Check history. bought new by? in? and when?
Traded in where and when? sent to auction by that dealer?
Any insurance history?
The car may have been traded in by a young couple who needed a bigger
family car - and bought a non-Honda vehicle. The dealer didn't want it
on the lot so sent it to the auction. With a clean car-fax and
documented service records (mileage) it could be a fantastic deal
Then again, it could have been a tornado damaged car from Oklahoma
that was repaired and sent to auction, or a flood damaged car from
Alabama, or a hurricaine damaged Florida car.
It could have been a daily rental car, possibly one that had suffered
minor damage. Rental fleets often don't repair damaged vehicles - they
sell them off to a used car lot that has them repaired. Some rental
fleets self insure, so the damage may not show up on CarFax - but the
chain of ownership should.
It may even have been (gasp) a MICHIGAN car!!!!!
That shouldn't be hard to find, particularly a 2012. I don't know how
many would show up on an auction lot unless a dealer that took it in
trade wasn't interested in used cars at all. Have you tried out of state
By special I had more in mind something like a Suzuki X-90. It really
isn't that bad a little ride but it's sort of weird looking and there
were never too many imported. Compared to it there's a Civic behind
Good luck! Does the Kissimmee dealer have a CARFAX on it? Quite a few of
the local dealers provide one to prove it's not a franken-car from a
I finally received a carfax update from that dealer and the car was in
an accident, front end damage with airbag deployment. He has no idea the
extent of the damage but obviously, it wasn't totaled out.
I'm finding more 2012s in closer states. Need to do more research.
a 2011 or 2012 well equipped Civic for under 12000 will be a wreck.
Even with the difference between Canadian and American prices and
Black automatic EX is common as dirt up here - a quick look at
Autotrader gave me 5 on the first page.
Also one white one. Most have leather interior, and over half have
nav as well.
Price range 18,000 to 19,900 with from 16,600km to 83000km except for
the white one with 96000km at $13,000 with an $8000 damage history on
On 4/3/2015 8:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I came across these yesterday with quick glances while at work but
didn't view their full stats yet. I just copied the URL and sent to my
home email for viewing. I'll get to them shortly and see if there's a
A snowplow turned into me a few years ago. It was low speed, maybe 25
mph maximum and the airbags did not deploy. Still the Toyota was a
total. Between the plastic and the crush sections doing their job the
front clip was a goner even though I could drive the car home.
It was low mileage so I wouldn't be surprised if it was sold under a
Look on cable channel Velocity. The have shows such as Dallas Card Sharks &
Wheeler Dealers, etc. Dealers buying from auction.
My opinion is that you have to be educated on each brands faults. They all
have them. Some people like hoop-ties while others like newer.
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