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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum but I've read it it often.

I have a 2014 CR-V. I purchased it new just before going through a medical bankruptcy (I say this because it factors into my larger point).

I know that inherently nobody can say how long a car will last. I get that, and I know that there are no guarantees--period. Added to this, in 2016, I was in a low-speed collision when the CR-V slid into a wall during a rainstorm (going about 15). I've attached pics. I know that it's not something that can be specifically diagnosed from a photo but considering visuals, it didn't strike me as the dreaded "frame damage" but I don't really know what that means. Bumper, grill were repaired.

I had the car repaired per insurance specs and since then I've put about 50,000 miles. I've dutifully maintained the vehicle, getting every service on schedule at the dealership. At my last alignment, the tech said he'd never seen a car have specs as perfectly as mine--it was like factory aligned, per the computer. I haven't had any major mechanical issues.

Is it possible, likely, unlikely...etc...that I can get another 100,000 miles from this vehicle considering the minor damage? I ask because I am a single girl with no real knowledge of cars and I don't really even know how to ask such a thing, who to ask, etc. I need the vehicle to last until I can financially build up a reserve and clear the bankruptcy from my credit report (2022).

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If the alignment was still correct 50,000 miles after the accident and repair then I wouldn't worry about the accident damage.

Can you get 200,000 miles out of your CR-V?
Yes, and you are doing the right things to help reach that goal by having all of the services done at the correct times.

Good luck!
 

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Is it possible, likely, unlikely...etc...that I can get another 100,000 miles from this vehicle considering the minor damage?
Cosmetic damage mostly? I think you're good. :) Keeping up on maintenance is the main thing. If you have a friend who can help with repairs (doing them, vs. taking repairs to a mechanic or the dealer where labor is not inexpensive), that would also save some money. We've owned four Hondas over 200k, so it's certainly possible. If you live in an area with a lot of road salt, take the time in the winter to go to the DIY car wash and hose it down well, to help prevent rusting.
 
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