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    More reliability and genius from Japan, Asia. Old Honda's last forever.

    This is a 1982 Honda Civic. My mother gave me her 25 year old Honda Civic 4 months ago. However, until Mum buys a new Ford Festiva or Honda Jazz... we share the car. IMO, this car is really special, I love the small details of my inherited Honda and I love the reliability and the amazing charm and "personality" the car has. I really think this car is one of the best cars from Japan, Asia.
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    lol - it's an Auto

    still, it looks to be in good nick for 25 years old.

    EDIT; we've got the same headdeck as below in our jeep
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    It's interesting to see how big the current Civic has become compared to the old ones. Just like the Golf.
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    Looks well kept

    Is that auto the Hondamatic two-speed? (not knocking it)

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    Originally Posted by nota
    Looks well kept

    Is that auto the Hondamatic two-speed? (not knocking it)
    nota, that is correct ^. I bought a 7.3MP digital camera so I will post more pictures of the rear of the car which includes a HONDAMATIC badge... and pictures of the engine etc...

    P.S- These photos were taken with a mobile/cell phone. Nokia 6280 2MP camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john14
    P.S- These photos were taken with a mobile/cell phone. Nokia 6280 2MP camera.
    still good enough a camera to see that a vacuum cleaning underneath the handbrake could do wonders...

    but the car looks nice, just showing that in a protecting climate a car can almost last forever, if miles covered remain within reasonable limits.
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    Adelaide is nowhere near a protecting climate - especially for cars.
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    Originally Posted by henk4
    still good enough a camera to see that a vacuum cleaning underneath the handbrake could do wonders...
    Pieter, the crumbs and dust add extra character and charm to the car. Seriously, I regularly clean the inside of the car using a vacuum cleaner and some special "car cleaning cloth"
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
    Adelaide is nowhere near a protecting climate - especially for cars.
    Really? Salting the roads during winter times?
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    No - just a constant 30+ Temperature during summer.
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    My parents used to have an '82 Civic, although theirs was a sedan. They bought it new, and had it until 1990, when my dad totalled it in a parking garage accident. If he hadn't, we might very well still have it today. Great ride.
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    Wow, totaling a car in a parking garage, now there's a feat.

    That Civic's condition is pretty damn good, looks like it'll be a fun little car.
    i was waiting on a moment, but the moment never came. all the billion other moments, were just slipping all away. i must have been tripping, we're just slipping all away. just ego tripping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows
    No - just a constant 30+ Temperature during summer.
    So what? I don't get it. That's is not a problem unless you drive a 60's Fiat.
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