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Old 06-07-2010, 11:02 PM
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Ok I'm a virgin to the honda scene, I'm not new to cars, I have my own small garage but I mostly just do euro's. But here's my question. I have come upon an opportunity to get a 97 prelude for 350$. it has minor body damage, all easily fixable and needs brakes. Easy. but it has 230k on it...... drove it and its strong and starts and runs fine. New trans as of four months ago (AT with sport mode or wutever). So what I'm asking is will this be a huge headache with the miles or is this a steal?
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

I'd take it. If it still runs strong. Honda engines (when taken care of properly) run for a very long time. Even if the motor doesnt last, if you replace it, you still would only be paying around $1600 for the car and that would be with a new motor!
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I agree ^^^ X2
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

man, def pick that up. brakes are a few hundred. body work isnt really a big deal. worse comes to worse, new engien and trans for less than 3g's (type s engine)
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

idk 350? legitly? XD
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

1. If you own your own shop, learning how to spell might increase business.

2. Expect to replace the trans
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

Buy it... rebuild engine and fix body... or part it out for a profit but do not let it get away!!!
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buyyy itttt!!!
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

I would definitely pick it up. U can buy it and just part it out and make more money....if thats what u wanna do. But yeah. U can have a nice car for a low amount of money. Can u post pics of it?
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

DO IT!!! if it junks out on ya tha junkyard will prob pay 350 for scrap metal but sounds like a good deal to me man.
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

That's a good deal; especially if you can fix any of the body issues yourself. The AT boxes are notoriously weak, but if there was a new one fitted only months ago then you will probably get many thousands of miles of the car runing around like a headless choook.
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I would definitely pick it up. U can buy it and just part it out and make more money....if thats what u wanna do. But yeah. U can have a nice car for a low amount of money. Can u post pics of it?
Ok thanks guys I pick it up next weekend and ill post pics asap, and sorry for the spelling I made the thread on my phone
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

350? I'd buy it and immediately resell it for 1000 and move on. lol
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Re: im new, bare with me.......should i ?

sorry its so late response but yea i bought it and heres my progress,



just tore down it all and did a little body work(not in the pic)

so total it needs - brakes, new front bumper, new pass h light, new driver tail light, and then shes legit.
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