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Old 09-04-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Looking at a daily driver. Found a 02 civic ex w/166k miles for $3k. Think this is a good deal. Looking for something with good gas mileage and that's reliable....

I'm not retired like some of you and need a car for back and forth to work
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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My wife had one when we got married. We had nothing but problems out of it. Might have been just a lemon but I will never own one again.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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I had a 95 years ago and didn't have any problems with it. didn't know about the 01-05 or whatever models
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Hers was either a 01 or 02. She bought it new and had constant problems right up til a moron on a cell phone rear ended her and totaled it. Got great gas mileage though.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:48 PM   #5
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I think 7/10 cheap cars you get on CR is going to be a money pit. Just find something that you know you can work on and get it for as low as the guy will sell it. Suspension stuff to me is no biggie, it's rust and leaks and electrical gremlins. Also I wouldn't say no to salvage title vehicles IMO.

We haven't had any problems out of our kia rio, low resale value could put you in one pretty easy. Only thing I've done is the timing belt and pan fluid change for the auto transmission. But Jessie got it new in college.
I'd jump on this no second thoughts.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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The good thing about Honda's is that they're so popular parts are pretty cheap.

Just make sure you change the timing belt or it's EXPENSIVE!! Ask me how I know...
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The timing belt has already been changed in the honda i'm looking at.
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The timing belt has already been changed in the honda i'm looking at.
that's a plus. Cost me almost 2K when the one in my Prelude went. Took a couple of valves with it. Luckily it didn't damage any pistons.
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Yea and it has a new radiator and thermostat. I may go look at it today. About an hour and a half away.
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Sounds like it was at least taken care of mechanically?
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Finally got one of mine listed on craigslist today...

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Have someone interested in the jeep, but if he doesn't want it I will list it as well....
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A few years ago I bought a 2000 Buick Century with around 120k on it for $3500. The drive train is pretty bulletproof on those. And it got right at 30 mpg. It was a pretty simple car, parts were dirt cheap too (as they are on all those mass produced GM products). It rode really nice, had lots of room, etc.
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My oldest boy just got a 2000 Civic, Honda is usually a pretty good car. Like Jeff says, though...change that timing belt at the specified intervals! Interference motors are expensive to fix if you throw one.
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I looked at a civic. The guy had ragged it out.
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Might have missed it, but my friend has a 93 prelude v tech that he could probably be convinced to get rid of. All stock. Typical peeling clear coat and such but everything works I think. Just did a clutch change last fall, approx 150-170 thousand miles.
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looking for a 4 door clint. Have 2 kids and it's hard enough fitting them in the back of the stang lol
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What about something like a Cherokee? They're cheap as anything and have lots of room for the kiddo's.
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looking for a 4 door clint. Have 2 kids and it's hard enough fitting them in the back of the stang lol
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What about something like a Cherokee? They're cheap as anything and have lots of room for the kiddo's.
Fug no, I've never seen a reliable Cherokee. Every single one I've seen (through friends and co workers) have issues up the wazoo. Cooling issues, tranny issues, A/C problems, etc. Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep. Initial quality is ok, long term reliability is
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Fug no, I've never seen a reliable Cherokee. Every single one I've seen (through friends and co workers) have issues up the wazoo. Cooling issues, tranny issues, A/C problems, etc. Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep. Initial quality is ok, long term reliability is
Not speaking for the autos, but the 4.0 platform vehicles are solid mechanically speaking. It's just one of those vehicles you have to be prepared to tinker with. The "accessories" do tend to go out, you'll have to suffer through those one at a time. No I would not choose it as a only vehicle for a DD but if you have a backup you can get a lot of cheap miles out of them if you do the labor.
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