Hi folks -
I'm shopping for a reliable long distance commute vehicle and I
think I've settled on a Civic. Will stick to an LX or EX for the
extras like cruise control. Probably going to pick up something in
the 95-98 range with 100-150k miles on it. Anything that commonly
goes wrong with these vehicles that I should be watching out for?
Still undecided on manual vs automatic transmission.
Anyone have problems with the "moonroof" leaking?
Thanx for any feedback ... jim
I think one of the best things you can do for a Honda with
100-150k miles on it that you're thinking of buyin is get
documentation of when the timing belt was last changed. If
it's about due, then figure that's going to cost you around
Other problems that come up with these Civics tend to be
nickel and dime stuff, though the more documenation you can
get on maintenance, the better.
This assumes the car has been maintained and not driven
hard. As you may know, the best way to verify this is
through a test drive and to have a mechanic look it over.
I would be looking at the front axle CV boots with the steering wheel
turned to full lock. Also run the AC after the car is warmed up to verify
the AC operation. I would feel the inlet and outlet pipe of the compressor
(carefully). One side should be ice cold and the other very warm or hot.
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