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Honda Prelude, Coupe
Aug 23, 2009 (9:28 am)
That is a lot of BS from the dealership (and the CFC program).
Yeah, I have heard some bad things about this program - dealers are taking advantage of it and try to sell more cars than what customers want, or, not getting paid as promised.
Overall, I believe the concept is good, but it might be too aggressive and under estimated how many "clunkers" are on the road. And most of them worth a lot to the owner, providing it is running fine.
Well, that is OK I guess. You can still drive that BMW for a while until a better deal / car comes up.
#2478 of 2496 Prelude is gone (FYI- nyccarguy)
Oct 12, 2009 (8:38 am)
After own it for 10 years, I finally let her go. The car is in excellent condition with relatively low mileage. Listed on line for 3 days and got a buyer test drove it (the first test drive) and bought the car for asking price. My son missed the car more than I do - since I sold this car to move on...
I will check back one in a while and hope the Lude is serving you good for another couple of years until you decide to upgrade.
#2479 of 2496 Good choice tires for 2000 Prelude in snow ??
Oct 12, 2009 (10:48 am)
looking for any suggestions for a 2000 Prelude that will be driven in snow.
Saw some positive reviews for Goodyear Eagle GT Ultra-High Performance All Season, but prefer to hear from someone who as experience with a Prelude in snow.
#2480 of 2496 Re: Prelude is gone (FYI- nyccarguy) [shmang]
Oct 13, 2009 (8:20 pm)
WOW! I can't believe you sold your Prelude. How many miles did you have one it in the end? How much did you get for it? Driving the M full time then huh?
I actually saw a '99 Green Type SH on a local Honda dealer's lot with 95K miles. They are asking $10,995 for it. The car is in amazing shape. Makes mine almost look its age.
Please stick around - I need someone to chat with!
#2481 of 2496 Re: Good choice tires for 2000 Prelude in snow ?? [uonlylivetwice]
Oct 13, 2009 (8:26 pm)
I drive a 2001 Prelude Type SH year round here in New York. I put a set of 4 (15") dedicated Michelin Pilot Arctic Alpin PA2 mounted on black steel wheels right around December 1st (through march). I have NEVER gotten stuck on an incline & the car tracks beautifully in the snow. My Prelude actually feels more sure footed in the snow then my wife's '07 X3 (with All Season Tires).
You have a 2000 Prelude? What color? Stick or Automatic? How many miles are on it? Did you just buy the car or have you owned it since new?
#2482 of 2496 Re: Prelude is gone
Oct 20, 2009 (7:36 am)
Yeah, I know it is sad. I was on preludeonline.com and discussing about the value of Prelude and bet with a guy that the right price for a '99 Prelude should be around $6k and they think it is less (average condition, average mileage 100-120k). So, I told him that I can sell it for that amount easy and put a "for sale" topic there.
Within 3 days, I got 2 phone calls (plus some reply from other states who want to buy it, but amazingly, no low ballers). One guy want to take a test drive and showed up with his wife. They are decent and both know how to drive stick shift pretty well. The guys seems knowledgeable about cars and they have owned several Honda cars in the past. After a short test drive, they want to buy the car at asking price of $6400 in cash.
I was not prepared for this, but I do want to make a change (Not that the M45 is not a big enough change, but I am open for opportunities). So, I give the guy some quick tips on maintenance and what has been replaced and what not (New timing belt, water pump and CV axles 2 years ago). The car has 116K miles at the time of selling, there is 1 quarter sized ding on the front passenger side wheel well and some other minor door dings from parking. Still on OEM clutch and both BRAKE PADS with 30% life.
I think the price is fair, plus I have always wanted a Grand AM (It is not as fun as Prelude, but it is my first car, so I always want another, plus, Pontiac will be gone and it might somewhat unique in a couple of years, who knows). With in a week, I spot a 2005 Grand AM V6 with some issues that can be fixed if you know how. The engine and transmission works perfectly, but the mileage is high. I jumped on it and just got the license plate yesterday. As of right now, all issues has been fixed for less than $400 (This includes the upgrade of a set of Alloy wheels).
So, now, if I go to some place that is not safe or decent, I drive this beater Pontiac. Other than that, I am riding the M45 and enjoy the sound and power of the V8.
I have to say that I still miss the Prelude and have never kept a car for that long (10 years) and I doubt I will ever keep another car that long again. But, I will still stick around and check back for sure.
Apr 15, 2010 (8:31 pm)
If anybody's out there, I just wanted to mention my Prelude hit a major milestone this morning - 120,000 miles! And I still love it love it love it!
#2484 of 2496 Re: Prelude is gone [shmang]
May 10, 2010 (10:51 am)
10 yrs? I was the original owner of a 1997 Prelude base. Bought it in 12/1996 and sold it in 2/2010. 45k original miles, tires, brakes, clutch. I was sad to let it go but need to downsize because of the economy. They don't make cars like that no more.
#2485 of 2496 Re: Prelude is gone [crvdude1]
May 10, 2010 (11:13 am)
Wow - so little mileage on a '97. Seems like you barely drove it, but thoroughly enjoyed it when you did.
I've got over 120K on my '01 Type SH Prelude that I bought new in April 2002. My commute just lengthened, so by next year I'll have 140K on the car.
What color was your car? Did you sell it or trade it in? What did you get for it? What did you replace your Prelude with?
#2486 of 2496 2K Engine Rebuild - Cylinder boring prob's
Jun 06, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2000 Honda Prelude (base model) and am rebuilding the engine. The cylinders have the special FRM (Fiber Reinforced Material) walls which I have to bore out beyond the service limits, and my understanding is that I will need to install sleeves.
My thought at this point is to simply find 'standard' sleeves which will work with the 'standard' OEM Honda pistons - regular or oversize. . .?!? But...I'm unsure what all my options are with regards to the sleeves that will work, and the associated pistons - neither of which needs to be 'performance grade', (which is all I've been able to find, and are spendy...to say the least!).
Any advice, suggestions, directions, sources, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!