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Honda Prelude, Coupe
Jul 22, 2001 (2:59 pm)
Hi everyone out there...
I'm looking for a good, reliable, and fast car. I've been looking into coupes for the past month, and I was wondering if a used 1997 Honda Prelude typeSH was a good car to buy/find. I know a used car wouldn't be over 20,000, or even 15,000 at that. So say if I found a 1997 Honda Prelude w/ a spoiler, sunroof, and ABS, with the rest only standard equipment(is the ATTS optional?), So I can put all of my own stuff into it. And the mileage was about 50000 or less. What would be a good price for the car? Can some litterate car people help me out with this question? It would be greatly appreciated.
The World Iz Myn
Jul 22, 2001 (3:15 pm)
check out kelly blue book. www.kbb.com. ATTS is standard on Type SH. But standard Prelude does not have ATTS as an option.
Jul 23, 2001 (10:39 am)
Is there anyway to take the stickers off the front visors? I asked Honda dealer and he was clueless in July.
Jul 23, 2001 (1:04 pm)
KBB is a crap. Their prices are extremely unrealistic, I suspect that used car dealers pay these guys to lie us about used car prices. The good formula will be: "KBB price minus $3K".
I bought my 98 Prelude with all factory options + custom leather with 18K miles for 18K more than a year ago. KBB quoted something like $21K for a car like mine.
I think you can get 1997 loaded Prelude for about 13-16K depending on milage. I've seen 97 Preludes with more than 80K miles on them. I wouldn't get one of those even for 12K. On the other hand, my car still has only 24K miles and I won't sell it even for 16. ))
#393 of 2496 Calling ALL Prelude Experts!!!
Jul 23, 2001 (1:46 pm)
So let's say I found a 1997 Prelude with about 62000-80000 miles on it...what would be the price range for one of those w/ a Sunroof/Moonroof whichever one, ABS, and a spoiler. All the rest standard options?
Jul 23, 2001 (3:27 pm)
Try NADA Guide online for prices. That's what most banks use for figuring used prices, so it's probably pretty fair. In my experience most dealer use Black Book. It gives the lowest trade-in value, but the highest retail value.
Jul 24, 2001 (7:47 pm)
what is the most inexpensive 1997 Type SH Prelude that anybody has ever heard of?
Jul 25, 2001 (9:52 am)
You mean a one that is drivable?
It really depends on the mileage and condition. I heard of a re-build 97 SH with 120k miles on it for $3600 and Yes, it is drivable according to the seller.
Jul 28, 2001 (3:30 pm)
"You mean a one that is drivable?"
Kbb is crap? I wouldn't know. Never bought a used car
#398 of 2496 98 Lude SS with 70K
Jul 28, 2001 (7:14 pm)
Is that a dicey choice? Car has some expected cosmetic damages (though minor). Only one test drive so far, engine was silent at idle and sounds normal as car is revved and the tranny seems smooth. It is being sold by a CarMax in my area. Does anybody have any positive or negative opinions of them? I want a Lude - I know they will become harder and harder to find.
Any advice most appreciate!!!