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Old 07-09-2012, 12:34 AM
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So for those of you who know me at all, I'm sure you know of the crap I've been through with my car. For those of you who don't, here's a short story version. Got my car, transmission blew out, got it rebuilt, really bad oil leak, exhaust leak, vacuum leak, someone hit my in a parking lot and drove off, my transmissions starting to go out again, and just today, I found a hole in my radiator hose and it's spewing anti-freeze. Since I'm just a poor college boy, I'm starting to lose hope in my car. I love my car and Preludes to death. But unfortunately, I just don't have the means to fix anything right away. Sure I can save up, but I'm also paying rent/gas/school/other crap and doing it off a minimum wage job. When school starts up again in the Fall, I won't be able to work as much and I doubt I'll be able to put aside any cash for my baby. So with what happened today, I'm beginning to wonder what I should do. Should I sell my first car, my baby? Should I take out loans to get a 5 speed swap and HOPE that it fixes even half of the problems with my car. Not only that, but now I need new paint because my doors have been dinged so many times at work and thanks to that anti-freeze leak, I have a stained bumper. I definitely can't afford a new bumper, let alone a paint job. I still haven't even fixed the reinforcement bar and rebar from when that jackass hit me. What do you guys think? Should I sell my car? I doubt I can even get 2500 out of it since the trans is bad and the bumper's shaken up. I don't even know where I would begin to look for a new car. The only car I want besides my prelude is a 280z or another prelude. I'm really stressing out about this and need someone else's opinion. Thanks PZ.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:51 AM
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You know a radiator hose is like 10-15 bucks right? I understand your frustrations with the auto trans man that whole situation sucks. How bad is it now?
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dude... tough stuff.. good on you for hanging on this long! i hope you hang on for longer dude. try not to worry about the exterior stuff, if its an everyday driver there aint much u can do.. i learned that after being hit twice parked at work in the same spot in two days. and backed into making it a third. i keep finding scratches and dings on my lude but... i try not to concern myself until in the future i can buy a beater car and let me lude come out only on weekends! dunno if that helped but my friend got me thinking like that and it really opened my eyes..
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You know a radiator hose is like 10-15 bucks right? I understand your frustrations with the auto trans man that whole situation sucks. How bad is it now?
Yeah the hose busting didn't really bother me as much as the fact that the anti-freeze left stains on my engine bay and my bumper. The transmission is just slowly getting worse. Takes longer for it to warm up and smoothly shift from 1st to 2nd.

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dude... tough stuff.. good on you for hanging on this long! i hope you hang on for longer dude. try not to worry about the exterior stuff, if its an everyday driver there aint much u can do.. i learned that after being hit twice parked at work in the same spot in two days. and backed into making it a third. i keep finding scratches and dings on my lude but... i try not to concern myself until in the future i can buy a beater car and let me lude come out only on weekends! dunno if that helped but my friend got me thinking like that and it really opened my eyes..
Yeah, the exterior is a pretty big deal to me, but the fact that my car is kind of a PoS mechanically is much more heart-wrenching. Not to mention the fact that my windshield is busted too. I really doubt I could even sell the damn thing.
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Yeah, i had a moment that ur having now last year.. had all my problems with the lude int he engine and some **** in the wheel well leaking smthng on my brakes... so stopping was weird :P
the ext of mine means a lot to me as well, im always cleaning it up cuz i know it will be awhile until i can repair it.. in my opinion i would let go of the ext.. dont think about fixing it, just keeping it clean to sorta keep u happy, as far as the engine and stuff i dunno man. thats a really painful part.. i almost let go of my lude when it seemed like constant problems
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its always easy to quit, but man i wouldnt. dont get a loan because that puts you even more in debt, just try and fix it to where you can drive it daily, if its that way now then I would say your situation isnt that bad TBH. im in college as well and have a student worker job making a hair over $300 every TWO WEEKS!! so i know a thing or 2 about tough times with the lude. I managed though believe it or not, just takes patients
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The right answer is you have to do what is financially right for you. If you cannot afford to do a 5 speed swap and/or replace your auto transmission again now but are able to sell your car for a reasonable amount to purchase something a bit more reliable then you have to do that. Weigh your options and do what is best for your situation, know one knows it better then you. Working and being in school isn't easy and being on a limited budget makes it even harder. Taking a loan out is only putting yourself back a few steps in the long run and to be honest if you do decide for a loan why not just get something that will be reliable.

Preludes are the shiz but your education and ability to provide for yourself far outweigh that.
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Yeah I'm squeezing in 250 every two weeks. And I'm working on finding another job becuase I can't get anymore hours where I work. They can only manage like 15-20 :( I think I'm going to try and be a math tutor again and see if I can make some extra cash. But I have to do something, and soon, or my car will be completely undrivable. A 5 speed swap is the first thing on my list, but I still don't think it will solve all of my other problems. I'm wondering if I should save and try to find a cleaner, better running prelude that already is a standard so I wouldn't have to deal with the swap and decommissioning my car for a few weeks. Idk what to do :/
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The right answer is you have to do what is financially right for you. If you cannot afford to do a 5 speed swap and/or replace your auto transmission again now but are able to sell your car for a reasonable amount to purchase something a bit more reliable then you have to do that. Weigh your options and do what is best for your situation, know one knows it better then you. Working and being in school isn't easy and being on a limited budget makes it even harder. Taking a loan out is only putting yourself back a few steps in the long run and to be honest if you do decide for a loan why not just get something that will be reliable.

Preludes are the shiz but your education and ability to provide for yourself far outweigh that.
I really doubt my car would sell for more than a grand. Cracked windshield, body damage, chipping paint, bad transmission, one of my radiator fans doesn't work, the bumper is damaged and is now stained from the anti-freeze. Would a 5 speed swap even be worth doing? Or would it be a better idea to find a manual prelude is decent condition and go from there?
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i will give you 1500 for it right now :D lol its worth more than that dude quit being negative nancy lol.

i understnad your circumstances and its hard but lifes a b!tch, if it was easy we'd call it a slut lol (sorry corney joke) but needless to say in the end you always gotta do whats most practical if it means selling your prelude and getting something that may get you by through school then do it man, maybe after school buy a prelude and build that dream car you now have imaged in your head. i know its tough but in the end it'll all pay off in positive ways man i promise.
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I know the feeling man. i got honda rot on mine, just put like $400 into new distributor, tires and labor, now i got to put out $500 for crankshaft sensor. it sucks. right now i'm just saving up my money and trying to get it all done. do what you think is best for you finically. Ludes are awesome but you don't want to be in more debt with a loan and your probably better off getting a beater car to get you to school so you can have a good job and have a nice new sick lude that's a stick and you don't have to worry if a problem comes up with the lude because you'll have a nice job to fix the Lude up.
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Porn 2 too. Works for me! Honestly I say save up for a 5 speed swap. Should of known that the auto would of failed and if you fix it again it shall fail. If your car is in overall condition running and both interior/exterior is good and especially if the motor is good compression is good maintenance is up to date, keep it.
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u could sell it for alot to some dumb highschool kid / 16 year old

lol ill give u 800 for it right now.

hey trust me though ever since i bought my lude last year ive been buying parts for it every month from seals, axles, so many tires, like 2 grand in tickets being stupid, sometimes it really does get tough if you wanna keep it or not. i regularly check for other cars i like but nothing is like the prelude when its running 100% i love this car. id rather keep it in a storage place then sell it at this point too.... but honestly it sounds like you need something very reliable and the prelude is getting up there in age just plan on spending more money on random things to fix. if i were in your shoes i would sell that lude right now before the transmission is completely done and get a new lude
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Re: Starting to lose hope in Preludes

dang man im sorry bout that, but yeah sounds like too much of a liability, get rid of it and save for another, work all summer, dnt buy expensive random stuff, and who knows maybe you will find a good deal and afford another lude, but yeah i knw living on ur own can be expensive, so you might not be able to afford another one for awhile, but if u hang in there it will be worth it
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The only fear I have about getting another car, even another lude is that I'll be delving in to other issues (possibly). I pretty much know what's wrong with my car and I understand my engine/mechanics pretty well. If i went out and got a little civic hatch or crx, I'd be getting in to a-whole-nother ballgame. Let alone knowing if the car is going to reliable.
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So for those of you who know me at all, I'm sure you know of the crap I've been through with my car. For those of you who don't, here's a short story version. Got my car, transmission blew out, got it rebuilt, really bad oil leak, exhaust leak, vacuum leak, someone hit my in a parking lot and drove off, my transmissions starting to go out again, and just today, I found a hole in my radiator hose and it's spewing anti-freeze. Since I'm just a poor college boy, I'm starting to lose hope in my car. I love my car and Preludes to death. But unfortunately, I just don't have the means to fix anything right away. Sure I can save up, but I'm also paying rent/gas/school/other crap and doing it off a minimum wage job. When school starts up again in the Fall, I won't be able to work as much and I doubt I'll be able to put aside any cash for my baby. So with what happened today, I'm beginning to wonder what I should do. Should I sell my first car, my baby? Should I take out loans to get a 5 speed swap and HOPE that it fixes even half of the problems with my car. Not only that, but now I need new paint because my doors have been dinged so many times at work and thanks to that anti-freeze leak, I have a stained bumper. I definitely can't afford a new bumper, let alone a paint job. I still haven't even fixed the reinforcement bar and rebar from when that jackass hit me. What do you guys think? Should I sell my car? I doubt I can even get 2500 out of it since the trans is bad and the bumper's shaken up. I don't even know where I would begin to look for a new car. The only car I want besides my prelude is a 280z or another prelude. I'm really stressing out about this and need someone else's opinion. Thanks PZ.
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You know this really makes me think about what i'm going to do with my Lude too. I love the car when it's running good but right now it's not and makes me mad. I've been looking into a few turbo eclipse and i like what i see. Like someone else said you could easily sell it to a highschool kid. i have to say a Lude is a pretty nice car when your in high school. i'd have to say try to find a nice reliable car.
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it always comes down to priorities. if you are willing to let go of your car, then sell it for as much as you can, and work to save for one in better condition. or rather save then sell. im in almost the same position because of a snapped cam bolt. i know its fixable though so im just waiting till i can save the money to pay for it. i'd still be willing to let go of it if i had to but i'll keep it as long as i can. im assuming that this is your only car so just be gentle on the trans to make it last as long as possible. and remember that everything is fixable. its just a matter of time and money. if you dont have either of those, save, and wait till you have time. the "1st to 2nd" problem isnt as bad as it seems. the car is still drivable at least.
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lesson learned. never buy an automatic. doing a swap will probably cost more than the car is worth unless you can do the work yourself. best bet is sell it for whatever you can get for it and buy a manual. although if you can do the swap yourself you can get a tranny pretty cheap.
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lesson learned. never buy an automatic. doing a swap will probably cost more than the car is worth unless you can do the work yourself. best bet is sell it for whatever you can get for it and buy a manual. although if you can do the swap yourself you can get a tranny pretty cheap.
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Do the math.

How much have you spent on the car in the past 6 months?

Is it worth it?

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If you don't think the car is worth it. You could always just part it out. But see what you get first and take the money and buy another lude that is manual or a civic ;P.
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i bought a 1999 ford escort as a daily to assist me as i turbo the prelude for 1800 dollars, un sure of what problems would come even after the multiple test drives i did, still tot his date not one problem man. its a hit or miss with the used cars but seriously the car fax is what sold it i saw it was an old asian lady, and the maitnence was done like clock work so i had to pick it up and so far so good and all ive done so far is regular oil changes ;) so maybe if you do get another car you may just get lucky with it.

the best advice i could give to you is post it up on local forums, craigslist, etc put it aas a for sale/ for trade notify all problems wrong with it and ask 2500$ for it. if you have any biters (which you always will) then and only then should u consider it. and while its up i would go searching for that bone stock regular maintined low price car. until then just cross your fingers with the lude for the next month or two, and as you wait for any buyers on the prelude start svaing up littl eby little to assist in doing the 5 speed swap. (the door and radiator stains can wait man) but for now lets focus on the running issues. and if you dont have any biters on the prelude then after youve saved up a decent amount of money, start piecing together the 5 speed conversion.

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I appreciate all of your help and great suggestions. I went to AutoZone today to pick up and new hose and when I came back home to install it, I discovered that the plastic (i think) sleeve that stick out of the radiator that the hose slides over is busted. So busted that I can't even put the new hose on it. So now I'm guessing I need a new radiator too. I called around to the Pull-a-parts here and none have a radiator, nor can I buy one online. Hell, I can't buy anything to try and fix this thing anymore. I think that was the straw that broke the camels back, guys. I'm going to try and tally up how much all of the damage is and if it's more than $3000, I'm going to sell it or part it out. I'm sure I could make some money from either scenarios.
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Amazon carries a replacement radiator for I think $78. Has drain plug and trans cooler lines. Advance Auto has a replacement for ~$100 but doesn't have a drain plug. I know about the Amazon one because that is what is currently in my car.
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I appreciate all of your help and great suggestions. I went to AutoZone today to pick up and new hose and when I came back home to install it, I discovered that the plastic (i think) sleeve that stick out of the radiator that the hose slides over is busted. So busted that I can't even put the new hose on it. So now I'm guessing I need a new radiator too. I called around to the Pull-a-parts here and none have a radiator, nor can I buy one online. Hell, I can't buy anything to try and fix this thing anymore. I think that was the straw that broke the camels back, guys. I'm going to try and tally up how much all of the damage is and if it's more than $3000, I'm going to sell it or part it out. I'm sure I could make some money from either scenarios.
na dont do that just sell it to some kid trying to get a car


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Hey, good luck on whatever you choose man. Just think it through real well so that you don't regret your decision..

If there's a part-out though, I'm all over it.

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I call dibbs on the sunroof.
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No but really tho just seach for a radiator , maybe you can even use a civic half radiator for a quick fix.
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