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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:15 am
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Default What is the max age/mileage you'd be comfortable buying a Honda Civic at?

My husband and I are thinking of buying a Honda Civic as a 2nd getting to work car, instead of using our full-sized truck (we go camping so need the truck but it does chug the gas and isn't very fun to drive on the crowded highway). What max age/mileage would you recommend going with if we wanted something to last five years and highway/city traffic? Thanks! If we buy a 2005 at around 9-10k I figure it'll only take 4-5 years to make up for itself in gas savings, so even cheaper would be better but we don't want to get something that's too old.Thanks so much gang!
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:18 am
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they last as long as any other car brand ,now days, most will last 250,000 miles if taken care of...i don't like the Honda's or Toyota's,for a # of reasons but the only one you care about is they are way over priced..i think you would be much wiser to buy a Chevy cobalt or a ford of the same size
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I recommend a Honda with 150K miles or under. Honda's have great engines and last well over 200k miles. The reason I say you should try to find one under 150k because even though the engine might be fine at 150k, the frame could be no good. 150k miles is a lot of wear and tare on the car. The suspension could be going, the frame could be rotted out etc. The best thing to do is to check the car's history report and check underneath the car to see if there is any rotting of the frame. An engine could be in good condition but that is not the only thing that makes the car move. You need to have a solid frame and suspension too. Best of luck and I hope I helped.
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I didn't think twice about buying my 97 civic with 184,000 on it. Right now its at 205,000 and still just as strong as it was before. So long as it doesn't smoke/burn oil, drip oil or feel weak then I'd say go for it, they are good cars.
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I own a 95 Honda civic and when i bought mine it was at 113k, And it still runs great, I would say to stop buying a honda around 195k are so and make sure its not insanly priced out..
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