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#4627477 - 01/07/18 08:42 PM Which Vehicle Should I get rid off?
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2006
Loc: VA
Alright, I believe it's a decision time for me. Fun, fun, ...

I have to sell one vehicle after recently acquiring an Acura TSX, which I am keeping. So left with 2, out which I have to get rid of one. Which one do you suggest?

1- 2003 Honda Civic LX - 150k, AT and had it since last 6-7 years and bought it with 60k on it. Did all front suspension components in 2017, except inner tie rods and axle, otherwise all front suspension is new. Timings belt, WP is good and have almost brand new Michelin tires, as well as all other fluids are fresh and maintenance is up to date. But it does burn oil, otherwise running like a champ and have had religious changes for ATF with Honda ATF.

2-2008 Honda Civic LX - 155k, AT and bought it in 2017. Front 2 tires will possibly need to be replaced in next few thousand miles. Suspension still seems to be original, otherwise running like a champ. Doesn't burn oil or anything and PO replaced whole A/C compressor, blower etc... and have done other regular maintenance too.

Now real question is, which one I should get rid of? Seem like 2008 is a safe bet since I won't be getting too much loss. 03 can be driven to ground and probably won't sell for much right now.

Anything you guys would suggest? Thanks for your help and advice thumbsup
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#4627486 - 01/07/18 08:47 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
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Loc: Southeast Texas
I don't think either will bring you a whole lot price wise. Personally, I would keep the newer of the two, especially since it does not burn oil.

You can put them both up for sale, and keep the leftover one. Can't go too wrong either way.

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#4627488 - 01/07/18 08:48 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: gfh77665]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2006
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: gfh77665
I don't think either will bring you a lot price wise. Personally, I keep the newer of the two unless there is some other compelling reason, but in this case I don't think there is.

Put them both up for sale, and keep the leftover one. Can't go too wrong either way.


Actually, that's a really good pint in terms of putting both out at the same time and see which one will go or try with each for 2 weeks and then see what happens!

Never thought of it this way smile
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#4627490 - 01/07/18 08:49 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1327
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
Ditch the 08. You'll get more, and sounds like the 03 has been better maintained with a better history.

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#4627493 - 01/07/18 08:52 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: oilpsi2high]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2006
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Ditch the 08. You'll get more, and sounds like the 03 has been better maintained with a better history.


Honestly, that's what I have been planning to do as well. But haven't firmly made up my mind.

Because 03 is a good beater too. I mean, 08 isn't a Maserati but it's cosmetically in better condition than 03 too laugh
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#4627495 - 01/07/18 08:57 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: oilpsi2high]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19806
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Ditch the 08. You'll get more, and sounds like the 03 has been better maintained with a better history.

Agreed. I would sell the 2008 since you can also get more money for it.

Both engines do have the potential for some expensive issues, but the chances of occurrence are not very high.
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#4627501 - 01/07/18 09:00 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Id keep the 03 since you know the history, and it sounds like its ready to go without work needed. Selling the 08 will probably bring more money too
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#4627508 - 01/07/18 09:05 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 465
Loc: texas
Keep the 03. What you sell the 03 for will get eaten by the tires on the 08. The oppopsite is not true. Since the beater will not get driven much, the oil burning issue is a non issue. Unless its a leaker. Then drip pans may be the pita that pushes you over.

Insurance and registration should be cheaper with the 03 as well.

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#4627511 - 01/07/18 09:06 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
I'd put both up and see what goes first.
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#4627516 - 01/07/18 09:15 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Well, here's my 2 cents... 2cents

I drive a vehicle until it just flat isn't worth keeping anymore.

"there are no Joneses" to keep up with.

I always factor in insurance costs, also....
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#4627519 - 01/07/18 09:19 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
dgunay Offline


Registered: 12/05/14
Posts: 612
Loc: Toronto
It sounds like both gets you from A to B. Keep the cheaper one, if changing timing belt every few years doesn't bother you. And don't worry about oil consumption, all it needs 1 grade thicker oil.
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#4627523 - 01/07/18 09:22 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 10/07/12
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I'd keep the '08

It's marginally safer, and doesn't burn oil

On a long enough timeline, it's more promising and tolerable
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#4627550 - 01/07/18 09:39 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2759
Loc: Wet side WA
I wouldn't use the TSX as a daily driver. I'd drive it enough to keep it running well. But I'd drive the 03 and the 08 into the ground to preserve the TSX.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (01/07/18 09:39 PM)
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#4627553 - 01/07/18 09:40 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11008
Loc: Idaho
Sell both and buy a new car.
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#4627588 - 01/07/18 10:06 PM Re: Which Vehicle Should I get rid off? [Re: maverickfhs]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3543
Loc: New England
Dump both enjoy the TSX. Life is short to drive penalty boxes when a normal/comfortable car sits in driveway

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