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Which one should I keep?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ultraNoob, Dec 16, 2008.

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Which one should I keep?

  1. 1988 Honda Accord

    15 vote(s)
    78.9%
  2. 1995 Ford Explorer

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    I have 2 vehicles. One of which may have to go cuz I don't need 2 vehicles. I have loaner at work that I can use anytime if my chosen vehicles breaks down.

    Vehicle 1:
    1988 Honda Accord LX
    Salvage Title
    199,000 miles
    2.0L, 4cyl
    2bbl carb
    automatic
    needs a new EGR Valve
    needs a new electronic choke
    gets 30-32 MPG
    dents everywhere
    clear coat is chipping
    no hub caps
    needs shocks/struts
    needs engine mounts


    Vehicle 2:
    1995 Ford Explorer XLT
    Clean Title
    4.0L, 6cyl, 2wd
    141,000 miles
    Fuel Injected
    Automatic
    Going to need a transmission overhaul soon
    gets 15-20 mpg
    super clean paint
    matching wheels

    If/when I sell one, I can use the cash to fix up the other. I'm stuck cuz the honda has been a great car and gets great gas mileage, but it's starting to show it's age. The explorer has a hitch and would be a great shuttle car but is a maintenance hog.

    BTW... I'm a mechanic.
     

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  2. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    sell both and get a beater Toyota truck ;)

    Honestly I'd keep the Honda to avoid Ford's self destructing auto trannies and fuel pumps with a bad habit of starting fires ;)
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    My truck was $3200 and I couldn't be happier. I found ones for cheaper, but my truck only has 123k miles and for a '94, that's NOTHING. I should get about 20mpg on average once the mods are done.
     
  4. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    honda.
     
  5. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    sell both and buy a used toyota truck? The tranny on the exploder is f*in expensive.
     
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    keep the honda--better gas millage--save some money
     
  7. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    ditch the honda and fix the tranny in the Ford. how bad is it now? fixing the tranny would be cheaper than struts, egr, choke and engine mounts, right?..especially if you do the tranny yourself.
     
  8. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    it's an auto, I looked into it for my dad. SOOOOOOO not worth the time/money spent
     
  9. Drunken_Ninja

    Drunken_Ninja Turbo Monkey

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    ditch them both...buy a classic car and pay less insurance
     
  10. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    PSP quality advice right there.
     
  11. Drunken_Ninja

    Drunken_Ninja Turbo Monkey

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    he is a mechanic. he might as well own something nice with resale value if he is going to have to fix it. My roomate just gave away two 67 valliants (turnkey) for free to some guy who said he wanted to restore them just with the hopes of paying around $8000 for one of them back.
     
  12. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    The exploder has resale value, albeit pretty low. I can't imagine somebody paying more than 1000 bucks for the accord with a salvage title and almost 200k miles on it. I love hondas but come on...that thing is on its last leg, and any money you put into is just going to fall off on something else.

    That being said, the fjord is no better...I think the best advice would be to sell one, sell the other, drive the loaner for a week, pick up a used hatchback of some kind, like a civic or yota, then get another 5 years out of the car. I would think you could get maybe 4gs out of both...maybe.
     
  13. Ithnu

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    Keep the Honda and make friends with some one who has a really nice truck for shuttling:lighten:
     
  14. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Torque converter clutch and clutch pack 3 is slippin on the explorer. Overdrive is intermittent at best but it passes smog great and the interior is pretty clean.

    Since I do the work myself, the cost of each is about the same, but the tranny build would take longer than the honda repair.

    For me, it's a toss up.
     
  15. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    but can you throw all your bikes in the honda?
     
  16. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    but can you throw your bikes in the honda?

    ..or want to be seen in a Honda
     
  17. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    as opposed to being seen on the side of the road in a broken Ford?:busted:
     
  18. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    hahaha

    Going by looks alone, the explorer will get me more dates compared to the accord.... but.... will driving the explorer drain what little cash I have (me being a new business owner and all) and restrict me from going out on dates?
     
  19. wreckedrex

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    You could probably probably pick up a later model civic for what the Explorer is worth. Pick one with a 5spd from '88 or later and you're golden. The injected d series cars are nuke proof. Then you could sell the Accord for enough to buy an alarm and a club for the civic.
     
  20. Sandwich

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