Last post on Oct 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan
#29 of 58 warranty vs certified
Jun 11, 2007 (12:42 pm)
I wanted a honda certified 2004 civic sedan,
but havent been able to find one (yet).
Is it possible to convince a dealer to
Honda certify a vehicle?
I'm a newbie car buyer and was hoping a
Honda certified vehicle would take some of the pain out of the buying process.
The one I am looking at on Wednesday has only
35K miles, auto transmission,
but NOT power windows/locks
(I didnt know you could still get cars without
How much would an extended warranty
cost for something like that?
Any help appreciated, I feel woefully
inexperienced in car buying!
#30 of 58 2005 Honda Civic LX 4dr.
Sep 17, 2007 (8:02 am)
Am buying a 2005 Honda Civic LX 4dr. Sedan Nighthawk Pearl this week - about 26,500 miles on it from a NY Honda dealer
Total is 11,290 - with taxes. 10,900 for the car.
Looked at carfax report online - paid for it myself. Looks clean.
Is this a good deal?
Also - this car is not certified.
They said they can tell me how much to get it certified. And how much an extended warranty would be if I didn't get it certified.
What is a good amount to pay for certification? Would $1000 be about right? I just don't want to overpay. And I am on a budget.
#31 of 58 Body Repair Question
Sep 19, 2008 (11:02 am)
I'm looking at buying a 2000 Honda Civic. It is in unbelievable condition (only 35,000 miles!), but it was involved in an accident in 2001. The seller showed me the repair receipt, and one of the items listed was "Frame/Unibody Repair and Setup" at a cost of $55.00. Is that anything to be concerned about? I got a Carfax report on it, and the accident is listed but under "Structural/Frame Damage Check" it says "no issues reported". I would guess that any frame damage would cost more than $55.00 to repair, wouldn't it? The entire repair bill came to about $1,200 and most of that was to repair the front bumper and headlight.
Thanks for any advice!
#32 of 58 no prob
Sep 24, 2008 (5:55 am)
unibody cars like the Civic (and most cars) are usually set on the frame fixture to check for any misalignment after a wreck. It doesn't mean any damage was found (evidenced by the "no issues reported" statement), just that it was set on the fixture (looks like a large car cradle) to be checked. It takes time to do this, hence the $55 charge.
If the "frame" (it really doesn't have a frame per se) was damaged the repair bill would have been a lot more than $1200.
#33 of 58 Re: no prob [kenlw]
Sep 24, 2008 (8:24 am)
Thanks so much for your reply! I figured it was something like that. I appreciate the info.
#34 of 58 Re: 2002 Civic LX with 73,540 for $10,995? Is this a good 1st car to buy? [kamst152]
Mar 04, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I recently bought a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT limited for a good price (I think), $12K. The dealer wanted to give me $3000 for my 2002 Honda Civic EX (94K miles, good conditions, have records). I has done research in advance and saw trade values of anywhere from $5K to $6.5K. We could not come to agreement so I made it easy and did not trade the car. I'm now in the position of trying to sell it privately. Research indicated the private party price to be in the $5500 - $7500 range. I'm asking $6500, have placed the car on craigslist and autotrader. One and a half weeks have gone by without one hit. Am I really being that unreasonable with the price? Fortunately, I don't need to sell it.
#35 of 58 Re: 2002 Civic LX with 73,540 for $10,995? Is this a good 1st car to buy? [sidious6688]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:55 pm)
Your price is reasonable, its that we are in down economy and people are not buying and banks are not lending. If you can hang on to the car then definitely do but keep your ad fresh, to the point, and with pictures. I sold my older civic on Craigslist not too long ago and all interested parties mentioned they replied becasue of pics and details. All they wanted to know was already there but still to the point. I hope this helps.
#36 of 58 2006 Honda Civic EX sedan automatic
May 02, 2009 (9:08 am)
used 2006 Honda Civic EX automatic
condition: engine and tires are a little bit dirty but thats about it.
options: air conditioning, am/fm, sunroof, body side moldings, cd player, power windows, power locks, power windows
does this sound like a good price?
#37 of 58 Re: 2006 Honda Civic EX sedan automatic [tyhd91]
May 02, 2009 (4:43 pm)
Its a good price ............. but only if the economy wasn't down and car companies weren't selling new vehicles at big discounts. A brand new 2009 civic EX sells for $16.5k so the price difference between a 3 year old civic with 30K miles and a new one is only $2,500.
If you are dropping 14k on a car, i would think another 2.5k to get a brand new is worth it. Also, if you are going to finance the car, the used car will finance at a higher interest rate (about 6.5%) but a new car financed by honda at 2.9% On a 4 year (48 month) loan that means a used car will cost $1700 more in interest. If you factor in the higher cost of loan/financing of the used car, a new 2009 Civic EX will cost you only $800 more than what you are going to pay for a 3 year old used car.
The economy is improving (finally) so the deals on new civics will not last long, as honda is famous for *not* offering special deals. If you are in the market to buy a used car for $14k you can easily get a new one for just a little more. A year from now, these low-low prices on new civics will probably be gone. If I were you, I would go with a new Civic.
#38 of 58 fuel system relaced on a 2004 civiv ex
May 25, 2009 (6:07 pm)
Should I be concerned about purchasing a 2004 civic ex in which records show the fuel system was replaced in 2008 at 65,000m. I am new to the used car market and am a bit wary of making this purchase.