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1990 Hawaiian Civic for Sale

December 3, 2013

1990-honda-civic-frontIf 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.

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2000-honda-crvHere 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.

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There’s a 1996 Honda Accord for sale on Craigslist in the Central Jersey section. It has 36K miles on the clock and the asking price is $4700.

The car has been driven an average of 2.2K miles per year. Not sure if this is a good thing especially if those miles were driven locally.

According to the owner the exhaust, tires and brakes were recently replaced.

If this car really has 36K original miles with no mechanical defects then this is truly a bargain. Since the owner is asking for $4700 you could probably knock an extra 200 to 300 dollars off the price.

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The Perfect Commuter Car

August 9, 2012

I found this red 1993 Honda Civic VX for sale on Craigslist today. Here is a twenty year old car on sale for $2500 and with only 119K miles on the clock.

In case you didn’t know the VX model is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles to come out of Honda. Its fuel rating is 48/55 MPG which is in the hybrid category and without the complexities of a hybrid.

I once drove my cousin’s 1991 Honda Civic way back in the early 90s and remember how well the car rode. The ride was very smooth and quiet for such a small car.

With the gas mileage of a hybrid and with Honda’s reliability the VX makes for the perfect commuter car especially for those that require cheap transportation.

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Honda CRX

May 2, 2011

These days automakers are bragging about their hybrids getting 50 miles per gallon. But is this really any news? Back in the late eighties there was a car that got up to 50 mpg on a 1.5 liter engine. It was the Honda CRX HF and the HF stood for High Fuel economy. It didn’t […]