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Old 01-14-2015, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just picked up my first Honda ever late last week. I currently own a Chevy Sonic as well. The Civic's main job is to replace the Sonic so I can get rid of a monthly car payment. I'm looking to buy my first house soon so I needed to cut back on bills.

With that said I wanted something inexpensive, reliable and something I could tinker with. That had me on the search for Hondas.

I ended up finding this 1 owner 2000 4dr Civic LX on craigslist last Thursday. Went to check it out and it was just as nice as I hoped. So I ended up purchasing it.

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I love it so far. Needs a bit of maintenance but thats expected. It's virtually rust free, 125k miles and came with a book of maintenance records. Literally everything the car has ever had done.

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Went [email protected] in the Sonic.

Here is an even older pic of a Focus I owned:



And one final picture of my old Rabbit:



I'm looking forward to being a part of this new (to me) community.

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Welcome, the LX looks like a great base.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty clean and low miles.. Im guessing you paid somewhere around 2800-3100?

Welcome. Theres plenty of info around here to do just about anything.

Even tho your not new to modding, heres a good read for ya.

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Looks like a nice saloon. I like the old rabbit too.

Good look on the house buying, I don't regret buying my home.
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Thanks for the welcome. Yeah I love the four door, was the perfect base for me.

The couple I bought it from were asking $2800, I knocked them down to $2300.

Just purchased a timing belt kit (DAYCO) and some energy suspension shifter bushings.

I can't wait to sell my Sonic so I can start driving this thing.
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I love the rabbit man. Its a sweet car. Also you have clean taste, just the type of people we like on this site lol
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When you get to tune up, Use OEM cap and rotor, wires (or NGK)

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No bosh on pre 03 hondas either. Oem ignition stuff is better then all aftermarket stuff (within similer price) msd ignition is for fan boys. Just letting you know hahah
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lol at slicks on the sonic, that's ridiculous
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Thanks for all the advice guys. A tune up will definitely get done soon here. I appreciate the tips.

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lol at slicks on the sonic, that's ridiculous
Someone prolly said the same thing about a Civic way back when, right? Lol.

The Sonic made decent power. 170hp/230tq on a Mustang dyno. It would beat the stock little plastic tires right off the damn car, lol.
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Welcome to the forum, great looking ride. keep us posted on future upgrades.
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Added a few things to the car since my first post. Installed a ebay header because my stock one was severely cracked. Paired that up with a Yonaka cat-back. Tossed in some Yonaka motor mounts.

Lowered it a bit with Koni STR.T's and Tein springs. Put a HPS intake on it too because I like wasting money.

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Civic (after lowering) 3 by Mikel Novack, on Flickr

Civic (after lowering) 2 by Mikel Novack, on Flickr

Last weekend I made a big purchase for the car. Hoping to have it in by years end at the absolute latest.

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Looks good so far, got pics of the new installed parts?
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The photos I posted are of it lowered and with the exhaust.

Here's one of the shitty intake and header.

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Was gunna say do an intake mani swap, but with the new motor, you should put all funds towards making that your new heart.
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Love how easy and relatively cheap the K-swaps are getting...
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