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This is a discussion on 2002 Prelude within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; anybody had run with a 02 prelude? I run twice with a prelude tonite. 1. I didn't comming from behind. ...

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    2002 Prelude

    anybody had run with a 02 prelude?
    I run twice with a prelude tonite.

    1. I didn't comming from behind. By the time he beside me I heard him downshifting (a F'king loub exhaust and I heard intake sucking air) so I think what the heck, long time no play. I was in 3rd gear, so I downshift and floors it. I go until 4th 6000, he gain nothing on me...me either

    2. We are at the light. I didn't start very good, but still almost 1 car lenght on him. I shift every gear at 6500, and I was keep pulling away from him. By the time I shut down, I'm ATLEAST 5 car ahead. I wanna wave and tell him it's a good race, but he never looking at me... oh almost forgot, when we are running, his window is open, but when we stop I realize it's closed.

    I know I can take that prelude for sure, but never think it could be that bad, 5 car is not a short distance.. I remember there's a MX3 running with us in the first game, never see him appear since then...but anyway, it was a fun night !

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    yea, i had a run in with one from roughly 30 mph....he caught me off guard a little....didn't know we were racing till he floors it and starts to pass on the left (on a feeder road).......i nailed it in second....my speed was a little high for a perfect 2nd gear pull but he kept up with me for the most part....i started to pull slightly in the top of third....but traffic was up ahead....i think he would have stayed pretty close given more road...but the catch is i had 300 lbs of drums in the back of the wagon and no mods at the time! preludes are quick cars and i love the styling....not fast but very quick......of course i come from the honda camp so i always have a soft spot for 'em....i'll take the sound of a honda motor any day...but the wrx was the best bang for the buck and the mods!....but beware the bottle fed ludes! check out the honda forums...those cars can be nasty quick!
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    02 Prelude? I was not aware that Honda made a 02 Prelude? I thought Honda stopped making the Prelude in 2001. Anyways I have also liked that car. They are pretty quick.

    jakrex do you have any mods on your WRX?
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    Originally posted by EIonJess
    02 Prelude? I was not aware that Honda made a 02 Prelude? I thought Honda stopped making the Prelude in 2001. Anyways I have also liked that car. They are pretty quick.

    jakrex do you have any mods on your WRX?
    The last prelude made was the 01 model.

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    Originally posted by dallas_wrx_blue


    The last prelude made was the 01 model.
    thanx...that's what I thought because I kinda of looked at buying one.

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    Okay thank you guy, I mean the newer prelude, my bad

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    Originally posted by jakrex
    Okay thank you guy, I mean the newer prelude, my bad
    I hate to say this but I probably would have bought a Prelude if it was available.

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    geez, when i bought my wrx last summer they had a ton of ludes on the honda lot next door (same dealer)....seemed they couldn't give those things away....nice cars though but i for one am glad i got the wrx....more practical for me....but each to his own!
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    My neighbor has a red one that he put altezzas on. He also put on some M3 looking vents on the side (looks like shark gills or something), ugly rims, and a fart can. Ugliest car ever!

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    The Prelude has great style but there is no comparison in performance. A Prelude would need some serious mods just to keep up with a stock WRX. I've driven a stock 99 and a modded one and they just don't have the power that the WRX has. They should have dropped the S2000 engine in the Prelude, I would have bought one.

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    I like the style of the last generation of Preludes, very mysterious looking in Black. However, they are about as slow as is possible in a "sports" car.

    I was driving down I-95 doing about 90 in my mom's Volvo Cross Country one night while moving stuff back to college. A Prelude with Altezzas, huge aluminum wing and purple headlights, (looked and sounded stock otherwise) came up next to me and matched speed. He looked over at me and floored it. I wanted to see what the Volvo had so I floored it too and my 5-cylinder low pressure turbo started to move me along. I hit 125 (Elec limited to 127) and passed the Prelude who didn't look to surprised. I slowed down and he was a couple lengths back. Maybe that wing weighed him down. He had a passanger and I had none, so that could have helped too, but fact is, he could barely keep up with a swedish little-league soccer transporter.

    Against a stock Rex, even a modded Prelude may as well forget about it.

    Even the "Hot" Prelude SH is one slow beast.

    2000 Prelude SH
    0-60: 7.7 seconds
    1/4: 15.5 seconds

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    yea the big wings must really hurt above 50 mph, like having a parachute on the rear. i do not understand why people think they need these huge wings, makes me think of a pikes peak race. next will be nascar fans putting those huge sprint car wings on top. must take atleast 20-30 mph of the topend.
    my bud has a 98 sh prelude, we havent run yet but my car feels alot stronger, although i have always thought he would pass me in the top, i have been in his car at 140 and it pulled stong to there. ill have to run him and see.

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    I almost bought a prelude, but the thought of driving a brand new discontinued car just did not sit too well. So I looked at Celica, and they stopped making the 6spd for awhile because people mis shifted. So I ended up with WRX, best decision ever.

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    No drag race crazy will put a huge aluminum wing on their car. But aluminum wings does make a big different when doing corners, of course that's a if adjusted probably. Now the problem is that you know how many of these wings out there are for real perforamnce, most people get them just for the killer look. Ang those who we call ricers!!! Plain show, No go !!!!

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    i make a point to roast and embarrass every visored-out stunnafied altezza clad chromed out blinged-out tizzite riced out POS i see on the street (when things are clear of course). Just doing my part to destroy the plague of rice
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