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Old 06-11-2007, 06:56 AM
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Prelude Purchase, worth it?

Hey all im new here. My buddy Jerry has a 1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS, With 241,000 miles on it. Its the original engine. Never been taken over 90MPH and he always changed the oil on time, Ran prem grade fuel in it and took care of it. It has to have the injectors and throttle body put back on today but im wondering if its worth 400-500 dollars? Would you buy it? It runs great and hes never had any problems exept the water pump and its been replaced. Thanks to whoever answers this.
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Any vehicle that's road worthy is worth 500 bux. It's a Prelude? BONUS!!!!
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:23 AM
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For $400, i say get it.
It'll be one of the best $400 dollared-cars you will ever own, lol!

Besides, sounds like your friend really took care of it.
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I sure hope the timing belt has been changed...
I'd get it.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:48 PM
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I bought my 90 Si for 200 bucks. These cars are incredible, and extremely fun to drive! If it runs...


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New problem arose today. Just found out how it ended up in his yard. His uncle drove it awhile back before i even knew him and went from 3rd gear wide open to 2nd (dont know how he did it) and it started running like it was carburated and would run but tried to die when given gas. Anyone have any ideas? BTW buddy is putting the new injectors and throttle body back in it saturday. Also it has had the timing belt replaced not to long ago.
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dude your talking to a prelude heaven.... of coarse were gonna tell you to buy it lol....

on a serious note, yes any car for $500 and its a honda is well worth it.... worst case buy another 3rd gen lude and use the $500 one for parts.... always options to toy with....

SO JOIN THE DARK SIDE AND GET THE LUDE!!!!
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SO JOIN THE DARK SIDE AND GET THE LUDE!!!!

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normally you say that when a Prelude owner switches to a Civic.


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Old 06-12-2007, 02:11 PM
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yeah, I'm with them. Buy it
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where does he live? I'd give him 400 dollars just for the 4ws setup.
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Not tell you where he lives cause i want that lude. But its in Canton, GA. Buddy of mine is selling a really nice and clean 91 honda prelude 4ws and all kinds of mods for like 3000 i beleave but im poor. lol if anyone has any ideas about the engine tell me thanks.
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^^I think I know who you are talking about...

is his Prelude colored, "flat-black?"


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if anyone has any ideas about the engine tell me thanks.

with 241,000 miles that's a whole lot of miles, regardless if it was city or highway.
Sounds like a b20a5 though. Who knows? it could be still pulling stong if Jerry took care of it well.
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Prelude13 lol yeah, Friend of mine David. I think im buying his flat black lude hes gonna see if i can take over the loan on it.
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Sounds good even if it has some problems.

Like Team123luder said, that 4ws system is worth it alone.
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Hey all im new here. My buddy Jerry has a 1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS, With 241,000 miles on it. Its the original engine. Never been taken over 90MPH and he always changed the oil on time, Ran prem grade fuel in it and took care of it. It has to have the injectors and throttle body put back on today but im wondering if its worth 400-500 dollars? Would you buy it? It runs great and hes never had any problems exept the water pump and its been replaced. Thanks to whoever answers this.
I'd buy it for that much.
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oh i would. high milage but theyre amazing cars
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Id buy it just to play around in
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i would get it, but not as a daily driver
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Sounds like a good deal but always make sure to check it out!
i got my 90 Si
for 1700
with only about 120K miles on it
it was a good deal
but then again
my engine died like 2 days ago!

I agree with boosted
I don"t think it would be such a good daily driver with such high mileage and original motor

but then again it is pretty cheap and has 4ws
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