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Anybody w/ Honda Prelude experience??

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 757southpaw, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    757southpaw

    757southpaw [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at this 87' Honda Prelude Si for my daughter.

    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/2689583156.html

    It's in great condition for it's age. However when I test drove it, the automatic tranny would shift out of first gear a 3K rpm's. Is this the norm for this model? It didn't seem to do this until after I tried manually shifting from a stop.

    Also the suspension was nice and tight but offered a rough ride. At idle the interior vibrated.

    What say you?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Honestly that is a lot of money for that old of a car IMO.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Get it inspected by your mechanic to be safe if the guy will let you, honda's are pretty solid though.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    big dog Hug balls bitch

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    if at idle it vibrates it more than likely needs motor mounts it should ahift at 2500 3000 rpm depending on how hard you are on the gas get him down to 15to1700 and its a good deal imo
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Thanks big dog. Would take it to the local mechanic for sure.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I too think that's a great deal of money for the vehicle. I owned a 98 prelude that I bought for $10k in 2003. It was flawless when I bought it with like 57k on the clock. No way I could convince myself to buy one that old for that much. Not a chance in hell.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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