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Old 21 Dec 2010, 02:16 pm
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Default Is my 97 Honda Civic worth fixing up?

Hi I have a 1997 Honda Civic. It runs great with 245,000 miles on the motor. The only problems with it are the accelerator has resistance when you push it down, and the brakes need to be changed. The car is from New York and has a moderate amount of rust under the hood. Is it worth it to get a paintjob and fix it up with all those miles and the rust?
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 02:31 pm
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Absolutely! Turn it into a coral reef!
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 02:46 pm
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ITS WORTH FIXING BRAKES AND ACCELERATOR, BUT NOT GETTING IT PAINTED YOU CAN BUY A CLEAN LOW MILES 97 CIVIC FOR $3500-$4500
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 03:01 pm
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Honda cars are very good cars and can run for a very long time if taken care of. I personally have a 95 civic hatch back, original motor with over 350,000 miles. If you plan to keep up with the maintenance and/or rebuild/swap the motor; I would definitely fix the car up. Hopefully the rust is minor surface rust, if not, and requires replacement panels or parts then it will come down to checking how much you really want to spend to keep the car going. a good paint job with a good clear coat will keep the rust from going too far.Good Luck
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 03:16 pm
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the ressistance on the acclerater is actually good depending how much it has if its a mission to push in then nah. but the rust u can sand out most of it urself and just primer it out .i did that to my civic all black gloss primer it looks preety down so i been told and it didnt cost more then 50 bucks. the milles isnt really matter only if u are going to sell it
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