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Old 06-25-2005, 11:10 AM
Cream Soda Cream Soda is offline
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I was lookin around for a Honda Civic and I found this, any opinions? Good deal? Better to just buy new? This is from an individual seller not a dealership (is it risky to buy from someone rather then a dealership?)

-2005 Honda Civic LX
-$14.950 (or best offer)
-Automatic
-Less than 3,000 miles

I don't know too much about cars so I wanna get as many opinions as possible, thanks.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:14 AM
jakethebake jakethebake is offline
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I just recently drove a 2005 Civic rental and it was the biggest piece of crap I ever drove. Maybe it was just the one i got, but I was the first driver of the car (it had 7 miles on it). I hated it. That's my $.02 on the car itself.

Buying from an individual is fine. Since it's a 2005, it should still be under warranty. Make sure this is the case. Also make sure you get the CarFax on it to make sure it hasn't been wrecked. Even if they seem fine, they're never the same once badly wrecked. Make sure to ask the seller why they're selling it.

EDIT: And make sure you check the bluebook on it. And haggle with the seller. Don't ever pay the asking price.
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Old 06-25-2005, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the response jake.

The guy whos selling it is English and he said he got the car for his daughter but she went back to England and now he has 5 cars. And yes the car is still under warrenty.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:29 PM
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If the gap between body panels is uneven, too wide, or narrow, it may have been involved in an accident.
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:47 PM
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get a civic hybrid instead
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:15 PM
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jake what makes you say the one you drove was a piece of crap?

I checked the bluebook on it and its $15,100.
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:19 PM
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jake what makes you say the one you drove was a piece of crap?

I checked the bluebook on it and its $15,100.

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I just really really really didn't like the way it drove. It had no pick-up at all, and the handling just felt weird. Like i said, though, it may have just been the one i drove. I mentioned it to a friend of mine who has one, and he still really likes his.
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:27 PM
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I was lookin around for a Honda Civic and I found this, any opinions? Good deal? Better to just buy new? This is from an individual seller not a dealership (is it risky to buy from someone rather then a dealership?)

-2005 Honda Civic LX
-$14.950 (or best offer)
-Automatic
-Less than 3,000 miles

I don't know too much about cars so I wanna get as many opinions as possible, thanks.

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you could get a new one for that price i think,or very close to it
new
or you could get a new corolla for less for sure
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:56 PM
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I was also thinking about buying new, but alot of people have said its a better deal to get a used "almost new" car. Assuming I can save $2k or so, how do you think that compares to buying new?
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:04 PM
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[ QUOTE ]
I was lookin around for a Honda Civic and I found this, any opinions? Good deal? Better to just buy new? This is from an individual seller not a dealership (is it risky to buy from someone rather then a dealership?)

-2005 Honda Civic LX
-$14.950 (or best offer)
-Automatic
-Less than 3,000 miles

I don't know too much about cars so I wanna get as many opinions as possible, thanks.

[/ QUOTE ]

I bought my new Honda Civic LX Sedan for less than this although I got a great deal. I love my car.
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