I'm investigating several 2005-6 Honda Civic 1.4-16i. I've seen a 1.4i
SE at a local Honda main dealer and the mileage is 7500 miles. Should
I be cautious about buying such a low mileage vehicle? At first I
assumed it was a positive feature but on second thoughts of it has had
little usage and has been unused for long periods of time surely this
is detrimental to the engine in the long term?
Anyone own one of these Civic models? Please share your experiences.
I recently looked at a 2002 Camry with 28k miles on it. In 2006 it
had 8k miles on it. It was leased by an 80 year old woman who ran her
errands in it once a week, then bought off the lease by her daughter,
who drives 13k miles a year. So low mileage cars do exist, but you want
to make sure that they weren't driven on too-short trips that didn't
allow the engines to get hot enough, for long enough, to purge the oil
of condensates. You also want to make sure they got things like new
coolant, even though they might not have reached the specified mileage.
Age matters as well with fluids, and belts!
I sold my 96 Civic in April 08 with a little over 90K on it. Did the
full "time or miles" maintenance on it. It was still a great car at
12 years old and they guy I sold it to said it was still getting
Sorry - no. The 7500 miles is the true odometer reading. The car is
being sold by a very well known franchised dealer. I've checked the
MOT certificates also for confirmation.
It comes with a 12 month Honda warranty.
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