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Slow4g63

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1998 Honda CRV
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:30:33 PM »
I wasn't going to make a thread for this but I plan to keep it long enough I might as well.

Have wanted a crv for a daily for years. Don't think you can beat the practicality of the interior room, 25-30mpg, simple and cheap parts for the traditional b-series motor, and having AWD. Their AWD systems might not be quite as good as a subaru/audi/etc - but it still beats not having it at all.
Wish it was 5 speed but hard to find those without the honda "tax", even the autos have been going up.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed but these things kind of bottomed out in the $1500-3000 price range and now seem to be holding around $2500-4000 mostly thanks to the 97-02 (first generation) becoming a hit with the honda crowd especially since they basically have an integra motor.

I have especially been looking for a new gas efficient beater since I sold the cobalt. Was mostly looking for 90's hondas/toyotas. Something stupid cheap and throwaway since my truck really sucked driving out of town. Just got lucky this popped up only 15 minutes away and it fit the bill pretty well.
Guy was asking $1500. It honestly was still worth like $1200-1300 I'm sure but front end definitely needs some stuff replaced. By just a quick test drive I'd guess tie rods/ball joints/struts could all use done. Also rear wheel bearing making noise. Guy was super honest and not trying to hide anything. I told him it was probably worth 1200 or so to someone but too much for me to pay past $800. He said he'd let it go for $900 so I figured why not.
At that point, I can get everything from rock auto for about $170 and a all 4 coil/strut quickstrut kit from FCS for $180. Yeah thats some cheap stuff in there and some ac delco. I'm fine with it being on a beater. I went all Moog problem solver stuff on my truck so I can keep my full faith in the truck if something happens.

Otherwise it runs and drives great. Motor and trans are in good shape. Has 187k on it. Ac/heat all work. All power options mirrors/windows/locks/etc work with the exception of the passenger rear window. Not too worried about it. Stereo came locked because they didnt have the code and just had the starter replaced to get it running to sell it a few days prior. Dealership charges like $50 to pull the stereo out to get the serial and get the code but my buddy is the service writer at the honda dealership so he did it fo free.

All in all pretty happy with this thing for a beater. Can't wait to pull out the rear seats and dirty up the carpets hauling car parts when I don't want to have them rolling around the bed of my truck!
When it comes to a practical beater with a heater I can't think of something I'd prefer much more
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Re: 1998 Honda CRV
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »
That's actually not a bad beater, and a good price for it.  Congrats!

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Re: 1998 Honda CRV
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 09:56:31 PM »
I only ever see these things for $2500 with 350,000 miles

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Re: 1998 Honda CRV
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 11:29:00 PM »
Odds are you've flipped it within 2 weeks....

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Re: 1998 Honda CRV
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 11:38:43 PM »
Odds are you've flipped it within 2 weeks....
you said that about my truck, over a year now still no plans to sell lol.
and I bought this thing under the same premise, long term beater.
I do plan to start trying to flip stuff heavily here after I'm laid off in January. But need the CRV for the fuel efficiency for those 1-3 hour trips to buy stuff ;)
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Re: 1998 Honda CRV
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 12:53:26 AM »
you said that about my truck, over a year now still no plans to sell lol.
and I bought this thing under the same premise, long term beater.
I do plan to start trying to flip stuff heavily here after I'm laid off in January. But need the CRV for the fuel efficiency for those 1-3 hour trips to buy stuff ;)

Yeah, I am still backing myself that it wont last haha
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