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Old 02 Oct 2009, 04:44 pm
Distorted Vision
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Default Advice on purchasing a Honda Civic 1.4/1.6i VTEC

I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
is detrimental to the engine in the long term?

Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.
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Old 02 Oct 2009, 05:33 pm
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Default Re: Advice on purchasing a Honda Civic 1.4/1.6i VTEC

"Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
> SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
> I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
> assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
> little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
> is detrimental to the engine in the long term?
>
> Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.


Can you spell odometer rollback, boys and girls?


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Old 03 Oct 2009, 07:27 am
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Default Re: Advice on purchasing a Honda Civic 1.4/1.6i VTEC

John H. Holliday wrote:
> "Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:942cff1b-f67c-4dde-8f59-91cdd6cbddc1@x37g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
>> I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
>> SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
>> I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
>> assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
>> little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
>> is detrimental to the engine in the long term?
>>
>> Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.

>
> Can you spell odometer rollback, boys and girls?
>
>


I recently looked at a 2002 Camry with 28k miles on it. In 2006 it
had 8k miles on it. It was leased by an 80 year old woman who ran her
errands in it once a week, then bought off the lease by her daughter,
who drives 13k miles a year. So low mileage cars do exist, but you want
to make sure that they weren't driven on too-short trips that didn't
allow the engines to get hot enough, for long enough, to purge the oil
of condensates. You also want to make sure they got things like new
coolant, even though they might not have reached the specified mileage.
Age matters as well with fluids, and belts!
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Old 03 Oct 2009, 09:55 pm
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Default Re: Advice on purchasing a Honda Civic 1.4/1.6i VTEC

Thus spake Leftie <No@Thanks.net> :

>John H. Holliday wrote:
>> "Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:942cff1b-f67c-4dde-8f59-91cdd6cbddc1@x37g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
>>> I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
>>> SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
>>> I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
>>> assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
>>> little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
>>> is detrimental to the engine in the long term?
>>>
>>> Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.

>>
>> Can you spell odometer rollback, boys and girls?
>>
>>

>
> I recently looked at a 2002 Camry with 28k miles on it. In 2006 it
>had 8k miles on it. It was leased by an 80 year old woman who ran her
>errands in it once a week, then bought off the lease by her daughter,
>who drives 13k miles a year. So low mileage cars do exist, but you want
>to make sure that they weren't driven on too-short trips that didn't
>allow the engines to get hot enough, for long enough, to purge the oil
>of condensates. You also want to make sure they got things like new
>coolant, even though they might not have reached the specified mileage.
>Age matters as well with fluids, and belts!


I sold my 96 Civic in April 08 with a little over 90K on it. Did the
full "time or miles" maintenance on it. It was still a great car at
12 years old and they guy I sold it to said it was still getting
excellent milage.
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Old 04 Oct 2009, 02:37 pm
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Default Re: Advice on purchasing a Honda Civic 1.4/1.6i VTEC

Sorry - no. The 7500 miles is the true odometer reading. The car is
being sold by a very well known franchised dealer. I've checked the
MOT certificates also for confirmation.

It comes with a 12 month Honda warranty.

On 2 Oct, 23:33, "John H. Holliday" <d...@ok.org> wrote:
> "Distorted Vision" <r.pa...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> news:942cff1b-f67c-4dde-8f59-91cdd6cbddc1@x37g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
>
> > I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
> > SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
> > I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
> > assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
> > little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
> > is detrimental to the engine in the long term?

>
> > Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.

>
> Can you spell odometer rollback, boys and girls?


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