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Old 18 Jan 2010, 03:30 pm
Steven L.
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Default How long can a Civic last?

In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
I still own it.
I've got 88,000 miles on it.
And it's still running great.

How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
good?


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Old 18 Jan 2010, 04:38 pm
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Default Re: How long can a Civic last?

On Jan 18, 1:30*pm, "Steven L." <sdlit...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
> I still own it.
> I've got 88,000 miles on it.
> And it's still running great.
>
> How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
> happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
> good?
>
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> Remove the "NOSPAM" before sending to this email address.


I've got a Civic from the same year, only it has about 285,000 miles
on it. Still runs fine, although the rear power window motors have
gone bad...

Bhaskar
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 04:59 pm
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Default Re: How long can a Civic last?

"Steven L." <sdlitvin@earthlink.net> wrote in news:9LWdnUP7o-
1xT8nWnZ2dnUVZ_hCdnZ2d@earthlink.com:

> In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
> I still own it.
> I've got 88,000 miles on it.
> And it's still running great.
>
> How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
> happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
> good?
>
>




Dump it quick. It won't last.

My '91 Integra, which is Civic-based, is only 19 years old and has a paltry
336,000 miles on it.

I'm so disappointed that I've decided never to buy another brand-new '91
Integra ever again.


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Old 18 Jan 2010, 05:15 pm
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Default Re: How long can a Civic last?

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:59:02 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv>
wrote:

>"Steven L." <sdlitvin@earthlink.net> wrote in news:9LWdnUP7o-
>1xT8nWnZ2dnUVZ_hCdnZ2d@earthlink.com:
>
>> In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
>> I still own it.
>> I've got 88,000 miles on it.
>> And it's still running great.
>>
>> How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
>> happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
>> good?
>>
>>

>
>
>
>Dump it quick. It won't last.
>
>My '91 Integra, which is Civic-based, is only 19 years old and has a paltry
>336,000 miles on it.
>
>I'm so disappointed that I've decided never to buy another brand-new '91
>Integra ever again.

Good plan. We had a '92 Civic and ran it up to 350,000. Sold it in
2000 and car is still on the road. To the OP, Honda engines are a
remarkable piece of work. Regular oil changes, timing belt and a few
other steps it will last much longer than anticipated. Drop us a line
when you hit 200k
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 05:46 pm
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Default Re: How long can a Civic last?

In article <9LWdnUP7o-1xT8nWnZ2dnUVZ_hCdnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
"Steven L." <sdlitvin@earthlink.net> wrote:

> In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
> I still own it.
> I've got 88,000 miles on it.
> And it's still running great.
>
> How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
> happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
> good?


If you drive it regularly, somewhere around 120K miles you'll find that
a bunch of things come up all at once to make you wonder if it's time to
get rid of it.

But you spend the $2000 or so to get them all straightened out, and go
for another 120K miles.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 05:47 pm
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In article <8nq9l5ppv991hqnic2akh8vriseruk185b@4ax.com>,
Dick G <biteme@dick.com> wrote:

> To the OP, Honda engines are a
> remarkable piece of work.


correction: Honda four-bangers are a remarkable piece of work. Jewels,
actually.

The sixes...eh.
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 06:27 pm
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On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:47:28 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <8nq9l5ppv991hqnic2akh8vriseruk185b@4ax.com>,
> Dick G <biteme@dick.com> wrote:
>
>> To the OP, Honda engines are a
>> remarkable piece of work.

>
>correction: Honda four-bangers are a remarkable piece of work. Jewels,
>actually.
>
>The sixes...eh.

I have a 2003 V6 with 315,000. Still purring like a kitten
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Old 18 Jan 2010, 06:51 pm
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-E7B757.18472818012010@news.eternal-september.org...
> In article <8nq9l5ppv991hqnic2akh8vriseruk185b@4ax.com>,
> Dick G <biteme@dick.com> wrote:
>
>> To the OP, Honda engines are a
>> remarkable piece of work.

>
> correction: Honda four-bangers are a remarkable piece of work. Jewels,
> actually.
>
> The sixes...eh.



Yup. my '01 EX-V6 with 242,xxx miles on it must be a dud. Probably cause I
don't change the oil till the rudimentary MM tells me to.

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Old 18 Jan 2010, 07:09 pm
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Default Re: How long can a Civic last?

Silly question.
Dont even ask if you have less than 300K.

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Old 18 Jan 2010, 08:29 pm
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On 01/18/2010 01:30 PM, Steven L. wrote:
> In 1995, I bought a brand-new 1995 Honda Civic.
> I still own it.
> I've got 88,000 miles on it.
> And it's still running great.
>
> How long can one of these puppies last, before something catastrophic
> happens, like the engine dies for good or the suspension collapses for
> good?
>
>
> --
> --
> Steven L.
> sdlitvin@earthlinkNOSPAM.net
> Remove the "NOSPAM" before sending to this email address.
>
>


routine:
* timing belt - replace on schedule.
* radiator - the polymer tanks tend to crack. if they do, you boil the
motor and that usually means a head gasket. better to spend <$150
preemptively and buy yourself another 10-15 years of no problems.
drive shaft boots. like tegger, better to replace and keep your honda
driveshafts than get stuck with aftermarket which don't last a fraction
of the time and which aren't balanced as well.

run until failed - typically around 150k:
* alternator
* starter
some after-market rebuilds are CRAP [aluminum slip rings in
alternators???!!!]. get honda-spec re-builds. or buy new - brand new
denso starters and alternators are readily available at good prices online.

reasonably maintained, these motors last 300k+.

suspension doesn't collapse, but some bushings like to be replaced -
notably the rear swing arm. shocks like to be replaced every 15 years
or so.

personally, i do /not/ recommend replacing oil seals [during the timing
belt change] unless they're actually leaking. removal can easily damage
the sealing surface, and they're frequently more problem after
replacement than left alone. if you do see leaking, change the engine
oil to a different one with a better seal conditioner before rushing to
replace seals. google this group for some write-ups on this.

ask if you have more questions.


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