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buyin' my first hatch very soon

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by gododge87, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. gododge87

    gododge87 New Member

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    Oct 15, 2006
    came across an older one between 88-91 i aint sure what year exactly its a civic hatch back with the d series motor its a brand new motor, its a stick, not sure if its ex/dx/si whatever yet but im just curious what are some questions i should ask the owner? im gonna talk to him tomorrow and need to know what to look for and all? thanks
  2. F22HB

    F22HB New Member

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    Aug 14, 2006
    this may be too late but here are some things that are common.
    -open the driver door all the way, if it pops, you'll have some annoyance but don't worry, we solved it with welding but we could have left it.
    -check the taillights/headlights for leaks, like fog or water inside.
    -if it has a sunroof, look at the cloth on the inside of the roof, if it looks bubbly, it means that there is a major chance that it leaks, also check this if it doesn't have a sunroof.
    -do the usual bounce check to see if the struts/shocks are still good
    -check the glovebox by opening it, You'll know what I mean if it is broken like mine was.
    -The tear in the driver's seat (assuming it has one like every other 88-91 hatch) is normal.
    -also, start the car and put you ear to under the car to listen for holes in the exaust.
    -other than that, just try using your best judgement.
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