garyhudson wrote: ↑Oct 3rd, 2012 9:05 pmIt really boils down to whether you want to shell out the extra cash to buy the new car. The factory car starter and protection pack is about 1K MSRP on Honda.ca, you can probably get some more discount for these and get the dealer to throw in oil changes and rust proofing/tinting.
If you are set on buying a 2nd hand Civic, my advice is your friend's Civic isn't the car you want, not unless the price is at 14-15K. Since I doubt he will be willing to go so low, you might have to look elsewhere.
does anyone have the invoice price of 2012 Civic LX for OP's reference?
Anybody else feels a little bit of much too much trust in the friend going on here? Business is business buddy. If a dealer sells for $15000, then you gotta find out which is the fair price: 15k or 18k. Otherwise you risk ruining the friendship due to remorse later on.