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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:22 am
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Default How are 1996 honda prelude Si's?

Got an offer 2 buy 1 with 170,000 miles for 3,900. Im sure i can get him to 3,500 and its an automatic. Im not looking for a fast car just 1 i can depend on, think it still has some life left in it?
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:30 am
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My Prelude has over 427,000 miles and is still going strong. Air conditioner doesn't work, though, so in the summer I roll down the windows, open the sun roof, and drive really fast. I replaced the fuel pump last year, the timing chain every 50 to 60,000 miles, and change the oil regularly. They are great little cars...
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:38 am
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it should have some good life left in it,,there pretty good cars to own,,if you can find one that's been taken care of,,they will last,,most people thought they would last forever,and didn't take very good care of them,this is the problem with the high mileage ones,,you might get lucky,and find a good one ,if you do it will last you a while,,good luck hope this help,s.,,have a good x-mas.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:40 am
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Well, If you are not looking for something fast, why don't you go for a younger civic? Or Nissan Sunny, Toyota collar with the same price?An old car will starts to give trouble especially with 170000 miles (high millage). You will need a lot of spare parts... labor charge.... make up a big bill!Trust me buying a younger car is always better
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:42 am
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These cars are very dependable and are becoming rare. I know because I own two of them and 1990 and a 91. Both have less than 125k miles on them. But if you want an economical car that parts are easy to come by then get a civic. Preludes tend to be more expensive.It would be a fast car if it has VTEC and a 5spd to accompany it. So you lucked out with the automatic. If it doesnt have VTEC it still has enough power to not to feel like a civic. 3,900 is alot for one that has 170k, auto, and if you dont know whether it has VTEC or not. If it does then I'd understand the high price. This car has a lot of life left depending on how it was maintained. If you do buy it, change the timing belt...not timing chain, and adjust the valve lash. On Hondas valve lash should be adjusted every 25-30k miles, and it'll run forever with oil changes of course. Good luck!
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 11:46 am
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BUY IT! that is a great deal. honda motors last forever
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