Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?) - Honda Civic Forum

7th Generation Civic In the years from 2001 to 2005 Honda released it's 7th Generation Civic. Chassis codes: EM2, ES1, EP3, EU1

Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

Reply

 
 
 
Old 6 Days Ago
  #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
geforce789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

Upgraded to a newer car this past weekend. Time to sell the old car. 2005 Honda civic VP sedan with 131,000 miles. Upgraded electrical (275amp alternator and AGM battery). Stereo upgraded as well (Bluetooth headunit, amplifier door speakers, volt meter). Tires and brakes both have about 15,000 on them. Belts/waterpump/oil seals done at 90k, fuel pump and power steering seals replaced in low 100k.

I've been looking at used values the last couple of weeks and talking to mechanics and they seem to think this car still has decent value.

They all basically said there's not enough drive-able cars under $5000 which is why my car is still in decent demand. They said for that price it's mostly cars 2002-2007. Most american cars/kia's are basically undriveable regardless of miles at that age and most of the Japanese cars that old either had younger kids tear them up or have well over 150,000 miles.

They seem to think I could get $4k USD no problem for it. Sounds crazy considering I only paid $7,000 for it 8.5 years ago. Anybody on this forum have any input or suggestions on what to ask and whats realistic ?

Thank You
geforce789 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Days Ago
  #2  
pleasure spiked with pain
iTrader: (7)
 
GolNat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 4,512
Rep Power: 136
GolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to behold
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay!

What is KBB for it? Check CL and eBay for other similar cars that have sold. $4k does not sound unreasonable for a Civic with that low of mileage (area play's a big part). Was the timing belt included in that belts maintenance?
GolNat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 5 Days Ago
  #3  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
geforce789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

Live in DFW. Huge metroplex (just over 7 million people). Timing belt was done same time as drive-train belts/waterpump (90K mile mark)
geforce789 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago
  #4  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Age: 50
Posts: 729
Rep Power: 22
Slumpertcivic is a glorious beacon of lightSlumpertcivic is a glorious beacon of lightSlumpertcivic is a glorious beacon of lightSlumpertcivic is a glorious beacon of lightSlumpertcivic is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

The only thing worse than trying to buy a car on Craigslist is trying to sell a car.

Your gonna ask for 4K, they are going to either offer $500, or they will offer 4K plus extra $500 if you take their check and allow their courier to pick it up.
Slumpertcivic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago
  #5  
Registered!!
 
mikey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,436
Rep Power: 120
mikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of lightmikey1 is a glorious beacon of light
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

IMO you would be lucky to get $2000 and that is if you get it certified first, selling it as is you will get much less,

Upgrades and mods dont increase the value of a car much, in most cases they decrease it
mikey1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago
  #6  
Administrator
Administrator
iTrader: (1)
 
sdaidoji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN
Age: 47
Posts: 8,879
Rep Power: 214
sdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud of
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

use KBB (Kelley Blue Book site)
be honest about the condition of car.
sdaidoji is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 3 Days Ago
  #7  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
geforce789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)

Originally Posted by Slumpertcivic View Post
The only thing worse than trying to buy a car on Craigslist is trying to sell a car.

Your gonna ask for 4K, they are going to either offer $500, or they will offer 4K plus extra $500 if you take their check and allow their courier to pick it up.
I know better than to use craigslist. Ads will be placed on Nextdoor, Facebook marketplace, and autotrader/kbb.

Originally Posted by mikey1 View Post
IMO you would be lucky to get $2000 and that is if you get it certified first, selling it as is you will get much less,

Upgrades and mods dont increase the value of a car much, in most cases they decrease it
$2000 would be over 200k miles or salvage title.

I agree that most mods don't increase value (especially performance engine mods) but having bluetooth/speakers that don't sound like crap and not having to worry about electrical upgrades on a near 15 year old car are both at least worth mentioning in the listing.......

Originally Posted by sdaidoji View Post
use KBB (Kelley Blue Book site)
be honest about the condition of car.
Thank you. The ad price to list on KBB and autotrader isn't bad so i'll make sure to post an ad there
geforce789 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Honda Civic Forum
Replies
Last Post
civicspeedster
General Automotive Discussion
3
04-07-2006 07:57 AM
drew22mader
Parts for Sale
21
08-24-2005 11:18 PM
CiViCPrAnInG2k1
Off Topic
55
07-27-2005 11:50 PM
brandon4455
Parts and Products
7
07-18-2005 12:51 PM
CvC-v01
Off Topic
3
04-30-2004 04:44 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Time to sell 2005 civic (price value ?)


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.