If you happen to live on the beautiful island of Oahu there’s a nice Honda Civic for sale near you. This particular car is tastefully modded and not overdone like many Hondas I see on the road today.
Though a base model Civic came with only 92 hp from the factory, the car only weighs a tad over 2000 lbs. That means it’s actually lighter than a Mazda Miata.
Way back in 1991 my cousin bought a brand new Honda Civic DX Hatchback with a manual transmission. Though it was all stock the car had plenty of pep and was quite nimble through the curves. I was pleasantly surprised how civilized the car behaved on the open highway.
If you’re middle class and middle aged and have a lot of financial obligations then here’s a chance to own a classic for not a lot of money.
The Porsche 944 never enjoyed the success like its big brother the Porsche 911. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine produced a meager 150 hp which means it was never a fast car. It wasn’t much of a driver’s car either with performance being on par with that of a Volkswagen.
But all that doesn’t matter because it’s still a Porsche.
Here’s a chance to own your very own sports car for the same amount of money as a car down payment. It’s a 1983 Porsche 944 for only $4000 and it’s currently for sale on Craigslist.
Here is a 2000 Honda CRV LX with manual transmission and low miles. It’s currently for sale on eBay. Though the asking price of $6500 is a bit high, a Honda CRV equipped with manual transmission is a very rare find.
What I particularly like about this car is the manual transmission and cleanliness of the body. It looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.
The owner changed the timing belt which is a big plus in my book. I know many people that do not know the importance of changing the timing belt.
Because this is an LX model it comes with the steel wheels and not the stylish alloy wheels found on the EX model. But other than that I can’t find much fault with this car.
When searching for used cars most people tend to shy away from expensive hybrids.
But hybrids have been in the market long enough that prices are now within reach to most buyers.
Take for instance the 8th generation Honda Civic Hybrid.
A 2009 model, as shown in the pictures, averages around 12 grand in the used car market. While this isn’t exactly a cheap car to buy it’s still a bargain compared to new hybrid prices.
The 8th generation Civic is quite a radical departure from the previous generation model.
The styling of the exterior and twin-tier dash interior gives this car a sleek and futuristic look. It’s certainly looks much better than the previous generation’s boxy design.
The fifth generation Sonata was Hyundai’s first production car to be built in the United States.
It was redesigned and engineered to compete head to head with the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Though styling and performance wasn’t on par with its Japanese counterparts it was a drastic improvement from the previous generation Sonata.
Hyundai provided three trim levels for the Sonata: base GLS, the mid-level SE and the top of the line Limited Edition.
In 2009 the Sonata received a minor facelift with new headlights and taillights and a redesigned interior.
In 2004 Acura redesigned the TL and made the car better in every way compared to its predecessor.
The third generation Acura TL (2004 – 2008) is my favorite generation TL and I actually prefer it over the current version.
In 2007 Acura made minor revisions to the car with new headlights and taillights. They also added a Type-S model which was a sportier version of their already sporty car.
Transmission choices for the 04 model is either a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual.
Honda makes one of the best shifters in the market. So if you’re looking to buy a used TL I would strongly suggest getting the 6-speed manual.
You can buy these cars pretty cheap in the used car market today. Prices for an 04 model in good condition can be purchased for under 10K.