Should I buy a wrecked 5th gen
Sooo I already a 97 prelude but with 200,000 miles on it (bought fot $2000) the automatic transmission is about ready to go. Engine is ok but definitely needs some maintenance. I've already started to piece together parts for a manual swap and every have an h23 crank and rods to put in my h22.
Here's my pickle. A friend of a friend is selling his 98 prelude which was just in an accident. Has no near bumper, no front bumper, rad support is smashed in, radiator is broken, muffler is broken off and the headlights are busted. and the kid wants $2000 for it.
What caught my eye was he told me the guy who had the car before swappeed in a different motor so it only has 80,000 on it. the motor just so happens to be an h23 vtec. it is also a 5 speed and has alot of misc thing i can use such as a new deck, floor mats, trim pieces.
Question is, is it worth me paying $2000 for a parts car when i bought my car for $2000?
you may also ask why not just replace whats screwed up on the other guys prelude. that's because it's totaled and i'd have to get a salvage title.