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    Should I buy or bail?

    Hey guys,

    Tomorrow I'm going to look at an EM1, it's done 200,000kms and needs the left hand side ball joint replaced and rego expiring in may. . The guy wants $5,500 and I'm keen but the high mileage worries me and also I don't know how expensive replacing the ball joint could be.

    I would like some opinions, and also things to look out for would be great as I don't have much experience in civics.

    This is the car for reference
    http://bit.ly/ZpDhLw

    I appreciate the help.
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    I bought a 95 civic vti a few years back with 200k on the clock. ill admit it I spent too much money on it.

    new radiator, new drive shaft, new rear rotors, new master cylinder for brakes and I still need to fix the steering shaft.

    Also comes down to how much you are willing to work on it. I would have saved a lot of money if did most of these installations myself.
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    Re: Should I buy or bail?

    That EM1 has been for sale for yonks. I'm pretty sure it was also for sale few years ago bit didn't sell and got re listed some months ago.

    If you do go have a look, make sure that you check EVERYTHING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MXEMUP View Post
    That EM1 has been for sale for yonks. I'm pretty sure it was also for sale few years ago bit didn't sell and got re listed some months ago.

    If you do go have a look, make sure that you check EVERYTHING.
    Dang, that's not a good sign..
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    Check everything before you buy.

    There's some honda fan boiz who think their EM1 is worth $10,500 with 220,000km on the clock. Just because it's "rare" and "well maintained"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DakDak View Post
    Check everything before you buy.

    There's some honda fan boiz who think their EM1 is worth $10,500 with 220,000km on the clock. Just because it's "rare" and "well maintained"
    Well that's what I've noticed with EM1's, they're really, really expensive for no real reason..
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    all hondas are overpriced due to p-plater car. simple.

    5.5k is reasonable, cars probably fked tho. lol

    also hondas are cheap to fix if u got a mechanic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rskebby View Post
    all hondas are overpriced due to p-plater car. simple.

    5.5k is reasonable, cars probably fked tho. lol

    also hondas are cheap to fix if u got a mechanic.

    Yeah, I got a good mechanic, I'd like an em1, but I won't go for it if I have to spend like 1k just to fix it, when rego is due in may. Guy won't budge, he's adamant that he wants $5.5k for it.
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    Re: Should I buy or bail?

    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Yeah, I got a good mechanic, I'd like an em1, but I won't go for it if I have to spend like 1k just to fix it, when rego is due in may. Guy won't budge, he's adamant that he wants $5.5k for it.
    Theyre the second nicest looking civic imo. fd2r being first (Yes they are near impossible to get in Australia.). Just get a decent civic. daily it until your on ur fulls then go turbo. whole honda fan boi phase avoided

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    Last edited by DakDak; 07-03-13 at 11:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Hey guys,

    Tomorrow I'm going to look at an EM1, it's done 200,000kms and needs the left hand side ball joint replaced and rego expiring in may.
    Bought my old 97 prelude with 170,000km. Got an exedy heavy duty clutch straight away and did the timing belt at 200,000km. No major problems til 300,000km. It never missed a meat. Just look out for normal wear and tear items here and there.

    Look after it.

    I spotted a Civic EK D16 at Hannys. 186,000km. Needed a head gasket...oh well.

    edit: Hello from Campbelltown too...see you around
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