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Old 10-02-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Help for new car for my fiance!



Well my fiance has an '02 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe (auto). She has had minor warrantee issues but they are fixed. So she is tired of it and wants a new car.

I was talking to her and she wants the car definatly to be manual (thanks to me letting her drive the old 2002 and the E30 a couple of times). I think a new '05 Civic Sedan (we want kids) LX-G is a good buy.

MSRP $19,900+


So.......any other suggestions out there for around the same price?

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Old 10-02-2004, 08:47 PM   #2
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I drive a 2002 Civic sedan and it's a very reliable car...thats about it....lol...oh and i guess it looks presentable if your going somewhere...as opposed to a beat up ford escort or something.

After driving the auto version all this year, i have come to the conclusion i will never buy a civic for myself unless it's a 2door manual Vtec equipped version. I just don't feel that these cars are 'solid'. their too plasticy...but since your fiance is going from a cavalier to this, she probably won't mind that too much. So basically what you can expect from the civic sedans:

-Reliability
-No major repairs for a WHILE(our 02' civic hasn't needed anything but oil changes yet...but it's still a baby but just to give you an idea..she won't be hunting down the dealer to recognize her warranty for stuff going wrong! )

If i was in your shoes however, i would look at a mid to low mileaged 4 Door Accord, MUCH more solid ride....you think civics are reliable?>..hahahah accords are honda's BENCHMARK car which only means good things....so check out the price ranges on the autotrader just to have a look see(i'm pretty sure u can get a decent 01 if not 4door for close to 20gs?)
some examples:
http://www.trader.ca/VLotsEnlarged.a...T=1&unitcode=K
Manual, 4 dr., 2.3, 4 cyl. , Gas, Silver exterior, Grey interior, Alloy Wheels, Sun Roof, Bucket Seats, Heated Seats, Heated Mirrors, Air Conditioning, AM-FM Stereo, Compact Disc, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, 5 spd

http://www.trader.ca/VLotsEnlarged.a...T=1&unitcode=K

Manual, 4 dr., 2.2, 4 cyl. , Gas, Gold exterior, Tan interior, Fog Lights, Alloy Wheels, Sun Roof, Spoiler, Bucket Seats, Heated Mirrors, Air Conditioning, AM-FM Stereo, Cassette, Compact Disc, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Anti-Lock Brakes, Anti-Theft, Keyless Entry

so yeah, that shud be a good start...manual 4doors are very rare for the accord...but if you were to buy a civic u'd buy brand new anyway so that wouldn't be a problem.

Also, If you do plan on going with the civic...be careful that when you DO wash your car, to dry it thoroughly!...if your not careful and let moisture buildup...rust builds up super-easy for some reason on the corners and stuff on this car...especially near the trunk area...and at the door sills....and of course the notorious rear panel right above the rear tires

Hope that helped...whether u choose to go civic or accord...it will definately be a reliable ride...honda manual transmissions are actually more reliable then their ALREADY reliable auto trannys
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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She likes the new Accord Coupe V6 but the price is up there. My dad actually has an '02 Accord Sedan (4 cyl auto) and that thing is pretty solid.

Thanx for the info but she will never buy used.....has to have a full warrantee.
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #4
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yeah thats cool....then civic should be fine ...but i'd still suggest test driving a few other sedans like the New Corolla XRS...features a 6speed manual[same price range as the civic]....and i assume it's reliable since it's a toyota but i'm not much of a corolla fan....civic all the way
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:31 PM   #6
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The Corrola XRS is pricey for a Corrola....would rather a Celica but for the price they are both kinda blah. I would rather get the Honda and have money left over and spice it up.

The Chevrolet Cobalt. Umm. No. It is a GM and GM only puts quality into the higher end products they produce...and even still that isn't enough. And also it is a first model year.....big no no.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:33 PM   #7
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Mazda 6, about $27,000 very nice car for what you are paying
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:39 PM   #8
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Mazda 6, about $27,000 very nice car for what you are paying
Yes the new Mazda 6's are very nice. Just one thing that bothers me about Mazda.......how are they after the warrantee? My mechanic hates Mazda's becase the cost of parts.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:40 PM   #9
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i was going to suggest mazda 3, for the price , its unbeatable
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:41 PM   #10
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Get the civic and get the Aero kit dunno how its called I think thats what it is also get fog lights that looks nice and clean =O and get them 5 spoke 15 inch rims not split ...

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Old 10-02-2004, 11:44 PM   #11
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Get the civic and get the OEM body kit with fog lights that looks nice and clean =O
Got pics of that?
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:48 PM   #12
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Okay here found it... Aero Kit


http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=175091


I think this one is 2 door but if you search on that site I'm sure you'll find more

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Old 10-03-2004, 12:01 AM   #13
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Yeah... MAZDA 3... or TOYOTA COROLLA...


... Civic is okay too... can't complain... but I'd take the Mazda 3 or Corolla first...
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:08 AM   #14
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bump for Mazda3 ... yes, parts are up there after the warranty.. but I'm thinking she'd probably want something new by that time again anyway.
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parts for my mazda are very cheap .... but its old... I dunno about parts for the new mazdas
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