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Old 18 Aug 2005, 06:35 pm
Dave L
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Default '89 Prelude Si to '05 Accord LX

Ok, made the jump yesterday - picked up an '05 Accord LX. Coming from an
old '89 Prelude Si, I think I miss driving the Prelude already! But it's
nice to have working a/c again although I'll miss the sunroof :-( Will also
sorely miss the handling of the 'ol Prelude! Starting to feel like an old
fart already....

I asked the salesguy about the break-in oil I've read so much about on here.
He had to check with a mechanic and called me back today - said the oil that
comes with it is regular oil with additives! They no longer use break-in
oil, and to have the first oil change just like the others. Anyone heard
this one before?

Anyway the Accord is a nice car but just big. Keep thinking I should have
gone for the Civic EX - but it was underpowered and the Si was ugly, IMHO.
Mazda 3 w/2.3 engine was nice - but Mazda reliability scared me, along with
the below average dealerships I went to. Amazing how each Mazda dealership
would not negotiate the price of the 3 because they were selling like
"hotcakes", yet - they still had NEW '04 models on their lots! Amazing...

To keep from feeling like an old fart - I picked up the Accord in a 5-speed.
I'm sure it'll be a pain to try and sell later on, but at least I'll enjoy
driving it in the meantime!

-Dave


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Old 18 Aug 2005, 10:21 pm
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Default Re: '89 Prelude Si to '05 Accord LX

Leave the oil in untill first oil change. 5000 mi.the oil has special
additives to help your Honda live as long as the old one did. Scott

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Old 18 Aug 2005, 10:45 pm
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: '89 Prelude Si to '05 Accord LX

"Dave L" <davelieuREMOVE@MEyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Eo2dnQNHSN-3hpjeRVn-ow@comcast.com...
> Ok, made the jump yesterday - picked up an '05 Accord LX. Coming from an
> old '89 Prelude Si, I think I miss driving the Prelude already! But it's
> nice to have working a/c again although I'll miss the sunroof :-( Will
> also sorely miss the handling of the 'ol Prelude! Starting to feel like
> an old fart already....
>
> I asked the salesguy about the break-in oil I've read so much about on
> here. He had to check with a mechanic and called me back today - said the
> oil that comes with it is regular oil with additives! They no longer use
> break-in oil, and to have the first oil change just like the others.
> Anyone heard this one before?
>
> Anyway the Accord is a nice car but just big. Keep thinking I should have
> gone for the Civic EX - but it was underpowered and the Si was ugly, IMHO.
> Mazda 3 w/2.3 engine was nice - but Mazda reliability scared me, along
> with the below average dealerships I went to. Amazing how each Mazda
> dealership would not negotiate the price of the 3 because they were
> selling like "hotcakes", yet - they still had NEW '04 models on their
> lots! Amazing...
>
> To keep from feeling like an old fart - I picked up the Accord in a
> 5-speed. I'm sure it'll be a pain to try and sell later on, but at least
> I'll enjoy driving it in the meantime!
>
> -Dave
>

Yep - we're old farts. Apparently break-in oil went out sometime in the last
couple decades with improvements in engine manufacturing techniques. The
200K mile engines we have now don't need all the friction fitting.

Mike


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