Since it is a CVT equipped
Since it is a CVT equipped vehicle then the odds are favorable for you. This means that the battery pack may still have much life left in it. Add a clean CarFax and a maintenance book with maintenance details and that makes it a much more palatable deal.
Under those conditions I would budget enough after purchase money for an inspection and compliance visit with the best Honda dealership you can find in your area. Have them report on the car and perform any applicable updates, recalls or needed maintenance - starting with a review of the cat converter, O2 sensors, EGR valve and CVT fluid replacement. Under these terms they should also offer a warranty for any work they do which should help ease any of your fears for the long run.
In any case, let us know if you decide to go for it.
Once again, great service
Once again, great service from you! Thanks!
How much are new battery packs? Also, we checked on the warranty information and it is like two or three grand for only a few years. Would it be beneficial to do that? The warranty apparently does not even cover the battery packs! How do we know how much life it left in them?
So other than the battery packs (which I assume are completely different than the 12V battery near the engine -- they are mounted under the rear seat, correct?) this CHC requires the same care and maintenance as any other vehicle? Is that correct to assume?
Hey MSantos - once again,
Hey MSantos - once again, thanks for all your help.
I was reading another post on this website, and it said that the CA govt ensures that the hybrid battery will last till 150k miles, and if not, they are forced to replace it. Is this true/where can I find out more about this?
Absolutely true if you live
Absolutely true if you live in California and it is a California car. Contact your nearest dealership or Honda Corporate for specific details (have the VIN number at hand when speaking to them).
There is a recall for the
There is a recall for the SRS problem. Just take your car to the dealer. According to the recall, the dealer will fix the problem free of charge if your car is withing the extended warranty time/mileage period.