I am thinking of buyin a 2005 ex element. Great shape. Origional owner. But it has 209k on it. Is this too high of a risk to take?

Asked by Sep 07, 2013 at 06:05 PM about the 2005 Honda Element EX

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Depends on how much it is and how long you want to keep it. Most cars can last 200-300k with normal maintenance, but with 209K, have some extra cash stashed away for the unexpected. If you plan on keep the car for awhile, look for cars in around the 100K mark.

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Highway miles are easier on a car but unless you're familiar with this specific vehicle, I'd pass. As Tom said look for something with less miles. HTH. -Jim


I tend to agree with Tom too. If you are seriously interested, it may be worth a couple hundred to have the dealership perform a pre-purchase inspection. Also, you say this is the original owner, review their service records. If the car has been up north, or is an ocean community, be sure to check for rust. So all that said, if you are getting a great deal and bank an additional thousand or so for unexpected costly repairs, it may be the way to go.My service guys have always said the Elements are pretty "bullet proof" when properly maintained, oil changes, etc. Good luck!

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