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Hi Guys,
Looking at a 2003 Civic, 75k miles, auto, any particular problems on this model (EX)? Also belt or chain at 100k miles and approx cost?
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Obtain service and maintenance records from the seller.

Get a prepurchase inspection done before buying

Timing belt
The owners manual says "Replace timing belt, inspect auto-tensioner,
and water pump ... Every 110,000miles (176,000 km) or 7 years"

Hybrid and SI both use a chain, not a timing belt.
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Re: What to look for-

Make sure your tranny shifts properly.

There arent TOO many problems with these cars. Other then maintanance just check that tranny its the only known MAJOR problem on these cars.

I say go for a 2004-2005 Virtually all tranny problems are gone by those two years.
However 2003 could of been the cut off year, maybe someone else knows better then me.
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