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Old 10-29-2017, 03:07 PM
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I had a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 5-speed until last Thursday someone crossed traffic and decided to total it for me. I was able to "acquire" the IMA battery and was going to sell it. However, I found a 2006 for cheap that needs an IMA battery. Are these two batteries at all compatible? Can I take the cells out of the 03 and put them in the 06 pack? Sorry if this is a naive question but, I just want to be sure and you all are the experts. I have rebuilt a pack in the past so the technical aspect of it is no big deal to me. The pack I have is a freshly (last year) rebuilt (new cells) unit from Greentec auto. I wouldn't specifically recommend them but I did spend the money on the pack and would like to take advantage of it if I can and still upgrade to a slightly newer car. And I do like this Honda line.

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Not compatible in any way.

Stay away from 06+ HCH. Their batteries are junk.
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Wow, thanks for the quick response and confirms what I thought from other threads. Well, my follow up question is if I had a choice between a 2003 5speed like what I had or an automatic 2006 with the same miles. Which is better overall?
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Not compatible in any way.

Stay away from 06+ HCH. Their batteries are junk.
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Go with the 03. Probably much cheaper and you can put the pack you just bought in it. I looked up the kbb value of my 03 in rough condition (hail damage and rust spots starting) and it was only $350. Maybe you can pick up one dirt cheap that has a bad battery since you already have the replacement battery.
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