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Old 19 Mar 2012, 07:46 pm
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Default I'd like to buy a 2006 or 2007 Honda Civic Coupe?

For my first car I'd like to purchase a 2006 or 2007 Honda Civic Coupe. My budget is somewhere between 8,000-10,000 dollars. I need a reliable car to get me through one more year of high school and then two years commuting to college. Is this a reliable car to last me at LEAST two years? How long do these cars typically last for? (Mileage-wise) And also, if i bought one with 80,000-100,000 miles on it would it be a waste of my time? thank you!!
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:01 pm
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8-10k will buy you a better car than a civic















buy a car with 60k or less miles and make sure to know the history of the car (accidents, maintenance, number of owners, history, etc...)















my first car was a supercharged scion tC with 71k miles for 7,500, manual transmission















a good car for commuting is an accord, or civic because of their reliability and mileage, but please don't be one of those who put a fart cannon on the exhaust
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 08:17 pm
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I believe I answered this question before on my iphone... but Ill have a more detail answer this time.































These cars first off are a FIRST make of the model and plus the engine known as the R-series (R18a1). Usually its a bad idea to buy first models because they are the ones with the most problems. The car may be good in mileage wise, but reliability is not that great. If the car is clean title you are fine, but if its salvaged dont do it. Clean title will give you a 8 year/Unlimited miles warranty on the engine block. Because R18a1 has a common problem where it cracks the short block and leaks all the coolant out which will cause it to over heat. So personally I wouldnt buy that car if its salvaged title. Mileage wont matter for the engine block to crack. Because ive seen many cracked at 22k miles and some even at 200k miles. It just all depends. Around 10 - 20% of these R18a1 blocks have this issue. (thats my own estimate). I will now List all the problems that the car can get.































THESE ARE THE MAIN ISSUES KNOWN:















-R18a1 Engine block crack (covered under warranty)(CLEAN TITLE ONLY)















-Car Visor Splits in half (Covered under warranty)(CLEAN OR SALVAGED)















-Wheel hub leaks fluids which result on the tire coming off (RECALL) fixed for free















-Motor Mounts break (NO WARRANTY/RECALLS)































If you would like more information about this car please visit 8thcivic.com search up R18 stuff.
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