What’s the life expectancy of a 2004 Honda Accord?

My mom has a 2004 Honda Accord that she bought new and has kept in good condition. I feel like it’s time for her to get something new, but she’s grown quite fond of it and insists on keeping it around as long as possible. How long is possible? What’s the typical life expectancy of a 2004 Honda Accord?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Hondas are great cars, and hers probably has a lot of good memories attached to it—so it’s no surprise that she’s formed a tight bond! With meticulous care and good driving habits, a 2004
Honda Accord
can last as much as 200,000 to 300,000 miles.
You didn’t mention the mileage on your mom’s car, but at the US average rate of 14,000 miles per year, it would have around 260,000 miles on it. This places it right in the middle of that 200 to 300k mile mark. But if she has put less miles than average in her Accord, then that definitely helps to extend the life span.
If she’s kept her car in good condition, that’s a key factor too! One thing that all high-mileage vehicles have in common is a pristine
record. So if she’s been on the spot with all routine maintenance and
car repairs
, then that’s a big plus.
In general,
has one of the best reputations in the industry in terms of reliability, and the 2004 Accord was ranked highly on RepairPal by both owners and professionals. So with gentle driving habits and good maintenance, her 2004 Honda Accord could still have several more years in the tank!
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