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Are you sure of the year of your car?

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  1. Hatchbacks Anonymous

    Hatchbacks Anonymous Senior Member

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    The 10th digit of the VIN will tell you what year your car is. Here is a simple guide:

    1981 - B
    1982 - C
    1983 - D
    1984 - E
    1985 - F
    1986 - G
    1987 - H
    1988 - J
    1989 - K
    1990 - L
    1991 - M
    1992 - N
    1993 - P
    1994 - R
    1995 - S
    1996 - T
    1997 - V
    1998 - W
    1999 - X
    2000 - Y
    2001 - 1
    2002 - 2
    2003 - 3
    2004 - 4
    2005 - 5
    2006 - 6
    2007 - 7
    2008 - 8
    2009 - 9
    2010 - A
    2011 - B
    2012 - C
    2013 - D
     
  2. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    But... my '77 Civic is eight digits.
     
  3. Hatchbacks Anonymous

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    I believe cars didnt come with the 10th digit year thingy before 1981. Most pre-1981 cars VIN's were a lot shorter and usually only numbers.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    My 1200 starts out as SBC-(five numbers). The Chassis code is SBC and get this- ALL pre '80 Civics were RHD chassis- master cylinder is on the right, clutch and throttle cables come through the firewall on the right... JDM titeness.
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Just remember... the year of manufacture listed in the VIN may not always match the model year that your car was sold as.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    lol... that's the least of my worries... I have five different VINs I can chooes from- two dashes, the firewall stamp, radiator support, and engine block. :p One of the dashes matches the title, though. :)
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    True that, ny buddy has a 91 EG.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Loco- I'm the same. No worries here. :)

    John- Yup. Well, considering that 1992 USDM model year cars were sold in 1991, that would make sense.
     
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    sleepn_accord Senior Member

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    I swear, my 93 accord must've been one of the last ones made.

    It's production date is 6/93! :eek:

    What was funny was when I got into an accident 2 years ago I had to have my steering knuckle replaced.. turned out that my suspension components are 94! (93 didn't fit!)
     
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    You think that's crazy... my '91 CRX that I had back in the day had a born on date of 12/91. Technically, it was a '92. :)
     
  11. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Interesting- maybe they ran out of 93 parts and started putting 94 subassemblies into the older body style chassis... most of the stuff before the current generation Hondas is pretty interchangeable anyway, at least going 12 years or so back.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I dont' think i have much to worry about, my car is either a 99 or a 2000. :)
     
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