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post #46 of 52
Isn't it a no brainier to have the car checked out by a mechanic?
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

ok car guru - i am looking at picking up a beater on saturday
i am looking at a 2006 civic si and i met the owner (car enthusiast) and test drove it
it drove great and engine was maintained to enthusiast standards...
but obviously i am concerned with things beyond the surface of the car...
how do i do so?
rust?
collision?
owner claims its not been hit before but i would like to cover my bases
everything in the car seems to be working
i leased the same 8th gen civic si before (for a year) so i kind of know how the car should drive

check body panels for gaps. check carfax.
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

ok car guru - i am looking at picking up a beater on saturday
i am looking at a 2006 civic si and i met the owner (car enthusiast) and test drove it
it drove great and engine was maintained to enthusiast standards...
but obviously i am concerned with things beyond the surface of the car...
how do i do so?
rust?
collision?
owner claims its not been hit before but i would like to cover my bases
everything in the car seems to be working
i leased the same 8th gen civic si before (for a year) so i kind of know how the car should drive
"civic" and "car enthusiast owned" are typically bad news if you find both terms in a single sentence. any idiotic bolt on mods present, or evidence that any were removed?
post #49 of 52
I have a 1996 chevy lumina and I can drive it no matter how far 1 mile or 10 miles but when I shut it off it won't start for 5 to 10 min then it will run great. I changed the throttle position senser but didn't help it. Got any ideas what it could be
Edited by trudyc - 5/23/13 at 12:52am
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by trudyc View Post

I have a 1996 chevy lumina and I can drive it no matter how far 1 mile or 10 miles but when I shut it off it won't start for 5 to 10 min then it will run great. I changed the throttle position senser but didn't help it. Got any ideas what it could be
still waiting on an anwser can you help me with this please what's going on I can't seem to get an awnser from you am I doin something wrong just wondering cause I haven't heard from you
Edited by trudyc - 5/24/13 at 1:28am
post #51 of 52

The thread is kind of a joke for the Forum regulars, trudyc, as this is, you may (or may not) have noticed, a clothing forum by and large. That said, similar symptoms are sometimes caused by vapor lock in the fuel system because of faulty emissions components. I don't know the lumina well enough to tell.

 

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post #52 of 52
What is all these people asking about cars ???? I thought it was the car guru what happen I see everone saying things about there cars????
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