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Guide to buying used Hondas

Hey there,

Could someone point me in the direction of a buyer's guide for used Hondas.

I'll be looking at two Civics ('01 & '02) tomorrow both with 170k + on the clock.

Is there anything in particular that I should look for/ask?

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Welcome.

Are the automatics or manuals? There have been issues with the auto transmissions on the early years like 01 and 02.

Headgasket issues were another known problem with the 01-05 year civics. At 170k if there were any issues they may have already happened.
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Thanks for the reply.

The cars are both automatic (in Southern California). Ah, you've got me worried now about the transmission! Anything I should look out for with reference to the gearbox?

I don't fancy driving a manual as I've driven one my whole life in the UK and would like to adapt to the American way of driving.
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would like to adapt to the American way of driving.
But we do it all wrong here

I don't have an automatic and I can't recall what the exact issue with them was.
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