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    i know nothing about cars, were lookin to buy 1.

    about how much is this worth:

    honda civic 1.4i hatchback
    2001 - w reg
    petrol engine
    milage 20k
    5 door
    has 12 mnth mot

    is there any sites where i could check the reccommended value of this car. Its had 1 owner who bought it from honda, no accidents, runs properly etc...
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    Try Parkers, or I think the Glass guide has a more in depth valuation but you have to pay about £3 for it. The Parkers is only a rough guide, you get tables to adjust for mileage etc in the book. Glass's is probably the better of the two though (from what I've heard, I've never used it).
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    Does it have electric pack? (eg windows/sunroof etc) Is it auto or manual? A/C? I'd say around £3,000 too. Though with that mileage, maybe slightly more. Check www.autotrader.co.uk to to see how much others are going for. I'm actually looking those cars at the moment to get one. Good luck.
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    Also worth saying get it HPI checked (think the AA one is the cheapest at about £20) - that will tell you if there's any finance outstanding, whether the mileage has been clocked, if it's been crashed etc. - the first car I nearly bought had been crashed and written off. Some of them will also give you a guide price.
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    ok
    its got electric front windows, the owner says hes been the only owner and he bouught it frm a honda dealer. only used on weekends, its had no acidents and theres no hp.
    and its for 3,800. is this quite a lot?

    Is this a good family car? Its a petrol engine 1.4, is this economical?

    Would it be cheaper in the long run to get a car with a diesiel engine?
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    Firstly it can't be a 2001 W reg - (w = 2000). unfortunately I know nothing about civics let alone their values however! Would suggest you look into their market values in local paper and autotrader which are better than any other means.

    It sounds high but maybe the civic keeps its value, I don't know.

    Also, 20k is very low but that's a bad thing when compared with closer to avg mileage. It probably has only ever had the "low mileage" services (if anything!) yet it is starting to need things to be replaced.
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    I would not pay nearly £4000 for a 5-6 year old hatchback especialy if this is the Ronda version.

    You can get the same car with a Rover badge and a K series in place of the V-TECH for about £2000 less.

    I would also be very concerned that the car has been sat doing nothing for a lot of its life, things like servicing may have been neglected.

    Remember corrosion happens regarding the milleage, so thing like the break pads may need replacing.

    The 1.4 V-TECH is actually a very good engine, they reliable and last for ever, I am not convinced the car is worth the high price.
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    (Original post by pghstochaj)
    Firstly it can't be a 2001 W reg - (w = 2000). unfortunately I know nothing about civics let alone their values however! Would suggest you look into their market values in local paper and autotrader which are better than any other means.

    It sounds high but maybe the civic keeps its value, I don't know.

    Also, 20k is very low but that's a bad thing when compared with closer to avg mileage. It probably has only ever had the "low mileage" services (if anything!) yet it is starting to need things to be replaced.

    My cousin paid £1500 for a 10,000 miles Nova which was 12 years old, he had a shock when it was MOT time and discovered the rust was terminal, now this won't be a problem on a 5 year old Civic but the climate will have done some damage.
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    ok right, i think we'll scrap the idea of getting that then.

    that particular car is advertised in autotrader for under 4k.

    When looking for another car, is there anything that you would reccommend to look out for?

    Also would it be better to get a diesel?
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    Only if you do a lot of high milleage because diesels can cost more to service and require more servicing, older designs of diesel engines can also run a bit rough, so if you're doing less than 10k a year I would stick to a petrol.

    If you're doing say 20k then the higher maintance costs will probably be less than the fuel savings so it may be worth it.

    As for what car to get it really depends on your personal choice, but the Ronda Civics (i.e the one also made by Rover) are not worth £4k.

    You also need to think about insurance, depending on your circumstances it may be quite expensive, but if you're over 25 or have no claims it would be nothing to worry about.
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    Nah that isnt worth 4k, maybe around 3k. The 1400s arent vtec either by the way.
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    ok, i dont know wat 1400s are, or vtech,, but from the pictures of this car it doesnt look like any of the recent models and looks like an older 1.

    Can you guys reccommend a good family car, used, that would be about under 5k for less then 4 years old and less then 1.8 litres if petrol.
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    Mondeo 1.8 Zetec, you should be able to get a decent one for £4k, the newer vectras are good cars but the older ones should be avoided. The Rover 75's are not all bad for the money either.

    Personaly for £5k I would probably consider a late 90's BMW 3 series or C class, or a nice Audi A4 because these will keep their value much better.

    If you're not bothered about badges the Skoda Octavia is well worth a look at, as is the VW Golf but you pay a price premium just because it says VW on it.
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    £5k- early mk3 mondeo 1.8/2.0. Will be high (80+ thousand miles) though.

    Why only a maximum 1.8l? the 2.0 isn't much more to insure/run and the extra performance really does help a lot.

    Also you'll probably only get LX (basic) spec with the 1.8 whereas the 2l has more choices.

    A BMW/Audi is an option but realistically it'll be a lot older (no way will it be under 4 years old).

    Edit- also W reg is early (03-09) 2000, not 2001.
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    about the w reg.. the guy who waqs selling, said it was jan 2001, he had all the papers and everything so im not sure.

    we generally dont want a ford, and we have a 2l car atm, and it drinks a lot of petrol. So would prefer less then 1.8

    What do you think about a vauxhall astra or vauxhall zafira?
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    its got electric front windows, the owner says hes been the only owner and he bouught it frm a honda dealer. only used on weekends, its had no acidents and theres no hp.
    and its for 3,800. is this quite a lot?

    Is this a good family car? Its a petrol engine 1.4, is this economical?

    Would it be cheaper in the long run to get a car with a diesiel engine?
    I thought about getting a diesel but if you don't plan to use it all the time or your not doing high mileage it wil take a long time for it to balance out - suppose something goes wrong and you no longer need it, petrol would then be the better choice. Remember - for the amount of extra miles you get from the diesel, the fuel is still more expensive so you don't save that much.

    Hope that doesn't sound too confusing:eek:
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    don't want a ford? hmm. Mondeo/Focus are class leaders for a reason y'know...

    You're kidding yourself if you think a 1.8l is gonna be much fuel efficient than a 2l. There really isn't much in it (generally because a 1.8 has to work harder when cruising/accelerating).

    Zafira isn't bad, the 2 rear seats are small (only really suitable for kids) and use up all the rear space though but its generally an OK car.
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    Yes, the reason being that Ford's company/lease plan is very very very good value for money and has been since the days of the Granada's, Sierras and escorts.

    The focus isn't a bad car I admit that but the only reason why you see so many mundanos is due to the above.
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    The Mondeo still has a fine chasis though, I remember Jeremey Clarkson saying the MK2 (2000+) was perfect in every way but the badge.

    Escorts were a classic example regarding engine size, the 1.4 was the old DHC unit while the 1.6 was the modern 16v Zetec, not only was this a lot faster it was also better in terms of MPG because the fuel injection system was so much more efficient, rather than the bolt carb replacement the 1.4 used.
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    ive had a look on what car. top 5 family cars are: volkswagen passat, toyota avensis, honda accord, vauxhall vectra, ford mondeo.

    found a toyota avensis 1.8 wt-i 2004 . for £7492. 57k milage. ptrol. its form a dealer and they say
    IT WILL NOT BE PROVIDED WITH OUR NORMAL COMPREHENSIVE RAC WARRANTY AS IT IS BEING SOLD AS A TRADE SALE PRIOR TO GOING TO AUCTION.

    is this a bad thing?
    it seems like this is a car we might go and see.
 
 
 

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