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Old 05-16-2008, 03:25 AM
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Thinking of buying

Ok well I'm looking around for a car to finally call mine. I really like the 5th Preludes.

But I'm really worried that if something goes wrong, parts are going to cost up the wall since its almost an 8 year old car.... Should I be worried..?
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5th gens cost nearly $30,000 brand new. that's a lot of money for a car that long ago. They were honda's top of the line sports cars before the inception of the s2000. If you're looking for an inexpensive car to maintain, or even upgrade, the prelude does not fit into that category. It's not outrageously expensive, I guess it just depends on your budget.
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they are definately worth the buy...ull have a car that no one else will around u most likely, i prob see a prelude about once a month and its usually the same one its even rare to come around any type of generation prelude...they look very nice and they have alot of room to work on but like said before it isnt inexpensive to do so... lets see some of the ludes u found u been lookin at like the mileage upgrades and cost and ull find out if its a good buy or not
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If the car has maintenance records and low miles it won't be that costly to keep running. I haven't HAD TO replace anything on my car even though I've modified it in ways that most people would say affect reliability. I've taken it up and down the coast a couple times, no problems. It is a Honda, so you can expect minimal upkeep. After market parts do seem a little more expensive, but nothing too drastic. The gas mileage is also very respectable.
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Ok well I'm looking around for a car to finally call mine. I really like the 5th Preludes.

But I'm really worried that if something goes wrong, parts are going to cost up the wall since its almost an 8 year old car.... Should I be worried..?
Well truthfully parts are a bit pricey, its not a cheap car to drive you have to run Premium gasoline 91 octane or higher, now think about that as well as rising prices in fuel.

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5th gens cost nearly $30,000 brand new. that's a lot of money for a car that long ago. They were honda's top of the line sports cars before the inception of the s2000. If you're looking for an inexpensive car to maintain, or even upgrade, the prelude does not fit into that category. It's not outrageously expensive, I guess it just depends on your budget.
It is a great automobile I love mine don't get me wrong and I am not trying to discourage you from buying one but it will depend on your budget as for enough cash to get parts, if you have cash for the Prelude I would recommend paying cash for the car because if you finance that thing its going to be a lot of money as they will probably will only do a 24 maybe a 36 month loan on it.

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p.s. there is a wealth of knowledge on this forum at your disposal as far as finding the parts you'll need, at a reasonable price.
This is true, this site has helped me alot with my 5th Gen

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they are definately worth the buy...ull have a car that no one else will around u most likely, i prob see a prelude about once a month and its usually the same one its even rare to come around any type of generation prelude...they look very nice and they have alot of room to work on but like said before it isnt inexpensive to do so... lets see some of the ludes u found u been lookin at like the mileage upgrades and cost and ull find out if its a good buy or not
Like I said before this is a great automobile. See I'm not the only one that thinks so.

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If the car has maintenance records and low miles it won't be that costly to keep running. I haven't HAD TO replace anything on my car even though I've modified it in ways that most people would say affect reliability. I've taken it up and down the coast a couple times, no problems. It is a Honda, so you can expect minimal upkeep. After market parts do seem a little more expensive, but nothing too drastic. The gas mileage is also very respectable.
Also true and it will save you a whole lot of time and money if you know the cars history. I bought mine from a girl that had every service record since the car was new. Helped me big time.

Plus if you know a bit about cars and can do your own maintenance you shouldn't have any problems if you like the car get it, you won't be sorry. I love mine.
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