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Old 10-04-2011, 05:28 AM
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The timing belt is the most common repair, and usually the most expensive. If it was done at about 90k then you should be okay for now. Alternators seem to go at about this mileage, but its not a real expensive repair. CV joints are also often bad, usually because the boot is torn and dirt got in the joint. Its usually best to just get a complete axle assembly. The rest of the suspension seems to wear forever, and the struts are usually okay unless you can see them leaking.

Small electrical components hold up well in Honda's, but are expensive when they do go bad. For example, a Honda turn signal flasher is usually only available from Honda, and you might pay $20-30 for it. Compared to the $4 flasher for most cars, this is quite a difference.

There is also a quirky setup on some Hondas where the OEM radio is part of the security system. If you replace the radio you may disable the car. Crutchfield used to sell a radio bypass kit, but I don't know exactly how it worked.

Bruce
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