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Old 13 Jan 2011, 05:46 pm
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Default What is the best year of a used Honda civic?

I am currently a college student and am looking to get a used Honda civic sedan from a private seller or towing yard. My budget is about $3000 including having the car checked at by a mechanic first. However, I don't know if there is a certain year that is worse than the rest or if they are all generally the same so the older the car the "worse" it is.































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Old 13 Jan 2011, 06:01 pm
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All Honda's are nice, and very reliable.















My friend just had a 1992 Integra DA and it was at 400k miles and still ran strong.















Personal preference I suppose.















Look at Eg's (90-95) or Ek's (96-00)















you can find a decent one on craigslist most likely.















Look at Integra's too, you can find a DC integra for around the same price.
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Old 13 Jan 2011, 06:16 pm
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$3000 for everything? Including tax, license, mechanic, etc.? That's going to limit your options. All civics are reliable, go with the best condition lowest miles, even if it is older. Some people really run their cars into the ground. If I were you though I would look into maybe getting a Honda Del Sol, which is a Civic. They don't make them anymore and they are really cool cars. I've owned a Acura Integra LS and a Honda Prelude Type SH, which are both good. To be honest an Integra is probably one of the best cars ever made as far style, performance, fuel and maintenance for the price point. I wish they still made them, RSX' is a poor replacement.
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Old 13 Jan 2011, 06:31 pm
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Well since your asking for a Sedan, my personal favorite of all the Civic 4-doors is the 1992-1995 sedans. I just think they have a good look, they get good MPG, are comfortable (this coming from someone who is 6 feet), reliable, and fun to drive.































The 5-speed manual transmission is a must to get the most out of these cars both power wise and MPG. The DX and LX are great if you want those 40MPGs, and the EX is great if you like some power while still getting 30+MPG. With these cars being OBD-I they are also very easy to work on if you have some mechanical skills and want to save some maintenance money. And brand new OEM parts are still widely available.































The only thing I recommend for any pre-2001 Civic is to change the door locks and ignition key cylinder. Or at least get an alarm.
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$3000 for everything? Including tax, license, mechanic, etc.? That's going to limit your options. All civics are reliable, go with the best condition lowest miles, even if it is older. Some people really run their cars into the ground. If I were you though I would look into maybe getting a Honda Del Sol, which is a Civic. They don't make them anymore and they are really cool cars. I've owned a Acura Integra LS and a Honda Prelude Type SH, which are both good. To be honest an Integra is probably one of the best cars ever made as far style, performance, fuel and maintenance for the price point. I wish they still made them, RSX' is a poor replacement.
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