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So Im thinking about trading my 4th for a 5th. so how is the handling compared to the 4ths has anyone owned both?
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Re: 5th gens

Well I can't speak from experience but I reckon it is pretty close seeing as how they share alot of the same suspension components.
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Re: 5th gens

some die hard 4g guys say the 4th is better because it's slightly lighter and handles a little better... I don't buy it. lol
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Re: 5th gens

In all honesty... I'd take a 4th over a 5th... that being said... I still would love to own a 5th and 3rd gen (strictly a 4ws).

They all have their own advantages and disadvantages... blah blah blah.
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They all have their own advantages and disadvantages... blah blah blah.
I agree with you on the 3rd gen part of the statement. I do love all preludes, in all forms. Cant help it
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Decide on it, 5th is the biggest, possibly the most livable. Early Autos are plagued a failure, but can't go wrong with a manual on any generation. They are newer and plentiful. The SH model has an excellent (don't quote me on this) electronic differential which helps keep grip around the corners.

4th gens can be found all day for two grand and have had the most success in motorsports. Parts can be sourced cheaper as well. The interior is a mile long and makes you feel like you're in a jet fighter with all those electronic goodies. There are even some with 4ws, but that one is hydraulic and they aren't always well working.

Don't let me get started on 3rd gens lol.

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the 5th gen interior is a little bigger then a 4th gen.. still not sure why they added back seats to either gen though..as for driving my SH on coils handles better then any car i've driven but if i were going to get another 5th gen it would be a base model with no sunroof. its easier to tune it since you dont need to worry about the ATTS and extra weight (if weight matters to you).
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Decide on it, 5th is the biggest, possibly the most livable. Early Autos are plagued a failure, but can't go wrong with a manual on any generation. They are newer and plentiful. The SH model has an excellent (don't quote me on this) electronic differential which helps keep grip around the corners.

4th gens can be found all day for two grand and have had the most success in motorsports. Parts can be sourced cheaper as well. The interior is a mile long and makes you feel like you're in a jet fighter with all those electronic goodies. There are even some with 4ws, but that one is hydraulic and they aren't always well working.

Don't let me get started on 3rd gens lol.

All in all, buy a prelude, you won't regret it.
I would definitely recommend getting a stick shift 5g if you can find a good one. Stick shifts do have a tendency to be more abused than their automatic counterparts, and that's because most of the people who want to push the car to its limits and getting maximum enjoyment out of it are the ones getting a stick. People buying autos(at least originally) are usually(but not always) the ones who just want a cool looking car and one, don't know how to drive stick, or two, don't wanna have to deal with driving a stick. That being said, automatics(especially 5th gens) can handle less abuse, so if one owner hotdogs it all the time, the life of said transmission is dramatically decreased. The general rules for automatics and manual still apply as well: auto's are typically a little heavier, get less mpg(if you care about that), and are slower. That being said, SH Ludes(all are stick) are a bit heavier because of the ATTS system. It is true that they handle quite well; however, being that the youngest 5th gen is about 11 years old, its not uncommon that the ATTS will quit working. Most people don't wanna spend the time/money to try and fix it, so it just becomes extra weight on the car(again, if you care about that sort of thing). Bottom line, go for a stick, but if you find an auto in great condition with low miles, I wouldn't pass it up just because it's a stick(unless you're intentionally trying to find a stick to learn, or something...). Have any more questions concerning 5g's? Check out the Fifth Gen Buying Guide.
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Re: 5th gens

I have had both. Had two forth and one fifth. I like my fifth better I feel better driving it she is easy to drive. Now I did like my firths two but one was a 92 si with a h22 and it had the ugly gauges. The 95 I had was a lot better looking cock pit. But they all handled about the same my fifth just seems smoother.
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