1988 HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK 79,999 ORIGINAL MILES!!!
ALWAYS CALIFORNIA CAR!
RECENTLY PASSED SMOG
ICE COLD A/C!!!
STARTS RIGHT UP, FIRST TIME, EVERY DAY!
If it sits for three weeks, it starts up the first time.
TEMPERATURE GAUGE NEVER ABOVE HALF!
This thing is basically a two owner car. The second owner bought it in either 1990 or 1991. She had owned it ever since. I bought it a few years ago from her and it had 75,000 miles on it. Towards the last 10 years or so, she only drove it like 100 miles a year - to church, and to the grocery store.When I bought it from her, the tires were basically full tread, but they were 24 years old!
* I put on all new tires
* All new brakes
* New radiator
* New thermostat
*New motor mounts (all)
* New pneumatic arms for hatchback (VERY STRONG)
You can drive with something sticking out of the back, and leave the hatch open. The hatch won’t bounce up and down.
I’ve taken it on the freeway at 80 mph. Drives great, doesn’t shake. I don’t like to drive it that speed regularly because these 1980s cars were made to drive 55, but I drive 65 to 70 very comfortably!
Although I don’t drive it like an enthusiast might, it does handle like a dream!
This thing has been more than regularly serviced throughout its whole life.
Two mechanics looked at the timing belt and water pump. I took a picture of the water pump, it is a glowing goldish bronze color. They told me that both were brand spanking new.
The body is extraordinarily straight. The only things I see are the right back quarter panel with a couple of small dings.
At the very top of the driver side of the window, if you go through car wash it leaks a little. I put some tape on there which kept it from leaking temporarily, but I feel if somebody put epoxy in the little gutter connector there it would stop completely.
I have to clean the inside of it out, needs a vacuuming.
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