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Old 02-11-2012, 02:49 AM
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To Lude or not to Lude?

Hello experts, im wondering if I should get a prelude as my first car? I really want one but Considering I'm still a youngster and don't make much money I don't know if I should fulfill my dream or wait until Im more stable financially due to the possibilities of mechanical problems. Help?
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:01 AM
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

depends on what year and how much you work and if you can afford the maint. Even the little things like oil change and gas if it has an H22, Premium adds up quick,
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:03 AM
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

get driving experience first with some cheaper car
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

I`ve had 2 cars since I first started driving and they where both preludes. First one was a 96 and my second one was a 97. :D Any car you get you will have to add gas and ddo oil changes. Only bad thing is preludes burn abit of oil with the h22s. I would just get a prelude as long as it`s manual. Theya re good on gas aswell and have great torque and hp and are very fun to drive.If you are a little bit mechanicly incline you will save alot of $ aswell in the long run and alot of guys on this forum can help
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:17 AM
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

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Theya re good on gas aswell and have great torque and hp and are very fun to drive
this is more of a problem than good thing here, since we have young no experienced driver
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

lol he said youngster
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

My BB6 IS my first car.. It'll do til I find an S to my liking.

O/P- do you want one? Get one, basic maintaince goes a long way. Premium does add up as well as a quart of oil here and there. I'm contempt with her. Haha
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

you want one get one yesss simple as that. i got a BB6 as my first car, and im still 16. just be sure you get one 100% stock, manual, and thats been taken care of. if you do the basic maintenance yourself there actually relatively cheap to fill the tank and keep em purring. plus there the most fun car ever to drive on windy roads. get a prelude,,get a prelude,,
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

This is what you do, follow me step by step because this is what I did and it worked for me.

Step one: Find the perfect Prelude for you regardless of price, Heres mine

Step two: Take out a loan at 8% Interest, if the bank can do better excellent , if they cant tell them to go **** themselves and walk out the door.

Step three: Find a Job, who cares were it is all for the Lude my man.

Step four: Work your ass off as many hours a week as you can, 40 to 50 is a must no questions asked.

Your dreams will be made just as mine are to this day.
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

thanks you guys. youve been a big help. prelude is definitely on my to get list
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

buy a 5 speed civic lx, dx, or ex first and then buy a prelude once you have a better paying job and more driving experience. That's what I did and I'm glad I waited a little to buy my lude
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

why get a civic when he can get a lude?
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

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why get a civic when he can get a lude?
smaller engine - its cheaper and little bit harder to wreck
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

lol..
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smaller engine - its cheaper and little bit harder to wreck
and easier to come by replacement parts for...

I had a del Sol as my first tinker car and I blew everyone away with my SOHC 42 mpg ;) Till I spun a rod bearing. Got the lude and I love it but it's WAY different. Does burn oil because of the H22 but no big and I can't skimp out on the premium. My biggest annoyance with it is chassis replacement parts take longer to get. I had to freakin FDO order some inner tie rod ends.... >_<

anywho... if you are going to TAKE CARE OF IT and not watch the fast and furious movies I think a lude would be perfect for a first car. I bet I can speak for everyone on here that we'd hate to see fewer nice preludes out there. All these guys are super helpful and can lead you into a very happy prelude community. Plus you'll show up all your civic/integra friends ;)
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

so long as you find a well-maintained lude, I don't see why you wouldn't get one as your first car!
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

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Plus you'll show up all your civic/integra friends ;)
Exactly why I got my prelude! Just get it bro, you will NOT regret it one bit
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you should be ashamed of yourself asking that
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you should be ashamed of yourself asking that
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

You can even look for a 3rd gen, if you can find one that wasn't neglected like mine, then you wouldn't have much trouble doing it's upkeep, cars are a lot more expensive than say a bike on maintenance, lol I spent 600 bucks last week doing work on the car.
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

Skip it youngster. Acquire wealth first. Have mom/dad go "halfsies" on a manual transmission car, like a corolla, civic, or crx. Avoid your frienemies (they'll reveal themselves to you). And when you have about 5-6k accumulated, go prelude shopping.
Sell civic/corolla/crx.

Somewhere along the line, appreciate the hard work and knowledge you acquired on your journey. Make the rest of us jealous when you snag a mint Prelude. TADA!
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Re: To Lude or not to Lude?

my prelude is my first car lol like the others said premium gas adds up a bunch if its got an H22, but ive never heard of anyone buying a lude and being dissapointed performance wise
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