Join Date: May 2016
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I bought an 05 in June with 53k miles on it. Sounds like a similar car.....1 owner with perfect maintenance.....like you said, it was probably "over-maintained".
I've added a hitch, trans cooler, and got some weather-tech floor mats. I still want step rails, but they're low on my list. They'll probably be on my Christmas list again this year.
Anyway, I just had an airbag recall on mine.....I took the car to the local Honda dealer to have a headlight adjusted, and they said it had an airbag recall. If your VIN didn't come up, I wonder if the previous owner already had it done......
As others mentioned, you'll definitely want to verify that the timing belt service was done.......if it wasn't, get it done.
I'd probably call some local Honda dealers, and see if any of them serviced the vehicle. I don't think they can give you a complete printed history for confidentiality reasons, but you could call them, give them the VIN, and if they worked on the car they could tell you if a specific service had been done. When I bought mine, there was nothing to show the TB service had been done but the dealer (Volvo) insisted it had been. They referred me to the Honda dealer where it was purchased and where it had been maintained.....I called them, and they confirmed the date/mileage that the TB service was done. Might be nice to try and figure out where the previous owner took it for maintenance.
I'm up over 70k miles on mine now....the fluids had all be done 6 months before I bought it....tires are in great shape....and with the TB service already completed, I should be relatively maintenance free for a while. I did have my rear rotors re-surfaced and new rear pads put on.....aside from that, it's been perfect. I finally even got the garage door opener to work (had to hit the "smart" button on the garage door motor) . When I got mine, only one of the remotes worked.....I put a new battery in and it still didn't work. It's my wife's key and she doesn't drive it often, so I doubt I'll even worry about it. Mine works....and I also have a 3rd (regular) spare key.
I've been getting about 19.5 MPG very consistently. You will see a noticeable drop when you drive more aggressively. Fun car to drive.