Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » February 25th 2011, 6:30am

Yesterday the wife decided she needed a newer car. She settled on a Honda Civic EX-L 26K miles. Has most all of the options but needs the navigation system.
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby icebrrg3rd » February 25th 2011, 3:52pm

Congrats on the "new" wheels. Hope she likes it. I notice in your signature that it says "2008 Honda - No Flames Yet". Is there a story I missed?!?

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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » February 25th 2011, 6:08pm

Thanks, she likes the smallness and I fit haha

Nothing big, the Monte had "Ghost" flames on it. The wife likes flames, just subdued.
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If you look behind and to the right of the van, you can see the Monte in the background with the flames.

Nothing spectacular until the sun hits it just right, then, WOW!

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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby alexalexanders » February 26th 2011, 2:57am

Nice car!
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » February 26th 2011, 4:27am

Thanks, I'll pass that along to Lynn.
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby Mr_Roboto » February 26th 2011, 8:33am

The wifey has a DX the same color and everything as that one. I end up driving it most of the time, but it's got a 5spd so I can't ***** too much.
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby Dirk » February 26th 2011, 10:28am

Nice ride Keith! :thumbup:
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby Mr_Bowtie » February 26th 2011, 1:05pm

Nice lookin' ride.........flames would be awesome on it! :thumbup:
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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » February 26th 2011, 2:37pm

Thank you, Thank you, It sure is true that you don't notice a particular type of auto until you own one. I have noticed a lot of these on the road around here. I have to say that most are 4 doors though. Now for a nav system. I have been looking for a type that fits into the dash, but the Honda OEM seems a bit pricey. The last indash CD player we bought was for a 1 1/2 DIN Saturn. The only brand that was in stock in town was a Pioneer. That was about as much as I can find a high quality after market that fits in where I can keep all the factory stuff, steering wheel controls, engine immobilizer and CAM BUS.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT
This one was what I came up with that had descent specs that was a true plug and play. At about 1/3 the price of a factory Honda Nav system, seems good for a "Happy New Car," gift.

Again, Thanks for all your kind words, I will pass them along to Lynn.

Keith
PS ...just have to keep the spy pigeons from, well, you know! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Sold the Monte replaced it with a Honda

Postby 94 Van Guy [OP] » February 27th 2011, 11:31pm

Wow, was I way out in left field. The dealer wants over $3,000 to install a factory nav system. So I think a Tom Tom will have to do. The service writer, said that it would raise the value of the car by $2,000. Thanks, but no thanks.

Just got back from Windover NV. Drove 267.3 miles and it took 6.95 gal. to fill it back up. :thumbup: Not too bad, and we drove the speed limit all the way,75 MPH. The RPM was at 2200 when the speedo was on 75. Everyone was still passing us, save two.

The wife is happy... so that's all that counts.

Keith :wave:
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