- Not-quite-bangernomics: Age vs mileage vs price?
Well I did feel like my 120k Type-S’s drivetrain was as good as new (and the MOT emissions test results always looked good), so thanks jam bo! 🙂 Yes, they’re all Civic Type-S, some pre facelift, some post facelift, v similar specs. Chain cam engine so I don’t recall 60k being expensive, though mine went through it years ago…Posted 4 years agojoolsburgerMember
At that age it’s all about condition and spec, like you say mileage not that important anything under 70k would be good. I’d be looking for a full SH and the best bodywork, wheels and interior I could get. Go and look at a few and decide from there. Stonechips, corroded wheels and cheap tyres and I’d walk away there’s so many about you can afford to be choosy and the mechanicals are pretty bombproof. Why not a type r?
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201310119234748/sort/pricedesc/usedcars/price-to/3000/model/civic/make/honda/onesearchad/used/onesearchad/nearlynew/onesearchad/new/keywords/TYPE%20R/postcode/kt89lg/page/3/radius/1500?logcode=pPosted 4 years ago
My trusty ’03 Civic Type-S has expired (damaged loom from a car park incident causing the airbags to fail the MOT) but having test driven a few newer similar cars I’ve been left feeling rather underwhelmed at what you get for your money. So I’m now on the hunt for another pre’06 Type-S. I’ve always leant towards higher mileage for a given age because unless it’s a taxi it usually means easy motorway miles rather than hard urban miles, but my aim was to run this car for another few years and then get something bigger/fancier at 3 years / 60k. Hence thinking stop-gap… My car had done 120k hard miles and the drivetrain was still perfect but I’d had to replace most of the front suspension (I should probably slow down more for speed humps).
(price plate mileage)
£2.5k 05 97k
£2.6k 53 66k
£1.3k 54 137k
£1.8k 52 48k
£2.2k 54 72k
We don’t do much mileage now, easily under 10k/yr. Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated!Posted 4 years ago
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