Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Anyone want to buy a 1991 Honda Civic?

Parking spaces are at a real premium in my street, which is why I'm so grateful that I have my own garage. But my new car resides there now, and my old Honda is taking up space on the street - space sorely needed for the boy's car.

I'm thinking of selling the old 'un via the Internet, but my experience with on-line auctions to date has been limited to items less than fifty bucks and no bigger than a golf umbrella.

And there's that whole thing of, is it safe to have strangers coming over to inspect the vehicle during the day, when Baby and I are home alone? If prospective buyers want to take it out for a test drive, should I go with them, or hold onto their Rolex until they return?

Hmmm...so much to think about...

9 comments:

Wicked said...

How much do you want for it? I'm carless (ironically enough, my poor little darling that gave up the ghost was a Civic too), and I need one before winter, dammit.

Nigel Patel said...

I think it would be so cool to have a right hand drive car although a bit tricky to drive over here.
And for the price of shipping it I could buy a second '91 Honda Civic domesticly.
Still it would be way cool.

Violet said...

wicked: I'll get back to you, but make an offer now if you'd like.

nigel: I dunno, people here in NZ buy imported second-hand Japanese cars all the time - either the shipping isn't that much, or the cars are damned cheap...

Juliabohemian said...

is it that unsafe where you live or are you just being cautious? I would think it would be okay to have people come look at your car. Maybe wear a bullet proof vest and shooting goggles, just in case.

Violet said...

nah, it's not that unsafe; I'm just being cautious. The only two times I've bought something off TradeMe, and gone to pick it up from the seller's home, the seller was male - it made me wonder whether women sellers avoid doing that.

~d said...

Hmmm, never really thought about that...no, I don't want to be IN the car with them...I don't know the answer to that one.
I love my Honda Civic! YAY for us Honda owners...
BTW, did you figure out yesterday my seemingly misplaced comment to Juliabohemian was a response to her response on my thingy. I wanted to make certain she heard me. YOU made me ROFL with your 'previous blogger not on right page'...hahaha STILL smiling!

Violet said...

~d: well that explains the non sequitur...no, I didn't figure it out because I never remember what I've read!

glomgold said...

Do you have a Craigslist.org type site in NZ? I know someone who very recently was looking to sell his Civic (it was maybe a '94). Within a few hours of posting he received a bunch of offers and sold it for more than he asked for by the next day.

Violet said...

I don't know anything about Craigslist, but we do have TradeMe which is a local version of Ebay. I'm waiting to hear back from Wicked; if she decides against buying it then it's off to TradeMe.