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Story behind the Lude? why

Why did honda stop producing the preludes

does anyone know??
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

RSX killed it.
Or do as I do, blame everything on the damn Mini Copper S.
Because according to SCCA PAX index a G-Stock Intergra is "faster" than a D-Stock Type R. Since GS is the class Mini Copper is screwing everything up. They should have M-Stock.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

Sales were way down because it was under-powered and over-priced so they dropped it.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

From what I've read (and I could be wrong) what it cost to make, and what it put out (hp/tq) compared to how much it cost brand new, wasn't attracting enough buyers, so they discontinued it.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

mmmm... i see it makes sence sucks tho i would really like to see how an 09 lude would look like i cant even imagine it,, they should bring it back for at least one year lol
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

^^^ I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

my mom has a mini cooper but i can tell you one thing the lude can take the mini no doubt... unfortunately she has the base mini (not the S)
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

but would totally support the bringing back of the prelude..
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

I wouldn't. I don't even support threads about the subject.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

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I wouldn't. I don't even support threads about the subject.
may i ask why...?
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

I was an incredible legacy... but let it rest. I agree, I wouldn't really want "New Preludes"
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

This is just my opinion but when I bought my lude I bought it because it was a very nice car that was fairly rare. I dont see many around so if they started to make them again it takes away the rareness and thus drops the value of the car. I would not want to see a new body design. Preludes are already gorgeous and rare why bring a new design in?
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

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may i ask why...?
These threads come up WAAAYYY too often. At about the 951st thread, you start to lose interest.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

i guess it would be like the ****ty sequal (sp!!!). well mabey not ****ty but one in which it had NONE of the original characters.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

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These threads come up WAAAYYY too often. At about the 951st thread, you start to lose interest.
gotcha...
i'd feel the same way
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

i wouldnt want new ones

have you seen the new supra? ugliest car ever made.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

I would like Honda to make it in 2050 as a birthday present to itself like the s2000 was. Making it a legend in the future as an amazing car and not to be forgotten as a failure.
But not one right now, there has been rumors of a sub-NSX car, I hope it is not called the Prelude.
Sorry my 5th gen friends but the 5th gen was not as far advanced as it should have been. Plus didn't the very good looking Accord coupe V6 cut in to some of the Prelude sales.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

they should have thrown a v6 option into the 5th gen, that may have kept the ball rolling for them. but its over now..no turning back





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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

"a new prelude now would KILL the resale value of our cars"
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

The reason they discontinued the production of the prelude was because of the V6 Accords that came out i think in 98. The two door accord with those "batman" taillights. The price was about the same as the prelude. Had the luxury and that sporty look. Plus it was a V6. Everyone and their mother had those when they came out. Plus the S2000 was on its way. The Accord and S2000 had more interest back then which made the prelude go bye bye.. Now if the 5th gen lude came in V6 then maybe it would of still been around. Plus they made the H22 standard and in auto in 5th gens which is mad gay. Fourth gen vtecs were only manual in the U.S....
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Not sure if this is suppose to be a lude but i think i heard somewhere that it is.....
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

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The reason they discontinued the production of the prelude was because of the V6 Accords that came out i think in 98. The two door accord with those "batman" taillights. The price was about the same as the prelude. Had the luxury and that sporty look. Plus it was a V6. Everyone and their mother had those when they came out.
This is the truth. and in 03 honda accord set record sales with the v6 coupe. The only car to top that was the 07 honda civic. So be prepared for more weed whacker exhausts floatin around a city near you.
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Re: Story behind the Lude? why

Coupes weren't selling in the mid to late 90's. SUV's were taking over.
A lot of manufactures were struggling with sales of coupes. Hence, why the Prelude, Celica, Rsx, 240SX's are all canned. Remember, there is also a business side to all the "VTEC-YO!" that we all enjoy.


and im with Brash on this. This is the 952nd thread on this subject.
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