That is about what it is worth. The reason I haven't replaced it is the replacement cost. Plus there is no rust and the interior is in great shape.
The gas mileage isn't bad. 20-21 city and 29-30 highway. I just am getting tired of the car. Annoying little problems are starting to get under my skin. I have three hundred fifty dollars in parts in my back seat. The lumbar support in the seat broke. $50 in parts. Now I had to spend $300 for a new hatch handle and lock cylinder. The lock went south about 5 years ago due to the salt and crap thrown up on the hatch at speed. I could live with that except the handle now broke and I can't open the hatch from the outside. Climbing over the seat to open the hatch is getting old. I figure another 1.5 to 2 years it will be time to replace the car. $3.50-$4.00 gas has made the need for a newer vehicle mandatory that the fuel mileage is at least 4- 5 mpg better in the city and 7 to 10 mpg better highway mileage a necessity.
is there anyway you can have 2 cars? keep this one and drive it occasionalyl till it blows.
arent there any junkyards near you? could always repalce the seats with out of somehting newer, heck i put 2003 blazer bucket seats in my 95 s-10 to replace the worn out bench seat. felt like a new truck!
im thinking about replaceing the chevettes with somehitng abit better condition but noone has any modern red seats! or black ones...
I've got 190K on the Benz (with original everything except timing chain, oil filter, T-stat, and A/C R-12 to 134 swap) I would like to keep this one for ever, it's just so nice on the highway, but the fuel injection system is so antiquated.
so In a year or two, I should have the big 200k. The Civic is at 186k, I've never owned a car with less than 100K. My old motorcycle (1976) only needs 192,368 more haha. Giving it an average of 240 miles/year!!! or about 6 gallon/year!
cool stories. I got my 93 civic in 2005 with 163k on it. had the timing belt/water pump done at 165K and replaced the 02 sensor at 170K. other than that I have not had to put a nickel into it other than oil changes and gas. next timing belt is due then about 255K With the rust the car has now, I cannot see putting another belt in it by then. the motor is going to outlast the body.
well, since I'm here. cavalier recently ticked over 237.5k miles. motor and trans original. I got her at 95k so we have quite a history. I was hoping to get to around 120k. it's funny thinking back. oh, and it's a 1997 if that matters.
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