Goodbye old friend...

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RomPirate
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Goodbye old friend...

Postby RomPirate » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:36 pm

I had to say goodbye to my first car last night- a 97 Prelude :(

Here are a few pictures to remember her by:

5spd swap FTW:
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Read all aboot it here:
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Good times...
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Broken sway bar bracket, just pulling into a shopping center!!:
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Side:
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Goodbye old friend- you will be missed. 6+ years and you never left me stranded. I trust your new owner will take good care of you. The prelude is actually going to be exported back to Japan. She's goin' home!

Hello new car:
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97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby potownrob » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:02 am

must be sad to see her go, despite having a good replacement (i was gonna say be careful in the winter with the miata, but it looks from your pics like you do NOT live in a cold climate... :lol: ). i remember when i sold my civic and kind of missed it despite having a much more powerful car (maxima) - the civic had a certain character to it that couldn't be replaced by the maxima.
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby theholycow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:41 am

So, why did you sell it?
potownrob wrote:must be sad to see her go, despite having a good replacement (i was gonna say be careful in the winter with the miata, but it looks from your pics like you do NOT live in a cold climate... :lol: ).

...not only the plant life and other background stuff, but look at that pic with the broken sway bar. I've seen truckloads of new cars being delivered from the factory to the dealer that didn't look as good underneath. Vehicles get one whiff of our air and go like this:
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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:06 am

I still miss one or two cars that I've sold years ago and wish I could fit into a Miata.
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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby Squint » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:34 am

AHTOXA wrote:I still miss one or two cars that I've sold years ago and wish I could fit into a Miata.

Step 1: Buy 2 miatas.

Step 2: Combine into 1 miata.

Step 3: ???

Step 4: Drive uber-miata that fits giants.
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'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:09 am

This isn't me but it's exactly spot-on. I drove a Miata with Cosmin once. Yeah....

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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby RomPirate » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:35 pm

Couldn't keep it because I have no room to store it and didn't feel like paying $100+/mo to put it in storage. One day i'll get another prelude.


For now, the MX5 is awesome :D
97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
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Re: Goodbye old friend...

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:01 pm

RomPirate wrote:One day i'll get another prelude.

Honda's making postludes now.
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