First Car Level 10: 2003 Honda Civic Ex

If you need a car for a kid who is just learning to drive, you don’t want to get them something with too much horsepower and sticky tires that might goad them into driving around town like a teenage Ricky Bobby…but you also don’t want to get them some modern econbox small SUV that’ll goad them into driving like the hoards of mindless automatons who clog up the streets in your local metropolis. What you need is a car with a manual gearbox, a modicum of safety features, and a basic price in case they do run it into a ditch or two. This next D17A2 inline-4 powered Civic EX with 127 horsepower is about as good of a car to get your child to become a future car lover as I can see. Find this 2003 Honda Civic Ex offered for $5,450 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

2003 honda civix ex
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 118000
size: compact
title status: salvage
transmission: manual
type: coupe

2003 Honda Civic EX, 1.7 Four cylinder with 118k miles, Runs great and great on gas, 5 Speed manual transmission, Power windows and locks, Sunroof, COLD A/C, Heater works good also. Good tires, New windshield, Over all great daily driver/ gas saver

Salvage title due to fender bender (I can provide pictures of previous damage)

Asking $5450 OR BEST OFFER, All reasonable offers will be considered, so please feel free to make me an offer


See a better way to drive something with a sweet shifting transmission?