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Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/18/18 5:18 p.m.

It's time for my Civic to go. I have four cars currently and that's just too many for me.

2000 Civic EX coupe. D16y8 VTec engine. 5 speed trans.

First off, I did mad amount of maintenance to this car. Just ridiculous. 

  • Windshield
  • Headlights
  • Stereo with blue toof
  • All new speakers- Polk Audio front, Kicker rear.
  • Window tint
  • Timing belt
  • crank and cam seals
  • oil pan gasket
  • alternator and a/c belt
  • water pump
  • thermostat
  • every cooling hose. ALL OF THEM !
  • PCV valve
  • valve cover gasket
  • cap/rotor/wires/plug
  • all filters
  • all fluids
  • radiator
  • distributor o ring
  • vtec seals
  • motor mounts (2)
  • entire new exhaust from manifold back, to include new converter. From header to rear bumper, all new
  • Eibach springs on KYB struts
  • complete rear suspension rebuild to include those fun to change trailing arm bushings.

Everything on this car works, right down to the dome light. Sunroof opens and closes properly and doesn't leak. A/C is cold. Heater is hot. Power mirrors. Cruise control. Everything. No check engine light or any other BS. 

I have driven this car constantly and it gives 35 miles per gallon when I beat on it like it owes me money. It's amazing what skinny tires on a Honda Civic 5 speed can return for mileage. 

Car has hail damage, and I'm not even kidding. Let me repeat this, car has hail damage. 

Here is a short build thread I have done on here since I first got the car.

CIVIC BUILD THREAD

2000 American dollars gets you this fine automobile with a clear Texas title in my name.

I am pretty darn firmish on the price. I'd rather just burn the car to the ground that take lowball money on this deal.  I would possibly trade for a CRV with auto trans.

Located in Fort Worth Texas area.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
12/18/18 5:23 p.m.

Worth every penny of $3k IMO.  I wish you were closer.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Reader
12/18/18 5:24 p.m.

Given the insurance paid out on the car, with previous owner, is it considered totaled/salvaged/rebuilt title?

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/18/18 5:26 p.m.

Forgot to add, I have known this car since new,  day one, as it was owned by my coworkers (2 of them actually).  It currently has 191k miles and climbing about 250 miles per week as I drive it everywhere. 

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/18/18 5:28 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

Given the insurance paid out on the car, with previous owner, is it considered totaled/salvaged/rebuilt title?

Clear Texas title. Insurance paid mightily for hail damage, but they didn't total it.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
12/18/18 7:25 p.m.

Nice car

TA_
TA_ New Reader
12/18/18 7:40 p.m.

Has it been spoken for yet?  I saw on your build thread that you were going to sell, and have been waiting for it to appear.  Didn't expect it to be this cheap!  

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/18/18 7:49 p.m.
TA_ said:

Has it been spoken for yet?  I saw on your build thread that you were going to sell, and have been waiting for it to appear.  Didn't expect it to be this cheap!  

No one has stepped forward yet. 

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke SuperDork
12/18/18 7:54 p.m.

Good price on that car. I had a clean one by Frozen North standards and I am always blown away by how clean engine bays are on southern cars. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
12/18/18 8:12 p.m.

Yeah, holy moly. 

Drive this to Chicago and sell for 3-4k easy.

Or, this is a gastropod winner for someone. Beautiful car!

Wasn't flight service looking for something similar for a fun car?

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee PowerDork
12/18/18 8:16 p.m.

Yeah, bad timing... I would love to put my soon to be 17 year old niece in this. But 4 kids to buy for when their dad pulled a bonehead of the year stunt means I'm broke as a knock knock joke. 

TA_
TA_ New Reader
12/18/18 8:29 p.m.

If I'm still first in line, I'll take it.  I'll PM you.

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/18/18 8:33 p.m.

I'll be looking for it.

 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
12/20/18 9:30 a.m.

Just curious on an update.  

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/20/18 11:24 a.m.

I believe it's sold to TA_. I'm scheduled to pick him up from the airport Monday.

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/23/18 10:06 a.m.

I am scheduled to pick TA_ up at DFW airport tomorrow morning. I'll be putting him in the Hondoo pointed west for a long road trip home to Arizona. 

I am about to go outside right now and wash the car and double check all lights and fluids.

Cousin_Eddie
Cousin_Eddie HalfDork
12/24/18 1:11 p.m.

The Honda was last seen headed west with TA_ at the wheel. The car is on to it's new life as a commuter in lovely and picturesque Tucson, Arizona.

wawazat
wawazat Reader
12/24/18 1:45 p.m.

Congrats on the sale.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 New Reader
12/24/18 4:01 p.m.

Thank heavens it is going to stay reasonably dry!

B13Birk
B13Birk Reader
12/24/18 8:05 p.m.

This is an incredible deal for an incredibly thorough restoration as I would like to call it. Who ever gets this is getting a really great car.  

TA_
TA_ New Reader
1/5/20 8:02 p.m.

I'm trying to consolidate my four cars into two or one, and it's time for Cousin_Eddie's Civic to go.  I can make a new thread, but here are the basics:

Location- Tucson, AZ

Mileage- 200,XXX and increasing

Continued issues- horrible hail damage, deteriorated window trim, some oil consumption (about half a quart in between intervals), windshield wiper stalk gets stuck and has to be forced back (it will work on the high setting)

New issues- an F150 left a mark on my bumper after he decided that both of us needed to merge into traffic.  The body shop said there was no damage; it needed paint to fix.  I removed the mark myself and there is now no evidence of its existence, but it will appear on the CARFAX.  On Christmas Day, I noticed the power steering pump to be almost completely empty.  A week and a half later, it's a little below half, so it will need to be addressed.

I had a reputable shop do the clutch safety switch bypass.

Price- 1800

TA_
TA_ New Reader
1/5/20 8:04 p.m.

TA_
TA_ New Reader
1/5/20 8:06 p.m.

This is right after being hit.  That mark is gone now.  I'll take current pictures tomorrow if anyone's interested.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
1/5/20 8:19 p.m.

If you lived up here, that car would have been stolen already.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
1/5/20 9:12 p.m.

I think it would be funny to tell my wife we're buying a car that was "Cousin Eddie's".

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