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Old 02-24-2011, 11:44 PM
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Considering the purchase of 99 Prelude

OK I found a sweet 99 Prelude Base for sale...

It is an automatic with 132K. It is in real great shape.

Let's assume that other than normal maintence (oil changes, tune up) the car is all original and has been taken moderately good care for.

What would be some things that I should really have checked out on the car and assuming normal wear and tear, how much life could really be left in a 99 Prelude with this many miles? If it is still the original trans, should I basically expect to have to replace it soon, or can you get a long life out of these autos if the fluid has been changed and it hasn't been run ragged?
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Re: Considering the purchase of 99 Prelude

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OK I found a sweet 99 Prelude Base for sale...

It is an automatic with 132K. It is in real great shape.

Let's assume that other than normal maintence (oil changes, tune up) the car is all original and has been taken moderately good care for.

What would be some things that I should really have checked out on the car and assuming normal wear and tear, how much life could really be left in a 99 Prelude with this many miles? If it is still the original trans, should I basically expect to have to replace it soon, or can you get a long life out of these autos if the fluid has been changed and it hasn't been run ragged?
From experience with my 01 auto lude i can tell you that tranny like they say is a ticking time bomb. there are plenty of stories on different forums of people who have never Ranked on there tranny. well maintained it and all for nothing because eventually they go out. now there are cases were the tranny dosent give issues but its a Risk ill tell you that. supposedly staying off the Triptronic helps reduce the chances of it giving you a problem but its a 50/50 chance. i would recommend doing the 5 speed swap if you have the resources and knowledge to pull it off and also depending on what price the car will cost you first.
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Re: Considering the purchase of 99 Prelude

Take the time, learn to drive standard, and buy a 5 speed prelude. Wait until you find a good one for a good price with good low miles. Buying a car isn't the easiest thing to do. Patience is key.
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^x2 and repped. patience is definitely the key.
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Re: Considering the purchase of 99 Prelude

I know how to drive stick, but a 5sp Lude is hard to find, dog!
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Re: Considering the purchase of 99 Prelude

5spds are funner to drive and gives you less headaches
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