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    Thread: Kijiji FOTD 1985 Civic Hatch 40,000 km

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      10-15-2012 02:51 PM #1
      Saw this for sale on Kijiji today. Very nice.

      http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ420077480

      Selling a MINT CONDITION '85 'Hondamatic' Civic for $8000, or best offer. This car is a collector's dream. Incredibly low mileage for its age; only 40,000 original kilometres. Kept stored in a garage and never winter driven; original paint and the interior is pristine (upholstery looks brand new; not sun-bleached). Has been certified and is in perfect working condition. This is a brand new old car!











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      10-15-2012 02:57 PM #2
      8 grand? Come on.
      Nice car, but not 8 grand nice...especially if its going to sit in a garage most of its life. That car will be worth that in ~maybe~ 10 years
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      10-15-2012 02:58 PM #3
      I dunno why, but it always bothers me when I see a car like this and it's a base model automatic.

      It's like, you had the foresight in 1985 to keep the car preserved and pristine, but not to spring the extra few bucks for an Si?

      Still cool, still in beautiful condition, but damnit.
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      10-15-2012 02:58 PM #4
      Normally I'd say keep it stock and preserve it forever.

      However it's a base model in auto.

      Si replica!

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      10-15-2012 03:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      Si replica!
      If I were to do something like that, I'd go for a replica of something otherwise unavailable, like a JDM Si 16v.



      Note the hood bump for the D16A1.
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      10-15-2012 03:07 PM #6
      I like a pristine old Civic as much as the next guy, but I can think of a hell of a lot of other vehicles to spend $8k on.

      I guess I'm more of a driver than a collector.

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      10-15-2012 03:09 PM #7
      Do not want, and still not worth it.

    8. 10-15-2012 03:12 PM #8
      It seems over priced and it has an automatic transmission.

    9. 10-15-2012 03:14 PM #9
      automatic in tiny car is NO NO.

    10. 10-15-2012 03:31 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      I like a pristine old Civic as much as the next guy, but I can think of a hell of a lot of other vehicles to spend $8k on.

      I guess I'm more of a driver than a collector.
      Same here....Old Civics really arent for me.

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      10-15-2012 03:33 PM #11
      If this were a 40,000 km 85 CRX Si then this would be a different story.

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      10-15-2012 03:38 PM #12


      1985 Honda Civic/CRX

      1985 10Best Cars

      JANUARY 1985 BY DAVID E. DAVIS JR.
      The Honda Civic and Civic CRX are extra-special. Performance cars that deliver passenger comfort, all-round utility, and award-winning gas mileage. In the CRX we have a very sporty little coupe, handsome as anything the dollar will buy, fast, fun to drive, yet capable of generating fuel-economy numbers superior to those recorded by America’s meanest and least savory diesel econoboxes. The other members of the Civic line may lack the glamorous shape of the CRX, but they deliver on every other important automotive attribute.

      Love of cars, and incredibly good automotive intuition, seem to be the hallmarks of today’s Honda organization. The company is fast on its feet, eager to innovate, always willing to take its best shot. In a very short time these attributes, and a long string of uniformly successful products, have made Honda the third-largest manufacturer of cars in Japan, and the eleventh-largest in the world. This is as big a league as anyone could want to play in, yet Honda never feels like a big, faceless, heartless corporation any more than the cars feel big, or faceless, or heartless.

      Specifications:

      VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 2-, 4-, or 5-passenger, 3-door coupe, 3- or 4-door sedan, or 5-door wagon

      BASE PRICE: $5399-7295

      ENGINE TYPE(S): 4-in-line, aluminum block and head, 1x3-bbl carburetor
      Displacement: 82-91 cu in, 1342-1488cc
      Power (SAE net): 60-76 bhp

      TRANSMISSION(S): 5-speed, 3-speed auto

      DIMENSIONS:
      Wheelbase: 86.6-96.5 in Length: 144.7-163.4 in
      Curb weight: 1750-2100 lbs

      FUEL ECONOMY:
      EPA city driving: 26-49 mpg
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      10-15-2012 03:44 PM #13
      Someone has an inflated sense of value.

      But hey. The market will either educate them that they are off on asking price, or that there's someone who wants that car $8000 worth.

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      10-15-2012 03:58 PM #14
      8k? Hahahaha!

      Maybe if it had less than a thousand kilometres.... 40k kms is not a 'collector's dream'.

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      10-15-2012 04:20 PM #15
      Want, but for maybe $3,500 max in that condition.
      $8,000 is nuts.
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      10-15-2012 04:25 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Want, but for maybe $3,500 max in that condition.
      $8,000 is nuts.
      Seller is not going to get 8k for the auto 85 civic. Probably just testing the market, seeing what they can get for it.
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      10-15-2012 04:27 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      I like a pristine old Civic as much as the next guy, but I can think of a hell of a lot of other vehicles to spend $8k on.

      I guess I'm more of a driver than a collector.
      This. I think it's a cool car. And I'd probably drive it. But I could buy a metric f*ck-ton of other worthless 80's garbage for 8k that'd be way more fun.
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      10-15-2012 04:34 PM #18
      $8,000? Haha, no.

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      10-15-2012 04:48 PM #19
      Good winter beater.
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      10-15-2012 05:03 PM #20
      Nice find... At 8 grand, no. Si maybe... but no 8 grand either.
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      10-15-2012 05:04 PM #21
      Why are these always auto?

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