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Old 11 Jan 2011, 12:16 am
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Default I have $15,000 which honda civic to buy?

So should I get a really new one that is completely stock or an older on that will leave me money to customize or an older one with work already done to it?
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 12:31 am
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get a newer one. Safer and will come with new tech interior. Buying and old one and dressing it up, will only get it stolen, or get you pulled over more.......

Other great cars to consider for that price:

Nissan Altima or Maxima

Toyota Camry or Corolla

Honda Accord

Acura TL or TSX

BMW 3 series
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 12:46 am
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I would say the cheaper one
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:01 am
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depends on your taste, if you were to go newer try to get an SI, if your leaning towards customizing more make sure you make a list of all the stuff your trying to get done to it to make sure its within your budget so you can be happy with the outcome
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:16 am
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dudeeeeeeee this is a question i have been wanting to answer for a long time thanks for asking it first go buy a bone stock ctr 99 model idc if its riced out it will still be clean i mean u cant really rice a ctr okay now here comes the fun part u bought the ctr 15000-6000=9000

9000 left to spend here we go before you do anything to it take the stock b16 crank out the stock ctr pistons and rods out 9000-0=9000

go buy a integra type r crank pistions rods etc 9000-500= 8500

8500 left then yougot get a p&p job and get a block girdle crank girdle get a itr sleeve put aftermarket itr cams in it 8500-1000=7500

put cam gears 2 head gaskets skunk 2 everything i have said skunk 2 titanium valves springs retainers by now u have the gist of the fact u have plenty money to build the motor and with all the parts ive told u alone u will be making over 280 whp then you have 4 choices turbo supercharge spray or turboand spray biut i recommend the jackson racing supercharger tuned on hondata with launch control and running about 20 psi daily by now you will have about 4500 left now is where u make it clean as a top get a good paintjob 4500-400=4100

buy some rota jmags or gt3 with polished lip and the contrast color of your paint job get a subframebrace of a set off color like a contrast color ie red car gold rims and subframebrace black and purple green and yellow blue and gold chocolate and polished red and white u get the picture then u get either a ek duckbill or a ek backyardspecial then focus on interior i would go civic si insides unless ur stock ctr is clean if clean keep that by the end of all this process u will have spent about 13000 so 15000-13000=2000- go put the rest in the back and let it build up interest so u can do it again lol man but thats just my dream csar but its ur money just be careful and dont get yourself hurt in a honda they are some the fastest cars in the world if built right in conclusion buy it build it clean it up save ur cash do it again hopre this helped
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:31 am
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It depends on what you plan on using the car for.

For a daily driver, go with a newer one.

You can get 06 and up Si models for under 15k and you'll still have some money left to play around with.

Honestly, never buy cars that have been modified already unless you can get in contact with the owner about what's been dones to it or you get every reciept for all the work done to it.

With Hondas, a lot of people do work on them themselves which makes it a real pain in the ass if something goes wrong and you have to chase it down because you don't know what has been done.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:46 am
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Get Civic Si. (It doesnt really matter which year)

You WILL NOT regret it.

I agree with the guy that says look into other options also:

Toyota Corolla S

(Whatever you do, if you go for a Toyota, dont get the Celica)

An Acura Integra is also a REALLY PRIME buy.

The Type R and the GSR are more than worth looking into for this.

Make sure you do your research for whatever you buy!
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You also should compare car insurance quotes for cars before buying one, for example here -
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:12 pm
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Default Re: I have $15,000 which honda civic to buy?

It really depend on your liking.. if your a car tuner guy that like to do all yourself and planing on doing cuztomizing anyways then i suggest you should buy an 99-02 civic SI with a good shape of body (no rush) then start doing your mod..

but if your just looking for a reliable car which your not interested doing anything then i suggest go get something new that can afford with your money you have! so that way you dont have to worry about any maintenance yourself!

But if you are interested doing it yourself, perhaps you might be interested with this DIY Thread you will find all the guide, tips, how to that you need to do it yourself! good luck!
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