I bought it from a private owner and took my brother who know a lil bit about cars when i couldve taken a professional(first downfall). And im having doubts and regrets on it. what makes it worse is i got freeway insurance and didnt find out later they were bullshiti feel like jumping off a bridge for the **** i
I bought it from a private owner and took my brother who know a lil bit about cars when i couldve taken a professional(first downfall). And im having doubts and regrets on it. what makes it worse is i got freeway insurance and didnt find out later they were bullshiti feel like jumping off a bridge for the **** i do too myself.
It really doesn't sound that bad to me. The price is not shockingly high, you can straighten out insurance quickly, and although you are right a professional would have been good your brother is better than many people do.
I bought my daughter an Accord with 163K miles on it for high school graduation (she really worked hard) and it gave her 10 good years of service. I think yours will do well.
I have one concern – you don't mention the year and earlier models used timing belts that had to be replaced (a few hundred dollars) every 7 years to prevent engine damage. If it is a 2006 or later you are okay; if it is a 2005 and has a 2.0L engine it has no timing belt but if it is the 1.7L it does. How to know for sure, on any engine? Look at the cover right behind the belts on the end of the engine. If the cover is plastic it is to keep the dirt and oil off a belt – it has a timing belt that needs periodic replacement. If the cover is metal it is to keep oil on a timing chain, which (with rare exceptions) does not need periodic replacement.
It sounds to me like you did okay. Your mom will get over it and by the time it gives out (usually around 250K-300K miles if you follow the service schedule in the owner's manual – Amazon has them if your car didn't have one when you bought it) she will have to admit you done good.
Stop crying over split milk and make the best of it.
Its very possible the honda will give you years of reliable service. Be prepared for minor repairs because with that mileage, they are going to occur.
Regrets are common but you cant really do anything about it so do the best with what you have.
You dont say what year it is. It might be a fair price.
The $ sign goes before the number in the USA.
The Civic has huge potential, what's the problem? Your Civic could easily last 300k miles if properly serviced and maintained, it's a great quality vehicle. If it is currently in good shape you got a very fair deal.
Depends on what the car is like. A car with 176k miles on it could be in a better condition than a car with half the mileage. Why don't you get the car checked out by somebody else? Can you not cancel your insurance and go somewhere else?
You probably paid a bit much, but it's not the end of the world unless there are any major problems.
So what is wrong with the Civic that makes you so upset?
You got a pretty good deal, what are you bellyaching for?
Ok i,m 58 WTF is freeway insurance,never heard of it,Plus 176k is not bad you should get a lot of miles on this car
just sell it for 3300