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Old 06-19-2017, 08:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
Natalya
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The dealer's an idiot if you offered $2500 and he declined. $1500 bid is good. The car looks clean which is always nice, but the miles and the damage to the driver's mirror and door handle are big negatives. Also, there's absolutely no way the hybrid battery is okay.

The hybrid battery is probably dead. I don't know what the dealer means by it was serviced by the dealer, that's probably a load of bull unless they got like an invoice from Honda for whatever work was done.

But you can drive this car with a dead hybrid battery as long as you make 1 mod (clutch switch) to keep the car from ever learning the battery is bad. Or you can trick it into constantly charging the 12V battery and remove the dead hybrid battery altogether, saving 40 pounds.

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