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Hey there luders! I've come to a sad realization that I can't afford to own two cars anymore, and so I've gotta choose whether to sell the INX or the SiR, I have great plans for either car but I need the money from one to put into the other, running two cars has just become far too expensive and I cant exactly do up both (I wish!).

so I know this is in the 5th gen section but im trusting yall not to be biased and to give me your honest opinions, there are things I love about both cars respectively and its easily one of the hardest decisions im gonna have to make when it comes to building a car.

I love how modern and edgy the SiR looks, along with the brilliant H22A under the hood, turning heads from everyone wherever it goes and parts are still available from either junkyards or the internet still, theres still aftermarket support

But I love the INX because you'll only ever see mine in the capital city, its almost one of kind in my country, but what I love about it also seems to be a downfall, where the f### will I ever find spare headlights or fenders or bonnets for it if some assh0le wrecks it? id have to get molds made of each part but still exxxxxxxtra cost. the 4WS kicks serious ass on it though and the car itself has only done about 80,000kms

there are positives to both but also negatives so id love to hear what you guys think

cheers in advance fellow luders
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So hard to choose!!!
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Well to start with you'll have to change your sig..
The part about last owner...

Can you mothball the INX? What I mean is store it indoors for a few years..like get 4 junkyard donuts and empty the fuel tank and stuff like that.
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That's another option, clean it up real good then leave it at my parents place with a good car cover on it, but the SiR needs a new trans too lol gaaaaargh everything's so expensive man
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id keep the inx stored if you can and drive the 5th
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the SiR needs a new trans too lol gaaaaargh everything's so expensive man
Uh oh!..how soon?
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Well when the trans is cold it does the stay in 4th gear flashing blah blah but when warmed up it's actually fine. I drive it rather Normally now knowing I can't just vtec everywhere so I'm sure it'll last a while, never had a lude leave me stranded yet, sept for the inx, I pushed that home haha... It turned out to be an ecu fuse I overlooked if anyone remembers my problem with it dying on me (what drama)

I like the idea of storing the inx as putting the registration on hold for a year...

You guys see my issue though eh, choosing between ludes...
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That's a toughy dude. I suppose if all else fails you could swap in an old accord auto tranny...so much for having a hot rod, but at least you'd have a car to get you to n fro so you can earn money to buy the 5speed stuff later.
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I know how you feel to be torn between 2 cars you love. I sold my 78 Skylark this past summer to make room for my 70 Skylark and "fund" it's restoration. I owned the 78 since 1993 when I was 19. I put a LOT of work, time, and money into that car, but I had to sacrifice it for my dream car.

If you have the option to store it until you can continue fixing it up, then I would do that. Focus on keeping your SiR in good working order.

Could you work some overtime or get a second job for a while? Maybe there are expenses/luxuries you can cut out and put that savings towards your cars? Do you have ANY extra parts you can sell? Or maybe other items that are just collecting dust? (Old cell phones, home or car audio equipment, etc...) Maybe you could sell your blood and/or plasma. Maybe you can find yourself a "Sugar-Momma"... Just suggestions on how to fund your hobbies.

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I owned the 78 since 1993 when I was 19.
Oh wow! You're an old dude too. Woohoo!

Welcome to the Geritol club. Don't be bothered by mailers from the AARP, but when your local mortuary starts mailing you 'be prepared' junk mail?

Nah, seriously B20, if you are truely considering storing the car research 'long term automobile storage' in your spare time. You'll be surprised at how many tips you'll find like mouse traps or using diapers to soak up condensations from changing temperatures...
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Yeah, I am an "older" guy... Just turned 41 and thankfully, I don't feel it or look it. Gratefully, I inherited these genes from my great grandmother (Who lived to be 97 and didn't look a day over 65) and I hope I follow in her footsteps.

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Yeah, B20... INX's are rare. If you sell it, I think you will regret it. Is it totally driveable? If so then it would be better to take it for a spin around the block once a week or every 2 weeks to keep everything lubricated than to totally "mothball" it.
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Yeah, B20... INX's are rare. If you sell it, I think you will regret it. Is it totally driveable? If so then it would be better to take it for a spin around the block once a week or every 2 weeks to keep everything lubricated than to totally "mothball" it.
Yeah every blue moon we pull out the 91 and dust it off. But we don't crank it. Just roll it. Because B21. It's a non oil burner with 181k miles so we preserve what's left. Short cycling that engine only aggrevates the issues it faces due to condensation in the oil. And we don't want to change it each time we put it back away.

I used to change it every 90 days or 25 hours, whichever came first and add 4oz of zinc (stp oil treatment) an hour before an oil change...once when my fans were plagued with erratic run, I changed the oil with 0 miles on it. Zero. I had the car about a year and changed the oil 5 times. I put less than 200 miles on it in that time.
It stayed broken a lot.

Anyway I gave it to my son. He polished it with good wax and rain-x'd the glass before putting it away. He also put junky tires on it and several adult diapers in the cab opened up for max condensation absorbtion as well as 5 gallons of premium gas (enthanol sux) and 20 gallons worth of marine fuel stabilizer and ran that through the engine for 30 minutes. The battery stays on a tender.

I think he put a few hundred miles on it before storing it. We figure on dragging it out late this year and doing a bunch of work to it, then re-registering in 016 to be used as a show off car or to take a jaunt on those special days...when his 4th n 5th gen just aint sexy enough for the photo shoot.
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Thanks for all the inputs guys been super helpful, I probably should start selling all my other junk I don't want before selling the things I do want lol, once I get the inx up to scratch I'll probably give it to my old man to use on rainy days so he doesn't have to use the VFR, I'll have a serious think but once again thanks for your advice guys!
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No Problem! Glad to help! I hope that you find a way to keep it.
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^^ either that or dad is getting one real cool grocery getter...

"Hey mom, where's dad?"
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Hey guys jut an update, I've decided to get the inx roadworthy for my old man to take the reins, this becomes a win because the inx ain't rusting away and I no longer pay running costs for it, except the occasional part I order in to start building it. I want to do th H series swap along with a big brake upgrade, I like to somehow use the hubs and rotors from the newer gen vtec preludes aswell. I'm looking forward to being poor because of this.

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'94 BB4 Honda prelude, manual vtec h22a, chipped ecu, heavy duty clutch with short shifter (doner car)
I'm always the final owner of any prelude I own.


I'd rather lose by a mile because I built my own car than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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