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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:01 pm
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Default Are Honda Civic's really that great for a first car?

I am getting my first car soon,in a couple of weeks for my birthday!































I was looking a lot of people looking for a starter car, and everyone was like. Honda, Honda, Honda..































What is so great for a Honda to be a starter car..?
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:16 pm
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They are good on gas, reliable and easy to maintain, and usually priced fairly well.
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:31 pm
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Hi there, recently about a year ago I got my first car, a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with a milage of about 50,000 for $7000. I personally like the car because it is easy to drive and it saves a bunch of gas. (It makes a great city car) Honda Civics usually last longer than the average car, so that's a plus side too. The car's size is great if I wanna go places with my family or friends, and it's easy to wash because it's not a huge car. And by the way, I still drive the car and nothing has gone wrong with it, and it wont for a very very long time.































Happy Birthday!
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:46 pm
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Honda is good, any car that will run is good. You're lucky, my first car was an old VW Bug, that would be around 1979, it was a 71. Honda has a good reliability record, safe, economical, be a good first choice. Like I say, any car that runs is a good one, it just gets better, Honda is a ok.
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Honda, or the new chevrolets like: cruze, volt, cobalt
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 09:17 pm
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it really depends on your intentions are you going to rip off the muffler and put a coffe can in place of it and put a spoiler thats three feet tall on it then yes they are really great first cars the parts are cheap and there pretty easy to fix but none the less it really comes down to what are your plans and needs of a vehicle cuz theres a million great first cars. Hondas are great first cars but nothing special
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 09:31 pm
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They are very good first car, I like toyotas to but they cost alittle more than Honda civics. They look good for a first car, they are very reliable, good on gas, good on ensurance and easy to maintain and work on. Also have any option or upgrade you can think of with so many different companies makeing parts you can almost choose a price also. The older models are the best ones being before 01 I think, I still have my first 98 Honda that I ever bought and it still runs great and get offers to sell it but no way. But 01- to about 04 civics it wouldn't be my choice as a mechanic but they look sleeker but have small problems. Civic / CRV /Fit are the 3 best for Honda or an S2000 if you got the money..Toyota is Corolla / Camry / Tercel, most years being pretty good for all models. ( DO NOT buy a Matrix ) and if you got money a Lexus oviously. Also the fact that there is soo many different hondas out there you can almost pick your model and colour even if its a used one.















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Old 19 Mar 2012, 09:46 pm
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Really any car can be good or bad regardless if its new or used it all depends on so many things like who made it, where it was made, where did the parts come from to make it and how well it was put together.Also things like how someone drives it, or takes care of it all affect how good any car will perform and what future work might be regarded.Note before buying any used car always have another mechanic or shop check the car out be sure they perform a full safety check on it and try to find out what work records the seller may have and check out Ca Fax etc to find out the history of the vehicle .































One main rule is never purchase a certain make/model etc of vehicle just bec other ppl may say it's a good car you really have to take in mind several factors.For example you want to purchase a vehicle that you know that model has been out for at least 5 years bec usually most or all the bugs should be worked out by that time.Again it's really about who makes it etc bec some manufactures put out cars they know have defects in them even before their sold to the public and others make sure they do their best to make the car right in the first place and if any faults found they try to fix the problem before putting out another model the following year.































I gather by you mentioning it's your first car that you're a young teen or adult and you should really try to find a car that is made to be really good on fuel and is solid/durable, long lasting and reliable such as a Honda Accord or Civic or a Toyota Corolla or a Volkswagen etc.Note you really should take insurance costs into consideration be sure you find out exactly what different insurance companies want to charge you to insure you and the year/make/model of car you want to purchase before ever agreeing to purchase any car.Also keep in mind certain insurance companies offer 10-15% discounts to new drivers that have a valid drivers education certificate.















































































Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way I recommend you check out the most recent edition of the Lemonaid Book it tells you all about the reasons you would or wouldn't purchase different makes and models of vehicles, plus it's a real eye opener for anybody interested in purchasing new or used cars.
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alright dudette i'm gonna keep this short and simple unlike alot of people who answered. yes a civic is a great first car. especially a mid 90's model. they're great on gas, reliable, and let's be honest, if it's your first car odds are you'll bump into things and maybe crush a door or fender or headlight or tailight or something, but it's ok because parts and body panles are super cheap. trust me, i know lol. happy birthday.
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 10:46 pm
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Well they are the some of the cheapest cars to maintain, repair, insure, and they have great gas mileage.































They are also practical because they seat 4-5 passengers and have a good sized trunk.































They are very reliable and do not break down. Lots of first time drivers like to floor it and drive hard. But a Honda Civic can handle that with no problem. They can take a beating.
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