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Temping deal on a FN2 TypeR Civic

Discussion in 'Motors' started by robinbanks, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. robinbanks

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    Location: witney

    Good Morning

    I work in a co-op on saturdays and i've had a well know customer come that works for a local VW dealer. I have had qute a few conversations about PX as he has had some intresting PX's in his time. Anyway a while ago i said to him if he has anything intresting come in let me know. So he has and its a black 07 Car with 45,000 mile on the clock. He told me its spotless and they guy was ocd. Ive been told i can have it for £5500 (I think i can lower that as its going to be auction car at that age) Is this a good deal? I drive around 15,000 miles a year so need somthing reliable and will this be? . Is it still the normal checks on hondas for this model? oil,rust, brakes?

    I asume running cost will be nearly the same as what my old NA MK2 Mr2 was? 20+Mpg?
     
  2. vanpeebles

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    Gonna use it as a getaway car? :D
     
  3. Dis86

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    Well he's hardly going to say it's covered in crap and the guy was a slob, is he?
     
  4. ree

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    :D
     
  5. mccarf

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    Really great reliable cars. Mine used to get about 23-26mpg in normal use and 31mpg on a long journey at 60mph. I would say that's overpriced though. Mine was a 2008 with 98k or so on the clock and I had almost no interest in it. Ended up selling for £3k. From the two civics I've had both have had their electric mirrors fail (easy cheap DIY fix) , both have had their A/C fail(never bothered fixing) and both have had ABS sensors fail(cheap) . They've also both had their clutches go and surprisingly the type R was about £100 cheaper than the 1.8, coming in at about £275.
     
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  6. robinbanks

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    Actually yes. As I've had other cars mentioned and he's been quite honest and said what price but also been clear on the condition. He's offered me a rusty 200sx before for the engine and made it very clear the rest was scrap.
     
  7. rodenal

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    Depends how much you value the low mileage I suppose. It does sound very expensive to me too - they aren't a particularly desirable car at the moment so you're paying purely for the mileage.

    Trouble is you can buy a very good example from someone who has been trying to sell for a while for a good sum less than this one.

    My 2009 car was sold 3 years ago for the kind of money you're looking at on this one
     
  8. sovietspybob

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    Not sure on current values but that seems a lot for that generation of car, i did average 35mpg out of my DC5 which has a very similar engine in it so i'd expect the same out of the FN2.
     
  9. WoodyUK

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    I'd actually say £5500 for sub 50k FN2 isn't bad at all tbh. Just have a quick look on AutoTrader at what they're listed for privately.

    Recalls off the top of my head which are very likely done but worth running the VIN/Reg on the recall checker.
    Third Gear Synchro - gear can pop out of gear if they're really bad or crunch going in.
    Engine Wiring Harness Loom - Another recall, again, was discovered really early on so most likely done.
    Handbrake Catch Mechanism - Chance to slip off the latch and handbrake releases.

    Rust along top of windscreen rubber, could cut into the paint and cause rust unless it's been replaced - Honda are still replacing these but it's a bit hit and miss finding a main dealer that will do it free of charge though Honda UK will throw their weight if you have to fight them for it. Otherwise it's a couple hundred jobby.

    Nothing else to look out for really other than your basics.

    It'll certainly be reliable, MPG won't be the best though it is a very high revving 2.0 so you can't hate on it too much - I averaged 25 mid-city with a lot of VTEC Bwahhhh with a stock engine but could easily do 38mpg on motorways. 40+ if there's a lot of 50 average cameras which there seems to be everywhere now.

    Now I'm lucky if I do more than 13mpg but.. Turbo life :D

    They aren't the most comfortable as standard, I'd really recommend Eibach springs to sort out the harshness and if you take a fancy to the car then perhaps dropping to 17" aftermarket wheels with a larger sidewall for even more comfort.

    It'll want 5w40 rather than what most sites recommend for it (5w30) otherwise you'll be topping up quite a bit. I've done about 25k miles on near-stock FN2s and there is a real noticeable difference in oil consumption when switching up to 5w40.

    Any questions specific to the car, feel free to pop me a trust as I don't check here often much.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
  10. Frozennova

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    Off topic but also on topic @WoodyUK

    Was your FN2 turbo converted with the private plate when you bought it?
     
  11. WoodyUK

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    Yeah was already on the car when I purchased it. Got myself a bargain.. and then promptly turned it into a massive bargain for the future owner that buys from me, oops. :)
     
  12. kaptainmarc

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    I've owned 2

    Pretty much what Woody said above.

    normal checks on service history, rusty roof, third gear.

    the stock headunit is garbage and cant really power the sound system, I upgraded mine and it made a huge difference.

    also installed eibach springs and 17inch aftermarket wheels which transformed the ride comfort. I commuted in mine for 3 years doing around 12-14K per annum. fuel ecomony on my commute averaged between 30-35mpg

    The paint on these cars is very very thin and the calipers can be prone to sticking and needing a refurb/replacing.

    mechanically as long as it has a good service history will run for a long long time, the engines are very well put together.

    the price is ok because of the low mileage but nothing to scream about
     
  13. robinbanks

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    Ok thanks guys. That's definitely something to consider. :D
     
  14. sHo0sH

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    Bit of a hijack here but would 105k on a 1.8 civic type s 2007 with full service history put anyone off?
    Guy wants £2k for it and it's just passed MOT
     
  15. rodenal

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    If the car is in good order then no they last forever really.

    If it has the ishift box however do yourself a favour and don't go near it - they're awful
     
  16. dacads

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    Can it put the power down though? ;):p
     
  17. sHo0sH

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    It seems so, last report from the MOT had 2 advisories - needs a new tyre, and theres a bit of surface rust near the suspension on the front. No i-shift thank god!
     
  18. WoodyUK

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    :D
     
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  19. dacads

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    I'd be up for that mate ;)
     
  20. Illusion

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    I paid about £4400 for an 09 with 97k on it last year but I was happy with the price as it had one owner since new and had been on an extended Honda warranty so had all sorts of stuff replaced. As has been said it depends how much you value the low mileage.

    They are very reliable cars, not particularly fast by today’s standards but good fun. I get 18-20mpg round town and 34-35 on motorway runs