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Prelude or Celica? #240771 Aug 4, 7:29pm Aug 4, 7:29pm
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Prelude or Celica?
Well you all seemed to dislike the Eclipse a bit much, so how about one of the other cars I was looking at: 2000 Honda Prelude. Good car? Can make lots of power? I know its a Honda and they are everywhere but that is not a concern of mine, only things Im looking at is if its a good car and the power capabilities.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: TheDean] #240772 Aug 4, 7:39pm Aug 4, 7:39pm
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Go w/ the celica, Toyota's way more reliable, and the looks can kill.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: fungusamongus] #240773 Aug 4, 7:56pm Aug 4, 7:56pm
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The Prelude is a very nice car. If they were still in production, you can bet I would have bought one buy now. Still, I'm pretty sure that handling-wise, they just don't stack up with the Celi.

I won't be one to talk you out of it though. thumbsup


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: RevMonster] #240774 Aug 4, 8:06pm Aug 4, 8:06pm

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Re: Prelude or Celica? #240775 Aug 4, 8:09pm Aug 4, 8:09pm
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: andrews] #240776 Aug 4, 8:11pm Aug 4, 8:11pm
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: NorwayGT] #240777 Aug 4, 8:12pm Aug 4, 8:12pm
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but just to let you know...for the price of a new celica you could get a gen 3 twin Turbo RX7


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: NorwayGT] #240778 Aug 4, 8:35pm Aug 4, 8:35pm
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the prelude is a nice looking car. if you were to get it, get the highest model, the S/H. my friend has one and it kicks ass thumbsup


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: Zero] #240779 Aug 4, 8:38pm Aug 4, 8:38pm
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SH isnt that much different from the base. my gf has a prelude. it's fast and handles OK, but the celi handles better.. and if you wanna be faster than a prelude.. get a 6spd gts.


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: SquadOne] #240780 Aug 4, 9:20pm Aug 4, 9:20pm
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we are all kinda biased on our cars... but from day one when i saw the newest body of the lude i have loved them... so i cant talk you out of one...but i would rather have a GSX

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: cycocelica] #240781 Aug 4, 9:26pm Aug 4, 9:26pm
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vtec > lift

i loved the acceleration i got from the prelude. there was no bogging down at all like the celica. (yes i have a gt but ive driven the gts as well) the gains from i/h/e alone was awesome. it doesnt handle as well as the celica. the interior and exterior look better on the celica. gas mileage sucked on my lude too. but a gsx wouldnt be so bad...the engine would crap out on you sooner...but its really cheap to make really fast. as much as i loved my prelude i would say to go with the celica after looking at the pros and cons.


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: superderk] #240782 Aug 4, 9:29pm Aug 4, 9:29pm
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i heard from a mechanic that works at the honda dealer..the H22 on those has lots of problems..that's why they discontinued it. EDIT and that boxy design IMO looks like an old style design..i'd prefer the 96 models..but that's just me, i'd go with squadone's advice n get the 6-speed.


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: RyCeCuBe] #240783 Aug 4, 9:37pm Aug 4, 9:37pm
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If I got a Prelude it would be 92-96. They look better IMO. thumbsup

But between the two, I would have to say Celica.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: MptGlw69] #240784 Aug 4, 10:06pm Aug 4, 10:06pm
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i know a guy that used to drive a prelude... he and his prelude friends all had trouble with their suspension and grinding of gears... it might be because they raced a lot but i say get the celi... more reliable


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: CaddyShack] #240785 Aug 4, 11:36pm Aug 4, 11:36pm
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: ToiletPaper] #240786 Aug 4, 11:55pm Aug 4, 11:55pm
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: RevMonster] #240787 Aug 5, 4:01am Aug 5, 4:01am

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i say if you find a good deal on a prelude get it. they have a classic design to them

Re: Prelude or Celica? #240788 Aug 5, 4:16am Aug 5, 4:16am
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prelude < celica thumbsup more unique and doesn't get lost in the crowd...


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: kevin2] #240789 Aug 5, 4:36am Aug 5, 4:36am
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I say get a new GTS 6 speed...the prelude will have been beaten on at this point, and the celi look sway better, and has got a warranty behind it

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: AZZKIKR] #240790 Aug 5, 5:59am Aug 5, 5:59am
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get a 01' prelude w/ATTS. it out performe celica in handling. plus, tons of aftermarket support, like SC and stuff...

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: ragingpaseo] #240791 Aug 5, 7:40am Aug 5, 7:40am
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #240792 Aug 5, 7:58am Aug 5, 7:58am
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i just simply hate the look of the ugly perlude...

dont even care if it is fast or shit... it is just ugly...and more ugly when modded... JUST UGLY..(imo tho~) idunno


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #240793 Aug 5, 8:07am Aug 5, 8:07am
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Both are good cars. But hey...this is a Celica website...so go with the Celica. thumbsup

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: atoyota] #240794 Aug 5, 8:58am Aug 5, 8:58am
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an Eclipse GT is not that bad.

my friend drives a 02 Eclipse GT, and it rides nice.

although lots of people say that the new model Eclipse

starts to fall apart after 65,000 miles, but so fay, my

friend' car runs pretty damn good. the interior looks cheap

but the sound of his car is really good, plus it has more

torgue than my Celica. **The Sad Thing is---it doesnt run

any faster than my Celica GT**

dont get me wrong bro. i 100% support my Celica.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: booyaolian] #240795 Aug 5, 9:39am Aug 5, 9:39am
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the tranny!!! as much as i want to buy an evo, mitsubishi makes crappy tranny.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: ragingpaseo] #240796 Aug 5, 10:00am Aug 5, 10:00am
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: SiLvErGt2001] #240797 Aug 5, 10:02am Aug 5, 10:02am
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both are nice, and it's easier to mod hondas...but looks wise, the celi looks a lot better...it's newer...i'd go with the celica thumbsup


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: ragingpaseo] #240798 Aug 5, 10:04am Aug 5, 10:04am
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
get a 01' prelude w/ATTS. it out performe celica in handling. plus, tons of aftermarket support, like SC and stuff...


the prelude SH comes with atts...thats the only difference. in order for the atts to work you would have to like take a turn at 70 mph to feel a difference in handling. all it does is add extra weight. not worth it in my opinion...

either way you look at it...these are all good cars and im sure you will be happy with whichever it is you decide to get...if you asked this on a honda site...you would get a honda, same with mitsubishi...but your on a celica sight so what do you think the majority of your answers are going to be?


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: superderk] #240799 Aug 5, 10:09am Aug 5, 10:09am
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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: CaLiGTS] #240800 Aug 5, 11:52am Aug 5, 11:52am
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preludes are big full sized cars, it is like a half a car length longer than my celica.

drove my friends prelude (AEM v2, dc header, tanabe exhaust, shortshifter, rpm shift light) and it was substantially easier to drive than my celica, it actually has torque.

vtec kicks in 'round 5k rather than the celica's 6k. overall engine Performance seems better, clutch is smoother, and shifting is easier.

but still, i would not trade my celica gts for a prelude. celica is like 2500lbs and prelude is what 3300-3600lbs, i don't know, on his registration it was listed as 3600lbs, heavy as hell...

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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: e_degala] #240801 Aug 5, 11:59am Aug 5, 11:59am
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Sorry but I have to go with the Prelude. H22 has way more potential and parts are a lot less expensive. The GT and GTS just don't compare when it comes to marketability. VTEC kills. Enough said, and oh yeah...can't really compare the reliability. Honda and Toyota are great.

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: mv6845] #240802 Aug 5, 12:07pm Aug 5, 12:07pm
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i would say celica, but i had a prelude in highscool, and in one month it got broken into 2 times and stolen the 3rd time. check on the insurance. see which one is cheaper that might help make your decision. preludes are ok, but i'd never trade my celica for one! smile

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thanks for all the help guys!

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #240804 Aug 5, 5:11pm Aug 5, 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
i just simply hate the look of the ugly perlude...

dont even care if it is fast or shit... it is just ugly...and more ugly when modded... JUST UGLY..(imo tho~) idunno


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Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: RetroJ84] #240805 Aug 5, 5:12pm Aug 5, 5:12pm
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what the hell is wrong with the GSX??!

Re: Prelude or Celica? [Re: Peterkwon87] #240806 Aug 5, 5:18pm Aug 5, 5:18pm
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get a Celica, prelude is a good car but kinda heavy, also the celica looks 20000000 times better, and can handle better then the prelude, but its ur pick, if they would have one hooked up prelude and a stock Celica, i would pick the Celica thumbsup ill put it that way

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I was going to get a 2000 or 2001 prelude! Cause i love the body and i was going to get a red one! but i couldnt find one that i exaclty wanted. But then again the celica looks so sweet and think about. Celicas do stand out a lot in a crowd. I know i see it. Its just the way they look, dunno they look sexy and aggressive! I love my celica! Celica GTS all the way for me mayne! thumbsup grin

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