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Hey all,

So, I've basically wanted a 4th Gen prelude since before I could drive. I bought a WRX out of college, have it built into a very entertaining street/occasional track car, but want something that will handle my impending 25+ mile commute with a little more civility (not to mention better gas mileage!). I've always liked the look of the 4th gen cars, inside and out, and they have some of the best seats I've ever experienced in a stock car.

My question, then, is what should I look for/be aware of when researching used cars? Lots of options in the 93-94 range with ~130K miles on 'em going for 3-4K, which is my intended price range. I'm not worried too much about mileage, as I'm confident that a well cared for car will do well over 200K, but price is definitely a determining factor. Anything I should know? Any chronic problems with these cars/recalls that I should be on the lookout for?

As I mentioned before, the car will be primarily used as a daily driver, so it won't be built too much. Maybe wheels/tires and a slight drop and that's it.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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many 4 gens leak oil alot, i don't know how this can be fixed, but i use a little heavier oil (maxlife synthetic 10w30) and no more leaks. the brake and clutch master cylinder usually go out as well and the slave cylinder for the clutch. make sure the maintenance has been done, mainly the timing belt. don't buy one off a kid who probably raced it, and if you can buy 1 that hasn't been lowered, one that hasn't been hit in the front since it is fwd, if u can buy it with a clear title. others on this board can give you more input, these are the things that have happened to me and when i researched it many other people had the same problems. other things to look out at are the same things that you would look for in any car, like paint, alignment, tires, brakes, clean interior no tears in seats, and as low mileage as you possible find, and as few owners before you as you can find. i'm sure i'll think of something else and post it here.
 
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