For Sale: 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

$4500, offers considered
928-925-0279
email: james (at) teslabox.com

My mom called me at the beginning of April: “I just met my neighbor, and she has a car for sale, and you need to buy it.” I protested that my 2008 Honda Civic was fine, it just needed a tune-up. Mom insisted. Her neighbor’s car was a 2013 Honda Civic with 30,000 miles. Hard to pass up.

I finished the tune-up on my 2008 & now it runs like a champ. Don’t really want to sell it, but I don’t need two Civics.

I bought this 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid in November 2015, when it had almost 90,000 miles. I immediately replaced the front struts and brakes. The transmission mount was replaced at one point. I’ve only used Mobile 1 for oil changes. Hit something a few years ago – bumper and AC condenser was repaired by a local body shop.

  • 178,000 miles
  • 8 new ignition coils (4 Hitachi / 4 Denso – quality OEM coil packs)
  • 8 spark plugs replaced ~20,000 miles ago
  • New KYB rear shocks
  • Recent tank: 40mpg (2/3 highway, 1/3 city)
  • Good AC
  • Tires are probably good for another rotation – another 8,000 – 10,000 miles?

Needs:

  • Hybrid battery is ‘tired’. I think this could be cheaply rebuilt with some sticks off of ebay. HybridRevolt sells a professionally rebuilt battery for $1295 / $1695.
  • Left-rear tire pressure sensor (ebay)
  • throwing misc. nuisance codes – “humidity sensor”, etc. (These may be related to the hybrid pack.)
  • One engine mount (top-right side of engine bay). Certified Transmission quoted ~$260. Part is $60 + shipping from Rock Auto.

This is a great car. I calculate you save 180 gallons of gas a year over a 25mpg car (12,000 miles/year). At our current gas price of $5/gallon, that’s $900/year savings.

james (at) teslabox.com
928.925.0279