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Honda Prelude, Coupe
#1618 of 2496 Re: [nyccarguy]
Oct 11, 2004 (11:17 am)
I really miss my prelude sometimes. I use to have a 2001 Black 5speed. The thing was always glued to the road and super reliable. Nothing wrong up to 36K. Unfortunately I needed to make room for jr. I wish I could have kept my baby.
Oh well, I wish there were a 4 door version Honda offered in some form but it didn't really exist. I had to move up to a ZHP. I do miss the feeling of the lude. Maybe I'll pick up a used one in a couple years ...
Oct 11, 2004 (6:51 pm)
The ZHP is a sweet ride! I love BMWs and I think that's the only way I'd get the combination of the Prelude's sweet ride and great handling balance.
I just hit 35,000 miles yesterday. Took a 260 mile trip one way to Syracuse, NY for a wedding. Left yesterday AM and came back this AM. The drive took me excactly 3.5 hours (average a bit more than 74 mph) and I had the cruise set at 80mph for most of the way and still got a little over 26 mpg. Unless there is something that I truly love (like I lusted after a Prelude for years) like the new E90 3er, M2, or next gen Lexus IS, I'm going to have a hard time getting rid of my Prelude. Plus it is paid for and I like having ZERO car paytments!
Kids? No problem! The other day I took my friend's 9 year old daughter to her friend's house and she fits perfectly back there. A few months ago I actually picked up three 7 year olds from a bowling party. It does everything the regualr minivan or SUV does, but cooler and lower to the ground
Oct 12, 2004 (7:32 am)
Wanted to get the enthusiast's point of view. 98 Green Stock Prelude, Automatic (Yes that's what I want) 83K miles and in clean condition. Price is $8,000. (That's as much as I can afford now)Don't see a lot for sale in this area. Usually only about two on the market. Can I expect to get 175K miles? What do you think guys?
#1621 of 2496 Re: chrono [nyccarguy]
Oct 12, 2004 (8:50 pm)
That's the thing. The prelude always felt right. Always got 25mpg. I loved the utility too. I know people think there isn't that much room in it but I never had a problem with fitting all of my groceries or folding down the back seat to fit something. I also fit my buddies in the back seat in emergencies. I'll tell you this, nothing comes close to a prelude without spending 2X the price. The ZHP was the only sedan that felt like an upgrade. My buddy has an IS300 and it can't match the lude in handling. If it weren't for the kid I would have kept my 4ever. Hope you keep yours for a while.
Oct 16, 2004 (1:38 pm)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Mazda RX-8 is a fantastic successor to the Prelude, and the Acura TSX is a suitable four-door version. Both are fun, extremely well handling cars that have much of the same feel and emotion as the Prelude. They are worth a look if you want a similar driving experience.
Oct 19, 2004 (11:49 am)
Didn't get the experts opinion here, but I bought it anyway.
#1624 of 2496 Re: PAINT JOB ON 98 PRELUDE [snuke]
Oct 24, 2004 (6:43 am)
This is a belated response, haven't signed on for a while. I also have a 1998 Prelude, the paint looks new, and I haven't seen the white formations on my paint. I do wax it (Zaino) 1-2X per year and that is probably protecting the paint. Anyone else have thoughts on Snuke's paint query?
#1625 of 2496 Re: Bought It [elantraman]
Oct 24, 2004 (6:50 am)
Elantraman (or is it preludeman now?)-
Sorry you didn't get any responses, I just logged on for the 1st time here in over 1-2 months. Congratulations on your purchase. My 1998 automatic Prelude, which I purchased new, has 65000 miles and has had no problems. If your Prelude's previous owner(s) was (were) assiduous in maintaining the car and didn't abuse it, it should last a while. The only problems I have heard about are some concerns about the automatic manumatic transmissions breaking down prematurely in the 1997 and 1998 Preludes, although my transmission has been fine, even surviving low transmission fluid due to mechanic not tightening transmission fluid cap sufficiently.
Hope your Prelude gives you many thousands of trouble-free performance!
Nov 24, 2004 (6:21 pm)
Well, it has been a month since anybody has posted on this Prelude board. Hope all of your cars are doing better than mine:( I had an accident today on my way to work. Merging back onto the highway (because traffic was backed up to get off the exit ramp), I looked over my left shoulder, checked my driver's and rearview mirror, there is a big gap for me to get on, by the time I'm shifting from 2nd to 3rd, CRUNCH! I see my driver's side mirror fly off in front of me. As I was merging from the right into the left, a woman in a sliver Subaru Legacy (old body style) changed lanes from left to the center lane. Her bumper and mirror tore a nice gash into the side of my car. The front left quarter panel is going to have to be replaced, I can't open my driver's door all the way, I lost my left side mirror (it was fun driving home in the dark, rain, & fog), and the door and rear quarter panel are dented. Neither of us were hurt. For a small car, the Prelude is a strong sucker. I'm going to drop it off at the body shop maybe this weekend. Great way to start off the holiday weekend. Happy Turkey DaY everyone!
#1627 of 2496 Re: Crunch [nyccarguy]
Nov 29, 2004 (8:29 am)
Ouch, sorry to hear about the accident! At least no one was hurt. Hopefully the body shop can get her (him?) looking like new in no time.
Since I got married a couple months ago, my Prelude has been relegated to mostly the role of commuter car, so my miles are pretty down. My 99 is still under 70K, and might not break that until next year at the rate I'm going. We've been using the wife's new Camry for most of the errands and trips recently.