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Honda Prelude, Coupe
Apr 03, 2002 (8:09 am)
I wonder if Honda of Troy still has that silver 2001 Type SH on the lot. Yes, the Prelude sits low, has that long hood, and has wonderfully precise steering. Excellent machine... reason for the Integra is that Jeffrey Acura in Roseville sold it to me for about $17,000. Excellent deal.
The Integra's hatch will folded-down seats carry a ton of stuff. The RSX is probably similar, but I don't remember exactly from the car show. I was being attacked just to sit in it for 2 seconds.
I like the 3rd generation Integra styling more than the RSX, but only slightly. I'm very partial to 1990s sport coupe design. The RSX is NOT ugly... it's conservative, perhaps, in comparison to the other monsters on the road.
Yes, if you want a racy-looking machine, then you go ahead and 'slam it.
Apr 03, 2002 (8:12 am)
I don't really dream of slamming and modding my SILVER BULLET ... I would be arrested by the beauty police for mocking Grand Am Boy Racer Super Claddings here in Detroit.
Here in Ann Arbor, of course, 64% of Japanese sport coupes are mod jobs. Maybe 60%.
Apr 03, 2002 (10:02 am)
I don't see too many modded cars closer to the Detroit metro area. In fact, I don't think I've seen a visibly modded Integra in quite some time; ditto for Preludes. I do see the occasional slammed Civic or Neon but there seem to be more modded Focuses (foci?) around here than all other imports and domestics combined.
Apr 03, 2002 (11:59 am)
... Ann Arbor and Detroit-Metro Area should be separated. Around Rochester, yes, you are more likely to see a Grand Am Boy Racer Super Cladding or a modded Focus. Ann Arbor, of course, is Volkswagen/Honda/Nissan/et al. city... at least around campus. My aunt just moved into town with her mid-1990s Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight!
#609 of 2496 I believe the car has been located
Apr 04, 2002 (2:35 pm)
I believe the dealer I've been working with has located a 2001 Prelude Type SH for me. He's offered to sell me the car for invoice.
He just has to verify the color for me (I told him Red, White, or Silver). I want him to make sure the car is new with no demo miles (I know the VTEC engines are sensitive during break in). I asked him to see that there were no dealer installed accessories (especially the moonroof visor that covers 3/4 of the moonroof when it is open.
If all is kosher, then I've just got to scrape some cash together, put it in a paper bag, & head over to the dealership!
Apr 04, 2002 (4:28 pm)
#611 of 2496 Looking for a Prelude
Apr 04, 2002 (8:24 pm)
I have read the last 200 or so messages, and the amount of valuable information posted on this vehicle (and its competitors) is staggering. Great job!
I am looking for a 99-and-up Prelude base w/ SportShift with under 30k miles... Can anyone tell me how much I should expect to pay? Edmunds' ~$18500 quote for a 2001 model sounds almost too good to be true.
Also, I live in NYC; if any NYC Prelude carshoppers can lend me some advice, that would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 04, 2002 (9:17 pm)
Check the used car search on cars.com, which while not the same as Edmunds' numbers all the time, is often a great indicator of what cars are going for. Enter in a zip code, search for all Preludes within 500 miles, and just eyeball the prices to get a feel for the spread.
#613 of 2496 NYC Prelude carshopper
Apr 05, 2002 (5:57 am)
I have a 99 Prelude SS with 30,xxx miles on it. It is a lease and i have to turn it in come October. If you can wait until then, you can buy it from my dealership. I think the residual would be like 14k or so. Maybe there is some way that i could turn it in early of something???? I have done all scheduled maintenance and oil changes at dealership with records and only mods are Iceman CAI (have stock airbox and resonator in my garage) and a C/F interior kit (which can be easily removed) and Blue H's on hood and trunk.
Apr 05, 2002 (6:19 am)
I'm working with Honda of Nanuet (about 25 miles north of the city) and I believe they have some brand new base models with sport shifts on their lot. I'm sure they'd be willing to part with one of them below invoice for you. For a few thousand more, it makes sense to buy a brand new one. The gentleman I'm working with has been very accomodating (I believe he's located an '01 Type SH for me). His name is Steve. He's the internet salesman. I believe you can shoot him an email via their website at www.nanuethonda.com
Tell him Bradd (The guy in the who's looking for an SH Prelude) sent you. I haven't bought the car from him yet, but I'm sure he'll appreciate it!