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Dec 18, 1999 (10:00 pm)
I can only tell you what I've heard: Honda WILL continue the hatchback in 2001, and is considering a 5 door model.
#488 of 496 Buying a 2000 DX HB
Dec 18, 1999 (11:45 pm)
I'm buying a 2000 DX HB with AC and floor mats. I've been quoted $12,900. I've looked the price up on this site and MSRP is around $12,200 but no one seems to know how much the options cost. Does Honda ever sell cars below MSRP? Is $12,900 a good deal? If there are any recent buyers out there, or anyone willing to share information I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
#489 of 496 Civic price
Dec 19, 1999 (5:06 am)
I'm buying a Civic HB DX too. One dealer told me they will add the A/C for $1,295 and it makes the total price over $15,000!!(A/C is the only option) Then I said I'll pay $12,300 for it and he replied: maybe I can do it at $12,500 but I need to ask the sale manager first. I'll call them again to see what happen.
Hope that will give you some idea about the price. Keep in mind this is the last model year so they can do it better than before.
BTW, I also looked at the Ford Focus HB and it feels better and cheaper than Civic(more standard equipments), but I'm not sure about the resale value. But I think you should test drive Focus then make your decision.
#490 of 496 to: steve05401 RE: cruise
Dec 19, 1999 (7:13 pm)
For future reference (when I finally get my dx hatchback) where did you get your "honda-like" cruise? Was it installed at dealer? Sounds like a great deal. Thanks
#491 of 496 00' DX Hatch Price
Dec 20, 1999 (5:25 pm)
I bought a 00' DX hatch at the end of October and Paid $13,400 out the door (all taxes(around $725), title/plate transfer($19) and destination $415)) with A/C.
If they don't give you what you want call some dealers, tell them exactly what you want and how much you want to pay.
I had one dealer tell me that he wouldn't be making enough off the car, I told him he wasn't selling Ferrari's and if he didn't take $13,400 he wouldn't make anything off of me. He got pissed, I walked and someone else sold me my car.
Dec 21, 1999 (10:07 pm)
There has been talk at this Honda Civic section about the Ford Focus. I'm not sure any American Cars are to be trusted the way that Honda can be. My job requires that I travel from time to time, and that means that I have to rent cars to use while on business. Recently it was the Chevy Lumina, the Ford Contour and others. I can tell you that the American cars that I have rented on business trips were all new, and all were NOTHING in comparision to a Honda - in every way shape and form. It still surprises me that the USA just cannot seem to get it together. I've had 2 Hondas, and a bunch of American cars before that. Nothing has outperformed or outlasted Honda in my opinion. SO, for those of you who are leaning toward the Ford Focus, I'd reconsider. What appears to be tempting in the beginning, just might turn around and bite you in the behind later; at least that's my experience.
I don't trust American cars.
Dec 31, 1999 (2:04 am)
Someone said they have seen pics of the 2001 Hondas... where can i see these? i am looking to buy a civic but would rather wait for the new body style....
#494 of 496 Hatchman new to topic
Dec 31, 1999 (5:27 pm)
Hi! (Anyone) I am considering buying a Honda Civic hatchback or a Volkwagen Golf to mildly modify and commute. (Possibly race SCCA races.) Which is better for the money and gives better performance / reliability?
#495 of 496 Honda Service in Naperville, IL?
Dec 31, 1999 (5:59 pm)
I have a 1994 hatchback CX that I think needs some service. Does anybody know of a very reputable Honda service facility near Naperville, IL?
Also, if I could tap into the expertise on this site, does anyone want to make a long-distance diagnosis on my car? Here are the symptoms:
--a bit more tailpipe smoke than usual
--lower fuel economy
--occasional "valve" noise when first starting.
Car has 89,000 miles on it, and we've kept it in good repair, with regular maintenance and oil changes.
Thanks in advance.
#496 of 496 carlady
Jan 07, 2000 (2:36 am)
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