Frost White 1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe; Manual Transmission; 165,900 miles

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1996 Honda Civic EX Coupe

Manual transmission
165,900 miles
VIN: 1HGEJ8149TL065310
Engine Size: 1.6L L4 PFI 16V
Drivetrain: Front wheel drive

Ownership history

Number of owners: 2 (personal lease/personal)
Average annual mileage: 11,060    LOW MILEAGE
  • No problems with salvage, junk, rebuild, fire, flood, hail, or lemon.
  • No total loss, no structural/frame damage, no airbag deployment, no odometer rollback.
  • Two incidents:
    • Accident involving front left side in December 2000, with very minor damage.
    • Incident involving driver's side door with very minor damage in April 2005.

General location history

  • June 1996 - March 2000: Charlotte NC (3.5-year lease)
  • March 2000 - October 2003: Raleigh NC (my personal vehicle)
  • October 2003 - November 2004: Boone NC (my personal vehicle)
  • November 2004 - November 2005: Alexandria VA (my personal vehicle)
  • November 2005 - present: Cary NC (my personal vehicle)

Features

Here are the notable features. Optional means that they need a minor fix to become fully operational.

  • 30 / 36 mpg (city/highway)
  • 5 speed manual overdrive
  • Factory mats
  • Seats 5 people
  • Power door locks
  • Front disc brakes
  • Kenwood CD player and AM/FM radio
  • Air Conditioning, cold and powerful
  • Tilt steering
  • Airbags (optional)
  • Power windows (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • 60/40 folding seats with trunk access
  • Tinted glass
  • Reclining bucket seats
  • Cruise control
  • Power sunroof/moonroof
It runs perfectly. There are no issues with the engine or drivetrain.

Problems

  • Drivers side switch for rolling windows down does not work.
  • Headline is beginning to come off.
  • Small dent on left side.
  • Front license plate holder is currently missing (not necessary in NC).
  • A tiny annoyance is that the wiper control stalk occasionally slips down on bumpy roads and turns the wipers on, and one has to push it back up.
  • Airbags most likely have a faulty component in the system and they are disabled.
  • Keyless entry system does not currently work.
  • Tiny drip in trunk when it rains.
  • Tiny drip around oil plug.
  • Drums are slightly warped.

Past maintenance

Notable past maintenance that applies to current parts includes:
  • Oil and filter changes occurred at least every 5,000 miles.
  • 8/13/2010: CV joint replacement on both sides in October 2010.
    • Note made that tire replacement is recommended.
  • 8/19/2008: Drive belts adjusted at 145,942 miles.
  • 4/28/2008: Major regular service at 141,782 miles:
    • Rotors machined
    • 150,000 mile service
    • Battery serviced
    • Note made that drums are slightly warped
  • 5/17/2007: Major regular service at 133,900 miles
    • 135,000 mile service
    • Brake light replaced
  • 4/28/2006: Major regular service at 116,148 miles
    • 120,000 mile service
    • Note made that front brakes are half worn ***I can throw in a pair of new factory OEM brakes with this car. $100 value!
  • Timing belt was replaced at 90,000 mile service.

Recommended maintenance

  • New tires
  • 15,000 mile service
  • New windshield wiper blades

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