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My 97 civic with 150k miles is still running, and needs full body paint. My husband said that it is towards its end and would not be worth it. I checked that it will cost around 200-250 for it. It's properly maintained and I still see it running maybe 2-3 yrs more. I put around 20k miles a yr. Only the AC has been replaced, tranmission is still good. What do you think? Is painting it worth it?
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for that cheap? wow, where do you live? thats cheap as hell and where you getting done at?
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sounds like a uhhhh owwww better get maco special that maco paint wont last a year.
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This should be a poll... but i don't think it's worth it. As lowlife said, that cheap of a paint job isn't worth getting. Much less on a car that has 150k on it. Everyone understands when a 13 year old+ car has paint damage. Who knows when the transmission will go out, or engine damage, or brakes, or any other thing that goes wrong with high mileage cars. Put the money into a good investment... IMO

lol @ uhhhhh owwwwww
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Re: full body paint

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My 97 civic with 150k miles is still running, and needs full body paint. My husband said that it is towards its end and would not be worth it. I checked that it will cost around 200-250 for it. It's properly maintained and I still see it running maybe 2-3 yrs more. I put around 20k miles a yr. Only the AC has been replaced, tranmission is still good. What do you think? Is painting it worth it?
Are you the original owner? If so then you know the history of the car. But a $250 paint job will not be a good one (unless you have a friend in the business willing to give you a break). A decent paint job will run close
$800-$1000
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Thats definitely not the cost of a good paint job. I wouldn't say its worth it on such an old car unless you have a particular reason to. That reason being either you're in love with the car or you have some $100,000 engine in there (some fast and the furious sh**).
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sounds like a uhhhh owwww better get maco special that maco paint wont last a year.
Mine's lasted about a year so far but I got the $1000 job
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around $3-5k for a decent paint job. $5k+ for a GREAT paint job lol.
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^For $1500-2500 you can get a good paint that isn't a colour change and can exclude door jambs and the engine bay.
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Yeah they only did the outside. No frame, no bay, no trunk
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^For $1500-2500 you can get a good paint that isn't a colour change and can exclude door jambs and the engine bay.
Thing is that $1500-$2500 is basically what his car is worth, and you have to ask yourself if that money is worth it and how much does it actually increase the value of the car.
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its not about increasing value, its about driving a nicer car. it would still be much cheaper to paint his car than to buy a newer/better car for $5-6k.
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Well then its a form/function debate I guess.
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Re: full body paint

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My 97 civic with 150k miles is still running, and needs full body paint. My husband said that it is towards its end and would not be worth it. I checked that it will cost around 200-250 for it. It's properly maintained and I still see it running maybe 2-3 yrs more. I put around 20k miles a yr. Only the AC has been replaced, tranmission is still good. What do you think? Is painting it worth it?
If you think the car has at least another 2-3 years in it, and you like the car and you WANT to get it painted (and have it look better) then my advice would be to go ahead and have it painted. However, I can't imagine quality work for $250. maybe $750. Shop around and good luck with it!
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Hasnt it occurred to anyone that it COULD just be a typo ? ...2000/2500 ?
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It's worth it to me. I have a 97 civic also 244,000 miles, still runs like new, replaced the a/c and cv axles. The car is paid for and gets 31 miles per gallon, it's not going anywhere but to the paint shop, but I don't think you are going to get a very good paint job for $250, I have 1 dent in my car and looking at about $1200, but still cheaper than another ride
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Full body paint job for only $250, that's cheap. Where did you have it painted?
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