Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda 2

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10 Aug 2009, 02:09 am
Leftie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default What to Look for in Used 1995-2005 Civics?

My Sister needs a used car fast, and Civics are in the running.
There are several from the mid to late '90's for sale around here,
supposedly in great shape. What should I look for, aside from general
things like maintenance records? Do the automatics have problems? (She
can drive either.)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10 Aug 2009, 07:55 am
Eternal Searcher
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What to Look for in Used 1995-2005 Civics?

Leftie wrote:

> My Sister needs a used car fast, and Civics are in the running.
> There are several from the mid to late '90's for sale around here,
> supposedly in great shape. What should I look for, aside from general
> things like maintenance records? Do the automatics have problems? (She
> can drive either.)


I would look at a 1995 to 2000 model that has been well maintained. 2001-05
models have not been as reliable. My 2004 Civic LX has had failures of the
alternator, power steering pump and front struts. Some of these Civics have
also had tranny failures (both automatic AND manual), although I've been
lucky so far with mine (it's an automatic, knock on wood).
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10 Aug 2009, 11:30 pm
Leftie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What to Look for in Used 1995-2005 Civics?

Eternal Searcher wrote:
> Leftie wrote:
>
>> My Sister needs a used car fast, and Civics are in the running.
>> There are several from the mid to late '90's for sale around here,
>> supposedly in great shape. What should I look for, aside from general
>> things like maintenance records? Do the automatics have problems? (She
>> can drive either.)

>
> I would look at a 1995 to 2000 model that has been well maintained. 2001-05
> models have not been as reliable. My 2004 Civic LX has had failures of the
> alternator, power steering pump and front struts. Some of these Civics have
> also had tranny failures (both automatic AND manual), although I've been
> lucky so far with mine (it's an automatic, knock on wood).



Yikes. Anyone else have this experience, or know of it?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 13 Aug 2009, 10:41 pm
z
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What to Look for in Used 1995-2005 Civics?

On Aug 10, 3:09*am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> * * *My Sister needs a used car fast, and Civics are in the running..
> There are several from the mid to late '90's for sale around here,
> supposedly in great shape. What should I look for, aside from general
> things like maintenance records? Do the automatics have problems? (She
> can drive either.)


well, speaking for the 92-95 generation, rear quarter panel rust is
common.
just from my experience, manual transmission problems; might be
related to the early cars speccing motor oil for the trans, later on
honda switching to requiring special honda manual trans oil. but
you're probably going to buy an automatic.
also just from my experience, rubber goods crumbling. not belts and
hoses, thank god, but suspension bushings and engine mount isolators,
etc. even door gaskets getting sticky.
if the car ever overheated from radiator problems or such, good
possibility of head gasket leaking later on, maybe years later.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
do honda civics from 2005 use timing chains instead of belts? CHE Honda Technical 2 29 Jan 2008 05:01 pm
Are 2005 Hybrid Honda Civics good cars? mildred w Honda Technical 2 06 Oct 2007 01:16 pm
Do any of the honda civics later than 1995 have a 1.5L engine? autsocc1 Honda Technical 2 18 Sep 2007 03:36 pm
Do any of the honda civics later than 1995 have a 1.5L engine? autsocc1 Honda Technical 0 18 Sep 2007 03:29 pm
do you know where to go to see a model of a 1995 honda civics engine? misk1unit Honda Technical 3 15 Aug 2007 06:09 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.