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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 29th October 2012, 21:06 Thread Starter
 
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Smile New to the forum and soon to be Civic owner (hopefully)

Hi all,

Been reading the forum for a couple of weeks now trying to get information together for potential purcahsed before finally finding one today and signing up.

From the lovely city of Newcastle and on Friday if everything goes to plan I should be the owner of a 59 plate Civic EX GT in Silver (Though it looks the darker one not the albastor one in the brochure!)

Previously a Ford man coming from a Focus, Fiesta (new shape) and now Mondeo which is going due to not really needing the size, and parking it was a pain with how they park in multi storeys.

Took me a while to find this car after losing out on one in York, funnily enough to another couple from Newcastle

But oh well, hopefully happy days soon, hopefully I wont regret the jump.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 29th October 2012, 21:24
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 29th October 2012, 22:12
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Hi and welcome.

I also jumped from ford to Honda myself but it was from a 53plate fiesta diesel.
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Welcome aboard Brian - enjoy your new ride when you get it and well done to switching to a more ethical company!

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 30th October 2012, 21:53 Thread Starter
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Thanks guys,

Well after some last minute thoughts today, though this mainly comes from where I found the car (Arnold Clark) I decided to cancel my interest in it. A little closer to home I've been offered a choice of two 59 Plate ES's in Red, and Silver.

The red comes with the parrot hands free kit, and rear sensors and only 19k miles with being ex mobility which I can have with a bit of haggling for 10k or thereabouts, it's going to be on for 10,900. The latter has 5k more miles, and is on for 10,500, but has no hands free or sensors, but is just along the road from me whereas the red one is in York.

Now looking around there are some other EX GT's around but a bit of a drive away, upto 200 miles in some cases. This is very much the model I want, but how far is too far for distance?

I'm sold on red for the car, just seems to suit it more, but have read some informaiton from the wiki thats its also the weakest of the colors for the car?

So is the EX GT really worth the trek to get if I can get a good price for it, and what is a good price?

The car I lost out too in York was a 2010 plate EX GT with 42k miles on it and was selling for 10,900. Looking further about the country there is a red EX GT on there, looks to be an ex company car as its a 2010 plate with 60k on the clock but I think its a bit over priced at 11,950, drawback with that is its 260 miles away.

A little closer (130 miles or so) I have a couple of options in Albastor Silver, and Polished metal, the other half prefers the silver and with her being chinese is against red at all costs

So my questions are, how far is too far. And from a dealer, how much is too much and whats right.

The latter two cars mentions are on 30k miles on 2010 platesat 31k miles and 31,526 respectively.

Regards

Brian (Sorry for the novel)
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 31st October 2012, 15:17
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I thought Red was lucky for Chinese people ?

As for paint.. ummm .. Rumour has it that Honda drive the unpainted cars past a paint shop and our paintwork is the collateral overspray !!

In other words .. It could be better.. But it's ok !!

Have you thought about Tangerine or Blue

You don't say whether Diesel or Petrol

Or which Newcastle !!


Welcome to CivInfo anyways.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 31st October 2012, 22:16 Thread Starter
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Ha yeah red is a lucky color but alot of the people she knows drive red civics
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