I strongly suspect that Civic's not quite as nice as it looks. That seems to be a trait of Mk1 Civics... looking good whilst hiding their rot and bodges. The angle of the pics doesn't clearly show the undersealed sills and notice the rear valance is underealed too. They rot badly in the rear corners and at the front and rear of the sills. The passenger front wing is a pattern one by the looks and it needs a drivers. They are not easy to get hold of now... especially genuine ones. It's also had the usual big wellding job done on the inner wings (look by the LH headlight in the engine bay shot). Don't be distracted by the plastic still being on the door panels either. They ALL have the plastic still on there. Every single one (5) I've owned has had it.
On the plus side, the price is still sensible at the moment (I'd say up to about £650 would be okay) it's a manual 3 door with the later, larger EB3 engine and it's in a very nice colour. It's also got an accessory clock which I WANT! Fit some pre facelift bumpers, tail lights and grille and it'd be cracking little car.
That's mad, who would buy a Charade Diesel and then only put 55K on it? Does look pretty smart though, if I hadn't got the Galant I'd love to push that into use as my main daily, they're quite small mind.
G11 Charades are a hoot to drive. Don't know about a non turbo diesel mind. Probably be somewhat slower than the petrol one we had I'd imagine. I've got a very rustu later turbo diesel Charade sat here if anyone fancies an upgrade on that G11
One or two people on R-R have said he's asking too much. I reckon it's right, not often you find these with low mileage as they're great cruisers even if the 2.4 was getting a bit long-in-the-tooth by this time. If anything, hopefully the high price will keep it out of the hands of wannabe drifters. These are great for someone as a 'modern' classic, in that they've got fairly low-tech engineering but lots of toys for pleasant everyday travel.