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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:18 am
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Default Is 125k miles on a Honda Civic too much to purchase?

Is 125k miles on a Honda Civic too much to purchase?
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:28 am
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No. I have a 1997 Honda Civic with 240,000+ plus miles and it is still running great.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:36 am
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It all depends on how he maintained it and what the price is.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:40 am
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What year? If it is reasonably new, definitely not too many miles. If it is really old, I wouldn't recommend buying it.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:44 am
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it depends on the price. but usually thats not bad. on most hondas u can drive about 250,000 miles change the water pump and timming belt and go another 250,000 miles
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It also depends on where you are. Car bodies last longer on the west coast, since salt isn't used on the roads here.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:48 am
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As long as the seller has maintenance records showing oil changes and importantly, timing belt changes at least at 90k miles (if it's an automatic transmission 60k transmission fluid change), no 125k is not that much.If there aren't any records, it's not totally off limits. If you do buy it, have the timing belt changed. It's about $400 but as long as it's done right and everything else in the car is decent, there's really no reason why it can't go another 90k.All depends on the year, the condition of the car and if it was maintained. Honda seem to last forever either way, but if it was maintained and records were kept, then you are almost assured of it.Make sure the price is fair if no records were kept. At least get them to knock off $500 for the timing belt change.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:54 am
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I've found Honda Civics to be really sturdy cars. Similar to Glen, I have 230,000+ on mine and it's still running fine with no problems. If the original owner kept up the car's maintenance and took care of it, chances are the car still has some good life in it. You might want to test drive it and ask about its maintenance and accident history. If you can, have a good mechanic check it out. Ultimately, you incur some risk when you buy a car, or anything that someone else used.Good luck!
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 10:00 am
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Definately get a vehicle history report for the car and see how many owners it has had. Civics are notorious for being modified and raced by careless owners who wouldn't care about the next person to own it. That could be 125K miles that the car was beaten on, severly driven or 125K miles of highway driving, well maintained. Check for obvious signs of abuse; dirty engine, corroded battery terminals, oil leaks, wrench marks on bolts, loose wiring, aftermarket equipment, etc. Also check for VIN #'s on the fenders/engineblock, Honda stamps on the windows, non-factory welds along the fenders/trunk or any signs of an accident or replaced parts. If everything checks out okay and nothing seems fishy about the deal, then I say go for it!Good Luck
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 10:04 am
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no ,its not,,i own a shop,and i see them with over 300 thousand miles on them,,so that's not bad,,its probably just broke in real good ,these are good little cars ,if you take care of them,,good luck hope this help,s.have a good x-mas.
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