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Old 07-09-2014, 10:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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test drove the '07 Civic

Well, it's not quite a screaming deal considering tires, mechanical & emissions inspections, and sales tax will put the car right at the low end of the "high miles" price range.

But I drove it and it felt fine. Everything works - cruise, A/C, etc. Clutch felt good, though the transmission is rev-happy like all recent manual Hondas - 2750 RPM at 100 km/h / 62 mph indicated. No onboard fuel economy display, and I didn't bring my ScanGauge for the test drive.

I made an appointment to have my mechanic do a mechanical/safety inspection. The dealership was nice enough to let me do that before making any sort of deal, so that's good.

If there are no big surprises, it's a go!
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