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Old 29th May 2008, 08:03   #16
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That particular model has been a fav for many. And it's a Honda. Take a little care, and it will last you long. That sleek styling can put many a car of today to shame.

Incidentally, I that was the first car I drove in the US. My first experience of driving on a highway was in one such beauty.

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wow $500 for an accord. that saves you a lot to spend on modding it eh?
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Old 29th May 2008, 08:32   #18
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One of my first lusted cars.. irags... If any mallus are seeing this, Mohanlal was driving an accord in the 1986 movie "Raajavinde makan". I always wanted something simliar. a don with an Accord.. that too from movies which I've seen as a kid.
Lol! So that explains all the Raajavinte Makan vidoes on your Orkut profile

Congrats on the purchase! Glad that you finally settled for a reliable & sensible Jap car; remember you were wanting to buy an American car during the initial days living of through your American dreams.
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It's a steal Jomz!

But the 37.5 mpg figure is rather hard to digest buddy. Please do a re-check on the mileage and post again.

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It's a steal Jomz!

But the 37.5 mpg figure is rather hard to digest buddy. Please do a re-check on the mileage and post again.

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that was doing 60 mph in 5th gear non stopfor 200 miles..didn't even downshift.. on an average in city 30-32 mpg (shifting at 1.5K rpm).. if aggressive (shifting at 4K rpm gets 27mpg)
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Old 29th May 2008, 10:09   #21
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As a student , this is a wise choice.
My brother in U.S too started off with used Toyota Infinity as a student (told us that a used Honda/Toyota is best VFM in U.S for a starter ) & upgraded later to new BMW 3series + Toyota Highlander.
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Old 29th May 2008, 11:08   #22
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Lol! So that explains all the Raajavinte Makan vidoes on your Orkut profile

Congrats on the purchase! Glad that you finally settled for a reliable & sensible Jap car; remember you were wanting to buy an American car during the initial days living of through your American dreams.
I still wanted Big bore american... Till I drove this car to check it out for a friend.

(OT :- that guy is still pissed off at me- he wanted me to say whether it was good enough so that he could buy it ,and i told him that it was amazing so I just bought it)

That Dodge Spirit Which my roomie drives has a 2.5L engine and doesn't accelarate like this jap 2.2L.

I finally realized.. Rev happy cars are what i really want.. Not a big bore Gas guzzler.
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Great deal, But check if the heater is working before it starts snowing !!
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Jomz, congrats on the car purchase. Personally, i would prefer a used BMW or so, but nevertheless, this should be highly reliable.
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That may be a Japanese car but is built for American standards which is why when you push the buttons you hear whirring sound and the OVRMs move even after nearly 20 years. Why does India don't produce such hardy and reliable cars? Is Amby one?
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Wow, an Accord for $500 !!! I am zapped!
My wife's second-hand Kinetic Honda cost that much.
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Jomz, congrats on the car purchase. Personally, i would prefer a used BMW or so, but nevertheless, this should be highly reliable.
Ok Benny, try finding yourself a good condition & reliable BMW for $500!
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Man, those pictures bring out memories of my students days in the States. I bought the same gen - a '93 Accord EX - for $3200. It has about 90,000 miles when I bought it from a lady owner.....took me over 3 months to find a manual transmission car. The Accord served me well, even in typically Boston harsh weather (winter & summer), without a single breakdown. I did most of the maintenance work myself (Mobil 1 oil changes, etc.) while the only new parts required (or wanted) were new tyres and a flowmaster exhaust. I took the car out for several roadtrips on the east coast (Cape Cod, NY, Phily etc. etc.) but it never let me down. That was the first Honda I'd owned and the way it served me made me a fan for life.

Strange coincidence of life : I sold it 2.xx years later to a smiling gentleman for $3200. Exact.
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Wow. This is my faourite Accord of all times. Used to see this Grey example with slightly more aggressive front bumpers et al around Bandra, and that car was to die for. $500 and 286000 miles, now those are some very interesting figures. Nice pictures too!
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Nice buy dude!
Brings back memories Got myself a used 96 Accord coupe in the States when I was there in 2005. And yea, took a long time to get hold of a stick shift (as they call manual transmission in the US) car. Picked it up for $2900. Sold it 10 months later for 400 bucks less. Served me really well... except for a problematic starter, the car was rock solid. And it moved! Shamed many expensive sport cars out there
Pics in my garage.
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