old car low mileage what are some risks?Cost to good to be true?

Asked by May 14, 2017 at 09:40 AM about the 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

89 honda civic $950 94,000 miles

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Risks are that it sat for a long time without running. So you will probably need to replace all fluids and rubber components. Any car that old will need some amount of work.

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Run a vehicle history report on it. If it has a five digit odometer you could be looking at a vehicle with 194,000 on it. Or even 294,000. When a vehicle with a five digit odometer hits 100,000 miles it starts at zero again. A vehicle history report will usually tell the tale though. HTH. -Jim


If the under neath ain't rotted out it would be just what I look for , too much tech. over kill in newer cars , even with replacement of major parts to me it's still a good deal , I do my own work though .

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Make sure it passes smog inspection before buying.

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