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Old 12-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

don't expect to get any offers, but i think it would be rude not to advertise here first to give our members an opportunity.

1997 civic lx (4 doors for those unaware) 5 speed...$2500obo
orlando, florida

200k+ miles
fairly new tires and front brake pads
new plugs, wires, thermostat, radiator and hoses
ice cold a/c and warm heat
new air and fuel filter
new aftermarket exhaust manifold/cat assembly
power windows and locks all work
working cruise control

the car has some body damage(front right fender) when the previous owner slid on ice and struck a guard rail...slight dents, but not repairable
faded paint all over and right rear door stuck shut(no body damage)

try to post pics soon. the reason i'm asking so much is because i bought the car for $1500 in bad shape and repaired/updated maintenance myself. put more than a grand into it...tires included. the drivetrain, interior, and a/c is perfect. it burns almost no oil...no leaks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

with no rad hypermiling, i get 40ish MPGs if i keep it under 60MPH and leave the a/c off. otherwise it dips to the high 30s.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

My mother-in-law bought this exact year and model for my brother-in-law about 3 years ago. I cleaned up the interior and tuned it up. My wife did a bit of bondo work. The car is running well with over 250K on the clock now, and has not been touched since, save for an exhaust patch job.

Good car for anyone who is interested.
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My wife did a bit of bondo work.
Why didn't I marry someone who can do that?
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

thanks fetch. i love the car, but i bought the same car, a 96 w/ AT to teach my teenager how to drive. if i don't get what i want from it, i'll just park it until my kid gets a job, give her the 96, then put the 97 back on the road.
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Why didn't I marry someone who can do that?
She can bake and weld, too... but not while wearing different gloves.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #7
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

my CL post w/ pics...http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/2753539886.html
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

so wait...your wife can use bondo, bake, and weld????

you have found the perfect woman (dang it, my search is over)

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #9
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

got my first real lead today after several "low baller" attempts. got a guy coming by to look at the car.

just want to ask you guys if i should stick to my guns in regard too asking price. with the drive train(altho high mileage), a/c, and interior all in great shape, what, if any is a fair compromise in price considering the car needs paint and body work.

my thoughts are that paint and body needs are the best to have. i need a/c in florida, and a dependable drive train speaks for itself. of course a clean interior is always welcome.

i'd like to get rid of the extra car, but i am willing to park it until another car is needed...when the time comes...maybe in a year. and should i mention that to potential buyers trying to get me to come down?
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Re: 1997 Honda Civic LX 5 Speed

According to Edmunds.com True Market Value for this car with the miles and condition is worth about $1310.00. Unless it was a collectors item or had a specific inherent value (such as a 1990 Honda CRX) this would be price that I would offer you.

According to Edmunds.com, the True Market Value is the average price that a car sells for in your region. And it is adjusted for options, the car's color and incentives. TMV figures, posted for free on Edmunds.com, are based on the actual sales of other cars of its kind in your area. The figure is then adjusted further for accuracy using sophisticated calculations designed by mathematicians at Edmunds.com.
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