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Old 03-09-2014, 01:14 AM
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Is this a good buy?

Hey guys, I've been a long time lurker of these forums but have finally been given reason to make a post.

I recently began trying to find a 5th gen prelude in my area, something clean and what I would hope to be a great reliable DD. I have found one car which seems to be promising, some details :

2001 - Pearl White
150,000 km - 93,000 miles
Leather interior

Only mod on the car is an AEM Intake. It has 2 owners, seller claims to have maintained it well and has maintenance. Recently replaced timing belt and water pump, also brakes.

Final price after negotiation ---> $3800

Let me know what you guys think ! Im going to see the car in person tomorrow afternoon, sooner replies would be better

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Re: Is this a good buy?

Forgot to add a big part !!

There was also an engine swap done, an H22A1 I believe from a 1996 Prelude SR-V, which is a Canadian trim. The swap was done professionally at Teknotiks in Toronto which is a big Honda Mechanic, so I trust the job has been done well.
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Re: Is this a good buy?

Just in my experiences when an engine swap is done an it changes hands a few times it seems to get a story an each story has less miles then the one before lol there's really no way to tell how many miles it really does have.
Test drive the car an if you like it you make the call if its worth $3800 there's no price to high if its fun to be in
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Re: Is this a good buy?

He has original papers from the Engine Swap and purchase, but yea I'll go with what you said and check and see if its worth it
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Re: Is this a good buy?

Not a bad price at all.... it's not auto is it?
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Nope, its stick
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Re: Is this a good buy?

$3800??? for 98k miles??
thats a crazy good price even with the swap. (given all the paperwork is there)
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Re: Is this a good buy?

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Re: Is this a good buy?

ya if there was an engine swap done, i tend to stay away from it....
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Re: Is this a good buy?

Sounds pretty good. Just make sure you check everything you possibly can think of. Rust, paint, under hood stuff, the basics. But for $3800 its gotta be pretty decent. I always atleast try to negotiate lower though :D
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ya if there was an engine swap done, i tend to stay away from it....
This... Unfortunately... Have a mechanic check it. But besides that, yeah good buy
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