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Autotrader Find: 2008 Honda Civic Coupe With 161 Miles

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author photo by Doug DeMuro June 2017

Let's pretend you really want to buy a new Honda Civic, but you don't like the design of the latest model. So you want to buy a new version of an older Civic -- with one obvious problem: Honda no longer makes new versions of older Civics. Fortunately for you, there's this: a 2008 Civic Coupe with that's traveled just 161 total miles in its lifetime. Yes, this is apparently real.

Here's the situation: This Civic Coupe is offered from a private seller in the southwestern Rhode Island town of Exeter for $17,000. That's big money for a 2008 Civic Coupe, but it's not totally out of the realm of possibility if you consider this car's condition: absolutely, unquestionably, absurdly like-new. The ad says "this is the definition of mint condition." The ad is right.

So how did this happen? Who saves a Honda Civic like it's a low-volume Ferrari? Unfortunately, the ad doesn't provide much insight, though it does note that the car "has been in a climate controlled garage since ordered" -- as if the owner was possibly worried about subjecting the car to the brutal weather of a garage without air conditioning and heat. The ad also shows some pieces underneath the car, and they truly do look mint. This might be the last brand-new eighth-generation Civic left.

Unfortunately, what the ad doesn't supply is the car's VIN -- a shame, because I suspect the Carfax report would tell a very interesting story. The original window sticker is supplied, of course (showing an original asking price of $22,295), but the resolution in the image is a bit too low to make out the VIN -- despite my repeated tries.

Nonetheless, this is it: The last new eighth-generation Honda Civic. One of the strangest Autotrader Finds yet.

(Thanks to Chris D. for the tip!)

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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