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Finally saved up and bought my 1st car #4108070
05/27/16 12:33 PM
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2002 civic ex with 133k , junior in HS...Paid $2500

Did i pay too much?


Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108073
05/27/16 12:34 PM
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Nice, seems like a good deal


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108077
05/27/16 12:36 PM
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Whether you paid too much depends on its condition. You have not shared that information with us.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: FutureDoc] #4108079
05/27/16 12:37 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Sounds like a good deal. Was the timing belt changed?


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: JC1] #4108080
05/27/16 12:38 PM
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Charlotte, NC
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Originally Posted By: JC1
Was the timing belt changed?


This.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: gathermewool] #4108082
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It had the timing belt replaced in 2013 at 102K, other than that i don't know much about the maintenance history.

Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108085
05/27/16 12:40 PM
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Looks pretty good, if it looks decent underneath then you did pretty well.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108087
05/27/16 12:43 PM
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Hopefully you got the manual transmission because 2001/2002 were failure prone years for some AT civic


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: 901Memphis] #4108095
05/27/16 12:46 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Hopefully you got the manual transmission because 2001/2002 were failure prone years for some AT civic


That was nmy next question. If it's an automatic I would suggest a drain and fill of the tranny fluid.

My wife's got a 97 civic and its been bullet proof.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: 901Memphis] #4108100
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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Hopefully you got the manual transmission because 2001/2002 were failure prone years for some AT civic


Auto, hopefully it will last for the 1st few yrs of college.

Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: JC1] #4108101
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Originally Posted By: JC1
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Hopefully you got the manual transmission because 2001/2002 were failure prone years for some AT civic


That was nmy next question. If it's an automatic I would suggest a drain and fill of the tranny fluid.

My wife's got a 97 civic and its been bullet proof.


What fluid did you use, does it have to be Honda?

Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108108
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Another thing i forgot to ask, There's 1 wheel stud missing on front passenger tire (you can see it in the pic), is it ok to drive like that.

Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108115
05/27/16 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: rocky8314
Another thing i forgot to ask, There's 1 wheel stud missing on front passenger tire (you can see it in the pic), is it ok to drive like that.


No. Get it replaced asap. Replacing studs is well within the abilities of most DIY'rs. Tap the old one out, push the new one in from behind, use the lug nut to pull it the rest of the way in.

As mentioned this model year was among those with less than stellar automatic transmissions, on the other hand my friend had one be bought new and with LOTS of abuse and no maintenance, his trans went over 200,000 miles before failing. I did a bit of the maintenance on this car for him and overall it was a pretty nice car.

Change the fluid a few times and dont beat on it and you will probably be fine. Looks nice. I'd get that lug replaced.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108116
05/27/16 01:00 PM
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Great Lakes
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Originally Posted By: rocky8314
Another thing i forgot to ask, There's 1 wheel stud missing on front passenger tire (you can see it in the pic), is it ok to drive like that.

I wouldn't drive like that for too long. Buy a replacement.


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Re: Finally saved up and bought my 1st car [Re: rocky8314] #4108125
05/27/16 01:07 PM
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Will replace it this weekend, thanks guys.

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