10-26-2011, 10:52 PM
Hey guys, I'm buying a 1995 Honda Civic, automatic, 1.5 liter (weedwhacker motor). It has 137,136 miles on it. Timing belt changed and the exhaust has been changed and apparently good winter tires. Is this a good buy? Do these cars explode around this mileage? What should I expect or whats the common issues? My first Honda.
For $800 dollars negotiable..
It does have some rust on the hood but heck its a winter-beater and for the price i'll offer him ($500) I don't really care.
10-26-2011, 11:17 PM
you could probably find a hood for cheaaapppppp... civics are like rain
dont know about their reliability but should be good... maybe wear and tear items
10-26-2011, 11:24 PM
My friends dad has '96 Civic with 285k miles and his wife has 99 Accord Wagon with 250k miles. Both cars run like a champ :).
Just be sure trans shifts up and downshifts as you brake, smoothly. If there is a lag or if you can "feel" ( like someone is using hammer to change gears ) the gear change, You gonna need a new trans pretty soon. $800 negotiable? Go as low as you can and buy it.
10-26-2011, 11:57 PM
As long as the trans shifts smoothly you should be alright. This cars run for a long time if taken care of well.
10-27-2011, 08:15 AM
You may want to ask the seller to put some air in the front tire. Just saying.
10-27-2011, 08:21 AM
A lot of My friends own Hondas.
Besides oil burning/smoking issues they are incredibly cheap to work on.
Parts are a dime a dozen.
My friend is running high 11's and total cost for Car purchase and Turbo is under 3000.00
Good Luck with Your purchase!
10-27-2011, 06:51 PM
you should definitely buy that car. ive seen many of these run over the 200K miles mark and still run good (just got rid of one) . Only thing you really need to look at is the floor/frame under the car. If it starts to perforate you should not buy it because once the floor start to rust on these cars the rust spread very fast, If it only is surface rust you could just grind/sand it and then repaint it.