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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:09 pm
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Default Is buying a Honda Civic EX wih 64,000 miles from a single owner @ $10,000 a good deal in OH?

The owner said that it is equipped with most of the options including - automatic transmission, auto window/mirrors, moonroof etc. and was said the tires were replaced only a while ago.Has got all the maintenance records and a clean title (no accident record).Known defects : The A/C isn't working right now and will take $350 worth of maintenance; There's a small scratch at the back of the car.The asking price of owner is $11,500 but I'm thinking of negotiating it upto $10k (or below that $9k). I also checked KBB for approximate pricing and found out to be close to owner's asking price.Let me know what you think of this deal. Sweet or sour?Sorry about the Model year - its 2003I'm planning to show it to the mechanic. What do you think I must ask the mechanic to ensure the future reliability of the car?
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:12 pm
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You don't say what year it is...just had my ac fixed on an Acura (Honda), cost $ I'm thinking (because my Acura dealer and the Honda dealer is the same here...) that it's gonna cost you more than $350 for the ac...I'd go $9000, $9500 MAX....
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:16 pm
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there's could be more things wrong with the car...find out why the owner wants to get rid of it...take it to a trusted shop and get a 120 point inspection....then ask the auto guy how much it would cost to fix everything...take that much off the total price...there could be so.... much wrong with the car its not even funny...
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:18 pm
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way too much $$$ for a 64,000 mile econobox.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:22 pm
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Wish I knew the year. I have a 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo. Only 58, + miles. Great car, but would like to sell it because my husband passed away a couple of years ago and I want something that doesn"t remind me of him. I need to let go. Beautiful car! No mechanical problems. Great service kept up on it. Lots of power and a beautiful car. I just want to move on. Interested? I'll take $8000. for it. It's the last of the pretty Monte Carlos. After that year they don't look good. If you're interested reply on this website. Won't give my email address out. Or you can call 281-239-8787 and leave a message. Never has been wrecked. Bought it new. Only serious buyers call.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:24 pm
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Sorry For the description but im sorry, if you pay that kind of money for a car that i dont really think you have examined yourself and are going by what he told you....You are getting RAPED!!! If im spending 10K to be safe or around that price range for a car, It better have mileage lower than 50K(50,000)miles..and I agree look at the car because I own a honda myself and rust does occur. So think about it before you blow that kind of money.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 01:27 pm
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I like using Carmax's prices as a point of reference.For example, one location is selling a 2003 Civic EX (manual) with 44K miles for $14,800 - which is $450 below the Blue Book Value. I estimate that Carmax would deduct $1,000 for every 10K so if this car had 64K miles, Carmax would sell it for $12,800.Carmax spends 12 hours per car (on average) to recondition and fix obvious issues. They sell extended warranties for added peace of mind. Now, If I had a choice like yours - I would look at another car and forget about it. The owner is looking to get rid of it and AC damage may be an indicator of a recent front end collision that was patched up. There are ways for accidents to not make it on a title record.

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