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lookin at a prelude

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  1. MadMaXXX

    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    i was lookin at a 92 prelude si with 104k miles on it the other day and i noticed some rust on the side of the door and a bit of flaking paint with some rust on the sunroof.

    another thing i noticed was a burning smell when shifting gears.
    other than that the car is pretty clean and ran fine

    now i think i could get a good price on it, like about 3000-3500, but what i want to know is what are your opinions on such things?
    would it be worthwile to buy it with such defects and then fix it up or not?
     
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    jiahanhao Senior Member

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    i wouldn't buy a car with a rusting body.. any engine problems could be dealt with, but a rusting body is bad news (check around the undercoating and see if you see anything else obvious)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :werd: you should see my Escort...I have "time lapse" pictures of the rust on the rear wheel well. it grew and grew, so i cut it out...wish I hadn't...cause now I know i coulda just ground it off. :angry:
     
  4. MadMaXXX

    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    thanks for the info guys
    i kinda thought rust was bad news
    kinda strange though cuz its a florida car, but a 92 nonetheless
     
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    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

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    ya man stay away from rust, cause if theres a little u can see. theres always alot more u cant see.
     
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