Mileage is not such a big concern as it was a few decades ago, but you will want to find out when the timing belt was replaced last. Honda used to recommend they be replaced every 75,000 miles and they typically broke at 65,000 miles leaving you with a very expensive repair bill. Replacing the belt is expensive enough but if it breaks, most import engines are of the "interference" design which means the open valves get hit and bent by the pistons as they coast to a stop. That more than triples the cost of the repair.
You'll also want to have the steering, suspension, and brake systems inspected at a tire and alignment shop. Honda doesn't have any high-failure parts that break leading to loss of control and crashes like Ford does, but you want to be sure there are no worn parts in those systems.
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 7:04 PM