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Old 01-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post
I would some input on this car i want to buy to see if its a good deal. Also wondering if the engine is stock and in good condition for its age. What would i be getting into buying a 195,000 mile car as far as dependability and life expectancy? What should i look for when its being inspected?

My current car has 128,000 miles but gets 28mpg and weighs a ton. Would i only have a 100,000 mile life expectancy with the VX?

Car has 195,000 miles. bad rust on the rear wheel wells and a good ding or two. Asking is $1,800. Might get it at $1,500. Whats your opinion, is either price good? Here are the pictures:

(add http at the front, i cant post links yet.)
://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w227/robert-0137/Civic%20VX%20195k/]Civic VX 195k pictures by robert-0137 - Photobucket
I drive a slightly younger DX with 190K miles on it. Few problems but they do happen. The owners of VXs above maybe answer your question better. I would not be concerned much about high mileage, but the rust could indicate problems elsewhere: that much rust on the easily cleaned body surface suggests too little attention and that there will also be significant rust in other more important and harder to clean areas. Good luck.
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



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