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#102 of 2496 Fair value for Prelude, Accord
Jan 10, 2001 (10:43 am)
I've also been thinking about trading in my Prelude (1998) for a new Accord V6. I feel like I've been able to find good deals here in Atlanta.
Edmunds says my Prelude is worth about $15k trade-in and I was offered (after haggling) $14.6k. Not bad.
And I can get the 2001 Accord V6 for almost invoice. Of course, I go Griffin Honda outside Atlanta, instead of the dealers in the city. Better prices in the country. And more competition, perhaps, than New Mexico.
Don't let those $#! dealers take you over a barrel!
#103 of 2496 Do you need to....
Jan 11, 2001 (12:56 pm)
change (manual) transmission fluid with a 5spd Prelude if the shift is smooth? Or is there a manufacturer schedule to change manual transmission fluid?
My car just turn 30K and I am wondering if I need to change it or not. If yes, can someone give me some advise on how to drain it? (I kind of know how to fill/add fluid but have no idea on how to drain it.)
Thanks in advance.
Jan 11, 2001 (7:11 pm)
check out Edmund's pictures and brief article on the new Acura RSX (Integra) which should be released as a '02 model as early as the summer. I 'm not crazy at all about its looks but that 2.0L 200hp motor should more than outperform the Celica..
#105 of 2496 only1harry
Jan 11, 2001 (7:47 pm)
2 liter 200hp sounds good. But I wonder if they are going to reserve that for the Type R? But if they are going to make a rsx GSR with 200hp, count me in!
Jan 11, 2001 (8:32 pm)
I changed my mtf at 10k. Soon, it will hit 20k and I will again. The drain plug is located at trans low point on pass side. Takes about 2 qts. I use only Honda mtf. Hope that helps, Doug
Jan 12, 2001 (7:17 am)
Now I can drive it for another 7k without worry about it!
Jan 13, 2001 (8:34 am)
while we are on the subject of Manual Transmission Fluids, my car will reach 45k miles in about 2 months and I wanted to get the MT and coolant changed. I know Honda makes a big deal about putting only Honda brake fluid, coolant, transmission fluid in the owner's mantel. Just wondering 1.) if we really need to put only Honda products in the Prelude, or if I could just take my car to Jiffy Lube and just get them to do it with whatever product they put in there.
2.) Is the Honda dealership the only place to buy those Honda made fluids?
#109 of 2496 Market Price, 97 Prelude
Jan 14, 2001 (9:24 pm)
I looked at an excellent 1997 black over gray cloth 5 speed standard coupe Saturday that was offered at an asking price of $13,500. The car only had 32 thousand miles on it and had complete documented service history.
I still have no idea why it was so cheap. It was offered at a small Ford dealership in a backwoods Alabama town, so maybe they have no idea what good cars are really worth, or they just despise the Prelude in favor of the Mustang.
Either way this was a great deal, but I still don't have the cash (need to sell a 10 year old SUV privately first).
Being the first Prelude of it's generation that I have driven, I think my debate of the Prelude vs. Integra has been settled.
Also, has anyone ever tried pulling a trailer of about 600-800 pounds with a Prelude?
Jan 15, 2001 (10:43 am)
This is definitely not the Type-R. The next
Integra (RSX) Type-R is supposed to have 220-225hp. The Civic Type-R has already been announced in Japan and will have a 215hp motor. Japanese magazines have talked about a full production 200hp Integra (GSR) coming out for a while now. The only thing that we 'll definitely not get is those 18" wheels. The RSX will most likely have 16 or 17" ones. Hopefully the torque will be around 150ft-lbs or so and from the looks of it, although looks can be deceiving it still looks small and light. I 'd say around 2700 to 2750lbs, I hope! Hopefully it will come with a nice SS exhaust (GSR doesn't come with a SS one), at least 2-2.25" wide. I estimate it to be in the low to mid 6's 0-60 because the new i-VTEC engines are supposed to be lighter than current generation VTECs.
#111 of 2496 Prelude Questions
Jan 16, 2001 (4:29 pm)
Hey, all you Lude fans--I need the straight scoop on a couple of questions I have about this car--base model.
1. How does this car performs in the snow? About like any front wheel drive car?
2. Is the 2001 model year the last year? Any thoughts about what that will do to resale values 4-5 years hence?
3. The Carsdirect price is $300.00 over invoice. Is this realistic? High? Low? I'm in the St. Louis/Southern Illinois market)?
4. How is the comfort of the car for a long (say, 400 mile) trip down the interstate?
All comments will be appreciated. Thanks.