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    hello fellows
    i just bought this 96 civic, turns out it was rusted from below. the floor is not rusted mainly but the side skirts are fully and the reinforced area where one places jack in case of tyre replacement job.

    my question is that is this repairable to satisfactory standards or do i need to dispose off the car. secondly please recommend me a good workshop to get this done if its repairable.

    wah/taxila or rwp/isb are nearest localities.

    thanks and regards

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    Rawalpindi/Islamabad has the best bodywork facilities in the whole punjab. Bad sideskirts are not enough reason to dispose off a good car.

    When I mention good car - I mean a car with fit suspension (the suspension repair in this model is a nightmare), overheating issues (you'll end up swapping the engine) and powersteering issues (again, you may end up changing the whole powersteering assembly)
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    aa.. suppose they have engine swapped to d15 prior to my purchase but it is on book. doing well not overheating but radiator reducing water after sometime which i suppose is gaskit issue.
    suppose the power steering is hard and makes grrr grrr noise. doesnt reduces fluid. and suspension is also troublesome..will u still advise me to keep car and carry on with repairs or sale it?
    do not tell me my car dosent falls not in the fit condition category, by the time i read ur post i realised it already.
    and loads of thanks u summed up everything for me in short
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    Well unless you got it for peanuts (a friend got a 7th gen for 350k in relatively decent touch - THAT is peanuts) and have huge repair budget, I suggest you hit a stop-loss and dispose it off.

    A rough estimate of repairs from what you have mentioned will cross 70-100k, and you may still not be satisfied. Mind you, those 70-100k won't add to the resale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alee1 View Post
    hello fellows
    i just bought this 96 civic, turns out it was rusted from below. the floor is not rusted mainly but the side skirts are fully and the reinforced area where one places jack in case of tyre replacement job.

    my question is that is this repairable to satisfactory standards or do i need to dispose off the car. secondly please recommend me a good workshop to get this done if its repairable.

    wah/taxila or rwp/isb are nearest localities.

    thanks and regards
    Almost anything is repairable, but not every repair is cost-effective. How much more money are you willing to put into the car?

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    50-60k vcheng
    will it help? i am planning to keep car for long and not sale it. in case as bango said i wont be still satisfied then i think its time to move on..what do u say? @bango i got it in rate of peanut butter... 650k
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    650 is the top price for a really good 96 EK. I hate to say it but by the sounds of it, you paid more for what you got.

    All I can tell you is that no matter how much you put into it, you'll not be able to get it back. Your car will remain a 650k car, if not depreciate.

    I'll give you a rough break down of the stuff.

    Powersteering pump and accessories - 8k
    Steering rack (which I am pretty sure has gone bad by the sound of what you say) - 7k
    Suspension bushings, z links, ball joints - 12-14k
    Shocks kabuli - 5k for a nice pair x 2 (repair won't work on these)
    CV joints kabuli - 6k
    Bodywork & good quality paint (sideskirts and floor) - 8k
    Radiator (if leaks) - 5k
    Gasket - Sasti but trust me, won't work so engine - 34-36k
    Include labor charges - around 10-12k for all this stuff

    Now I have been a little generous with the estimate, and that's because in reality repairs end up being a good 20% above our estimates i.e. you open something up, you find something screwed, you say eff it, khulla hai change kar do.

    I am sorry, I can't help you with the repair shops - I'll leave that to Islamabadi bhai aur behnain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alee1 View Post
    50-60k vcheng
    will it help? i am planning to keep car for long and not sale it. in case as bango said i wont be still satisfied then i think its time to move on..what do u say? @bango i got it in rate of peanut butter... 650k
    Like bango detailed above, it may not be cost-effective to put more money into this car.

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    thankyou gentlemen. this was really some good help in really short time.
    thankyou again @VCheng and @bango.
    if moderators wish they may close thread. purpose served
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