I am supposed to be purchasing a 97 Honda Accord. I was informed that the radiator is not holding water. The person we are supposed to by it from states that there are 2 hoses that are messed up, one being an air intake hose, the other being the one causing the radiator to leak. My question is, she's selling this car for $300, would it be worth purchasing and fixing up? If so, about how much would it cost to fix both hoses?
My car has 191506 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Replacing the radiator hoses is a fairly minor job if that is in fact all that needs to be done. Many times, when a car is being sold at a very deep discount, there may be a number of reasons for this. I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give you a baseline for determining whether or not the car is within a general range of the asking price. Secondly, as you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times when a car has had internal damage or even slight cosmetic damage, it may be difficult to tell without looking closely or performing an in depth inspection. As with any vehicle, proper maintenance schedules are a key factor to prolonging the longevity of the vehicle and avoiding unnecessary costly repair bills due to neglecting proper maintenance intervals. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your location to perform a thorough pre-purchase inspection prior to making your purchase.
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