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Old 19 Apr 2011, 09:01 pm
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Default Did I pay too much for this Civic?

1998 Civic Coupe Automatic DX, bought it for 2,500 as my first car, just to get me places when I'm in college. Thought it was a good deal at the time because all other cars (esp. Civics) I looked at were in bad shape, high mileage, and ran badly (and had much higher prices). This car hasn't had any engine problems yet or anything in the few months I've had it (except an oil leak!!). However, I've had to spend 1,000 on things like struts, new stereo (well I'm happy about that one), window regulator... I knew about the window, but none of the other things. But now the a/c isn't blowing as cold as it should, ugh. It had about 120,000 miles when I got it (low mileage for its age, it shouldve had like 150,000). But yeah :/ What do you all think? Did I make a stupid decision?















I'm generally really happy with it, especially because it's a black coupe so it's cute. But yeah, $3,500 might be good for an EX but definitley not a DX. Oh well, hopefully it'll last a while and pay off. However, the mpg is great!! I had no idea it'd need so many repairs though :/















I actually did buy it on craigslist haha But it was still one of the cheapest ones I could find in the month I was searching.
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Old 19 Apr 2011, 09:16 pm
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hm...$2500 for the car and $1000 for repairs, that's $3500 right there. I think it's a bit too much, maybe around $3000 is a good deal. I wouldn't want to buy a car and have to spend 1k to fix it plus the time for it. Honda Civics are reliable and should last for a long time, plus they have good resale value. Good choice for pick a Honda, but I just think it can be a bit cheaper. You can usually get a better deal from private owners than dealership (not sure if you got yours from dealer).
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Old 19 Apr 2011, 09:31 pm
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its probably just low on freon. and the price was not too bad but you gotta remember its and older car so to keep it up to snuff youre gonna have to put some back into it...its much better than a car payment!
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Old 19 Apr 2011, 09:46 pm
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thats to much for any civic, you could of bought a nicer car for less on craigslist.
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Old 19 Apr 2011, 10:01 pm
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if its nice and clean you did perfect, only reason why they sold it was because they didn't want to fix the things you did. its a Honda you take care of it it will take care of you, daily maintenance and you will be golden for life
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Old 19 Apr 2011, 10:16 pm
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My 2 cents, any car with more than 75k miles on it, you're going to have to spend money on repairs. You did good.
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