past few years has the paint looked a bit tired so I had it repainted same color a little over 2 years ago. The steering wheel got so worn down, o I replaced it. Rear door interior panels were replaced but the fabric, hile the same color, nd doesn't quite match in texture. Had a new headliner also. It still has its MODERN CASSETTE PLAYER which I still use, ith apologies to no one for being a cassette dork. Recent air filter. And regular 3K oil changes, lthough we are told it's only 7K now. I think the 3K change has been central to the longevity of this car.3K change coming up in 400 miles. I have a spreadsheet showing what was done and when, nd what the mileage was. You have a good 65 K miles left on the timing belt, 0k on front brakes and even 100K left on clutch, o all the $$$ was done recently About the mileage - it's on two speedometers. Right past 300K miles, he speedo went intermittent - working by my estimate, bout 2/3 of the time. It was replaced at 311,416 and my guess the mileage was about 315/316K at that point. This removed speedometer (pictured) comes with the car. Replacement speedo now reads 94,415, o there's the approximate total miles driven. Comes with 4 keys, nd original owners manual. There's a 1990 Accord with over a million miles, nd some other 1980s/90s ones over 500K, o I don't have the record but am proud of making this car last. But it's time to get really modern, ay move up an ENTIRE DECADE to around 2004. Thinking Subaru this time. But due to its age this car is sold AS-IS, nd if it turns to dust and blows away once it rolls off the trailer, hat's the way it goes. Somehow, do not think that will happen. Still you will have one of the highest mileage 90s Hondas around. At the dealer I used to go to, hey had and 80s Civic with just under 450K miles... I could never beat that one. One guy thought it might be in the top 20 in the country, ut I have no idea on this and am NOT making that claim here. So old Honda people, t's up to you to take it to half a million miles. Any questions about any maintenance and repairs let me know and I will consult the repair/maintenance records I have going back to 1997. That's the story on this remarkable vehicle... I am happy to have been part of its story.

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