Why are compressed natural gas vehicles so hard to find. I have looking for Honda Civic GX?

Help Please, from those that know about CNG vehicles.

I have been searching for the last few weeks for a good used CNG vehicle in California. They all seem to be priced higher than a regular car with lots of mileage but they seem to sale. Could I possibly be undervaluing these cars. With the Carpool extension, I would definetly enjoy the car.

Currently I have an accepted offer to purchase a 1999 Honda Civic GX with 150K Miles for ,700, but I cant help but to think that it is too much.

Any thoughts or advice would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks

2 Responses to “Why are compressed natural gas vehicles so hard to find. I have looking for Honda Civic GX?”

  1. Chuckles Says:

    CNG vehicles are modified to be that way. You can rarely find them used. Most people who have made the investment which has like an 8 year pay back period so they are not likely to sell in only 3-4 years.

    A 97 Honda with CNG conversion for $3700 is about right. However, you could get a gas one for like $2400 and you will never save enough gas before it dies unless you have the CNG kit transferred to another car after the Honda does die.

  2. rick29148 Says:

    Just not that popular: Locations to refill the tank are limited, the cars are heavier, etc ….