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#2115 of 4041 1991 Honda Civic 1500 Sedan w/91.1 cu.in., 5 speed
Jul 30, 2002 (3:32 pm)
Recently bought the above at a estate sale. Has been used as a 'toad' behind an RV. Milage says 97,000 but since the speedometer turns when being towed, who knows what it really is but it is a creampuff.
Anyway, I'm missing the point, the car does not have a owners manual. What is the correct weight oil for this model? Also what weight is used in the manaul transmission?
Many thanks for the help,
#2116 of 4041 under $15k for EX AT? Where
Jul 31, 2002 (2:36 am)
I don't know about So. CA but perhaps there is some kind of special rebate in your neighborhood because in the rest of the country, they are selling at invoice, maybe slightly below. Even in the Civic pricing forum here, people are paying over $16k for them AFTER haggling so to pay $14995 for one is quite suspicious... again, unless your neighborhood has some kind of dealer cash deal available that the rest of us don't. I can get the ABS/AT hyundai for $14k so if the civic was $15k there would REALLY be a shootout! Perhaps you could send a link to a dealer in your area advertising these vehicles at this price? With airfare so low, I JUST MIGHT consider flying out there!
Jul 31, 2002 (2:41 am)
Cars direct, Edmunds, Autobytel... none of their best prices (and they're pretty good... they include all rebates and special deals and show invoice) show the EX/AT at less than $16200 so if the dealer DID sell you the car at that price, he took a HUGE LOSS and must have been desparate to move them. You're a lucky, but your pricing is not what we all pay. That's probably why you can't understand why people would consider the elantra. It makes more sense now.
#2118 of 4041 another possibility...
Jul 31, 2002 (6:36 am)
also, if you traded in a vehicle, they may have offered you less for your car to bring down the price of the vehicle... this is a common dealer 'trick' to make you think you're getting the new car for a lot less.
Jul 31, 2002 (6:43 am)
I'm having a problem with my brakes and want all of your expert advice. I recently went to the dealership because they were making a loud clunk noise when I used the brakes once in a while. He said Honda's brakes now just float so they'll do that. Well, he put some grease by the caliper so damper the noise and it worked! Now though, when I come to a slow stop, it feels like a rotar is warped (but it's not) because I feel the car jerking slightly when I stop. I thought some grease just got on the rotar and it was slipping past the pad but I took all the wheels off and saw no grease and even wiped them down!
Any thoughts on why this may be happening and if it's bad for the brakes or the car in the long run? Thanks so much!!
#2120 of 4041 Numbers don't lie
Jul 31, 2002 (7:05 am)
"if you traded in a vehicle, they may have offered you less for your car to bring down the price of the vehicle"
It's not a trick if you can see it (it's all in the contract).
#2122 of 4041 1991 Honda Civic
Jul 31, 2002 (7:25 am)
There should a plate indicating the spec in the engine compartment. I believe this car used 10w-30 (what's on the oil cap?), and the tranny used crank oil too. You can call Honda Service to verify.
By the way...
"Milage says 97,000 but since the speedometer turns when being towed"
On a 5-speed in neutral?
Jul 31, 2002 (7:35 am)
If the car is being towed with the back wheels on the ground, the mileage runs up. No matter if the tranny's in neutral or not. The mileage still runs up.
Jul 31, 2002 (8:11 am)
NO. I didn't trade in any car! We bought extra car for my daughter graduated from high school. LOL! I never traded in any car.
Unfortunately local dealer never puts low price on website. Honda World and a few others have $15,388 for 02 CIvic EX Auto.
Why don't you go to your local Library and check out weekend LA Times Auto section for the last couple months. You could see the low price. I don't know what is suspecious. I did get special promotion rate 3 years for 2.9 % from Honda but not available anymore.
Carsdirect and Edmunds,,, prices are all high. Or else they will drive dealer out of business. You could go to Edmunds ownership section, they provide maintenance estimate. According to Edmunds I am supposed to pay $135.55 for 15k miles service in zip 91006 for my 01 Honda Ody EX. Guess how much I paid last Sat at my local Sierra Honda. $79.35.
When I was looking to buy 01 EX last July Sierra Honda price was much higher than other dealer I found. We didn't get our 02 Honda Civic from them cause the price, but I like their service.
If you go to odyclub website and you could find a girl, I am not going to post her name here. But she did get a ruby red Civic from Woodland Hill Honda based on LA Times ad I told her. Darn I sound like LA Times Sales now.
Ok just checked local dealer cash incentive for Civc is 250. Accord has $1250 no wonder Accord has better discount than Civc in So Cal.
Anyway got to get back to work now.