picked up a green EJ8 1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe today, will have pictures up...as soon as i remember.
Engine: D16Y8 = SOHC 1.6l 4 cyl w/VTEC (127hp @ 6600, 107 ft-lbs @ 5500) Mileage: 198xxx (5/5)
Transmission: 5 speed manual (maf*ckas!) (5/5)
Interior: normal honda interior. for having almost 200000 on it im amazed the entire interior doesnt have a single rip, cigarette burn or even worn spots. bland tan color though :-\ (4/5)
Exterior: alot of scratches in the paint, but no chipping, existing paint is still very shiny with no fade. the front lip of the hood (closest to your front license plate) looks almost like the previous owner rear-ended a large truck and did almost no damage except bending in the front lip of the hood. this requires one person to hold the hood latch open while another person actually opens the hood, otherwise it won't open. (2/5) (i would care more about this...but i don't have to look at it when im driving it!)
The Good: i drove it about 70 miles to get it back to my house from the dealer (you have to travel far to find a good deal in this day and age) and the motor pulled strong, loves popping VTEC
and handles beautifully. for having almost 200k miles it runs like a goddamn swiss watch. not a tick, a pop, a leak or anything wrong mechanically with the powertrain. the car feels very basic, but has alot of features built in. cruise control, sunroof, power everything etc. so far i love this car. paid $2500 and thats WITH the dealer replacing the airbag (more on this in the next paragraph)
The Bad: Ah well heres where it gets interesting. the car was in an "accident" and the airbag was deployed. the dealer wouldn't say, but i believe the accident that caused the airbag to deploy and the hood to get crimped are one and the same. i believe the front left wheel is wobbling slightly, as when my speed increases, as does a thumping sound. its been raining out all day so i haven't even had time to get under there and poke around at all. it could be badly tightened tires or the entire goddamn front controls might need to be replaced for all i know. more info on this later as well.
FOSE: its a coupe, and the interior doesn't feel that pleasurable against bare skin...(1/5)
overall i think it was a pretty good buy...what do you guys think?