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Old 07-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #11
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I love buying older cars because fixing them gives me something to do. I enjoy working in cars, it gives me a chance to clear my head. I also like the sense of accomplishment I get from them.
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Older cars are going to have some problems and need repair no matter what type they are. I like getting older cars because they are cheap and I don't mind having to do an unexpected repair as long as the car is not a piece
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:46 PM   #12
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My brother has a civic sitting in the driveway for about 10 years now.
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One advantage of having an older car it that you can mod it however you want without any lingering worries about resale values. With a new car, you can get so concerned about not doing anything that might reduce its possible resale value that its like you are just a caretaker keeping the car for a few years until it goes on to its next owner, especially so if you financed the car and the bank is the car's true owner. My 92 civic with 415,000 miles is worth zilch as a trade-in, so I have no worries doing whatever I want to with it in pursuit of fuel economy.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:39 PM   #14
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415,000 miles...HOLY ****!!!!

What has broken on your car so far?
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:25 PM   #15
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I replaced the ICE at 245,000 with a used ICE from Japan ($1800 installed), the muffler at 390,000, the main relay at 280,000, the radiator last week, battery at 310,000, front brake pads about every 120,000, the rear pads after 330,000. Has original transmission, clutch, shocks.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:08 AM   #16
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that's not bad at all.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:23 PM   #17
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when i got rid of it, my dads 89 civic sedan had 278,000 on it. only reason we got rid of it was it needed new clutch, burned oil like crazy (my fault, using redline as shiftpoint i was stupid back then ) and when our house burned to the ground, it was parked in the driveway. no damage but interiour had all kinds of ash in it and stained anyware i rubed it in. plus it smealed of smoke. but, except oil, it was running just as strong as it was brand new.

my dad also had 2 previous civics one beeing a cvcc with almost 300,000 and the second with 254,000
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:19 AM   #18
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haha welcome to my world, i have a tough times convincing my folks that hybrid technology is at its prime and that now is a good time to jump on the bandwagon before the prices get out of hand!!!

but nooooooo they keep screwing me over with "the battery is going to fail!" sheesh!!! They claim the newspaper knows everything... they sure do when you pay to read it!!!

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but nooooooo they keep screwing me over with "the battery is going to fail!" sheesh!!!
That battery will last at least 150,000 miles before even the most minor problems arise. Even factoring in the replacement cost, the hybrid still comes out ahead.
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