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I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 2:18pm On Sep 08, 2019
Dear Nairalanders,

I need your help in making a decision.

So I intend to buy my first car and all my friends and family give me the impression that all other cars are 'bad' except Toyota.

I do not want to believe this and I actually intend to buy Honda baby boy because I love Honda cars from what I read.

If you have truly used any Honda Accord before please put me through your experience with the car and what to expect;

Are Honda cars really bad?
The ball socket joint that I read and hear about, is it true? How can one prevent it?
Is the fuel consumption economical ?
The transmission issue i read and hear about Honda, is true? How can one prevent it?
Are the parts available and affordable?
Is it true that when it travels a very long distance, the gear box is affected?

I need help from genuine Honda users because I got too much discouragement from 'Toyota' people around. Please (Honda users only, I've heard enough about Toyota)

Please help a brother. I need advise. God bless.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Nobody: 3:24pm On Sep 08, 2019
stevewheezy:
Dear Nairalanders,

I need your help in making a decision.

So I intend to buy my first car and all my friends and family give me the impression that all other cars are 'bad' except Toyota.

I do not want to believe this and I actually intend to buy Honda baby boy because I love Honda cars from what I read.

If you have truly used any Honda Accord before please put me through your experience with the car and what to expect;

Are Honda cars really bad?
The ball socket joint that I read and hear about, is it true? How can one prevent it?
Is the fuel consumption economical ?
The transmission issue i read and hear about Honda, is true? How can one prevent it?
Are the parts available and affordable?
Is it true that when it travels a very long distance, the gear box is affected?

I need help from genuine Honda users because I got too much discouragement from 'Toyota' people around. Please (Honda users only, I've heard enough about Toyota)

Please help a brother. I need advise. God bless.

Cc
Luvinhubby radautoworks
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Aaaaarghmed(m): 3:44pm On Sep 08, 2019
stevewheezy:
Dear Nairalanders,

I need your help in making a decision.

So I intend to buy my first car and all my friends and family give me the impression that all other cars are 'bad' except Toyota.

I do not want to believe this and I actually intend to buy Honda baby boy because I love Honda cars from what I read.

If you have truly used any Honda Accord before please put me through your experience with the car and what to expect;

Are Honda cars really bad?
The ball socket joint that I read and hear about, is it true? How can one prevent it?
Is the fuel consumption economical ?
The transmission issue i read and hear about Honda, is true? How can one prevent it?
Are the parts available and affordable?
Is it true that when it travels a very long distance, the gear box is affected?

I need help from genuine Honda users because I got too much discouragement from 'Toyota' people around. Please (Honda users only, I've heard enough about Toyota)

Please help a brother. I need advise. God bless.
I would post my own experience on a Honda babyboy that I used,what I can say is that if u buy a car that was abused from anyone,u wud not enjoy it.I bought my babyboy from Abuja and the owner bought it tokunbo and used it for 4years before I bought it,the previous owner did not abuse the car and seriously am really enjoying it.If u follow all manufacturers advice on fluids and regular checks and maintainace u would not have issues with Honda baby boy.And for your information I pass thru bad roads on a daily basis and I have never experienced a leg pull, when using babyboy if u hear noise on ur front wheels,drive to a mech for inspection so u can know what to fix....no doubt Honda requires more care than a Toyota but the shocks and stability on road when on speed is worth it.The parts are affordable and easy to get,its being almost a year I got mine and no regrets whatsoever ,I drive the 1999 model and want to sell it to get an EOD.Babyboy is fuel economical as far as everything is in good shape.Just take along a good mech to inspect any one u want to buy.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by obamat: 4:31pm On Sep 08, 2019
Honda cars are very good cars and I can tell you that. I used acura 3.2tl 1998 model as my first car I bought it direct from Cotonou and used it for 4years. Throughout 4years of good usage I didn't have any issues at all.
I latter changed to Honda accord (the baby boy you are planning to buy) and it was wao despite buying it second hand from someone. I sold it and bought acura 3.2 tl 2003 model which I am using now. The truth is that there's no car that is not good it's just the owner that made them bad because of the bad maintenance system they have. So if you want to go for Honda baby boy, and you are buying used one then you need to do due diligence before buying and cultivate a very good maintenance habit for your car. I'm planning to buy another acura but this time a TSX. I just love Honda cars.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Nobody: 4:59pm On Sep 08, 2019
If this is the first car u are gonna use in ur life.. no experience at all in taking care of vehicles either from Mum, dad or uncle... as in ur first shot at owning and maintenance.... don’t start with a Honda baby boy....clearly, it looks like u have low budget in the jurisdiction of Nigerian used

Try pencil light (camry 1997), 1999 Rav4, and if it must be a Honda..make sure it’s a Honda hala, one rugged piece of machinery u will never regret..
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by foolbuster: 5:05pm On Sep 08, 2019
Honda baby boy was my first car. It was imported from canada with 159k miles. Sweet car. I owned the 01 v6 accord for about 5 years before my friend bought it at 200k miles. Here is my take. You should note i treat my cars like they are living things.

Overall it is a great car. Very economical. Reliable too. Wont cost you much to maintain. All through my using it the legs never pulled. I changed the shocks every year (thanks to our roads). Excellent fuel economy for a 6 plugs engine awesome.

But Unless you are like me that puts performance above anyother thing i will advice you avoid the v6.
Honda Baby boy transmission (gear) is prone to failing so for it to last USE THE RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION FLUID !!!! If you can i will advice you go for a good foreign used one. Nice car but it has gear issues. Will i choose it over its pencil light counterpart? Anyday.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by princejones(m): 5:19pm On Sep 08, 2019
I have used two Honda accord 99 and 2001 and it never had bolt joint issue, the AC was superb and the catalyst were intact and fuel consumption was never ok but you much listen to you car very well and take good care of it and it will serve you well.l love cars and l do listen and take care of my ride as l don't joke with them.Go for it

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by ojesymsym: 5:29pm On Sep 08, 2019
In 5 years u only did 41k miles? You sure of these values?
foolbuster:
Honda baby boy was my first car. It was imported from canada with 159k miles. Sweet car. I owned the 01 v6 accord for about 5 years before my friend bought it at 200k miles. Here is my take. You should note i treat my cars like they are living things.

Overall it is a great car. Very economical. Reliable too. Wont cost you much to maintain. All through my using it the legs never pulled. I changed the shocks every year (thanks to our roads). Excellent fuel economy for a 6 plugs engine awesome.

But Unless you are like me that puts performance above anyother thing i will advice you avoid the v6.
Honda Baby boy transmission (gear) is prone to failing so for it to last USE THE RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION FLUID !!!! If you can i will advice you go for a good foreign used one. Nice car but it has gear issues. Will i choose it over its pencil light counterpart? Anyday.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 5:36pm On Sep 08, 2019
Aaaaarghmed:
I would post my own experience on a Honda babyboy that I used,what I can say is that if u buy a car that was abused from anyone,u wud not enjoy it.I bought my babyboy from Abuja and the owner bought it tokunbo and used it for 4years before I bought it,the previous owner did not abuse the car and seriously am really enjoying it.If u follow all manufacturers advice on fluids and regular checks and maintainace u would not have issues with Honda baby boy.And for your information I pass thru bad roads on a daily basis and I have never experienced a leg pull, when using babyboy if u hear noise on ur front wheels,drive to a mech for inspection so u can know what to fix....no doubt Honda requires more care than a Toyota but the shocks and stability on road when on speed is worth it.The parts are affordable and easy to get,its being almost a year I got mine and no regrets whatsoever ,I drive the 1999 model and want to sell it to get an EOD.Babyboy is fuel economical as far as everything is in good shape.Just take along a good mech to inspect any one u want to buy.

Thank you so much bro. God bless!
Could you please tell me what to Inspect when buying Nigerian used so I don't buy the wrong one?
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 5:43pm On Sep 08, 2019
obamat:
Honda cars are very good cars and I can tell you that. I used acura 3.2tl 1998 model as my first car I bought it direct from Cotonou and used it for 4years. Throughout 4years of good usage I didn't have any issues at all.
I latter changed to Honda accord (the baby boy you are planning to buy) and it was wao despite buying it second hand from someone. I sold it and bought acura 3.2 tl 2003 model which I am using now. The truth is that there's no car that is not good it's just the owner that made them bad because of the bad maintenance system they have. So if you want to go for Honda baby boy, and you are buying used one then you need to do due diligence before buying and cultivate a very good maintenance habit for your car. I'm planning to buy another acura but this time a TSX. I just love Honda cars.


Thank you sir for the insight. I appreciate
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by radautoworks: 5:47pm On Sep 08, 2019
Smartchoiice:


Cc
Luvinhubby radautoworks

You like a Honda, buy a Honda. Any car sucks if you don't take care of it. I drive an Acura (Honda) and I'm happy.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by foolbuster: 6:16pm On Sep 08, 2019
ojesymsym:
In 5 years u only did 41k miles? You sure of these values?

Bros na you drive the motor for me?

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by eRex(m): 8:21pm On Sep 08, 2019
I own a Toyota camry 2001 and A baby boy 2002 (fourth Baby boy I'm owning).
Both were bought Naija used.
I am glad pple and now liking the Honda babyboy.
Leg pull... I have seen Benz, Sequoia, highlander 01/02, Camry 99, 02 hummer jeep with my very eyes have a leg pull.
Summary... It is not about the car.... It the carelessness of the driver.
I'm sure dey must AV felt I'm not driving a Honda so the legs cannot put.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 8:38pm On Sep 08, 2019
1StopRudeness:
If this is the first car u are gonna use in ur life.. no experience at all in taking care of vehicles either from Mum, dad or uncle... as in ur first shot at owning and maintenance.... don’t start with a Honda baby boy....clearly, it looks like u have low budget in the jurisdiction of Nigerian used

Try pencil light (camry 1997), 1999 Rav4, and if it must be a Honda..make sure it’s a Honda hala, one rugged piece of machinery u will never regret..

Thanks man! I appreciate
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by NigerianMan: 12:14pm On Sep 09, 2019
HONDA!!!!

Please inspect carefully with an expert before buying any second hand Honda.

The only Honda I used that I enjoyed is Honda CIVIC. It did Abuja to Lagos twice before I sold. Very Strong Honda.

As for others, I used Honda Accord, ACADEMY! When the car wanted to kill me, I sold it at very cheap price. NOTE: I didn't do thorough inspection before buying the Accord.

Now enjoying my Toyota Camry.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by safari0412(m): 1:26pm On Sep 09, 2019
[quote author=stevewheezy post=82035028]Dear Nairalanders,

I need your help in making a decision.

So I intend to buy my first car and all my friends and family give me the impression that all other cars are 'bad' except Toyota.

I do not want to believe this and I actually intend to buy Honda baby boy because I love Honda cars from what I read.

If you have truly used any Honda Accord before please put me through your experience with the car and what to expect;

Are Honda cars really bad?
The ball socket joint that I read and hear about, is it true? How can one prevent it?
Is the fuel consumption economical ?
The transmission issue i read and hear about Honda, is true? How can one prevent it?
Are the parts available and affordable?
Is it true that when it travels a very long distance, the gear box is affected?

I need help from genuine Honda users because I got too much discouragement from 'Toyota' people around. Please (Honda users only, I've heard enough about Toyota)

Please help a brother. I need advise. God bless.[/quote

call this number for a broad explanation...08032762241
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by chykd: 1:57pm On Sep 09, 2019
From my experience dont use a babyboy.....if you decide to...expect to do a gear box change anytime soon...or drive your car with a hard jerk when you put it on drive to move. the leg issue is something to look out for though i never experienced it on my babyboy because i took care of the legs but the gearbox....thats something you should be ready for...

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by eRex(m): 3:18pm On Sep 09, 2019
chykd:
From my experience dont use a babyboy.....if you decide to...expect to do a gear box change anytime soon...or drive your car with a hard jerk when you put it on drive to move. the leg issue is something to look out for though i never experienced it on my babyboy because i took care of the legs but the gearbox....thats something you should be ready for...

You have have use a poorly maintained gearbox.
I have different esperience

- that once that start so smooth and after a while the downshift is so bad that it delays in selecting when u come to and abrupt stop
- the one that "selects from one to two" with a huge jerk .. very common
- The once that always jump btw gear 3 and gear 4 when on highway.

Infact i had given up that you can never have a babyboy with perfect gear
the current one i use... the selection is perfect ( a naija used) even after driving for 3 hours straight)

it boils down to one thing...[/b] MAINTENANCE [b]

Even though i Have not service the current gear and have been using it for over months from purchase.
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by tightpussy156: 5:30pm On Sep 09, 2019
Mr man go for baby boy u will enjoy it so much.the fuel very economical. I even wonder if my Babyboy uses water sometimes. As for the leg u pay attentions to it once u hear noise u drive straight to ur mechanics an change ur shaft or ball joint. All cars get their problem it is bad maintenance culture that make people condemned a particular brand of car.Honda get one if the strongest engine so far.I believed my good points will guide you during purchased of ur Honda.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 11:13pm On Sep 26, 2019
Thank you all for how you guided me. The help i got here is invaluable. I am glad to say I finally got my baby boy! I'm enjoying it so far. Thank y'all

Please if you know a good and reliable Honda mechanic, please recommend to me just in case i may need his help later in the future.

Thank you all so much guys!

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Aaaaarghmed(m): 7:42am On Sep 27, 2019
the car looks really clean,hope u got the i4 and not v6.
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 7:00am On Oct 01, 2019
Aaaaarghmed:
the car looks really clean,hope u got the i4 and not v6.

Na I4 engine oo. Not V6
Its fuel consumption is low
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by eRex(m): 7:26am On Oct 01, 2019
How much did u get it?
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by idu1(m): 8:26am On Oct 01, 2019
Congrat
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by emerich(m): 11:44am On Oct 19, 2019
stevewheezy:
Thank you all for how you guided me. The help i got here is invaluable. I am glad to say I finally got my baby boy! I'm enjoying it so far. Thank y'all

Please if you know a good and reliable Honda mechanic, please recommend to me just in case i may need his help later in the future.

Thank you all so much guys!
Car looks very clean for a Nigerian used...
How much did it cost you to get this?
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Stakekay1(m): 11:12am On Mar 26, 2020
stevewheezy:
Thank you all for how you guided me. The help i got here is invaluable. I am glad to say I finally got my baby boy! I'm enjoying it so far. Thank y'all

Please if you know a good and reliable Honda mechanic, please recommend to me just in case i may need his help later in the future.

Thank you all so much guys!
Any issue with your car since you bought it? What's your experience?
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 6:34pm On May 06, 2020
Stakekay1:
Any issue with your car since you bought it? What's your experience?

The only issue I've had so far is the ball joint thing. So what I do is this; I buy extra ball joints and keep in my car just in case... But before anything even happens I change both ball joints every 3-4 months. Apart from that, I don't have any major issue just normal maintenance

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 6:39pm On May 06, 2020
emerich:

Car looks very clean for a Nigerian used...
How much did it cost you to get this?

I bought it for N550k though after so much negotiations
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Aaaaarghmed(m): 12:20am On May 07, 2020
stevewheezy:


The only issue I've had so far is the ball joint thing. So what I do is this; I buy extra ball joints and keep in my car just in case... But before anything even happens I change both ball joints every 3-4 months. Apart from that, I don't have any major issue just normal maintenance
but why wud u have ball joint issue,my babyboy don dey reach 2yrs and I have never had ball joint issue.I pass terrible roads everyday and I've changed the ball joint once since I bought the car.

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Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by stevewheezy(m): 5:58pm On May 09, 2020
Aaaaarghmed:
but why wud u have ball joint issue,my babyboy don dey reach 2yrs and I have never had ball joint issue.I pass terrible roads everyday and I've changed the ball joint once since I bought the car.

Well, I've only had ball joint issue ONCE. And that was a few months after I bought the car. So in order to avoid the disappointment of ball joint issue I personally took it upon myself to change every 3 months not because I persistently had the issue.

Secondly, I probably had the ball joint issue because the former owner had not changed it in while. I did not change it immediately I bought it.
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Aaaaarghmed(m): 8:53pm On May 09, 2020
stevewheezy:


Well, I've only had ball joint issue ONCE. And that was a few months after I bought the car. So in order to avoid the disappointment of ball joint issue I personally took it upon myself to change every 3 months not because I persistently had the issue.

Secondly, I probably had the ball joint issue because the former owner had not changed it in while. I did not change it immediately I bought it.
OK,well understood now.
Re: I need Advice On Honda Baby Boy by Stakekay1(m): 3:36pm On May 13, 2020
stevewheezy:


Well, I've only had ball joint issue ONCE. And that was a few months after I bought the car. So in order to avoid the disappointment of ball joint issue I personally took it upon myself to change every 3 months not because I persistently had the issue.

Secondly, I probably had the ball joint issue because the former owner had not changed it in while. I did not change it immediately I bought it.
please how often do you change the gear oil? What's type of oil do you use for your transmission?

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