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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#1555 of 10743 Re: 1991 Honda Civic LX pricing? [isellhondas]
May 14, 2005 (2:43 pm)
I've put 23,000 miles on my oil. You're totally throwing money in the trash by doing those quick oil changes, plus you're creating the need to keep importing foreign oil WHICH IS A BAD THING. Amsoil is all made here and is 100% synthetic. That is all the oil you need. The once per year oil change. If everybody in the USA switched to this oil, the price of gas would plummet.
You need to do some research on Amsoil. Comparing Amsoil to any other motor oil is like comparing bottled water to a bottle of Absolut Vodka. Just because they look the same, are both liquids and both can be consumed into the body DOES NOT MEAN THEY REACT THE SAME.
Motors that have done once-per-year oil changes will last FAR LONGER than you with the 4,000 mile oil changes with conventional oil.
Conventional oils (the oil you're using) are refined from crude oil. Refining is a process of physically separating light oil components from heavy ones. Crude oil contains millions of different kinds of molecules. Many are similar in weight but not in structure. The refining process cannot distinguish such molecules, so a wide assortment of molecules is present in the finished lubricant made from crude oil stocks.
Crude oils contain parafins causing lubricants to thicken and flow poorly in colder temperatures. Molecules containing sulfur, nitrogen, and other elements invite the formation of sludge and other products of lubricant breakdown, especially in higher temperatures. Sludge and breakdown are what cause the higher wear rates.
Amsoil is refined from PURE chemicals and not crude oil (the bad stuff we keep importing from IRAQ and other countries.) The basestocks for Amsoil do not contain sulfur, nitrogren other other elements that breakdown. Their resistance to breakdown allows them to be used longer than refined conventional oils.
The reason I found all of this in the first place is because I was having oil consumption in a brand new car. Everybody I spoke to told me to get the engine rebuilt under warranty. I told them they were all nuts and that when I got the car back then I'd have a ton of other problems after they ripped the engine out. I saw a person who had this problem with a Corvette. Instead of switching to Amsoil, he had the engine rebuilt and he said it was nothing but horror stories after he got the car back.
Anyway, I was looking for any kind of additives or oils or anything else I could put in other than rebuilding the engine. The Amsoil fixed all of my problems and I've been using it ever since. This stuff is now saving my family hundreds of dollars per year in the 4 cars we use it in, plus the increase in gas mileage pays for the oil so now our oil changes are virtually free because of the fuel offset.
I would say you have to be insane to use conventional oil after all of the stuff I've learned in the last couple of years about oil. Anybody who keeps using old-school petrolium oil is just ignorant about lubrication. If everybody thought like this, we'd still be using 8-track tape players instead of CD's. If they can fly a man to the moon, don't you think they can make oil that will last more than 3,000 miles? Comon.
Man, you're making me sound like a seller of this oil. All I want is the a way to contact the person for this Civic VP. I don't want to call Palm Harbour Honda only for them to tell me that they have no idea what I'm talking about when I want to buy a 2005 Honda Civic VP for $12,100.
#1556 of 10743 Re:Civic Sedan EX Special Edition
May 14, 2005 (5:17 pm)
Hi, any help will be appreciated! I am looking to purchase the Civic Sedan EX Special Edition car in an automatic. I am walking into a dealership as a single mom and don't want to be taken advantage of. What would you consider a good deal on this car? I live in New Jersey. I understand a good deal would be around invoice price. What does this include?
Does it include Destination charge?
Thanks for your help!
#1557 of 10743 Re: 1991 Honda Civic LX pricing? [z28com]
May 14, 2005 (6:03 pm)
" I don't want to call Palm Harbour Honda only for them to tell me that they have no idea what I'm talking about when I want to buy a 2005 Honda Civic VP for $12,100. "
Just call them up or better yet stop in, tell them you're an internet junkie and have seen several cases where they're selling for the low $12K range and make them an offer. The worst they'll say is sorry, but your internet research is wrong.
#1558 of 10743 Re: 1991 Honda Civic LX pricing? [z28com]
May 15, 2005 (7:10 am)
I believe there is a seperate forum somewhere here devoted to motor oil discussions. The subject of synthetics vs. dino oil have been beat to death.
And, yeah...you do kinda sound like an Amsoil distributor.
#1560 of 10743 Re: 1991 Honda Civic LX pricing? [kirstie_h]
May 16, 2005 (6:43 pm)
i was offered this at a dealership in MD
2005 VP w/ side air bags
13995.25 (out the door price, includes destination, processing, taxes, tags)
good price? i haven't done any hagglin'
edit: oops, i see this is a LX thread...well anyhow, is this a good price for a VP?
#1561 of 10743 Re: 1991 Honda Civic LX pricing? [jconline]
May 16, 2005 (7:27 pm)
My out the door price in Nashville was $200 less than that. We have a 7% state tax and a city tax that is less than 100 depending on where in the area. Westgate Honda in Knoxville, Tennessee would have sold me the car OTD for 13,500. That was a 200 mile drive and not worth it. That was March 31, 2005.
#1562 of 10743 05 Accord Sedan EXV6 W/OUT Nav.
May 17, 2005 (2:21 pm)
Can anyone tell me if $24,700 (Out The Door) sounds like a fair price to offer my local Honda Dealership here in Austin, TX.? I will be paying cash up front (without a trade in). I'm planning on doing it the last day of the month. Some people seem to think that's not enough, others say I could even offer as little as $24, 500.
For the 05 Honda Accord EXV6 withOUT Nav.
#1563 of 10743 Re: 05 Accord Sedan EXV6 W/OUT Nav. [austin78704]
May 17, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Why don't you try posting in Accord Prices Paid & Buying Experiences
#1564 of 10743 Civic incentives
May 17, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Anyone know of dealer incentives for Civics right now. I am thinking about an EX and getting some good quotes. However, I may just hold out for the O6.
Also, do you think the O6 prices will be significantly higher???