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Old 03-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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New Fabulous car?

Ok, I just bought my Mazda last summer, and I love it, but I have happened upon a deal I don't know if I can pass up. My boss (and friend, mind you) is going to be moving out to California in a couple months, and doesn't want to bring his car with. He offered it to me first, if I want it. Here is the details:
2003 Honda Civic EX Coupe
35,000 miles
100% stock... nothing but oil changes and gas have changed.
2.0 I-4 w/ 4 speed auto
Averages about 30 mpg, up to 40 on highway trips

They go for around $14.5k at dealers, and $13k private party around here. He just threw a number at me today- $10,000.


Pros:
Reliable
Great gas mileage (save about $900/year on gas over my 6)
Inexpensive to fix if something goes wrong
Low miles, could drive for YEARS if I wanted to
Great resale value
I'd be able to sell my 6 for about $13k or so, depending on how hard I try, so I'd be up $3k

Cons:
Slow
Kinda ugly (but rims/drop/tint would help a lot)
Ummm, it's a Civic

In my eyes, I might be stupid for passing it up. What do you all think?

A pic for those who can't picture a civic

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Old 03-11-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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j/k, when it comes down to it, if you don't really care right now about having a cool car and instead saving money, it makes sense. Yes it is a lame car, but if you can bank 3grand for something else, like a down payment on a house/condo/etc., you may as well.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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Hmm, the side of me that hates civics says no..

The side of me that sees logic in this, however, says it's a damn good deal and definitely worth some thought. Gas prices aren't going down anytime soon (if ever) and that combined with low cost for parts makes it a rather nice deal.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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j/k, when it comes down to it, if you don't really care right now about having a cool car and instead saving money, it makes sense. Yes it is a lame car, but if you can bank 3grand for something else, like a down payment on a house/condo/etc., you may as well.
Yeah, I know. I figure that some coilovers and rims will at least make me satisfied with the way the car looks, hopefully to the point where I'll keep driving it. It's kinda nice that the engine doesn't respond at all to bolt-ons, so I wouldn't be putting a dime into the engine
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:38 PM   #5
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4 cyl FTW!!! Gas will be +$4 a gallon. I'm looking into a 4 banger :/

Unless I get the new job next week Free truck and gas card FTMFW
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new civics are pretty cool i guess....only the si tho
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Hmm, the side of me that hates civics says no..

The side of me that sees logic in this, however, says it's a damn good deal and definitely worth some thought. Gas prices aren't going down anytime soon (if ever) and that combined with low cost for parts makes it a rather nice deal.
That is EXACTLY my thoughts. I've never liked Civics (although I've seen a few with decent wheels and a drop that look good), but the money I'd save...
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new civics are pretty cool i guess....only the si tho
uh, I'm not buying a new civic
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4 cyl FTW!!! Gas will be +$4 a gallon. I'm looking into a 4 banger :/

Unless I get the new job next week Free truck and gas card FTMFW
No kidding. If gas hits $4, I'd save $1,000 a YEAR over my 6
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:43 PM   #10
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I had a Civic. I'm not too fond of the new years, though, that's just me. The later models start looking a little too much like an Accord. Too family-style in my opinion rather than just passenger.
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if u buy the civic you'll be bord of it instantly....and looking to sell it in 6-8 months
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my mom has the model b4 that and she loves it, I hate hers lik 99-00.

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my mom has the model b4 that and she loves it, I hate hers lik 99-00.

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Have you ever driven it? It's the poorest excuse for a car eva....(as far as power goes)
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Looks like some kind of fake/plastic toy..
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Have you ever driven it? It's the poorest excuse for a car eva....(as far as power goes)
ya i have, just a touch worst then the Bimmer internet sarccasim
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the bimmer is that bad?? I drove a 3 series a few years ago and I thought it felt way faster than the ga......(not saying much obivously) but still
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blah

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my mom i'd give a 4 out of 10 overall, but its older model.

F it though, gas prices, i laugh when I see these V10 trucks
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Now this is an example of how I would want it to look. I would have different style rims, but I like it clean and simple.
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if u buy the civic you'll be bord of it instantly....and looking to sell it in 6-8 months
Maybe. Even if I do, I'd probably come out ahead
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^ that is true....10K seems pretty cheap
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