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Old 05 Jun 2006, 05:02 pm
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Default 2000 civic brake replacement?

Hi all,

I'm considering buying a 2000 Civic VP with 78,500 mi on it from the
previous owner. He says the car is in great shape, but that last time
his mechanic saw it s/he said that the brakes were 45% done and would
need to be replaced before this winter. Is this plausibly normal? How
much should I expect it to cost?

I know very little about cars except what I've picked up from life and
Cartalk, so I appreciate your advice.

-Sasha


ps, why is VP "value package"?

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Old 05 Jun 2006, 09:06 pm
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Default Re: 2000 civic brake replacement?

"sasha" <sasha.laundy@gmail.com> wrote
> I'm considering buying a 2000 Civic VP with 78,500 mi on
> it from the
> previous owner. He says the car is in great shape, but
> that last time
> his mechanic saw it s/he said that the brakes were 45%
> done and would
> need to be replaced before this winter. Is this plausibly
> normal?


Absolutely. My first brake pads (on a new, 91 Civic) lasted
only about 40k miles and 1.5 years. The variation is wide
from one driver to another and from one type of driving
(e.g. city vs. highway) to another.

> How
> much should I expect it to cost?


The 2000 Civic LX has brake pads on the front and brake
shoes on the rear. Shoes last much longer than pads,
generally. I'd be surprised if the mechanic meant the rear
brakes were about due, too. Ask if it's both front and back
brakes. If just the front, figure around $100, assuming
nothing odd like highly worn rotors is found (that would be
unusual). Find an independent import shop and ask them how
much to install (1) new brake pads on the front; and (2) new
brake shoes on the rear. This assumes you have the 2000
Civic LX. I strongly recommend only genuine Honda pads and
shoes. You can buy the pads online for about $38 +
shipping/handling at places like www.slhonda.com .

Edmunds.com has a great used car appraiser, by the way. You
put in make, model, mileage, condition, extra features, etc.
and it spews back private party price, dealer price, etc.


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Old 05 Jun 2006, 09:25 pm
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Default Re: 2000 civic brake replacement?

"sasha" <sasha.laundy@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1149544937.807905.201370@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm considering buying a 2000 Civic VP with 78,500 mi on it from the
> previous owner. He says the car is in great shape, but that last time
> his mechanic saw it s/he said that the brakes were 45% done and would
> need to be replaced before this winter. Is this plausibly normal?




Definitely. Brakes wear out at extremely variable rates, depending on
driver, driving style, weather and neglect.



> How
> much should I expect it to cost?




Dealerships and independents often have "brake specials". The price can
range anywhere from $60 to several hundred, depending on what needs doing.
Unfortunately, this is also one of the most ripoff-prone parts of a car. It
really helps to have a competent and honest garage look at them.

And stay away from aftermarket parts if you can.


>
> I know very little about cars except what I've picked up from life and
> Cartalk, so I appreciate your advice.
>
>
>
> ps, why is VP "value package"?
>



Context please?


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Old 08 Jun 2006, 12:40 pm
sasha
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Default Re: 2000 civic brake replacement?

Thanks for your comments! That particular purchase ended up falling
through, but it's definitely useful info as I keep searching. Its damn
hard to find a middle-aged Civic around here-- they're either new (and
out of my price range) or have 100k+ miles on them. I guess that means
people like them.

> > ps, why is VP "value package"?

>
> Context please?


It's a 2000 Honda Civic VP. That's the trim name, like LX or EX. I
was just wondering about the context for that, since NADA doesn't list
it and I couldn't find the story behind that trim line online. What
features it has, why they created, where it falls with respect to the
other trim lines. I'm more curious than anything else, but it's not
really pertinent anymore, unfortunately.

Thanks again!

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