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Old 07-17-2008, 11:09 PM
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Should I buy this Lude?

Hey, guys I have found a Black 1994 Honda Prelude SI. The SI body has about 150,000 miles, cloth interior, sunroof, and all power options. The car also has a JDM VTEC motor, transmission, and differential, all with about 80,000 miles. The car has a little bit of surface rust on the rear wheel wells that is still repairable. There are two things I am a little concerned about. First, the guy selling the car does not have any of the receipts for the JDM VTEC motor, transmission, and differential swap. He said that a good friend of his did it (who sold it to the current seller) and he trusted him completely. The seller sounds like he's telling the truth, but you can never really tell without proof. Secondly, apparently the check engine light is on due to him apparently installing an after market exhaust which causes the O2 sensor to malfunction or do something that in turn causes the light to be on. He sai it was somewhat common in Honda's. I am not completely sure what he said about it, but it was something of that nature, I believe. I will be looking at it tomorrow afternoon. The seller is asking for $3000. From your guys' knowledge of Prelude's, does this seem like a good buy? If so, what would you guys consider a good offer? Should I be weary of the JDM VTEC swap or the check engine light? Also, does anyone know where you would go about purchasing the leather seats that come in the Prelude VTEC because I really like them and about how much would they cost. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:23 PM
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I stopped reading after "the guy selling the car does not have any of the receipts for the JDM VTEC motor, transmission, and differential swap", that usually isn't a good sign. Also, if you live in an area where cops pull over Hondas because they are Hondas, its going to be a bitch if they find out you have a swaped motor w/o papers.

Here in Cali not to long ago, A few guys that had swaps done to their hatchs and teggs got their cars CRUSHED because the cops suspected the motors and other parts on the car where stolen. For all i know they might or might not have been, but I'm just saying be careful.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:00 PM
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So, I went to look at the car, and I decided to pass it up. It was rusted a lot worse than I thought. There were also a few other things like the drivers side visor was missing, no radio, and no receipts. Thanks for the help though. So, the search continues...
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