I have a 2007 i4 Honda Accord EX that I just bought with 65,000 miles. The car was from Southern California and I just brought it up to NJ. I'm about to start a 5 year surgery residency program and want to be sure I replace whatever might break now since I literally won't have any time off. I'll probably drive the car 10-15 miles a week. I grew up working on cars with my dad so I feel comfortable doing most things on the car and I don't start until till the summer so I have the next couple of months free. All I want to do is be sure I'll have a reliable care that will not require any maintenance (other than a yearly oil change). I know I can't predict the unexpected but I want to minimize the work it'll need. Especially since it's never seen a winter before.
When I got the car the previous owner were really good at taking care of it. The car runs perfectly, no leaks, no rust, no issues what so ever. They had just changed the brake fluid and tires and they gave me all the maintenance paperwork for regular oil changes, most of which were done at the dealership.
I just put in a new optima battery and changed the oil and oil filter with mobile1 extended full synthetic. I looked at the transmission fluid and it looks a nice bright red/pink so I think they changed that recently too. The breaks are good but the rotors have some grooves in them so they will have to be changed next time.
Since the car has so few miles and I won't drive it much I'm not sure what to do. I specifically picked the i4 since it's chain driven so I don't have to worry about belts. I've read other posts that mention changing distributor caps and such.