Introductions Hi, I just joined

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by pastore, Monday 22nd Jun, 2015.

  1. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I just joined this site, im looking to buy my first HONDA car soon, i was looking at a Civic, automatic, i got about £1500 - £2000 max

    from London by the way.
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK @pastore :welcome:

    I've haven't owned a Civic, but there are plenty here that have.:Smile:
    If you have any questions, just ask.:Hey:
     
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  3. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    thanks, but where do i ask? in here?
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Here's fine for now. We can always move it later on if needed. :Hey:
     
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  5. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello:Bye:and :welcome:to :gohonda: Karma
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Hey pastore, welcome to HK!
     
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  7. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Im looking to buy my first Honda car, can i buy a decent Civic for my budget or do i need to save up more? im looking for an automatic
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    forgot to say, im gonna be driving it to work everyday so need something reliable.
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

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    Depends on what type of Civic, trim level etc.

    What type of Civic are you thinking of getting? Engine size, mileage, toys etc
     
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  9. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    i should have said - i don't know a lot about cars, i don't know the technical words, so i don't know what trim level means. but i wanna get one that has automatic gearbox, electric windows and the back and front, and power steering
     
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  10. Nighthawk Guest

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    how old do you want the car to be? maximum mileage?
     
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  11. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    i guess 2002 0r 2003. cuz that is all i would be able to afford and the mile im not sure what is best for realiability, i heard you should stay under 90,000 but thats why i need help in this forum cuz i don't know what mileage would be good.
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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    maybe take out a small 1k loan to cover the excess on top of what you already have saved if needs be??

    She does look like a nice car from the pictures, full service history etc is always nice to see.

    7th Generation Civics don't tend to stay on the market for long before they are snapped up
     
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  15. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    instead of a loan, wouldn't it be less interest on a credit card? or hire purchase from a proper honda dealer and go for the newer shape honda?
     
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  16. Superman001 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't worry about mileage when it comes to Honda's in general.
    I would rather buy a car that's done 150k with full history, had one owner that did 6k oil changes and kept all receipts than a car that's done 75k, had 4 owners and only had 1 service.
     
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  17. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    really? i didnt know that, so what is the maximum mileage i should accept as long as its got full service history?
     
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  18. Superman001 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Not sure if you are serious but I would go on the cars general condition and really wouldn't be worried about a car that's covered over 100k.
    One of my Accords has covered over 130k but its had about 16 services so id rather have that than a 75k car with missing history.
     
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  19. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I will bear that in mind, thanks,
     
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  20. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @pastore :welcome:

    My advice would be:

    - Try to decide on a specific model year, engine size, fuel type and gearbox (manual or automatic) which is within your budget. Use AutoTrader to browse.
    - Then look at quite a few cars to get an idea of what any common issues might be, and so you can compare them.
    - If you aren't sure of what you are looking at, try to find a friend who does know a bit about cars to take with you.
    - A clean and well kept car, with history and receipts etc. shows that the owner cares.
    - If you are buying privately, always view at the owners home address. If the house is well looked after, chances are the car has a better chance of being, too!

    Good luck!
     
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