2006 civic; MPG seeing and amount paid.

Discussion in 'Civic' started by jphandley, May 30, 2006.

  1. jphandley

    SoCalMike Guest

    ive got a co-worker that paid $9000 a few years ago for a 1991 LS400.
    had 200k miles on it. he put another 100k on it with no major repairs to
    speak of.

    it IS starting to look its age, though. the burgundy leather is really
    worn, the paints starting to chalk in places, and the steering wheel is
    worn through to the core.
    SoCalMike, Jun 1, 2006
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    SoCalMike Guest

    i hear that. this time around, ill be able to write a check for the
    whole amount.
    SoCalMike, Jun 1, 2006
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    SoCalMike Guest

    a friends 2000 echo had the AC crap out on it. his mechanic says the
    compressor fragged internally, and sent metal pieces throughout the
    whole system. $2600 to replace everything. blue book on the car is only

    so hes rollin the windows down and bearing it!

    i remember the AC kit for my civic was available online for under $1000.
    i wonder if the same is available for the echo?
    SoCalMike, Jun 1, 2006
  4. jphandley

    SoCalMike Guest

    id avoid something that needs a timing belt/water pump replacement every
    100k miles or so.
    SoCalMike, Jun 1, 2006
  5. How much will they be using this car as opposed to you?

    If you're putting 240 miles/day on it, I presume they have their own

    The best defense is a solid offense. Don't get into accidents.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 1, 2006
  6. Sure. Been that way for, well, 25 years now that I know of.

    And I get to sit there and jawjack with him while he fixes my car.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 1, 2006

  7. I shoul have stated, "...payment trap or new."

    No depreciation for this guy...

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jun 1, 2006
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    jphandley Guest

    No, I meant trying to keep myself safe for them The family won't be
    in the car, except on weekends.
    jphandley, Jun 1, 2006
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    SoCalMike Guest

    eh- the car im looking at depreciates a whopping $2000 over 3 years. if
    im planning on keeping the car, id rather just buy new with the full 3yr
    warranty, and know how it was treated.

    but if i was buying american? id buy used.
    SoCalMike, Jun 1, 2006
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    Imagnat Guest

    Like you, I've been researching cars with better gas mileage. I haven't
    decided on anything, yet. But you may consider a used Toyota Prius
    Hybrid. It's about the same size or larger than the Civic and I've seen
    the '03 & '04s prices around 13-15k at Carmax.com. I believe it gets
    about 50-60 mpg not to mention a fed tax break. I believe they have a
    pretty good factory warranty also.

    Good luck in whatever you find.
    Imagnat, Jun 1, 2006
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    Dave L Guest

    Just curious - what part of the country are you in? I'm in Baltimore
    County, MD. Heard of late hours but still...
    Dave L, Jun 1, 2006
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    KWW Guest

    Why? It is an easy repair. Takes about 4 to 5 hrs, but it only occurs once
    and a while. Now, DO check out how often you have to adjust the valves.
    Older Hondas used to be every 30 k miles, and before that some were spec'd
    at adjustments every 15k miles. THAT task is hard on the back.
    KWW, Jun 2, 2006
  13. Just curious - what part of the country are you in?[/QUOTE]

    West of you, but not all that far.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 2, 2006
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    Dave L Guest

    West of you, but not all that far.[/QUOTE]

    Dave L, Jun 2, 2006

  15. My newest American car is a '64. None of those are depreciating...


    1931 Studebaker President State Coupe (Q4)
    1955 Studebaker President State Coupe
    1955 Studebaker President State Sedan - Almost done Daily Driver
    1956 Studebaker Power Hawk - Long Time Fun Car - (Will be burial
    1964 Studebaker Champ P/U T-6 Long Bed - Daily driver
    1983 Honda Civic FE - Daily Driver undergoing shakedown test
    Grumpy AuContraire, Jun 2, 2006
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    TomP Guest

    Move closer to work.


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    TomP, Jun 3, 2006
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    Jay A Guest

    Just bought an 06 Civic EX.I honestly have never regretted a car purchase as
    much as this one. I bought it because I just cannot deal with $3.35 gas
    prices in Southern California anymore. But my Accord that I replaced got
    between 28 and 33 mpg no matter what the condtions, air on or off. With the
    Civic the ONLY time I get stated mileage is when I am on an open freeway
    with no air on. Like that I get about 40. If I turn the air on, it drops to
    about 28. I HOPE it just needs more time to break in, but as I approach 1000
    miles I am beginning to lose hope.

    I honestly WISH I never made the trade.
    Jay A, Jun 4, 2006
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    Seth Guest

    10,000 miles is a VERY magic number on Honda's and their break-in period...
    Seth, Jun 5, 2006
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    Jay A Guest

    I REALLY hope you're right. Thing is, my Accord took no time to reach EPA
    mileage and there didn't seem to be ANY difference whether the air was on or
    Jay A, Jun 5, 2006
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    Art Guest

    Did you check your old car in recent years? Summer gas mixtures means poor
    mileage for all cars.
    Art, Jun 5, 2006
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