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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#9981 of 10562 Re: service for 15 year old del sol [late2ride]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 30, 2011 (6:59 am)
We only have one Del Sol discussion, but you could post there, and see who might be following that forum and have answers for you.
You can find it here: 1995 Honda Civic Del Sol
IMO, service should be easy to get.. It shares a lot of mechanics with other Civics of that time period.. Certain Del Sol specific body/trim parts may be a little harder to find, but not impossible..
#9982 of 10562 Re: service for 15 year old del sol [late2ride]
Mar 30, 2011 (9:40 am)
Mechanical parts are still plentiful because the engine/transmission and most major components were shared with other Civic models. The '93 del Sol came in two trim levels- S, which shared mechanicals with the Civic DX/LX and the Si, which had the engine/transmission from the Civic EX/Si.
I checked several sites and new body parts are also still readily available. For an 18-yr old vehicle, using a site such as car-part.com to locate used/recycled/salvage parts is also a viable option.
A bit of friendly advice- take the car for a test drive on a bumpy or rough road surface and see how badly the roof panel shakes/vibrates. That will also give you a feel for how "loose" the body structure is after 18 years on the road. I hate to say it, but structural rigidity/integrity was the del Sol's biggest problem area. Early models were prone to water leaks and constant squeaks and rattles.
The del Sol also weighs as much as 200lbs more than a 2-door or 3-door Civic, due to the weight of the removable roof and the added reinforcements in the body structure. So performance lags a bit behind similar Civic models, but they're still pretty quick. On the plus side, they're still Hondas from the early 90s, which means they're bullet-proof in terms of reliability!
If you decide against the del Sol, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking a look at the 1990-1991 CRX (the Si is the best of the best)! I've had several over the years and they've been more reliable and more FUN than anything else I've ever driven!
#9983 of 10562 Re: service for 15 year old del sol [igozoomzoom]
Mar 31, 2011 (2:55 am)
A friend bought it new and has had it off the road for a couple years. It's not practical for her any longer and she can't afford keeping two vehicles on the road. It does have a minor roof leak however. Any thoughts on how difficult that would be to fix?
#9984 of 10562 Re: service for 15 year old del sol [late2ride]
Mar 31, 2011 (5:24 am)
Where is the leak located (along the front or rear seam of the roof panel?) and has it caused any significant rust that will be a problem later?
Just curious- is it an S or Si, what color and is it a 5-speed or automatic?
I would suggest joining a Honda enthusiast forum with a specific del Sol forum. Here's one to start with- http://www.hondaforums.com/
Replacing the weatherstripping with new from Honda is insanely expensive, but there are bound to be other ways to fix...
Are you planning to use this as your daily driver? Parking it in a garage?
#9985 of 10562 2011 Civic LX 4-dr automatic
Mar 31, 2011 (1:48 pm)
What's the best deal someone has got recently for 2011 Civic LX in SoCal (LA area)?
I got quotes from a few dealers and so far the best quote I got is for 16.2k + Tax + TTL & Fees = 18.2K OTD.. Also, this does not include the Honda protection pkg (trunk tray, splash guards, etc.).. Is this a good deal? Or has someone recently (in March) gotten better deals in LA? If so, which dealer? Please reply at earliest convenience. THANKS MUCH!!!
#9986 of 10562 Honda Civic LX price quote
Mar 31, 2011 (3:39 pm)
I just got a quote for LX $18,100 OTD price, which is the lowest price I got recently. But it's still too high for me. Is there anyone who can introduce a good dealer or dealership for me? I'm in bay area, CA. Thanks
#9987 of 10562 Re: service for 15 year old del sol [igozoomzoom]
Apr 01, 2011 (3:50 am)
I think the leak is on the front passenger side. Haven't seen it yet but I don't think it's leaking much. The car is a 5 speed manual with a recently replaced clutch. Has about 135K on it. I'll likely only put about $4k miles/year on it since I'm a 4 season motorcycle rider. The best part is she offered to give me the car free. Nice lady!
#9988 of 10562 Re: 2011 Civic LX auto sedan [kap13]
Apr 01, 2011 (3:30 pm)
Hey kap13, I am actually also interested in this car. I will move to Houston next week or so. Maybe we can work out some kind of group purchase thing. What do you think? Right now, the lowest OTD quote I got is ~$18000. I tried several dealership. They total price are strikingly similar.
#9989 of 10562 Re: 2011 Civic LX 4-dr automatic [autocars]
Apr 02, 2011 (4:53 am)
truecar.com has it for 1950 below invoice at keyes honda in woodland hills
#9990 of 10562 Re: 2011 Civic LX auto sedan [pawninchess]
Apr 03, 2011 (11:08 am)
I got mine this weekend for $17,750 drive out as it was the last day of the month. I waited for your reply, but I have told my sales guy that I want another one and if he could give at the same price and he said yes. Mine came with tint and stain paint protection(which a lot of dealers charge around $600 extra). I did not buy any other additional package. Let me know when you move to Houston and we can work a deal for you too.