Hello pakwheelers. These days I'm in big confusion. I have a honda civic 2005 vti pros which has done 150k on odometer. The car is not in a good condition. Engine, suspension and body has few dents but not need full repaint. Currently I'm not getting more than 7,75,000 offers for my car 😞. Around 35-40k is required to get her back into a good condition.
Now I need advice from you guys what should i do now. Should I restore it and keep it with me and what would be it's value for after restoring it or should i buy something else. Please give me your suggestion for a good condition car under 8 lacs.
Plus if anyone has gone though this phase please share your experience whether they restored their old car or bought another one. 😃
Hi Talha, you have a nice car but it's engine has completed its job. From my experience never go for suspension repairs always go for a new one or if you can find a good kabli. Try to locate some good denter this job needs patience of the laborer.
Check for new car prices before selling your current car off (I won't suggest you buy new car, they are very costly when you go for buying) or increase your budget.
Even when going for used car same rule applies with money comes quality.
To conclude: Keep your current car, it's a luxury sedan.
Can you breakdown the expenses you concluded in 35-40k for me?
Starting from engine. You are right it was in a bad condition after running thought out on cng from last 2.5 years but now I'm running it on petrol from few weeks. Last month some work has been done on engine such as timing belt, valve and throttle body cleanedaround, 18k were spent. But still it some more things to be done which our mechanic has quoted for 9-10k. Good thing is engine swapping is not required. 😃
Body has a major dent on right side pillar. Both bumpers required repaint. Truck has a litte dent and lots of scratches around body which can be minimized by some serious detailing work. Rear lights are broken while front needs buffing. All thses things are under 15-16k.
Suspension thankfully are much better than i was thinking. Only rubber parts like Bush and boots are required. All four shocks are working good.
After these things interior also need to be deal like seats restoration, power windows, speakers and etc around 15k-20k