New (used) 2000 Honda Civic ex owner

Johnp410

New Member
Hey there, new here, and to the Civic world. I'll be lurking in the shadows, trying to figure s**t out. Don't want to bother ya'll with newb questions that I'm sure have already been answered. Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in Maryland, have friends that own Civics, never thought I'd be one myself honestly, but due to unforeseen circumstances I am, and I absolutely love the thing already. It's had some work done to it, what I can't say honestly, but somehow I've caught the bug and want to make this the best Civic for myself and others to enjoy. I look forward to meeting you all, and possibly building a nice car. Here she is.
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In the back you see, is where we'll be putting other civics, m5s etc to rest, LMAO I'm joking.
 

Drakon543

Member
i went backwards myself into my 2000. a while ago we had an 08 but its was a piece but dependable for the most part once i had it figured out. traded that for a 13 exl v6 accord but ended up buying my 2000 civic right dow. the street from my house. worked out somewhat my wife wont give the accord up so i get to tinker with this civic.
 


Johnp410

New Member
Man what a pita. Lol I love this car, but I'm always buying parts it seems. So far I've had to replace the front struts, previous owner lowered the front, didn't know he cut the springs, so I failed my inspection. Got that straight, battery went up on me, no biggie, now I'm getting some noise in the suspension/steering. Replaced the upper control arms, they were shot. Now I need to get axles, lower ball joints, tie rods, and that's all I know of at the moment. When I turn it sounds like the tires are squealing. Visually the upper control arms were the worse, everything else seems to be ok, a little dry rotted, needs replacing, but unsure of what to make priority. Definitely need an alignment too.
 

Mr.Baker

Mr. Search
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5+ Year Member
Man what a pita. Lol I love this car, but I'm always buying parts it seems. So far I've had to replace the front struts, previous owner lowered the front, didn't know he cut the springs, so I failed my inspection. Got that straight, battery went up on me, no biggie, now I'm getting some noise in the suspension/steering. Replaced the upper control arms, they were shot. Now I need to get axles, lower ball joints, tie rods, and that's all I know of at the moment. When I turn it sounds like the tires are squealing. Visually the upper control arms were the worse, everything else seems to be ok, a little dry rotted, needs replacing, but unsure of what to make priority. Definitely need an alignment too.
Sounds pretty typical of a 20 year old car that has probably never had any of that replaced.
When it comes to suspension, it should all be a priority. If it looks worn, replace it.
You ride on it and depend on it to NOT fail.
 





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