I have a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid with 180k miles on it. It can’t pass smog check due to needing a new Catalytic Converter and battery issues. I’ve been to a few shops and been quoted $2000 to get it up to code (which is too expensive for me).
I bought the car used 4-5 years ago with 70k miles on it for $11k and am pretty disappointed. There’s body damage to the front and rear bumper too. I feel like I should just sell it but I don’t think you can sell a car that can’t pass smog in California.
What is my best option?:
- bite the bullet and spend $2000 to fix it and pass smog. If I do this, realistically how many more miles should I expect to get from it.
- Find a way to sell it and get something? How do I do this? What can I expect to get for it?
- Does CA have exceptions to their smog check laws? What are they? The car runs (not great) but it works.
- Something I’m not thinking of? It just feels silly to dump that much money into a car with that many miles on it.