Buying a 1995 Honda Civic - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Giancarlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Fan#: 66325
Location: Montréal, Canada
What I Drive: 2001 Street Edition Sedan

Posts: 444
Points 3,242, Level 35
Points: 3,242, Level: 35 Points: 3,242, Level: 35 Points: 3,242, Level: 35
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 Giancarlo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Buying a 1995 Honda Civic

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.



__________________
'01 Ford Focus Street Edition Sedan
2.0L DOHC 16V Zetec
A Random Canadian from Sedan Revolution #196SR
Giancarlo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-26-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
alexdc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 51995
Location: Québec City, Canada, Canada
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black SVT Focus ZX5

Posts: 411
FF Reputation: 2 alexdc Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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
alexdc is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
andrev001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45488
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
What I Drive: 01' Red 5spd Wagon

Posts: 1,050
Points 5,235, Level 46
Points: 5,235, Level: 46 Points: 5,235, Level: 46 Points: 5,235, Level: 46
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 17 andrev001 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
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.
__________________
01' Red 5spd Wagon|00' Gold Wagon|'03 Red SVT|'04 MT Audi A4|'03 AT Audi A4|'03 SRT4|'03 Orange SVT|'04 Blue SVT|'03 Impreza WRX|'03 Black ZX3|'90 Mazda 626
andrev001 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2011, 10:57 PM   #4
Focus Enthusiast
 
Chewie12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88284
Location: Boondies, MA
What I Drive: 06 Mustang GT Premium, black

Posts: 304
FF Reputation: 4 Chewie12 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
As long as the trans shifts smoothly you should be alright. This cars run for a long time if taken care of well.
Chewie12 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2011, 07:15 AM   #5
Meh.
 
02fordsvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 84654
Location: Lowville, NY
What I Drive: 2002 SVT, 2001 SE (Rusty)

Posts: 9,976
Points 59,235, Level 100
Points: 59,235, Level: 100 Points: 59,235, Level: 100 Points: 59,235, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 26%
Activity: 26% Activity: 26% Activity: 26%
FF Reputation: 49 02fordsvt Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
You may want to ask the seller to put some air in the front tire. Just saying.
__________________
Hatch Nation #13 : Rally Revolution #13 : ROTM Jan '13
It's Bryan, not Brian
RSVT-170 Build in Progress
Derusting Rusty Build in Progress
02fordsvt is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #6
Focus Addict
 
DueceCoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Fan#: 32955
Location: Pennsylvania, PA
What I Drive: 07 Infra Red ST,2002 ZX3.

Posts: 1,222
Points 7,455, Level 57
Points: 7,455, Level: 57 Points: 7,455, Level: 57 Points: 7,455, Level: 57
Level Up 53% Completed
Level up: 53% Level up: 53% Level up: 53%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 5 DueceCoupe Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (29)
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!
__________________
I used to be DueceCoupe,but now I gots a 4 door!

ST Crew Member # 666
DueceCoupe is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #7
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91014
Location: st-hyacinthe, Canada
What I Drive: 2002 matte black ZX5

Posts: 26
FF Reputation: 1 focusced Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
focusced is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1