2000 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 107000 miles
I'm looking to buy my first car and considering buying a Honda Civic with a Rebuilt title. I'm not sure what this means. It also has more than 100k miles on it, and just wondering what I should be doing to ensure I get a good deal--as I don't have the extra money to put into a car right after I buy it. Here's a link to the vehicle:
I'm told I should have a mechanic look over the vehicle before I buy it, but how do I go about doing that? And what should I have the mechanic look for. Any advice you can offer I'd greatly appreciate it.
Rebuilt title: It means that the vehicle has been involved in an accident, usually resulting in the deployment of airbag(s). Once one or more airbags deployed, insurance company " writes" the vehicle off, a vehicle rebuilder re-applies to register the VIN for rebuilt title. Now, I don't want to step on anybody's toe in this matter, but I do not recommend anyone who has no auto repair background or has no " personal" mechanic contacts to purchase a vehicle with rebuilt title. Mainly because, there usually some hidden damage/fault in the vehicle not noticeable at the time of purchase.
It is absolutely true that you should bring your personal mechanic to check any used vehicle before purchase. A mechanic should know, without being asked, what to check, inspect, and look for on a used vehicle. Including, but not limited to, engine mechanical, transmission, the shifting, axles, suspension, steering system, electrical system, body damages. A mechanic should also look at unusual wear and tear which may have resulted from abuse or neglect.
Any time I purchase a used vehicle, I would replace the tune-up parts, replace ALL fluids, clean all nooks and crannies, tighten all nuts and bolts in the chassis, just to bring it back up to OEM specs when the vehicle was new.