The latest Civic hit the market with a kind of a thud, leaving everyone wondering, what the hell happened, Honda? Fortunately, there's still a few cool Civics around from when Civics were cool, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '89 wagon isn't just cool, it's intercooled.
If Dr, Frankenstein had created, say Megan Fox instead of the Monster's boner-killer bride, do you think he would have kept her for himself? A similar conundrum came up yesterday as to why the builder of the insanely hot M3-powered Triumph TR6 was offering it for sale. Whatever the reason, it's $40K price tag could give you a nosebleed but that didn't stop 57% of you from giving it a Nice Price win, making this one triumphant Triumph.
Today's candidate has more seats than that TR, but fewer cylinders, plus AWD, oh and it blows too. This 1989 Honda Civic Wagon hails from the high-roof era. Providing a more upright seating position and enough room for even the pope to wear his hat, the 4th-gen Civic wagon looks like a mini-minivan. Part of that has to do with the remarkably low scuttle that lets passersby see your bellybutton ring from the curb.
This one, in medium metallic blue with one Rubik's Cube corner in red, gets the AWD treatment as well as a Greddy aftermarket turbo and intercooler. The seller doesn't say what gearbox, but let's just assume that since he went to the trouble of dropping in a be-turbo'd replacement Honda four, that he's a row your own kind of guy.
He must also be the kind of guy who doesn't believe in giving the ladies any ribbed pleasure as his reason for selling this wound up wagon is the arrival of a spankin' new baby.
In comes the rugrat and out goes the Honda wagon as apparently he needs something larger to escape the smell of a defiled diaper.
You know what's the best thing about having a bay-bay? It's the fact that not only do the new mom's ta-tas get even bodacious-ier, but she seems to lose all inhibitions about whipping them out whenever she pleases. God bless the little munchkins for making that possible, but do keep away from their incredibly sharp little fingernails.
So this Honda Wagon seems to have it all - a claimed 170-ponies, all wheel drive spinning some sweet white-painted steelies, and enough room do do what needs to get done. It also has a lot of miles on it - 241,000 to be odometerological. The seller says that replacement ZC was popped in with only 45K on its dance card, so at least it's got that going for it. It also looks to be in pretty good shape, unusual for these which tend to lose parts to rust the way Meth addicts lose teeth. There is that little red corner which stands out awkwardly like a lone dude trolling Jezebel, but at least it'd make it easy to identify the car in a parking lot or police lineup.
All is not sunshine and lollipops with this Honda however, as it does bear the mark of shame that is a salvage title. Why? Who knows, but the seller claims that hasn't stopped him from getting it both titled and smogged in California. Insuring it may be another story though.
Maybe that salvage title makes no difference to you as either you: like to live on the edge, know a guy who takes care of such things, or never bother registering/insuring any of your rides anyway. If that's the case, then the only thing that might hold you back from doing your civic duty here is the car's price, which is presently $3,400 OBO.
What do you think, is that a price that have you circling this wagon? Or, does that fail to salvage this Civic?
H/T to Rollo Grande for the hookup!
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