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Old 24 Mar 2009, 11:16 am
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im looking at a 02 honda civic dx. they're asking 4700 for it. it has 152,00 miles. i want a car thats going to last me. my aunt and uncle are co signing a loan. but they wont approve unless its foreign. i want to know that this car with this kind of miles is going to last me at least 4 years. ohyea and its also manual.Thanks!!
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 11:31 am
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A Honda is no better than any other car it all depends on how it is taken care of and if anyone tells you any different they dont know what they are talking about. I dont know if I would pay 4700 for something that had that many miles. I would look at something else.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 11:46 am
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The Truth is honda civics are good cars. BUt I think you should buy a Chevy Malibu they are really good little cars and my sister got one for like 2 thousand dollars. Plus you are helping our economy by buying an AMERICAN MADE car. Pease consider it.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 12:01 pm
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these are excellent cars u can easily get 500,000 miles on it and it will still run like brand new 152000 is nothing for a car like that you just have to maintain it really well and change the oil on time you should also make sure that u change the timing belt
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4,700 dollars, euros, pounds?I'm in the UK, that sounds high for a high mileage car that is 7 years old. get a car price guide to check it out.
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first thing you need to do is check the kelly blue book value. google kelly blue book, and it will bring up their website. put in all the details and it will tell you what the car is worth in great, good, fair, and poor conidition. if the price kelly blue book suggests is 4700 or higher, then it's not too much to pay for the car. if kelly blue book suggests a price any lower, tell the seller you want it for whatever price kelly blue book suggests. or, in this economy, try to get it for as little as possible!all that being said, YES honda civics are amazing cars, IF AND ONLY IF you take care of them! 152,000 miles is not too much for that car if it has been taken care of by the previous owner. make sure you check everything. all the fluids, look for rust, look for any signs of it being in an accident, pop the hood and make sure everything is secured nicely, there's nothing held together by duct tape, etc. take it to a mechanic you trust to have them look over the car. it might cost you a little money to do that but you may save yourself a lot more. IF you buy the car, make sure you take care of it as well! i don't know about it reaching 500,000 miles (i'm sure it COULD... but it's unlikely?), but it could easily reach 300,000 miles if you take care of it. regular tune ups, oil changes, all other general maintenance, etc. manual cars do tend to last longer then automatics. just make sure you get the clutch checked out. also consider who you are buying it from. is it some young punk kid who looks like he probably beat on the car? is it an older man who barely drove it? etc etc.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 01:31 pm
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honda civics are good cars if you wanna drive like a grandma or if you think the fast and the furious was the best movie of all time. a car with that many miles on it i wouldnt pay over 3500 for because unless the previous owner took car of the car, it is gonna start having things go wrong and if i had to imagine things already have, why else would they sell it? most people will drive their car for 5 years or 100,000 miles or they will run it into the ground. this case seems to fit into they ran it into the ground category, if you want this car at least try to talk them under 4000.about buying an American car, buying used dosent help automakers, only the dealers in which case it dosent matter what type of car it is the dealer will get the same money for it so dont pull that. now an American car will be cheaper in insure and repair then a foreign car so you should keep that in mind when making your decision to buy a used car, especially a high mileage used car.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 01:46 pm
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I have owned 2 civics and 2 accords. My experience has been very good with all of them. I have no break downs or repairs other than scheduled maintenance on all of them. Parts availability and price is also good.The gas mileage is good when compared to other 02 models. Insurance premiums are not bad either for these cars.If the 02 has a good maintenance history it should be a good overall value for you (but haggle them down on the price). But, any car can be trashed if it has been abused. You might want to have someone like the car doctor (a mobile service that will come to the car with a certified mechanic to check the vehicle for you) check the vehicle before you buy it. I used a service like that on a used miata that I bought and I think it cost me around $130 to have them check it out. Good luck with your new ride.
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honda's are awsome cars, but with any car you have to keep constant maintanece. if your not trying to race with the car it should be all right but that many miles i would really look around for a much better deal!
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 02:16 pm
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all modern cars are about the same depending on how the previous owner took care of them i had a ford aerostar minivan with 311000 miles that ran decent till i sold it to a hichschool kid for 200 dollars and he killed it in 3 weeks my daughter has a 94 explorer with 297000 and has had no major mech problems so i dont agree that forein is any better than domestic proper maintanence and picking the right vehicle for your situation is the most important as far as i know the civic has a good reliability rating to answer your question but there are so many of them being drove like the fast and furious by kids that 152000 might be bad but if its been adult driven might last another 200000 its like buying a used mustang theres some good ones out there but most of them have had the piss run out of them so knowing the previous owners driving habits is real important on a vehicle like that
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