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    Never should have let my 1988 go....new member.

    My parents demanded I sell my 1988 Accord DX and I still regret giving in! I have found myself looking for another one even though I continue to keep my 2002 Accord going.

    So here I am to chat with you folks and maybe, maybe, buy another 86 to 89!

    When I first saw the 1988 DX I thought "crap, she's a sedan!" but after driving her and enjoying that 5 speed manual, I was instantly in love! She had seen rough times with previous owner(s) as she had cigarette burn holes in the rear seat, the cruise control, tape deck, and AC worked only when those wanted to, but I loved that car. I took her everywhere and did everything I needed to do in her.

    I should have gotten those minor things fixed, hired a fabricator to fix that sagging front bumper, and kept her going all this time!

    If I find another at the right price....

    I am 43 years old, single (although dating a wonderful GF), and I miss my old car.



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    Re: Never should have let my 1988 go....new member.

    I turned 40 this year and finally got around to graduating college for a career change. For my midlife crisis i found a 62k mile 86 Prelude to get back what i had with my first car.

    (and on top of that my new career is IT and my first job is user support at a school district.... and assigned to a high school)

    So if you can find one, grab it. Although at this age I would recommend a fuel injected, but I am biased against carbs. Search Craigslist nationwide. I flew to Connecticut to get mine after 3 months of looking.
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    Re: Never should have let my 1988 go....new member.

    Flew to CT? I have been thinking about how I'd get to where a car might be: if a few states away, rental car. If too far, fly.

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    Re: Never should have let my 1988 go....new member.

    Welcome! Best of luck with your search.
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    Re: Never should have let my 1988 go....new member.

    The last thing I will ever sell is my 3g. Its mostly that weekend car, needs a few things here and there but I would never get rid of mine no matter how bad someone tells me I should

    Check craigslist. I do it all the time just for kicks. But your best bet would be the West Coast. States like Washington, Oregon, Cali. Warm states. There are few hatches listed currently. Carbed or fuel injected shouldn't matter. Good luck!

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