What is the life expectancy of a 2005 Honda Accord?

I have a 2005 Honda Accord that I’m planning on gifting to my teenage nephew so he has a car to practice driving with. I’m hoping it has a few more years left in it. What’s the 2005 Honda Accord life expectancy?

Jacqulyn Graber · Answered on Feb 21, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A car is always a generous gift! A well-maintained 2005 Honda Accord will last around 200,000 miles.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average American drives about 14,000 miles per year. At this rate, a 2005 Honda Accord is expected to last over 14 years—which your Accord has already surpassed.
In general, you can expect your Honda Accord to experience transmission and brake problems as it ages.
However, if your Accord is still running, gifting it to your nephew is a great idea. Just make sure your nephew follows a car maintenance schedule to keep the car running as long as possible! To supplement the regular check-ups, practicing safe driving tips like smooth braking and accelerating and no idling can greatly maintain your Accord’s fuel economy. As the final step, make sure to remind him to purchase a robust car insurance policy to be protected on the road in case of a mishap or accident.
We hope he loves his gift!
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