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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 26th January 2014, 09:09 Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,

Not an owner as yet but I'm hoping to be able to post about owning a Civic soon It's time for me to replace an aging family car (VW Passat ) and I've been beguiled by the looks of the 06-11 Civic.

I've a Honda fanatic friend who has done well to convince me that this would be a wise purchase based on Honda reliability and experience so now I just need to find 'the' car

My budget (up to 4.5k-ish) puts me at the older end of the range and from what I've seen, with generally more miles. I'm looking at the 2.2 diesel (ideally the sport/es/ex model) and the examples I've seen so far generally look okay but tend to considerably stone chipped, 1 particular example looked like someone had tried pebble dashing it!

Does anyone have any advice on the best means to go about finding the right car? Trade vs private, things to look out for/avoid etc.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 26th January 2014, 11:29
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Welcome to the forum matey, pebble dashing comes with the car I'm afraid...
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Welcome to the club matey, just have a look on the forum for all you need to know about what to look for, as to pebble dashing, my bonnet was bad'ish so I just got it carbon wraped along with the mirror caps (cost me 90 fitted) and stick a nice set of wheels on it.no one will ever know and you could fund it with a saving on the sale price of your new car by saying a lot of hoos,hars and respray that to the seller.
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At that age pay particular attention to the clutch.

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Thanks for the welcomes =]

is there a clear giveaway (beyond slipping) that the clutch might be a little ropey?
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