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need help on buying prelude, also worried!

Hey guys,

Im from Sydney,Australia.

Im interested in buying a Semi Automatic 5th generation prelude but i am just so worried that the transmission would give up on me? This would be my first car so i dont really wanna have to go through these problems!...

Here in Australia we have the model called "vti-r". Is this a good model? Also most are up near the 150-200 k's mark, so the transmission woulda crapped itself if it was going to correct?

Theres also S models and SI models, but not sure about them

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Also are they nice reasonably speedy cars? or just slugs?
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Re: need help on buying prelude, also worried!

GDay Matt

If you simply must have an auto, then go for a 99-01. But they've been known to fail at any age/milage.

Though for some reason there aren't too many stories of them failing over here, but they still tend to do so occasionally. I've been driving mine for 80,000km (it's done 140 now) and it's still going strong; but I look after it and don't beat on it. Others might not have been so lucky.

As for speedy car, it depends on what you definition of speedy is. You'll be able to keep up with pain in the arse P platers in VS Commodores but not beat them should you choose to line one up at a track. A well driven manual exmple though is not far shy of a WRX, and on a winding road is very close.
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