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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#1440 of 10743 Re: 1999 civic sir hatchback for $6250 [john500]
Jan 13, 2005 (5:07 am)
6250 $Canadian = about 5150 $US
145,000 miles = under 90,000 miles as blueiedgod pointed out.
Sounds suspiciously low in price. It might be worthwhile doing a compression test before purchase. Is this the same engine as in the 1999 Civic SI's sold in the US (160 hp)? I thought the Si-R models were exclusively sold in Europe and Japan (was it imported to Canada?). If it was imported, I would want the emission test confirmed again. If everything checks, it sounds like a good deal.
SiR's were legally sold in Canada by Honda Canada, like you said it is the same ad US Civic Si. Canadian Civic Si is equivalent to US EX.
#1441 of 10743 Re: another one [trixr4kiddz]
Jan 13, 2005 (5:16 am)
hey thanks guys for the repliesss
i also found this civic
its being sold for $5000 canadian
1999 civic, 184000 KM
manual, 4 dr., 1.8L, 4 cyl., gas, front wheel, green exterior, grey interior, bucket seats, air conditioning, am-fm stereo, compact disc, power locks, cruise control, drivers air bag, passenger air bag, anti-lock brakes, keyless entry
heres the link...
http://www.trader.ca/Autoforum/default.asp?cat=-1&subcat=-1&a- mp;make=-1&model=-1&sortby=3&sortorder=2&pagedd=6- - &pagedd=6&CP=5&vlot=46174&adid=3805468&trader- - =1&BRAND=&category=-1
It is either an honest mistake or a frankensten in disguise. '99 Civic came with 1.6 liter not 1.8 liter, hoever, there are Civic's with 1.8 liter integra engine that was swapped by some shadetree mechanic. If it, indeed, has 1.8L integra engine, it may have more problems that you may want to take on. Don't take me wrong, it is an excellent combination, a light weight Civic with integra engine, but like organ transplants, they are never perfect nor complication free. Frankensteins are good for people who are not affraid of grease and know a little bit about wrenching. Not too many mechanics would take on a job to fix it if something went wrong. These are usually "one of" custom jobs.
Good luck in your search. One word of advice, if you have a friend who is somewhat competent in cars taki him/her along to look at the car. No one can tell for certain from a web shot what condition the vehicle is in, and whether it has been wrecked. If you don't have someone like that, take it to the shop you trust to be looked over. If you have $5000 cash to buy this car, you might as well put the $5000 down on a new car and pay monthly payments for the next 3 years and live worry free. This way you will avoid buying someone else's troubles.
#1442 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [blueiedgod]
Jan 13, 2005 (6:51 am)
Thanks for responding everyone. Mechanic said it checks out well. Gave Honda of America VIN to get info on orig. dealership/maintenance history and everything is good. Except spoiler was added but there is no spoiler now. After having it for the couple days on trial I noticed more scuff marks and trunk was replaced(paint very slight mis-match). I had the nerve to contact the old owner and she did have the trunk replaced after someone tried to steal spoiler. She said other than that, car was great to her. So, I offered the dealer 6500 cuz I need to replace timing belt. He said 6750. I said ok but waive that stupid $99 service fee(junk fee). He said he couldn't cuz if he did he would have to do that to everyone or else he could get nailed for discrimination. Didn't like that answer so I said call me if you change your mind.(figured why would they not sell the car over a $99 fee) Anyway 3 days have passed and he left a message asking if I reconsidered. I haven't gotten back yet.
Good Day All
#1443 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [zepboy]
Jan 13, 2005 (8:10 am)
Why would you LOSE a car over a 99.00 fee that the dealer has no control over?
He is correct. Everyone pays.
Don't let stubborness and 99.0 cost you a car unless you are having second thoughts anyway.
If that car is as nice as you say, it may be already sold. The dealer has no fear of loss here.
#1444 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [isellhondas]
Jan 13, 2005 (8:54 am)
Dealer called back and is going to try to back the fee out of the offer. Your right, my wife does say I'm stubborn. It's the Latvian side of me, I guess. We just may go for it
However last year I bought a 99 camry(somewhere else) and I requested to drop the fee, and they did. Wilde Toyota in Milwaukee
Thanks for the response and the reassurance.
#1445 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [zepboy]
Jan 13, 2005 (11:54 am)
Heh, the 'call me back if you change your mind' never seems to fail to work. Of course, I didn't use it to buy my car, but if you've got a month or two to shop for cars you can always use it, and somebody will be guaranteed to bite.
#1446 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [sk0123]
Jan 13, 2005 (6:22 pm)
Today I put a down payment on it. Saturday I go to the credit union to get the check cut and pick the civic up. $6750 + tax title and license(7241.50 total) No Service fee(Junk Fee). Thats two dealerships that I asked to wave the fee, they were both reluctant and took abit of time but my guess is they don't want to loose a sale over $99(in my case)service fee.
Regardless I hope my new civic serves my family well.
#1447 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [zepboy]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:34 am)
My guess would be that they didn't drop the fee but reduced the price of the civic by another 99.00. Hope it works out for you!
#1448 of 10743 Re: 2000 Civic Ex for $6995 [isellhondas]
Jan 16, 2005 (6:49 pm)
Thanks, Me too! You are correct, They did drop the price by the $99 but I did check out my purchase order from the Camry I bought last year and there was no service fee on it.