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the elusive prelude...

i joined this site last week to do some extra research into the fourth gen lude.
unfortunatly i have fallen in love with them and have had bad luck in locating one in my price range of $3000. i really want an si h23 :). is this an impossible goal or is patience the name of the game...?
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Not impossible at all. The newest 4th gen prelude out there is already 12 years old, so 3000 will score you one with around 150k miles or maybe even less. I bought my 4th gen H22 for 2800. The only problem is that the prelude doesnt make tooo many appearences. I live in new hampshire and ive seen a total of about 40 other preludes. (including 3rd,4th,5th gens) over a 4 year period. Keep looking around. Use craigslist.org and other sites like that. Good luck
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:28 PM
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no, it is not impossible to get one for 3 grand, but most run for about 4 grand. Just keep looking. Took me over 2 Months to find mine.
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i live out by tacoma, wa and there are much. if i drove to portland i could get a h22 93 for 2900 but it too far away
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hahahaha
i meant there ARENT much lol
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Took me over 2 Months to find mine.
Lucky, for me it was a solid year.


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thanks i keep an eye out and my hopes up.
when i find her you will be the first to know. ;]
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Hey I'm new too, I been researching on this forum for about 2 weeks till I finally registered today. I got my 92 prelude 2 weeks ago for cheap.

Try eBay, kijiji.com, craigslist.com
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badass. i was gonna get a civic before i started researching preludes.
hahaha! thank god i changed my mind.
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hey i have the chance to buy a 92 si with a japanese (jdm???) h23 with 43xxx on the motor and a rebuilt tranny. it has a fluctuating idle, an exhaust leak, and its missing the front motor mount bolt. the guy said the clutch slips a little if you try and burnout then shift hard to second. it has a rebuilt/reconstrct title (cant remember) cause of a fenderbender. a couple body panels are very slightly off. i asked about uneven tire wear and he said the 3 month old front tires dont have any unusual wear and the alignment must be spot on. he wants 2750 for it
deal or no deal lol...???
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to be honest man i would wait. from the sound of it that car will only be trouble. the alightment is off causing the uneaven wear. the frame is proble messed up. dont jump the gun just cuz you want one. wait for the one you have to have.
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hahaha thank god im not the only one :)
the alignment was okat but it just didnt feel right when he started listing all the things wrong he didnt post on cl. i only have enough money to do it once.
therefore do it right ;)
thanks for the advice and mabey ill find a jewel
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hey i have the chance to buy a 92 si with a japanese (jdm???) h23 with 43xxx on the motor and a rebuilt tranny. it has a fluctuating idle, an exhaust leak, and its missing the front motor mount bolt. the guy said the clutch slips a little if you try and burnout then shift hard to second. it has a rebuilt/reconstrct title (cant remember) cause of a fenderbender. a couple body panels are very slightly off. i asked about uneven tire wear and he said the 3 month old front tires dont have any unusual wear and the alignment must be spot on. he wants 2750 for it
deal or no deal lol...???
Sounds like he drove it to the ground.

I think it's great how your patiently looking for a car. G/L!
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patience is not a virtue of mine lol.
but considering my moms helping to pay for it i gotta find the best for the cash.
thanks for everything guys the input is super helpful.
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don't be afraid to drive a few hours to pick one up! I drove 4 hours to look at one when I wa looking a little over a year ago.
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i got mine about a year ago, its a 92 w/ jdm h22a, however its an auto, im selling it for 3500
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well there is this nice one in portland but until i get the okay from el madre i really shouldnt worry but here it is. http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/car/724690822.html
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what the hell is the black thing on his bumper?
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what the hell is the black thing on his bumper?
its just a flaw in the pic i think
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i just got a 93 H23a1 si 4ws for 3500 $$ mine had 142000 miles on it but theres isnt a damn thing wrong with it i got it about a month ago...badass ride ... and the dealership has another 95 h23a1 si with full exhaust and AEM intake for 3200$$ i think it has like 135000 miles on it but HEY its a freakin honda..... but this is in florida and there is so many damn preludes down here
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I got my 96 2.3 SI for $600.00 but 1 valve replaceplacement + timming belt + machined heads + clutch + intake +1 rusted off exhaust (cause ebay lies n doesn't sell stainless steel). + cat + headers damn I should have just bought a new car. So i really got mine for about 5 grand. boy am I uh dee duh dee.
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i joined this site last week to do some extra research into the fourth gen lude.
unfortunatly i have fallen in love with them and have had bad luck in locating one in my price range of $3000. i really want an si h23 :). is this an impossible goal or is patience the name of the game...?

hell yeah man good choice on the H23 si...im telling you right now..its one hell of a ride.
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Ill sell you mine with 231k miles on it hehe. It needs some body work i put a R34 Skyline body kit, and i also had the interior completely redone with Allanta leather with red tweed inserts. Brand new carpet and black suede head liner with black suede sunroof cover - interior is completely redone. Ill sell it for $2,000. Its a 1994 VTEC, runs great :D
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