this a good price??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dirkson, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. dirkson

    dirkson Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the group - lookin' to buy a Honda Civic to complete my dream
    pair of cars (Civic, Jeep). I really wanted a civic with the SI-G package,
    but they are hard to come by here in Canada. I have found an LX that I like,
    but I don't know if the price is right. Here is what I know:

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Exterior: black
    Interior: black
    5-speed manual
    22,000 kms
    euro-tail lights
    $6000 in upgrades
    $2000 stereo (Alpine CD player, JBL subs, etc.)
    $1500 Eagle Alloy 15" 5-spoke rims
    Power windows, locks, etc.

    The guy is asking $18,500 OBO (Canadian) for it. That a good price? Seems
    decent enough from what I know. It doesn't have the VTec which I wanted, nor
    does it have a sunroof, which I wanted. Anyway, any help would be
    appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    SK, Canada
    dirkson, Oct 19, 2003
  2. dirkson

    jim Guest

    forget about the upgrades and the rims and stereo.. it is not woth the
    price.. he probably did not pay more than $16,000 when the car was brand
    new..... we bought a Civic LX in 2001 loaded with power everything,
    auto trans.. and the cost was $15,000.... we did not put chrome rims on
    it nor a $2,000 stereo and i doubt we will not be able to get $10,000
    for it now.... yo could probably go to new car dealership and get a
    2004 for about the price he wants for his two year old car.. you can
    always put the add ons to the car.....
    jim, Oct 19, 2003
  3. dirkson

    DrPimpDaddi Guest

    forget about the upgrades and the rims and stereo.. it is not woth the
    He said CANADA. A $16,000 car in the US is about double in Canada.

    I do not killfile nor use do-not-call lists.
    DrPimpDaddi, Oct 19, 2003
  4. dirkson

    dimmi Guest

    keep on looking...
    dimmi, Oct 19, 2003
  5. dirkson

    dirkson Guest

    Yes, the $18,500 is in Canadian funds and a bare-bones 2003 Civic LX in
    Canada will go for about $18,440 new (according to the sticker on the car).
    That was his asking price anyway, and I could probably get him down to

    dirkson, Oct 19, 2003
  6. dirkson

    dirkson Guest

    Alright - thanks.

    dirkson, Oct 19, 2003
  7. dirkson

    ravelation Guest

    Don't let him make you think you should have to pay for his upgrades.
    When you go to sell a car, the actual money you see from any upgrades is
    nominal. See what the going price is for a standard Civic w/o all the
    upgrades and offer a bit more than that figure.

    It sounds like a nice car and if you play the game well, you can get a
    Civic for the right money. Wait a month and see if he's still trying to
    sell. (My guess is for that price, it'll still be on the market...)
    Newer used cars are really difficult to sell, especially at the price
    he's trying to get. He needs to take the *love* out of the price.

    I had a RAV4 that I tricked out with leather and awesome chromes. When
    it came time to sell, it was still a RAV4. Know what I mean?
    ravelation, Oct 19, 2003
  8. dirkson

    ravelation Guest

    Another thought....if he upgraded this vehicle so much, and now it's for
    sale so soon, perhaps he's in a bind for cash?
    I bet you could take if for $15K. JMO.
    ravelation, Oct 19, 2003
  9. dirkson

    Gus Guest

    With all that stuff on it, how do you think the car was driven? I think
    moving on is a good idea.
    Gus, Oct 19, 2003
  10. dirkson

    dirkson Guest

    Good point - I'll wait it out and see if it's still on the market. When I
    called him about it, I asked if he had many inquiries on it yet and he said that's a good sign. I agree that he would probably go lower, since
    there has to be a reason for him tryin to sell an '02. Thanks again.

    dirkson, Oct 19, 2003
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