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Old 05-Jun-2012, 05:27 PM
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I'm 23 years young and bought my first car today. 2002 Honda Civic DX (Midnight Blue) with 117,700 kms on it. These last three weeks I've looked at a lot of cars and most turned out to be rusted, beat up, or sold by people I don't trust. There have been a lot of Civics in my family, including own my cousin owned with upwards of 700,000 kms. There are a lot of these on the roads and for a damn good reason.

I didn't even have much time to sit in it today because I paid the man roughly 30 minutes before I was supposed to be at work. It was test driven and checked out for a while, but I didn't get to take any pictures (aside from one on my iPhone), wash it, or pull into my own driveway with it.

This car has virtually no rust I can see. I'm sure there is some forming somewhere considering the age, but it looks pretty good. There are no dents or major flaws aside from a few scratches here and there, but it's nothing I can't touch up.

I guess that's all I can say about it for now. I'll post some pictures tomorrow morning when I wake up. Since it has such low mileage and it's a Civic, I guess I'll be around here for a while.
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Old 06-Jun-2012, 12:01 AM
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i highly doubt 2002 civic will reach 200 000kms with out any problems
they dont make them like they used to
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Old 06-Jun-2012, 03:20 PM
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Old 06-Jun-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hello, everyone! Thanks for the welcome.

I'm sure I'll run into a problem or two by 200,000, but luckily I have a mechanic in the family who is obsessed with Civics. If I need anything replaced/repaired, I can probably get it done for cheap (or free if I buy him some beers).

I know in the next few months I'll be due for a timing belt change.
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Old 07-Jun-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh Pelican View Post
Hello, everyone! Thanks for the welcome.

I'm sure I'll run into a problem or two by 200,000, but luckily I have a mechanic in the family who is obsessed with Civics. If I need anything replaced/repaired, I can probably get it done for cheap (or free if I buy him some beers).

I know in the next few months I'll be due for a timing belt change.
Yes, you are due for a timing belt soon at that mileage. I'm a mechanic. I've seen people neglect the timing belt, and I have seen them break at around that mileage. I've recommended an engine afterwards. Sometimes it doesn't pay to be cheap.
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Old 07-Jun-2012, 05:28 PM
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I'll probably be taking it into Yuille's soon just for a quick inspection of it. I'll either have them or my cousin change it.

I don't really intend on making too many modifications to this car. It definitely won't be a ricer. Tires, wheels, deck, headlights, tail lights, rotors and pads, and a K&N air filter for the stock airbox. That's really it. Might do a Magnaflow exhaust as well as upgrade the rotors and pads, too. We'll see how things go, I guess.
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Old 08-Jun-2012, 10:09 PM
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Congrats on you're car man.

I've recently hit 130 xxx on my FG2 and had no issues other than regular maintenance.

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Yea remember the 'z'. Or else you'll end up at civicforums.com

lol......
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