Hi Guys I also own a 2006 Honda Accord I-CDTI 4 Door Saloon but my pride /joy and the weekend car is a 1999 Honda Prelude 2.2vti 5th Generation 2 door coupe I am part of “lude generation” forum and that is where I built up my thread from Have a read below on the progress I have made over the last 4 years. I have just purchased a Honda Prelude 2.2VTI in ruby red last Saturday 10th April 2010. It’s my first taster in what VTEC is all about and what a way to enter. I have been driving a Honda Civic EJ6 2000 coupe for the past 5 years and a EG3 (that carb version 1.3 Civic) for 2 years before that and now I’ am old enough with lots of NCB to own a Prelude being it group 18 insurance. This will be my weekend car so the Civic at the moment is my commuter until I can sell it and get a small diesel to help save on fuel costs going to work. This is what I am driving currently. It is a Honda Civic Coupe 2000 model EJ6 with a 1.6 SOHC D16Y7 engine. The Prelude is a standard 2.2 UK version (I really wanted a black one with the motegi kit on it) but they are like gold dust and I’ am very picky - I love my cars to have low mileage and the engine condition is the upmost priority The Prelude has 42k on the clock currently backed with all MOT's and 10 stamps in the book with the last service being done on March this year which included 4 brand new Bridgestone RE04 tyres and a new exhaust system (OEM) also the cam belt has been done at Honda with genuine receipt to prove It has bucket loads of receipts and service invoices! I am really chuffed having found such a low mileage Prelude - paint work is very good with a slight dent on the rear boot lid which isn’t noticeable but that’s basically it. Few other bits are - Passenger wing mirror has been glued on (I think it was knocked as it doesn’t fold in) electric movement and heaters work. A second hand assembly will be purchased in due course Really there is nothing I need to do mechanical wise - it drives spot on. Maybe a gearbox oil change as the gears are quite stiff to go in (was owned my a woman for the past 6 years) I think the rear callipers are slightly seized and sticks but I hear these are common on Honda Preludes and the woman owner before me didn’t drive the car very much and left it in her driveway with the handbrake up on all occasions. I’ am really not keen on the 4ws but it could be something I have to get used to – it is rather weird! Ill give it a chance though Plans at the moment -Good deep clean with autoglym interior shampoo -Autoglym body polish -Clean further the engine bay! I want it spotless with no dirt - lol (I love clean engine bays) -Front Jap plate - not keen on the UK plate on the front -Service Rear callipers -Double din unit - Pioneer AVIC - D3 with sat nav (second hand) Future upgrades possibly next year -Motegi kit full front, sides and rear valances (if I can find one) -Front yellow bar or spot fog lights -EP3 Type-R alloys wheels -OEM strut Brace -Refurbish the rocker cover -Disable 4WS by converting to 2WS subframe – If I don’t get along with the 4WS -Lower it on eibachs (had these on my Civic coupe - fab springs) or Coilovers Once the above is achieved I think I would be happy with it – I’ am not looking to enhance any more power as its more power than ill ever need in stock form and by not increasing its power it will still be kind on my pocket to run. Gosh what an engine thought you can feel the weight of the car and the suspension is very soft. A brilliant upgrade from the Civic - so much more comfortable and road noise has been reduced - such a well put together car - no interior rattle shakes like the Civic has. Although a big difference in quality, the Prelude was manufactured in Japan where as my EK 2000 Civic was manufactured in America. Here’s are a few pictures. Let me know what you think guys! Newbie to Preludes so getting to know them better! Pictures were taken by my brother with his Nikon D3000 SLR – Most pictures on my thread will be taken by him (The interior picture was taken from the original advert as I didn’t take any pictures of the interior at the time) The green EG coupe is my brothers who did a b16A2 engine conversion after removing the standard D15B7 engine his project is on going.