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Old 19 Jun 2011, 06:31 pm
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Default Buying a car with a replaced transmission?

Ok so ive been looking for a first car FOREVER, im really picky. I finally found a 2001 honda civic i really like, 171k miles, but it says the transmission was replaced in 2010? Is that bad? Should i skip it and keep looking? I dont know ive been looking forever and i kinda just wanna get a car and get it over with.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 06:46 pm
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Depends on *why* the tranny was replaced. It may have been previously owned by some rice-boy wannabe who dogged it.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 07:01 pm
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It may have just given out and needed replacing. Parts fail. No car is perfect.

It all depends on how you look at it (and what the story is behind it). If you have the car looked over by a mechanic and it checks out, then you've got a Honda with a brand new tranny.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 07:16 pm
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honda great car lousy transmissions if rebuilt and done right you should have no problems just find out when the timing belt and water pump were done it might be time to do them
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 07:31 pm
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Bye the car and stop thinking so much stop dithering get on with your life and stop being so fussy. or before you know it you'll be an old man.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 07:46 pm
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It's not necessarily bad. Sometimes people neglect Honda transmissions and don't even do something as simple as changing it's fluid or they put in the wrong fluid - any of which will cause a Honda transmission to fail much much sooner than it ever should fail.

If the car looks raced out though you should pass it up. Engine can't be in too great of shape.

Unless of course your into that racing stuff...but it's still better to start out with a fresh untouched car.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 08:01 pm
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I would buy the car if the warranty is transferable. If its not transferable find out what transmission shop did the repairs and Google the name of the transmission shop and see if there are any complaints about the shop on workmanship and honoring transmission warranties. Next contact the local Better Business Bureau and check for complaint. Good luck
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