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Old 12 Jun 2011, 04:31 pm
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Default Should i buy a 2001 honda civic with 191,000 miles on it?

Im buying my first car and i dont have a lot of money but it dont want to get something really really old so anyway theres a 2001 honda civic that im looking at for $3300 with over 190k on it. I know hondas are very reliable and can run a long time but is this still a good deal? tell me if you think i should buy it AND if so how do i convince my parents? they want me to buy some like 1995 clunker for a couple hundred and i dont want to sound selfish or materialistic but cut me some slack im in high school and i live in a VERY rich area so it can be a little embarassing
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 04:46 pm
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In a word, only if you got money to throw away. ANY CAR with that kind of mileage is shot, spelled with a capital "S".
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 05:01 pm
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ignore WC...

Ask if the owner has any repair receipts on the vehicle to make sure it was maintained. And if you have someone that knows cars that you can bring with then do it! Hondas are very reliable cars, especially if well maintained. I own a 1992 civic hx hatch with a turbo, and it has 310,000 miles... it still runs like it's brand new!
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 05:16 pm
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19,100 miles a year is a bit on the high side, but as long as it was mostly highway mileage, there should not be any excess wear and tear on the motor. Offer $2300 and come up to $2800.
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 05:31 pm
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It lasted this long so I guess it's been a pretty good car but I would be extremely careful of a 2001 Honda Civic. They may the worst car Honda has ever produced in more recent times notorious for transmission problems.

I wouldn't pay over $3000 for it; more like low $2000.

Try to get as much info about it as possible and ,if you can, have a tech look at it. Running a car-fax wouldn't hurt.

Don't just go by the brand of car because people can get burned like that.

You may not want a car that's too old but then again, it's just HS. You may want to save that $2000 and keep adding more money to that. Get something better for college when you will really need it.
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 06:31 pm
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Before buying the car you should also compare insurance prices for these cars to estimate how much you will really pay for it -
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