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Old 26 Sep 2010, 09:17 pm
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Default New Or Used 2010 Civic Coupe..

I have a choice at the local dealership between a new or used Honda
Civic Coupe LX. The three new ones have less than 10 miles but the used
one only has 7,700 miles. The used one is about $1,000 less than the new
ones. All four are gun metal gray with light gray interiors. The only
difference is one is used.

The dealership tells me the used one was purchased by one of their old
salesmen that lives about 30 miles away so most of the 7,700 miles were
what they're calling highway miles. His round trip to work was 60 miles
a day. He sold it because his family got bigger and he purchased a Honda
Fit.

I don't have access to the Honda user's manual so I'm not familiar with
their suggested break in routine. My concern is most of the miles during
the break in period were probably highway miles.

Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
problem.

Should the dealership be offering the used one for a lower price?

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Old 26 Sep 2010, 09:52 pm
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Default Re: New Or Used 2010 Civic Coupe..

On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD <JD@example.invalid> wrote:


>
>Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
>in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
>my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>problem.
>


Is it Honda certified with the extended warranty?

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Old 26 Sep 2010, 11:32 pm
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Default Re: New Or Used 2010 Civic Coupe..

J.L.Hemmer wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD<JD@example.invalid> wrote:
>
>
>>
>> Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
>> in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>> recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
>> my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>> problem.
>>

>
> Is it Honda certified with the extended warranty?
>


From what I can tell, if I want the extended warranty then it will cost
an extra $1,500. They offer it on their web page without the extended
warranty but offer it online through another web page with the warranty
for a higher price. The price difference is $1,500. The used one with
the extended warranty cost more than the new ones. It's only an extra
year warranty.

Seems a bit pricey to me. It's basically a new car with 7,700 miles. Is
the extra year warranty worth the extra money? Seems like I'd be better
off with a new one or the used one without the extended warranty?

I should look into this. If they will sell it at their web page price
with the extended warranty, without the $1,500 price increase, then the
used one might be better? Unless the first owner didn't take care of it.

My preference would be a car that doesn't need any warranty repairs.

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Old 27 Sep 2010, 08:43 am
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Default Re: New Or Used 2010 Civic Coupe..

On 9/27/2010 12:32 AM, JD wrote:
> J.L.Hemmer wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD<JD@example.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
>>> in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>>> recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
>>> my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>>> problem.
>>>

>>
>> Is it Honda certified with the extended warranty?
>>

>
> From what I can tell, if I want the extended warranty then it will cost
> an extra $1,500. They offer it on their web page without the extended
> warranty but offer it online through another web page with the warranty
> for a higher price. The price difference is $1,500. The used one with
> the extended warranty cost more than the new ones. It's only an extra
> year warranty.
>
> Seems a bit pricey to me. It's basically a new car with 7,700 miles. Is
> the extra year warranty worth the extra money? Seems like I'd be better
> off with a new one or the used one without the extended warranty?
>
> I should look into this. If they will sell it at their web page price
> with the extended warranty, without the $1,500 price increase, then the
> used one might be better? Unless the first owner didn't take care of it.
>
> My preference would be a car that doesn't need any warranty repairs.
>


Buy the new one. Try to get another few hundred off, don't forget it's
end of the model year time, and they are holding 3 identical 2010 grey
ones. Also, don't necessarily believe the "salesman bought it" story.
Sounds like an update to "little old lady who just drove it to church"
story. Don't forget, car dealerships will say whatever you want to
hear. You will never know what that car went through the first 7700
miles. How many curbs hit, how many potholes, accidents, replaced
windshields, etc. And consider this, would you buy a new car and let me
use it for a year and put 7700 miles on it for $1000? If so send your
address and I'll bring cash.
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Old 27 Sep 2010, 08:59 am
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Default Re: New Or Used 2010 Civic Coupe..

On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD <JD@example.invalid> wrote:

>I have a choice at the local dealership between a new or used Honda
>Civic Coupe LX. The three new ones have less than 10 miles but the used
>one only has 7,700 miles. The used one is about $1,000 less than the new
>ones. All four are gun metal gray with light gray interiors. The only
>difference is one is used.
>
>The dealership tells me the used one was purchased by one of their old
>salesmen that lives about 30 miles away so most of the 7,700 miles were
>what they're calling highway miles. His round trip to work was 60 miles
>a day. He sold it because his family got bigger and he purchased a Honda
>Fit.
>
>I don't have access to the Honda user's manual so I'm not familiar with
>their suggested break in routine. My concern is most of the miles during
>the break in period were probably highway miles.
>
>Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
>in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
>my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>problem.
>
>Should the dealership be offering the used one for a lower price?



I can't believe a used Civic is only $1000 cheaper than a new one. Me
thinks someone is yankin yer chain.
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Old 27 Sep 2010, 08:59 am
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On 09/27/2010 06:43 AM, Al wrote:
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> would you buy a new car and let me use it for a year
> and put 7700 miles on it for $1000? If so send your address and I'll
> bring cash.


no kidding.


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Old 27 Sep 2010, 01:21 pm
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Clete wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD<JD@example.invalid> wrote:
>
>> I have a choice at the local dealership between a new or used Honda
>> Civic Coupe LX. The three new ones have less than 10 miles but the used
>> one only has 7,700 miles. The used one is about $1,000 less than the new
>> ones. All four are gun metal gray with light gray interiors. The only
>> difference is one is used.
>>
>> The dealership tells me the used one was purchased by one of their old
>> salesmen that lives about 30 miles away so most of the 7,700 miles were
>> what they're calling highway miles. His round trip to work was 60 miles
>> a day. He sold it because his family got bigger and he purchased a Honda
>> Fit.
>>
>> I don't have access to the Honda user's manual so I'm not familiar with
>> their suggested break in routine. My concern is most of the miles during
>> the break in period were probably highway miles.
>>
>> Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and break it
>> in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>> recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast. All
>> my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>> problem.
>>
>> Should the dealership be offering the used one for a lower price?

>
>
> I can't believe a used Civic is only $1000 cheaper than a new one. Me
> thinks someone is yankin yer chain.


The used Civic may come with the Honda certified warranty. I haven't
talked to the dealership about this.

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Old 27 Sep 2010, 01:25 pm
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Al wrote:
> On 9/27/2010 12:32 AM, JD wrote:
>> J.L.Hemmer wrote:
>>> On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:17:07 -0500, JD<JD@example.invalid> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Do I save the $1,000 and take the used one or buy a new one and
>>>> break it
>>>> in my way? I generally follow the manufacturer's break in
>>>> recommendations but push the car a little harder since I drive fast.
>>>> All
>>>> my new cars have been broken in this way and I've never had an engine
>>>> problem.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Is it Honda certified with the extended warranty?
>>>

>>
>> From what I can tell, if I want the extended warranty then it will cost
>> an extra $1,500. They offer it on their web page without the extended
>> warranty but offer it online through another web page with the warranty
>> for a higher price. The price difference is $1,500. The used one with
>> the extended warranty cost more than the new ones. It's only an extra
>> year warranty.
>>
>> Seems a bit pricey to me. It's basically a new car with 7,700 miles. Is
>> the extra year warranty worth the extra money? Seems like I'd be better
>> off with a new one or the used one without the extended warranty?
>>
>> I should look into this. If they will sell it at their web page price
>> with the extended warranty, without the $1,500 price increase, then the
>> used one might be better? Unless the first owner didn't take care of it.
>>
>> My preference would be a car that doesn't need any warranty repairs.
>>

>
> Buy the new one. Try to get another few hundred off, don't forget it's
> end of the model year time, and they are holding 3 identical 2010 grey
> ones. Also, don't necessarily believe the "salesman bought it" story.
> Sounds like an update to "little old lady who just drove it to church"
> story. Don't forget, car dealerships will say whatever you want to hear.
> You will never know what that car went through the first 7700 miles. How
> many curbs hit, how many potholes, accidents, replaced windshields, etc.
> And consider this, would you buy a new car and let me use it for a year
> and put 7700 miles on it for $1000? If so send your address and I'll
> bring cash.


Good points. I thought a new car lost 15% to 20% of it's value when it
was driven off the lot. The used one may come with the Honda certified
warranty. One web page says it has it, one web page says it doesn't.

I've seen the car fax for the used one and it doesn't have any negative
information.

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Old 27 Sep 2010, 08:01 pm
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>The used Civic may come with the Honda certified warranty. I haven't
>talked to the dealership about this.


Even with the extended warranty, I sure would be going for new.



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Old 28 Sep 2010, 09:00 am
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I have a 2008 Honda Civic LX Couple and love it......except for one
thing.

It's a bitch to get in and out of. I'm not a big man, but I am 67 and
feel it. To get into the car, I have to recline the back of the seat,
and literally fall into the car ass first, then straighten the back.
It's fun to do but not pleasant. Getting out is also a contortion
act. I have to recline the seat and haul myself out with a chorus of
accompanying grunts.

Oh yeah, once inside, there is no way you can reach the seatbelt
without either moving the seat back or reclining it, unless, of
course, you have 36 inch arms.

I wish you luck with whichever car you choose and hope very much you
aren't arthiritic : )

Arthur
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