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Old 12 Jan 2011, 12:31 pm
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Default is my new used honda a problem car?

I bought a 2008 honda civic 2 weeks ago. the car has 51 000 miles on it. When I left the lot for the first time, the engine light went on, the car felt like i was driving in neutral when i was trying to accelerate and the digital kilometer clock was not showing how fast I was going, stayed @ 0 the whole time. I immediatly brought it back and they fixed the probelm. I of course am now extremly apprehensive and scared this car is a problem car. Since then, the things I notice are, when driving to accelerate it is very loud and almost takes a breathe before the incline. Also when stopped at a left turn and I go to incline it feels like it takes a second to get going. Also when coming to a stop intraffic it feels like it shudders. now I have never had a honda so I'm not sure if this is just how the engine feels or if this is red flags. I did a history on the car and there is no reports of any warrenty call backs, although there is no regular maintance either recorded, but I guess they could have just maintained the car at a local shop rather than a dealership for oil changes and such. any insight is greatly appreciated, I still have powertrain warrenty for 2 years and comprehensive until march 2011.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 12:46 pm
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you have a powertrain warrenty take the honda back.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 01:01 pm
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the loud acceleration might be caused by an exhaust leak but while you still have the power train warranty go back and get all the other issues checked out
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 01:16 pm
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Get it rechecked, see if your warranty covers it or show it to private mechanics
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 01:46 pm
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Take it to a shop or a trusted mechanic and have him look over the car for any problems. Anything the mechanic finds, immediately take the car back to the dealer and notify them of the problem. The dealer should take care of any problems considering that you just drove this car off the lot.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 02:01 pm
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first thing to do is definetly take it to a dealership

then again..when you get a new car..the when you hit 3000 miles, you HAVE to get an oil change..and first 2 should be done at ur local dealership

after that they use synthetic oil for a change and your car will be running anywhere from 5000-8000miles after that before u need an oil change. maybe this guy didnt know how to do a proper oil change. but more than anything. consult the dealership.
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