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  1. quakaroaks

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    I wouldn't sweat it, enjoy your Si
     
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    #17 bugboy32337, Nov 4, 2019
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    Welcome to the Civic X AARP Si owners club!
    At our age, we've learned that a few extra dollars (or a few hours drive, in my case) to get what you WANT and save the hassles, is a wise investment.
    My '19 Si Coupe is my first NEW car, and my wife was very supportive that I get what I wanted.
    (I'm turning 51 in 4 weeks, and TOTALLY agree on the heated seats!)
     
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    I put 250 miles on my '19, when I left the dealer.
    4+ hour drive home, from the dealer that had the car I wanted.
    I thought it was a great way to get easy break in miles on the car ... and gave my wife time to read the manual to me, so that I could play with different features en route.
     
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    Dude it's a freaking Civic. These things will take a beating and then some. 66 miles ain't squat.

    OP, I would not worry about how it was driven those first 66 miles. Not only that but you have a full factory warranty should anything go wrong.
     
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    Jeez, you act like the damn thing is going to fall apart on him because it had a few more miles than yours did :lol:
     
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    You're saying that every car that's ever been test-driven but not bought right afterwards by the same person should be considered a used car? You realize "new" only means no one else has owned it before, right? :doh:
    I've never heard of any dealer offering a discount because there's 15 miles on the odometer because someone took it on a 5-mile test drive before you
     
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    Congrats on the purchase! I like these rims way better than the previous ones. BTW, don't listen to these guys. 66 miles is not an issue at all. I mean what does it matter...0 or a 100 miles on it? It's not like 66 miles is going to make it break faster. I love it how people obsess over such small things
     
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    Ha ha you beat me to it:(
     
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    Congrats! And you even got it in the right color. Ahem.

    Have fun flogging it around corners and sweepers. 44,000 miles later, still no issues
    with my 2017 SI, averaging about 34 mpg combined. Still on the original brakes. So your
    future looks bright.

    When you eventually replace the tires, consider upgrading to Michelin Pilot 4S.
    Oh, wait you are in NJ, you actually get winter there. Never mind. Still drives
    well on the stock Goodyear All Seasons. Of course you could run two sets of tires...

    You may also eventually want to look into an Acuity kit to upgrade the gear shift, and also an Acuity pedal
    kit to improve the spacing for heel-toe downshifts. Other than that, save your insurance, warranty,
    and reliability - and leave the rest of it alone. Presuming this is your daily driver.
     
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    Precisely. And IIRC it was under 60 when I took it out myself, and it came from another dealer that was 48 miles away. So I'm not sweating it in the slightest.
     
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    Thanks @Cornercarver for the suggestions! And yes, I am in a world where all-seasons are a necessity. Fortunately I'm a teacher, so I don't ever have to worry about driving to work in the snow (so again, all-seasons are sufficient). I think I mentioned earlier that any mods I do will be minimal -- I love how the car feels, especially after the last six years or so in automatics.
     
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    Thanks for the AARP shout-out! I've thoroughly enjoyed the threads about how there are some older guys like us who just want a fun manual to drive, and are in a position to go ever-so-slightly impractical in the car purchase.
     
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    i am gonna muddy this a bit more...
    A while back I bought a 'demon' car (family car Toyota Avalon) from a dealership. It has 10K miles on it but never registered. The dealer owner drove around as an advertisement. So 10K miles would be for sure as being considered 'used' but never registered would be considered 'new'?

    To Toyota, it is a new car (even 1 year old) and the 36K or 3 years warrant applied. To Toyota, I had 26K left on my warranty and full 3 years. Dealer made up the differences by offering me additional 20K (extended warranty). Obviously I got a good discount on the car.

    I know my case is somewhat unique.

    When I buy a brand new car (never registered before), less 100 miles is acceptable. Anything more than that is subject to negotiation but still considered new car. I picked up my 2018 SI with 15 miles on it and the sale person said it was never test driven before. The 15 miles were moving between different lots/show rooms, etc.
     
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    Beautiful car and best of luck with her! More pics!
     
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