Looking for a 1.4 civic with a b16a2

Discussion in 'Wanted section' started by Joe_GlanzaForged, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Joe_GlanzaForged

    Joe_GlanzaForged Fresh Recruit

  2. Rory

    Rory Paid Member

    Insurance reasons?
     
  3. Joe_GlanzaForged

    Joe_GlanzaForged Fresh Recruit

    aye because insurance is sky high and i got told off me mate, if its a 1,4 originally and then converted to a 1,6 insurance is cheaper but u have to tell them its converted to 1,6 and apparently they do it cheaper as it was a 1,4 originally, so looking for 1 to buy
     
  4. Rory

    Rory Paid Member

    Not the case.
    It will be more due to the fact its a conversion ;)
     
  5. Joe_GlanzaForged

    Joe_GlanzaForged Fresh Recruit

    what u mean by that ?
     
  6. Shib786

    Shib786 Registered User +

    Well if its been converted, then maybe the person that did it in the first place didnt replace the drum brakes on the rear to discs....there are also a few other reasons...thats just one of them.
     
  7. Gav_Kara

    Gav_Kara Paid Member


    Yeah it is mate,my fellas got one and his insurance is same has his old Evo
     
  8. VXR230BHP

    VXR230BHP Registered User +

    Excuse me for being rather thick but why is the insurance so high on a civic????? its only a 1.4 ? I wouldn't be that knowledgble when comes to Honda's.
     
  9. JohnOBrien8

    JohnOBrien8 Paid Member

    its known as a boy racer car in the insurance industry!too many young lads writing them off making the premium for them go up!
     
  10. VXR230BHP

    VXR230BHP Registered User +

    Smae old story with boy racers. whats sort of power do they put out ?
     
  11. JohnOBrien8

    JohnOBrien8 Paid Member

    about 80bhp i tink!
    and to joe if your young like me just get a ball of shit till your 18 well doesnt even havta be i am tinkin of just gettin a nice 306 or something that will look ok but no major power to keep the insurance down until i work up a no claims.if i have enough money i will buy a starlet and do it up slowly so when i can get insured on one it will be there!
    i came on here with the intensions of buying a gt or glanza but just wont work!:)
     
  12. VXR230BHP

    VXR230BHP Registered User +

    Why not build an GT like what I'am doing at the min and find a good solid shell to work on.
     
  13. JohnOBrien8

    JohnOBrien8 Paid Member

    i wouldnt be to handy on the technical side a thigns!!but i would be willing to buy one that needs a little work and replace some parts etc..the plan at the start was to buy and insure a glanza S and then do a turbo conversion when i am able to insure a turbo,but seems would be just cheaper to buy whatever car and then when it comes to it,buy a turbo!
     
  14. VXR230BHP

    VXR230BHP Registered User +

    There is a fair a bit of work involved and funds are another thing ! but you learn once your doing it. shells go fairly cheap and you can pick up parts on here.
     
  15. Joe_GlanzaForged

    Joe_GlanzaForged Fresh Recruit

    kk lads, yeah expensive to insure (£4,200) but cheaper than a glanza lol at this age with no NCB and vtec isnt as good as a turbo but hey, its not bad :p
     
  16. Shib786

    Shib786 Registered User +

    You could say that, Im 18 and just sold my Ek4 Civic....started off with a Glanza at 17 and had to come back to boost and now own a Ep82 :)
     
  17. churcherj

    churcherj Paid Member

    im not being funny but thats the most ridiculous thing ive heard lol, surely if its been converted, your putting in a more powerful engine, going from a 1.4 to a 1.6vtec! which is the vti engine dohc 160bhp, a 1.4 is nowhere near that! thats basically like trying to insure a vti + more for converting it, would be cheaper to buy a standard vti....explain how it would be cheaper than leaving the car in standard condition? trust me your mate sounds like he hasnt the slightest clue whats hes talking about......
     
  18. O_D_O_H_E_R_T_Y

    O_D_O_H_E_R_T_Y Registered User +

    x2
     
  19. scot-ish

    scot-ish Paid Member

  20. Gav_Kara

    Gav_Kara Paid Member

    X3
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010

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