Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Is this a fair trade?

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:28 AM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Is this a fair trade?

I am looking to trade my 1990 300zx TT for a 1997 Honda Prelude. I know my car is worth more money, but my car also has a few more issues.

Here is a link to my car: 1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Twin Turbo - Regina Cars For Sale - Kijiji Regina Canada.

Here is the description he gave me: 208 kms, has been maintained VERY well. Both me and the owner before never bag it. I have 2 12" subs, you don't have to take the subs If you don't want. Tranny good condition, CV axel is going but that's not a hard fix, E brake is stretched so I'm getting it tuned up on monday, other than that, always run premium, never has had a drop of regular. There is minor wheel well rust on the both rear sides ( regular honda rust ) and a few door dings. Its black. Oh also today I ordered a HID conversion kit for the headlights. Its black, and OEM everything except for the deck. I can put in the original honda deck, or I have this one with ipod hookup and handsfree bluetooth for talking.

I want his car, I was just wondering what you experts thought. Also, is there anything specific I should ask him?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:37 AM
TypeT's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Posts: 3,840
iTrader: (0)
TypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these parts
Re: Is this a fair trade?

is that auto or manual?
2.0 or 2.2?

Id say that dont buy lude with auto transmission or/and with 2.0 engine and if its manual VTI demand that he fix those rusts first
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

It is manual. Ive never driven a manual, but I am looking forward to it. And I thought they were all 2.2? I'll ask him for pics of the rust so I can discern how bad it is.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:48 AM
Decipher's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)
Decipher is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

umm keep the z-car its rwd and imo alot more car then a lude.. dont get me wrong the lude is a great car and i just got myself another after not having one for a few years but that 300tt is great!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:54 AM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Trust me, I wouldn't mind keeping the 300, but I can't really afford it, and can't drive it in the winter. I need a car to go to University with during the -40 C blizzards. If I lived in California I would keep it for sure. I don't mind a downgrade though.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:56 AM
Decipher's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)
Decipher is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

why cant you drive it in winter? its a car and almost every car up until the 80's was rwd get a good set of snow tires and wheels and drive it.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:16 AM
TypeT's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Posts: 3,840
iTrader: (0)
TypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these partsTypeT is infamous around these parts
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholkid View Post
And I thought they were all 2.2?
noup

2.0 have 133hp - 2.2 VTI has 60 more... and IF its VTI is it base version or sh.
sh is more difficult to mod than base
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: IN FRONT OF YOU
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
SHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond reputeSHDRIVER has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholkid View Post
I am looking to trade my 1990 300zx TT for a 1997 Honda Prelude. I know my car is worth more money, but my car also has a few more issues.

Here is a link to my car: 1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Twin Turbo - Regina Cars For Sale - Kijiji Regina Canada.

Here is the description he gave me: 208 kms, has been maintained VERY well. Both me and the owner before never bag it. I have 2 12" subs, you don't have to take the subs If you don't want. Tranny good condition, CV axel is going but that's not a hard fix, E brake is stretched so I'm getting it tuned up on monday, other than that, always run premium, never has had a drop of regular. There is minor wheel well rust on the both rear sides ( regular Honda rust ) and a few door dings. Its black. Oh also today I ordered a HID conversion kit for the headlights. Its black, and OEM everything except for the deck. I can put in the original Honda deck, or I have this one with ipod hookup and handsfree bluetooth for talking.

I want his car, I was just wondering what you experts thought. Also, is there anything specific I should ask him?

Thanks
When cars get is old as your 1990 Nissan, things that normally don't go bad start to fail. Like for example ,windshield wiper motors, ac compressors , heater cores,power steering pumps,transmissions etc. If you can get a 1997 Prelude whose power train is a bit less complex ,whose engine has not been as stressed and ragged on assuming it has not been modded, and is easer to repair ,then that should be a big factor in your decision as to what to do.Also in these days of high gas prices,a VTEC engine lets you have it both ways. When commenting to work for example if you keep the revs below 3900 rpm , you achieve pretty decent fuel economy . On the other hand on the weekends by keeping your rpms above around 5000 rpms you get an engine that has its intake,intake runner, and cam switched over to a power enhanced mode to give you max performance without concern for fuel economy. Trading the twin turbo gas hog for a Prelude will certainly save you a lot of money in gas.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:25 AM
cgbuter1's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 436
iTrader: (0)
cgbuter1 has a spectacular aura aboutcgbuter1 has a spectacular aura aboutcgbuter1 has a spectacular aura about
Re: Is this a fair trade?

If I was you I would try selling the 300zx for what it is worth then I would look into getting a prelude with some money left over...
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:38 AM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

I have had this car up for sale for almost a year now. There have been no offers that I have considered, mostly people wanting to trade me their trucks. I would rather get cash, but it seems like that isn't going to happen.

@Decipher, I just don't want the car anymore, it is too much money to keep going.
@SHDRIVER, That is exactly what I thought. I can finally have an engine bay that I can fit my hands in to.
@TypeT, we only have 2.2's in Canada. The only place with the 2.0 is Europe. (wikipedia)
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 12:03 PM
andrewcjduong's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 888
iTrader: (0)
andrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond reputeandrewcjduong has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is this a fair trade?

I live in Canada and the SH helps incredibly.
__________________
2004 Acura TSX - Current
1999 Honda Prelude Type-SH - SOLD

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Michael_mass's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canadehh
Posts: 302
iTrader: (2)
Michael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these partsMichael_mass is infamous around these parts
Re: Is this a fair trade?

check the "little black book" for cars says the prices that it could be sold for max and min for every car. sounds like the guy bought the prelude to have fun made some mods on it and probs pushed it so be careful
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 03:38 PM
zpirbhai's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 144
iTrader: (1)
zpirbhai is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholkid View Post
Trust me, I wouldn't mind keeping the 300, but I can't really afford it, and can't drive it in the winter. I need a car to go to University with during the -40 C blizzards. If I lived in California I would keep it for sure. I don't mind a downgrade though.

hey buddy - im right there with you. im in calgary and ive driven two winters with a prelude and it performs great with a set of winters. my buddy totalled his 300zx driving in the winter and hes a decent driver. mine is lowered about two inches though so it can drag if theres a lot of snow but im getting taller springs to help with that.
__________________
2001 Prelude SE (Base w/ Leather)
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 05:18 PM
flyerfolife's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 591
iTrader: (0)
flyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond reputeflyerfolife has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cgbuter1 View Post
If I was you I would try selling the 300zx for what it is worth then I would look into getting a prelude with some money left over...
x2 unless you have already tried selling it
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 06:50 PM
shoulda_had_a_v8's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 121
iTrader: (1)
shoulda_had_a_v8 is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

I wouldnt do it but that is just because a 300zx is the one car I want more than my lude! plain and simple if I was in your position I would go get a beater car with good heat, work as much as possible, buy a manual trans and swap it. Sure right now I cant even afford my lude but that car is going to be much harder to find than a prelude in the future and the people with them will charge an arm and a leg.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

@V8, I don't have any capital lol. I was going to buy a beater last year, but then just didn't. I'm not sure I would want a beater now, I want something that will last. I might want to get another 300zx in the future when I have some extra money. And in that case I would be anal enough to fly to one that I really want and take it the Z specialists in Georgia to get it tastefully modded and then return home.

+ The prelude has a sound system, which saves me the $500 I was going to spend anyways.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 10:02 PM
abelsgotspeed's Avatar
Grand Member
ROTM!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 3,945
iTrader: (7)
abelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond reputeabelsgotspeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is this a fair trade?

You would be loosing out for an even trade...

So if I were you is do a trade with 1500-2000 on top on his end lol
__________________
My Build thread = http://www.preludezone.com/members-r...2-sir-bb2.html

Be Apart of one of the biggest prelude groups around today.
BB Alliance has impacted TEXAS and is now being seen around the world
so take part in our facebook page for information and updates.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/BBalliance/



I'm addicted to S/C porn!!!
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:07 PM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

@abelsgotspeed, I asked him for $1000 on top. I want to make this deal, Im tryin not to scare him away.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: LUDIFORNIA
Posts: 1,792
iTrader: (0)
AcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond reputeAcedPRELUDE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Is this a fair trade?

I personally don`t really like them. Good luck with the trade I would deifinitely try to get some money on top.
__________________
96' Prelude F22 - SOLD!
97' Moreno Red Prelude 5 Speed
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:32 PM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)
nicholkid is on a distinguished road
Re: Is this a fair trade?

He said that he paid $5700 for it just 2 months ago. He would never have paid me $1000 extra, since my asking price is $6000. I cut him some slack and told him a straight trade was ok. Again, I want the car and don't want the deal to fall through.
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2011, 11:46 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 174
iTrader: (0)
gchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these partsgchampaninh is infamous around these parts
Re: Is this a fair trade?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholkid View Post
He said that he paid $5700 for it just 2 months ago. He would never have paid me $1000 extra, since my asking price is $6000. I cut him some slack and told him a straight trade was ok. Again, I want the car and don't want the deal to fall through.
get it, if it makes sense to you financially to have a fwd car in your area, do it. yeah the 300zx is a great car, looks and performance. but as you've said it's pretty pricey to repair, where as preludes although not flawless are more affordable. not to mention the difference in gas consumption between the 2 but you'll get a little more with the lude. hopefully it's a base model because if anything happens with the motor it'd be cheaper to deal with a base model. i say get it, seems like you won't regret your decision.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fair price BMan 5th Gen Honda Prelude 17 05-13-2011 04:36 AM
IS THIS A FAIR TRADE? 1999prelude 5th Gen Honda Prelude 11 06-25-2010 08:47 PM
Fair Trade? hondagame 5th Gen Honda Prelude 5 06-25-2010 12:21 PM
How much is my 4g worth? What would you guys say is a fair value. Joebrauk 4th Gen Honda Prelude 8 11-20-2009 12:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.