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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2252 of 5207 snakerbill#2249 tires
Nov 03, 2003 (3:53 am)
Here is the deal on the new 2004 Honda Ex. The total price of the vehicle was $20,177.50. This included"------- an addition of a cassette player to the sound system, mud guards front and rear, Michelin tires in place of the Bridgestone tires, 7 year 100,000 mile O deductable extended warranty, and New Jersey Sales tax & vehicle registration. I think that this was a fair price. This is our 5th Honda vehicle from this dealer. The 1997 Accord, the 2000 Accord, and the 2000 Civic were leased vehicles. Our 2003 Accord and now the 2004 Civic are both purchases. Both the Accord and the Civic have the extended warranty. On the 2000 Civic, I had the dealer change the Firestone Tires for the Michelin tires. Since we purchased the 2004 Civic out of dealers stock, we had an oportunity to drive two identical vehicles. One had a rough ride, and I suspected a tire problem, so as such, we asked to drive another unit, and we chose that vehicle. I am not a fan of Firestone tires. We have an EXCELLENT dealer. The service is OUTSTANDING! They also have a fleet of 30 Honda "loan-a-cars" when your vehicle is in for service. It is a "car club", and all it cost you is $15.00 dollars per year / per vehicle to enjoy this service. When you use these vehicles you are responsible for the fuel. ----Just my opinion. -----Greg
Nov 03, 2003 (4:00 am)
Life is TOO short! Enjoy your vehicle. Your life is worth something!!!!!---- Get new tires. -------Greg
Nov 03, 2003 (4:38 am)
Sounds like your happy with your purchase, good for you. My sister in law just picked up a similar car, just stock 5spd 2004 Civic EX Sedan for around $16,400 without any extras from AutoFair in NH. She is quite happy also. enjoy
Nov 03, 2003 (8:59 am)
I did go to a Bridgestone dealer, and they said that the problem was not their tires, but something mechanical. The Honda dealer said that it was not anything mechanical but the Bridgestone tires. Around and around we go. Passing the buck. I will never get anything done unless I am willing to pay for it out of my pocket. So much for warranty claims.... I think that I will try the Falken tires and just eat the cost. I will let you know the outcome. Also, did that price on your sisters car include TTL? If so she did get a good deal.
Nov 03, 2003 (9:28 am)
Its sounds like its time to contact the Honda regional representitive on the matter. Try that route in a nice but firm matter. The car is new and Honda sold you the tires, the dealer and tire place need a moderator. Its really unfortunate when a dealer does not just go the extra mile and loses an entire future customer for their manufacturer's product. good luck
#2257 of 5207 snakerbill - tires
Nov 03, 2003 (1:37 pm)
Here is a suggestion that you might want to try before you put new tires on the vehicle. Put the vehicle on a lift, and examine the four tires and the suspension. Look for imperfections on the surface, and on the side walls. Set the tire pressure to the Honda Manual specifications. Take the vehicle out for a drive on a know good flat road. Pay attention to how the vehicle drives when the tires are cold, and when the tires are hot. When my wife and I drove one of the 2004 Honda Civics from the dealer's lot, it felt like a boat going over a small "chop" on the water. When we drove another vehicle on the same road, there wasn't a problem. The question is: ----Was it a problem with the tires, the air pressure or the suspension on the vehicle? You might have tires that are not round! You might have tires that have some construction problems. Have someone follow you as you test drive the vehicle to make sure that the car is tracking properly. Let us know how things work out with this issue.----Just my opinion. ----Greg
Nov 03, 2003 (3:16 pm)
Gregoryc1, who is "your" Honda dealer that you like so much? I have a '99 Civic and live in central Jersey but I can travel IF the dealer is outstanding...I am really curious regarding your dealer. Thanks, Rich.
Nov 03, 2003 (9:37 pm)
Rich, ----My Honda Dealer is Mahwah Honda, 99 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, N.J. 07430. The Service phone is:--201-529-3966. My Service Writer is "Paula". Use my name: (Greg Cordano) if you call her! The Sales Dept phone is: 201-529-5700. My Sales Person is Steve Chin. ----I hope this information helps you. We purchase and / or lease all of our vehicles from this dealer. They have a great sales & service department. "Good people"! -----Greg
Nov 04, 2003 (1:45 pm)
Thank you Greg for the info...Rich
Nov 04, 2003 (1:48 pm)
Just curious Greg, why do you think using premium gas in a honda is beneficial? ALL name-brand gasolines have the required additives for passing Jersey's emissions testing.