Buying a vehicle can be intimidating, especially if you've never bought one before. There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself and your checking account for this large purchase. Doing your homework now can prevent future headaches.

Additionally, consider gas mileage. If you have a long work commute, a gas-guzzling SUV may not be the very best choice for you. You'll also wish to consider how long you'll keep your new ride, because that will determine if its resale value is a concern. As you discover your needs, be sure to write them down.

Second, consider money; what is your price variety? A typical rule-of-thumb is to set your highest budgeted amount at 20 % of your take-home pay. For example, someone making $50,000 should designate $10,000 as their maximum purchase price. When making this decision, you should consider the cost of owning the car, paying for gas, and your other associated bills. You may adjust your budget accordingly.

Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Headlights Head Lights Front Lamps Pair
Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Headlights Head Lights Front Lamps Pair
385.00
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1997-2001 Honda Prelude Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc
1997-2001 Honda Prelude Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc
18.85
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For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Euro Clear Bumper Signal Lights Pair
For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Euro Clear Bumper Signal Lights Pair
27.60
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Crystal Amber Front Bumper Side Marker Light Pair For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Crystal Amber Front Bumper Side Marker Light Pair For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
9.95
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Fit For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Bumper Lights
Fit For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Bumper Lights
19.99
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Redclear Jdm Tail Lights Brake Lamps Leftright
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Redclear Jdm Tail Lights Brake Lamps Leftright
81.38
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Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k White Bulbs Low Beam Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k White Bulbs Low Beam Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
21.99
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8x White Interior Led Lights Package Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
8x White Interior Led Lights Package Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
10.89
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8x White Led Lights Interior Package Deal For 1997-1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude
8x White Led Lights Interior Package Deal For 1997-1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude
9.99
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Clear Glass Lens Fog Lights Driving Lamps Aseembly
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Clear Glass Lens Fog Lights Driving Lamps Aseembly
46.95
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Set Of Pair Euro Clear Bumper Park Signal Lights For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Set Of Pair Euro Clear Bumper Park Signal Lights For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
27.50
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Red Clear Tail Lights Brake Lamps Leftright Pair
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Red Clear Tail Lights Brake Lamps Leftright Pair
85.99
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Jdm Clear Glass Lens Fog Lights Bumper Driving Lamps
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Jdm Clear Glass Lens Fog Lights Bumper Driving Lamps
46.50
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Depo Jdm Style Smoke Bumper Signal Light Pair For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Depo Jdm Style Smoke Bumper Signal Light Pair For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
39.95
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For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Anzo Chrome Crystal Turn Signalparking Lights
For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Anzo Chrome Crystal Turn Signalparking Lights
27.96
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1994-2001 Honda Prelude Hid Xenon Conversion Kit Headlight Hilow Fog Lights 6k
1994-2001 Honda Prelude Hid Xenon Conversion Kit Headlight Hilow Fog Lights 6k
29.99
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1992-2001 Honda Prelude Headlight Fog Light Hid Premium Kit Xenon Brilliant Blue
1992-2001 Honda Prelude Headlight Fog Light Hid Premium Kit Xenon Brilliant Blue
29.99
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Blue Instrument Cluster Gauge Lights Led Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Blue Instrument Cluster Gauge Lights Led Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
27.44
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Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Black Headlights Head Lights Front Lamps Pair
Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Black Headlights Head Lights Front Lamps Pair
248.00
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Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Right Passenger Headlight Head Light Lamp
Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Right Passenger Headlight Head Light Lamp
195.00
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Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Left Driver Headlight Head Light Lamp
Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Left Driver Headlight Head Light Lamp
195.00
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Anzo Euro Parking Lights Chrome Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 511012
Anzo Euro Parking Lights Chrome Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 511012
28.01
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Chrome Front Signal Parking Bumper Lights Lamps Yd
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Chrome Front Signal Parking Bumper Lights Lamps Yd
36.00
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Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Pair Signal Lights Driver And Rh
Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Pair Signal Lights Driver And Rh
53.69
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Twin Halo Pro Headlights Black Head Lights Lamp
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Twin Halo Pro Headlights Black Head Lights Lamp
177.96
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Blue Led Dash Cluster Instrument Lighting Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Blue Led Dash Cluster Instrument Lighting Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
20.39
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For Smoke 1997-2002 Honda Prelude Jdm Tail Lights Brake Lamps 97-02 Leftright
For Smoke 1997-2002 Honda Prelude Jdm Tail Lights Brake Lamps 97-02 Leftright
87.94
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White Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
White Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
28.96
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Fits 1997 - 2001  Honda Prelude Head Light Assembly Driver Side Capa
Fits 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Head Light Assembly Driver Side Capa
232.20
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Fits 1997 - 2001  Honda Prelude Head Light Assembly Pair Capa
Fits 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Head Light Assembly Pair Capa
439.87
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Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam
Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam
22.30
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Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Front Signal Light Pair Ho2530123ho2531123
Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Front Signal Light Pair Ho2530123ho2531123
74.49
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Cree Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k White Bulbs Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Cree Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k White Bulbs Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
21.99
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Ho2531123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Passenger Side Front Signal Light
Ho2531123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Passenger Side Front Signal Light
47.04
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8 Pcs Led Lights For 1997 - 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Kit Interior Package White
8 Pcs Led Lights For 1997 - 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Kit Interior Package White
10.99
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9x Super Ice Blue For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Package Led Festoon Light Bulbs
9x Super Ice Blue For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Package Led Festoon Light Bulbs
20.08
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Green Instrument Cluster Bulb Speedometer Led Light
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Green Instrument Cluster Bulb Speedometer Led Light
27.19
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Yellow Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Yellow Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
22.69
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Fit 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 8x Gauge Cluster Dash Panel Light Bulb Led Set White
Fit 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 8x Gauge Cluster Dash Panel Light Bulb Led Set White
21.59
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Pink Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
Pink Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
17.52
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Blue Led Package Instrument Cluster Gauge Light Bulb For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Blue Led Package Instrument Cluster Gauge Light Bulb For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
25.82
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Ho2530123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Driver Side Front Signal Light
Ho2530123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Driver Side Front Signal Light
47.04
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8 Pcs Led Lights For 1997 - 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Kit Interior Package Blue
8 Pcs Led Lights For 1997 - 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Kit Interior Package Blue
11.99
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Red Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 3 Bulb
Red Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 3 Bulb
15.50
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Ho2530123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Signal Light Driver Side Unit
Ho2530123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Signal Light Driver Side Unit
31.54
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12pc Super White Car Interior Led Light Bulb Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
12pc Super White Car Interior Led Light Bulb Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
14.73
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White Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
White Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
14.49
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Blue Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 5 Bulb
Blue Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 5 Bulb
19.04
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Protekz 6k Led Hid Headlight Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Protekz 6k Led Hid Headlight Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.28
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Jdm 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Tail Lights Lamps Oem Bb6 Bb8 Tail Lights
Jdm 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Tail Lights Lamps Oem Bb6 Bb8 Tail Lights
149.99
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Red Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 5 Bulb
Red Led Interior Lights Replacement Package Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 5 Bulb
19.04
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H1 Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam 6000k
H1 Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam 6000k
21.91
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For 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Turn Signal Light Assembly Replacementlens
For 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Turn Signal Light Assembly Replacementlens
32.95
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Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Reverse White Interior Led Lights Package Kit 12pc
Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Reverse White Interior Led Lights Package Kit 12pc
19.89
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Front Parking Signal Light Lamp Passenger Side
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Front Parking Signal Light Lamp Passenger Side
32.74
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6 X Premium Red Led Lights Interior Package Kit For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
6 X Premium Red Led Lights Interior Package Kit For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
11.88
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For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Side Marker Light Lamp Passenger Side
For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Side Marker Light Lamp Passenger Side
40.26
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9x For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Interior Package Car Led Smd Bulb Light White 12v
9x For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Interior Package Car Led Smd Bulb Light White 12v
15.00
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Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k 1200w Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k 1200w Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.25
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Protekz Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k 1200w Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Protekz Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k 1200w Low Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.38
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Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k 1200w High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k 1200w High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
21.99
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Ho2531123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Signal Light Passenger Side Unit
Ho2531123 Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Signal Light Passenger Side Unit
31.54
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Xenon White Led Light Bulb Interior Package Kit For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Bb6
Xenon White Led Light Bulb Interior Package Kit For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Bb6
9.99
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For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Side Marker Light Lamp Driver Side
For 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Side Marker Light Lamp Driver Side
40.26
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Protekz Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k Cree High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Protekz Led Headlight Kit H1 6000k Cree High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.36
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Sylvania Zevo Map Light Bulb For Honda Civic Passport Prelude 1992-2005 Pac Jt
Sylvania Zevo Map Light Bulb For Honda Civic Passport Prelude 1992-2005 Pac Jt
19.50
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude White Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude White Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc
10.95
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9pcs Package Kit Led Festoon Light Bulbs For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Super Green
9pcs Package Kit Led Festoon Light Bulbs For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Super Green
20.08
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White Led Interior Light Replacement Package Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5x
White Led Interior Light Replacement Package Kit Fits 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5x
11.46
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H1 Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam 6000k
H1 Led Headlight Bulbs Kit Cree For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Low Beam 6000k
21.73
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Pink Led Interior Lights Replacement Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
Pink Led Interior Lights Replacement Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
14.49
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Jdm Honda Prelude Headlights Left Right Headlamp Head Lights Lamps Oem 1997-2001
Jdm Honda Prelude Headlights Left Right Headlamp Head Lights Lamps Oem 1997-2001
280.00
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Red Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Red Led Kit Speedometer Cluster Gauge Light Bulbs For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
19.59
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1997-2001 Honda Prelude Stanley Oem Turn Signal Lights
1997-2001 Honda Prelude Stanley Oem Turn Signal Lights
40.00
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8 X Xenon White Led Interior Lights Package For 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Tool
8 X Xenon White Led Interior Lights Package For 1997 - 2001 Honda Prelude Tool
11.95
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8x Red Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1r
8x Red Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1r
14.39
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2001 Honda Prelude Oem Front Left Driver Turn Signal Lens Light Flaws
2001 Honda Prelude Oem Front Left Driver Turn Signal Lens Light Flaws
9.59
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For 1994-2001 Honda Prelude Turn Signal Light Bulb Dorman 27726ck 1995 1996 1997
For 1994-2001 Honda Prelude Turn Signal Light Bulb Dorman 27726ck 1995 1996 1997
37.65
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8x White Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1w
8x White Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1w
14.39
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4x Led Headlight Bulbs Kit H1 For Honda Prelude 2001-1997 Hilo Beam Car Lamp
4x Led Headlight Bulbs Kit H1 For Honda Prelude 2001-1997 Hilo Beam Car Lamp
44.99
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc White
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10pc White
10.91
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8x Green Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1g
8x Green Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1g
14.39
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Ice Blue H1 Led Headlight Bulb Low Beam 8000k 55w C6 For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Ice Blue H1 Led Headlight Bulb Low Beam 8000k 55w C6 For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
18.99
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8x Blue Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1b
8x Blue Led Lights Interior Package Kit For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude Hl1b
14.39
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1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Right Passenger Tail Light Lamp 53-09203
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude Right Passenger Tail Light Lamp 53-09203
54.00
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9x Interior Package For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Ultra White Smd Led Bulb Lights
9x Interior Package For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Ultra White Smd Led Bulb Lights
16.49
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Led Hid Headlight Protekz 6k Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Hid Headlight Protekz 6k Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.06
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Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k Cree High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Headlight Kit Protekz H1 6000k Cree High Beam For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
22.27
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Purple Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
Purple Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
19.54
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For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude White Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10x
For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude White Led Interior Reverse Lighting Package Kit 10x
22.97
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Sylvania Syled Map Light Bulb For Honda Civic Passport Prelude 1992-2005 Ke
Sylvania Syled Map Light Bulb For Honda Civic Passport Prelude 1992-2005 Ke
14.75
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Led Headlight Hid Protekz 6k Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
Led Headlight Hid Protekz 6k Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
21.94
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Led Package Set Panel Cluster Indicator White Lights For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
Led Package Set Panel Cluster Indicator White Lights For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude
30.58
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9pcs White Interior Package Kit Led Smd Bulb Lights For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
9pcs White Interior Package Kit Led Smd Bulb Lights For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
14.67
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9x Bright Blue Car Interior Led Light Package For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Bulbs
9x Bright Blue Car Interior Led Light Package For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Bulbs
15.96
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H1 For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Cr-v 2005-2006 Led Headlight High Beam Bulbs
H1 For Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Cr-v 2005-2006 Led Headlight High Beam Bulbs
21.35
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Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Signal Light Left Side 33351-s30-003 Car Lamp
Fits Honda Prelude 1997-2001 Signal Light Left Side 33351-s30-003 Car Lamp
25.28
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6k Led Hid Headlight Protekz Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
6k Led Hid Headlight Protekz Conversion Kit H1 6000k For Honda Prelude 1997-2001
23.91
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Blue Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
Blue Led Interior Map Dome Lights Package For 1997-2001 Honda Prelude 5 Bulbs
15.50
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8x Blue Led Lights Interior Package Deal For 1997-1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude
8x Blue Led Lights Interior Package Deal For 1997-1999 2000 2001 Honda Prelude
10.99
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Now that you have considered your needs and the potential costs, try searching online for more information about the options available at used car dealers. Most larger dealerships have websites with their inventory and search tools designed to aid you look for your desired features and prices. Get a feel for what's out there and get in touch with the dealer before going to the lot to confirm the details.

While negotiating, do not hesitate to take time to consider counter-offers, use the bathroom, or eat a meal. There should be no rush when making this decision, and the salesperson should help you feel secure.

Cars are like babies. If you take good care of them, they can make you very proud and happy. If you don't, they can make you otherwise. They can also get sick and like babies, when they get sick, they will require more of your attention, in addition to money to make them well. The very best way to avoid being troubled by your car is to provide for them but the big challenge for most car owners is the best ways to properly care for their car. Here are some maintenance tips.