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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:21 pm
by Zani
Hi all, I've owned a few Mitsubishi FTOs over the years, and as much as I love that car I feel like I need a change. I remember an old work colleague many years ago had a 4th gen Prelude and the memory of sitting in it for just 5 minutes stuck in my mind... in the last few days I've been reading about this car and it seems to be reliable, comfortable, fun to drive and affordable to maintain, so here I am. The plan is to read up as much as I can on what this car is all about and learn about what the variants are, then eventually buy one.

All the best
Zani

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:05 pm
by Drax
Good choice to upgrade to a Lude 8-)

Any 2.2vtec will do you, manuals are generally better than an auto but depends if you want a daily easy cruiser or something to thrash :twisted:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:59 pm
by Zani
Drax wrote:Good choice to upgrade to a Lude 8-)

Any 2.2vtec will do you, manuals are generally better than an auto but depends if you want a daily easy cruiser or something to thrash :twisted:


Definitely looking for a manual! Already got the family car so this is purely for driving pleasure. Do 4th gens come up for sale much? I've had a look on a few sites and it seems to be mostly 3rd and 5th.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:04 pm
by NafemanNathan
Did you also happen to read how amazing the Prelude community is as well? ;)

Welcome to the club mate. Good idea to sign up first to get some scope. We're always happy to help, so if you find anything post it up!... If you want :lol:

If it's a 4th gen you want then ideally look for an import. They have 197bhp H22a compared to the UKDM H22a2 which has 185bhp.

Prices are going up slowly. I think (hope) they've reached their all time low, so finding an absolutely rust-free lude is likely to set you back over £2000 these days, but finding a rust-free example is also quite difficult in itself now, so be prepared to settle for a doer-upper. The rear arches are the most common areas to rust, then the sills, but theses panels are available.

Anyway, enjoy your search. I always love Prelude shopping :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:22 pm
by Andyjess666
Where are you mate go to one of the meets happening then you can look at different gens

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:49 pm
by Zani
Andyjess666 wrote:Where are you mate go to one of the meets happening then you can look at different gens


London, so any southeast meets would be good really

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 am
by Drax
4g's are usually around, not half as much as they used to be. Usually found on shpock, gumtree or FB marketplace mainly... If your on FB? Also join the ludegeneration FB group if your on there as people like me share good ludes for sale from time to time

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am
by mart609
Hi and welcome

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:23 pm
by toadster
LO Zani :D
Welcome along to LG matey :D
I had an FTO a few years back a luvly red manual with a HKS body kit 8-)
Hope you find a great 4th Gen :mrgreen:
Cheers ;)
Toadster

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:36 pm
by Merlin
Welcome to LG!!