View Full Version : The finest secretary's car that $700 can buy!

September 27th, 2017, 09:38 AM

Just picked up a '99 Accord coupe for the princely sum of $700. My priorities are clearly visible in this photograph.


- 4 cylinders
- 5 forward gears
- 3 pedals
- dented hood and damaged fender
- clunky rear struts
- worn front engine mount
- Not one, not two, but THREE new tires! :lol: Tire 4 is fucked, btw.
- 200k miles
- Everything works now that I've fixed the AC leak and charged it up. The leak wasn't even that bad, there was even enough 134a in there to kick the compressor on for short periods until the pressure switches would cut it out.
- Runs and drives shockingly well for a $700 anything.
- No codes or CEL.
- Surprising lack of body rust. A few lines and other spots look a little crusty, but nothing rotted yet.

Immediate plans are to get a new tire and new windshield wipers. If I get 4-6 months out of this car I will be the happiest beater owner on the planet.

The previous owner had a MIIIIIINT AW11 MR2 in the garage. Unfortunately that wasn't for sale.

September 27th, 2017, 09:55 AM
Mmmm. Stripper coupe.

September 27th, 2017, 10:01 AM

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September 27th, 2017, 10:15 AM
Those wheel covers are sexy; reminds me of the ones I had on my '85 Corolla.

September 27th, 2017, 10:34 AM


One or the other. :D

September 27th, 2017, 12:28 PM
Welcome to the 1999 Honda Accord Owner's Club!

- a member since 2007

September 27th, 2017, 03:11 PM
Sweet! :lol:

September 27th, 2017, 04:14 PM
I was very close to going to the Kia dealer and buying a heavily discounted leftover 16 Soul with an undesirable combination of options/color outright but then this thing showed up in the subdivision adjacent to my own.

And you guys know how I do when it comes to daily drivers. Rust or bust!

September 27th, 2017, 04:17 PM
secretaries drive the V6, 4-spd auto, this one is reserved for low level pimps

September 27th, 2017, 11:16 PM
I likes that a lot!

September 28th, 2017, 11:27 AM
Got a replacement tire. There was a junkyard wheel on that corner too :lol:

Front swaybar link is broken on one side too. #andydoesntcare

September 28th, 2017, 11:41 AM
You've got class, and nobody can ever take that away from you.

September 28th, 2017, 12:59 PM
Well my attitude is that the plates I transferred to this car expire next March, and so too will this car and the Toadmonster.

Probably just buy a CPO something or a leftover Korean new car at that point.

October 14th, 2017, 06:43 PM
I was taking my dad out to dinner earlier tonight and the thing died on us in traffic :(

Turned out to be a cracked cap + rainstorm. Spotted after we got it started and the thing zapped my dad :o

I'll stop by O'Reilly's for a new cap and rotor tomorrow after my morning shift, I guess.