I hate to say $3,500 is still steep.
This one seems to have been well taken care of.
Rebuilt engine, lots of new parts.. these are getting rare.
Cold a/c too...
Lots of words.
1989 Honda Civic RT4WD Wagon - $3500 (Knoxville)
Date: 2012-07-13, 9:27AM EDT
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1989 Wagon RT4WD 6 speed manual (super low 1st gear)
I bought it in 2007 with 185k miles on it
Currently it has 245k miles
Rebuilt Jasper D16A6 installed at 186k miles (59k on the engine)
Oil changed every 3,000 miles
Transmission has Honda manual transmission fluid in it
Transfer case bearings/seal have been replaced (~40k miles ago)
Most of the suspension bushings have been replaced (anything that was showing wear when I changed the shocks)
KYB GR2 shocks (~30,000 miles on them)
New Honda front wheel bearings (~30,000 miles on them)
All CV boots are good with no cracking, CV's make no noise.
Rear diff axle seals were replaced about 30,000 miles ago and the fluid was changed
All U-joints replaced about 5,000 miles ago
Viscous coupling is tight with no leaks, AWD works great, you can feel it start to lock when you turn sharply in a parking lot. It's awesome in the snow.
Tires (205-50-R15 Yokohama Avid T4) are at ~40% tread left
Catalytic converter and midpipe/resonator (OEM Honda) have about 40,000 miles on them
Brake calipers/wheel cylinders rebuilt at 186,xxx miles, all soft hoses replaced
Alternator replaced about 15,000 miles ago
Rebuilt steering rack at 186k miles
A/C compressor and dryer replaced and system converted to R-134a 20-30,000 miles ago. It blows cold, colder than my wife's 2006 VW Jetta (which I like to remind her about regularly...)
Fuel injectors replaced about 10,000 miles ago
6"x9" Infinity speakers in custom rear speaker pods, Infinity speakers in front doors, Blaupunkt head unit.
Just replaced the coolant temperature sensor (OEM Honda) and coolant. Also recently replaced the hatch lift struts.
New clutch cable yesterday.
Yakima tracks on the roof.
The interior is in fair condition, there are a few patches on the seats, the dash has some cracks, etc. All of the windows/door locks work great.
The body has no rust (other than the hatch) and only a few minor dings. The only issue is the hatch, at some point it was hit and they used a lot of bondo on the lower right side to repair it, which is now cracked. I was going to cut it out and weld in some new metal but haven't gotten around to it. There is also a small surface rusted area, I've cleaned the loose rust and sprayed it with clear rust oleum, it hasn't gotten any worse since I bought it, there are no holes through the metal, but it is thinner there. Sometimes the hatch doesn't like to latch if you park on a side slope, I have a new latch for it though which should take care of the problem. I have pictures I can send you.
All of the glass is good except for a few dings on the windshield (<1mm). They've been there since I bought it.
The bike mounts are NOT included. I've moved them to my new car. The bike is also not included...
I have service records for everything I've done to it since I bought it. Mechanically this car is in great shape. Other than the spots on the hatch the body is in great shape with NO rust. The paint is original and is showing it's age, particularly on the horizontal surfaces. There is also a small dent on the front passenger fender (see pictures). It isn't bad and wouldn't be hard to fix.
I'm asking $3,500. No trades, I have enough vehicles and need to thin the herd. Unless you have a Bridgeport knee mill, then we can talk trades.
I'll also include the parts I have for it if you want them:
Front rotors/pads (new)
Trunk latch (new OEM Honda)
It's hardly "mint". The driver's door is a different shade of faded red and oh would you look at that? Would you just look at it? Look at that dent right there on the passenger side front fender. Right on the belt line. Look at that fella right there. Oh would you just look at it? You really gotta look at it.
So what's the fuss?
It's a twenty-plus year old tin can with a small (but indestructable) engine and AWD. That means this Honda which won't even crash-protect your eggs back from the store. The only reason it's getting any run is because all four wheels will churn in the snow.
If it were a 2WD version, would we all be posting here? Hmm, no.
Last edited by DerSpiegel; 07-22-2012 at 01:14 AM.
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The Civic wagon in real time all wheel drive and the 6 speed is actually a quite unusual car.
It was rare when new, and extremely rare now.
That gives it some interesting factor imo.
Instead of underbody rust due to road salt (since it is rarely used), around here the rain causes the rust (interior leaks).
Yeah. 'Not rusty' or 'rust free' usually means different things in different places.
I just went to look at a 200SX SE-R described in this manner and was surprised to only find rust in the door jambs and trunk. Was expecting a lot more.
I was not expecting the car to have overspray on the door locks, AC condenser, and pretty much everywhere else though.