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When you’re buying a new car, you’d consider whether the car is affordable or not. It’s also important to keep in mind the potential expenses in routine maintenance and and common Honda repairs
You can buy a car for a cheap price, that costs you a fortune in mechanical repairs or car maintenance.
So are Hondas expensive to maintain?
Hondas might not be the cheapest cars to buy, but they’re not expensive to maintain or repair. They can also be great ‘beater cars‘ if you find an older model Civic or Accord.
Let’s get into some numbers….
The Honda Civic comes in different models, from coupe to sedan, and even hatchback, as well as Type R. According to Honda, you can get a brand new Honda Civic starting from approximately $20,000 to $37,000, depending on the model and trim.
If you’re looking to buy a used one, you can find it for as cheap as around $2,000 and as expensive as almost $26,000. Depending on the model, the mileage, the year and the car’s state, the purchasing cost would be lower than new, but a used Honda, could have higher costs to maintain.
You’ll want to budget around $300-$500 bucks in annual maintenance cost to keep Honda vehicles on the road. That’s figuring in about two oil changes, and tire rotations, per year combined with other miscellaneous expenses which start up around the 50,000 mile mark. These other costs factored into that $300 cost would be coolant flush, brake fluid change and flush, calipers and pads, spark plugs, etc.
It should be mentioned that among Honda’s common issues are:
Vibration While Braking
You’re more likely to face the vibration-while-braking issue at the 95,000+ mileage, it feels like the steering wheel is shaking while braking and this can be due to a warped brake rotor that can be fixed or replaced.
The transmission failure is encountered at the 70,000+ mileage, it results in transmission slips, skipping or problems while shifting. This can be caused due to the overheat of the gears. It’s not unfixable though, you can find some troubleshooting instructions for this issue.
Power Lock Failure
The power lock failure is likely to be faced at the 105,000+ miles. Simply, you might not be able to open the door due to electrical problems, but it’s fixable so no need to worry.
To sum up
Honda’s failure rate is actually 0.29% which is pretty impressive. While the company started as a motorcycle company, the number of sold cars increases each year.
They’re Japanese cars that are sold the most in North America and they’re a good pick if you’re looking for a car to stay with you for years.
Hondas are not expensive to maintain by any means, and we hope this article has helped you.
Reliable, affordable to maintain, and doesn’t require much effort after purchasing. Couldn’t ask for more.
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