1987 Honda Prelude Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Honda Prelude 4WS 2.0 petrol

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 kilometres
Most recent distance133500 kilometres

Summary:

Won't find a better 2 door

Faults:

Bought this car without roadworthy because it seemed to be in mint condition.

After taking to my mechanic, he found that the air con no longer worked, needs full replacement.

It's leaking power steering oil; another full replacement needed.

The muffler had a hole rusted through it, and the previous owner had cut through the metal framework of the car to install the rear speakers, which required patching up work.

Boot latch does not work either.

General Comments:

Handles superbly, better than any late model Toyota or Ford, despite being 22 years old.

The 4WS makes parking so easy, and it's a great feature to show off to friends; they were amazed when I first showed them how the back wheels also turn.

Inside is quite small, and I feel very sorry for people that sit in the back seat.

The actual hand brake lever is quite large, which means that there is no centre glove compartment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2010

14th Sep 2010, 10:59

I have a 1987 Honda Prelude and wonder if it possible to convert it to the 4WS?

14th Sep 2010, 21:00

"I have a 1987 Honda Prelude and wonder if it possible to convert it to the 4WS?"

Even if it were possible, which I doubt, it would never be worth the money you'd be investing in a 23 year old car. You'd be better off looking for a low mileage example of a 4WS Prelude and picking that up. It would surely be cheaper.

23rd Feb 2011, 08:42

THE BEST CAR ON THE ROAD. I love my Prelude. I have had it for 20 years. I won 6 cups on track. It never skids.

1987 Honda Prelude 4WS 2.0

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 kilometres
Most recent distance200050 kilometres
Previous carToyota TOYOTA

Summary:

I hope that they bring out a new 4WS car, the concept is amazing

Faults:

So far I've had trouble with the air conditioning, it seems to work randomly.

Also the front and rear lower ball joints have been replaced.

The front brake lines perished and the clutch hose as well.

And the rust has been pretty bad patches around all windows and around the doors.

General Comments:

The car however has been a joy to drive with the exception of the faults, I have really enjoyed the 4WS and the smooth ride it provides.

Now that I have replaced all the faulty parts, I really do not like driving my new Toyota Celica, I leave that to the wife!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews