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I bought a 58k mile 2001...help!

Total newbie here. Got flooded in Nashville, and bought an 01 dx after some research.

Having never driven a Honda before, I'm impressed with the tightness after almost 60,000 miles! So now comes the big question...what should I do to the car right away? There's a bunch of maintenance due based on time, but I'm curious of your opinion:

on a low mile old-ish car, what should I do??
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Since you said it's flooded I have to assume severe conditions. For severe conditions the service manual says basically replace ALL fluids and filters as well as spark plugs and timing belt. It also says to inspect/replace belts, hoses, suspension, and exhaust.
If it was me, I'd change fluids, filters, and plugs. Then inspect/replace hoses, belts, suspension, and exhaust as needed. The timing belt is rated for 110K but, it might not be a bad idea to change it for the piece of mind.
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