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Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

here is the link to the cars.com ad
I talked him down to 6k, and am getting it financed at 18 percent interest, and 213 a month... The interest sucks, but I plan on paying about 3k when i get my college money this fall...
A little background, I had a 95 5spd Integra Special Edition with only liability insurance, bought some JDM headlights and corner lights, and let my buddy borrow the car to put them in as I had to work and had a different car to take to work that day, so I tell him to bring the car STRAIGHT back, he ends up running the **** out of it going 90 around a crazy curvy road, launches off a bank, straight into a tree resulting in a totaled Teg... Broke his leg and femur, and said he'd "make it right" 2 months later, he still hasn't "made it right" so I'm taking him to court. (This wendesday actually) The judge told me on a different date for something unrelated in not so many words that theres no chance he wouldnt have to pay restitution, so I'm asking the KBB value of 2200, 150 for tow bill, 130 for the JDM lights, and 5 dollars for the police report.
Anyway, The ad says it's the base, however to me it looks like the type s, is it? It also says it's an automatic, but the pictures clearly show its a 5 speed.

Thoughts? Opinions? I'm pretty car illiterate, so what would be some affordable not too complicated mods to make my car run/look better? Had an aftermarket tail pipe on my Teg that I'm thinking of taking off and putting on the Lude, but it already has a decent looking double tail pipe, or whatever its called.
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

its a little high, but it was super low miles plus
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for 6k i would
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

what makes you think its a type s? i dont think it is, just has a few aftermarket parts like the lip kit. it doesn't say type s anywhere and it is lacking the type s intake. i would ask him for 6000 out the door with registration and everything. i got my lude for 5800 out the door and it had 100,000 more miles on it
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

Well, I googled the type S, and I read on edmunds that the difference is the gear shift, and the spoiler, then I looked at pictures of type S, and the spoilers look the same, along with the gear shifter knob. Like I said, I'm as far from car savvy as it gets, so I could easily be mistaken. What else appears aftermarket? I don't have any idea really.. My teg wasn't Vtec, so I'm excited to finally see what the hype in Vtec is all about. Also, it is listed as blue, but looks silver to me. Is it blue tinted, or silver? With the low miles, I expect this car to be a pretty solid investment.
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what makes you think its a type s? i dont think it is, just has a few aftermarket parts like the lip kit. it doesn't say type s anywhere and it is lacking the type s intake. i would ask him for 6000 out the door with registration and everything. i got my lude for 5800 out the door and it had 100,000 more miles on it
this.. theres better ludes for sale for cheaper then that just keep looking..low miles though


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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

I already got approved for financing. And its only 40 miles from my house lol. I am likely wrong on the Type S part, Any suggestions though for how to make this a better car from stock up? I've read Preludes are really good cars. The motor and stuff looks clean too. I assume it was a responsible or older person who had the car since the miles are so low, most I've seen have way high miles..
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i just think 6900 for a lude is alot with with 75k miles.. i paid 5800 for mine
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

I talked him down to 6k even
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oh thats not too bad then i guess.. have you driven it?
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

I haven't, but it looks pretty legit and clean, My teg had an aftermarket clutch that myself and alot of people said was was the smoothest clutch they've ever drove, how is the stock Prelude clutch? Assuming the clutch is stock, of course.
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wouldn't know what a stock clutch feels like lol i have a stage 3 act clutch right now so its pretty stiff
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

I've only drove one other 5 speed, and just for a brief moment, what is the difference in clutches? I see stage 2, stage 3 alot, what exactly does that mean? Im simplest terms...
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what makes you think its a type s? i dont think it is, just has a few aftermarket parts like the lip kit. it doesn't say type s anywhere and it is lacking the type s intake. i would ask him for 6000 out the door with registration and everything. i got my lude for 5800 out the door and it had 100,000 more miles on it
This is what makes the car worth more then what you bought yours for. It has low miles and that in itself makes the value higher.

Is there a carfax? Is that a motorswap? Why the red valve cover? What mods have been done to the car? How many owners? These are all questions that I would be asking if you're going to keep the car for any amount of time.
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I've only drove one other 5 speed, and just for a brief moment, what is the difference in clutches? I see stage 2, stage 3 alot, what exactly does that mean? Im simplest terms...
Different clutch stages typically refer to the power handling of the clutch. A 'stage 2' might have a torque handling capacity of 40% more than stock, a 'stage 3' clutch might have 80% greater than stock, ect. Preludes are pretty smooth cars in general. Heavier than your Integra by a few hundred pounds, but still very aggressive. My stock clutch (been in there since 1995) still has a nice 'pop' to it, so if you let a friend try learning to drive a standard transmission on it, it's gonna be a bit more unforgiving than other cars, but by no means difficult do get used to.
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I'd say the most important thing when buying a car is the ability to verify as much of it's past as possible. The Carfax will tell you some important things like if it's been in wrecks, vandalized, and if the mileage is actually true. Maintenance is more difficult to get record of, and with an entry-class sports car like this, there's no telling who owned it before you. The timing belt is the most important maintenance you can perform to the car approaching the 80-90k mile mark. I think Honda recommends it be done at 90K incriments? Double check that.

Check the CV axles for rips in the boots, and hell, even perform a compression test if you have the know-how. Check the oil level and condition before you drive. Look around the engine after test drive for any fresh looking oil that may have leaked. Keep the radio off while you're driving so you can listen to everything. Check the AC, heater, and any other electrical component you can think of (windows, sunroof,).

The red valve cover on Preludes did not come stock in the United States, so that has obviously been removed/replaced. Hard to imagine a old dude wanting a red valve cover for the looks of the car, not to mention the front lip.
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

Get it looked at by your mechanic. It may look all good but I would get a mechanic to look at it... IMO


Edit... Was it just me or did anyone notice the crack in the windshield? Id go 5,500... including all the extra crap and maybe throw in an extended warranty why not!
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

As for it being an actual type s. NO this is more of what a stock type s looks like
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And the type s never came stock as a left hand drive i believe
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

You gotta drive it YOURSELF or get it checked by a mechanic. There could always be more underlying issues such as suspension/brakes/clutches/etc.... I would never buy a car/make a deal on a car WITHOUT checking it out in person first. You can always use any other issues like its gonna need new tires or brakes, etc, to bargin the price down even lower! That is your best bet!

Now the Price isn't too bad given the miles, but I just picked up my 98 w/ 81k miles for $4700 and I feel like I still over paid because there were a few more issues with the car than I had realized when looking at it (you will always find more small things wrong with cars that are as old as ours are).

Good luck with your search! There are gonna be better deals than this out there, but just make sure to do your homework first!
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FYI...its not a Type-s, (Those were only offered in Japan and are only right hand drive, Yes you could import them, but this one is clearly not right hand drive)

2. nor is it a type-sh, there are no lights on the bottoms of the inside door panels. Thats an easy way to tell.

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It also says it's an automatic, but the pictures clearly show its a 5 speed.
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You have to read the description man, just cause those are the pics posted doesn't mean its the same car... The description says exterior blue... which shows you that they are using pics from a different car cause the pics are silver. Also try out craigslist too before you pay for that one, you should do some shopping around. Don't settle for the first car that comes around, even with it being low mileage or in good condition... You can probably find one for a lot cheaper that is in good condition.
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Well, I googled the type S, and I read on edmunds that the difference is the gear shift, and the spoiler, then I looked at pictures of type S, and the spoilers look the same, along with the gear shifter knob. Like I said, I'm as far from car savvy as it gets, so I could easily be mistaken. What else appears aftermarket? I don't have any idea really.. My teg wasn't Vtec, so I'm excited to finally see what the hype in Vtec is all about. Also, it is listed as blue, but looks silver to me. Is it blue tinted, or silver? With the low miles, I expect this car to be a pretty solid investment.
it has not type s body, rims or intake. type s doesnt have sunroof

thats metallic colour when the sun hits it has some blue in it.
normal prelude colour
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

Ill bet its a base auto with a 5-speed h22a swap. That would explain why its listed at the dealer as an auto, the red valve cover, and the new gauge cluster
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I'm getting the Carfax monday. I do know that it was one owner though, and like I said, I know NOTHING about cars, except how to drive on really. My knowledge goes as far as changing the oil. No one in my family were really car mechanic type people, so I'm sheltered in that regard, but would like to learn along the way!
IF it's an auto swap, is that bad? Because I've read the auto trannys are ****, but I assume if it's a swap, the transmission is different too, correct?
These pics ARE the car, I'm not sure why it's listed as blue, Is there even a stock blue Prelude? I thought it was just silver, white, red, and a few others, but I didn't see blue on edmunds.
The car is an hour and a half away from me, too far to go test before buying, although the check is already cut, I can take it back to the finance company. And my moms credit is bad, so 18% interest :D Planning on paying about 3k out of college cash to get it paid off quicker though. Any ideas on if the motor is stock besides the valve cover? Will the carfax have all that info on it? How does that double tail pipe sound? Had a nice exhaust on my Teg, that I am considering getting taken off and put on the Lude, but I like how the double looks.
Any car is better than the totaled car I have now, and at 230 a month, the monthly payment isn't too bad for my monthly earnings.
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

No way you should pay more than 4k for that car. If I was in your position I'd try to find a better value
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if u can get it for 6k out the door price, then go for it. super low miles but i would get a carfax first.
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Re: Getting a 00 Prelude...Good deal?

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I'm getting the Carfax monday. I do know that it was one owner though, and like I said, I know NOTHING about cars, except how to drive on really. My knowledge goes as far as changing the oil. No one in my family were really car mechanic type people, so I'm sheltered in that regard, but would like to learn along the way!
IF it's an auto swap, is that bad? Because I've read the auto trannys are ****, but I assume if it's a swap, the transmission is different too, correct?
These pics ARE the car, I'm not sure why it's listed as blue, Is there even a stock blue Prelude? I thought it was just silver, white, red, and a few others, but I didn't see blue on edmunds.
The car is an hour and a half away from me, too far to go test before buying, although the check is already cut, I can take it back to the finance company. And my moms credit is bad, so 18% interest :D Planning on paying about 3k out of college cash to get it paid off quicker though. Any ideas on if the motor is stock besides the valve cover? Will the carfax have all that info on it? How does that double tail pipe sound? Had a nice exhaust on my Teg, that I am considering getting taken off and put on the Lude, but I like how the double looks.
Any car is better than the totaled car I have now, and at 230 a month, the monthly payment isn't too bad for my monthly earnings.
Sorry for the long post, thanks for all the tips and help!
What im saying is the car may have originally been an automatic then someone swapped in a h22a with a 5-speed transmission. The 5th gen prelude auto tranny is awful.
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oh if it was engine and tranny swapped then **** no. wouldnt pay more than 4k.
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