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r0g3r
05-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Hey so I"m thinking about driving to vancouver....

but I"m not sure if my car will make it or not.

I drive a 93 civic wit fairly high mileage on it ..(~230km).

The car is fairly decent on gas and wat not but I'm worried it might break down or something on my way there...cuz it is a fairly old car.

Well any advice will help. Thanks!!

cjblair
05-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Thats a pretty ambiguous question. What kinda shape is your car in? How well do you keep up on maintenance?
I have a friend with a 91 accord with like 340K on it and he makes that drive multiple times a year. As long as your car's not a shitbox, it'll make it. 200K is nothing for an old honda.

sputnik
05-27-2009, 01:15 PM
230k is nothing on a Honda as long as your regular maintenance is done.

If you are worried. Get an AMA Gold membership.

r0g3r
05-27-2009, 01:18 PM
kk well its in fairly decent condition, mechanically. I mean I keep the oil changes and shiet regular.

I'm just not sure about hte roads...are there very steep hills? Cuz yeah lol don't want to die trying to go up

FiveFreshFish
05-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Flying is your other option.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/air/faresearch.html?lg=EN&ds=YVR&or=YYC&fr=95&ft=1&bb=20090528&f1=20090602&l1=20090630&ap=5&dw=1236

Kennyredline
05-27-2009, 01:48 PM
Rent a car....?

sxtasy
05-27-2009, 02:00 PM
driving shouldn't be a problem, make sure you check everything before your trip, have good tires, take it easy on the drive and ama is a good idea too. You shouldn't worry about it to much. It is a nice drive actually.

5G_celica
05-27-2009, 02:05 PM
I made that trip a couple time this year already in my subaru that has 320k kms on it.

it's not a bad drive, some steep hills. just make sure you cooling system is in working order. I've saw 2 car-b-q's last time I went.

if it's an older car, just give it a break every couple hours and check all the fluids.

Redlyne_mr2
05-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Drive it and find out.. I've driven across Canada in a an 85 2wd lowered toyota pickup with a carburated 22re engine, had like 400000kms on it, totally survived.