Honda Prelude Review from Japan

1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.1L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica


Happiness is around the corner. Sega!


Alternator caught on fire.

Harmonic balancer pulley came off.

A/C unit speed sensor failed.

Engine burns lots of oil.

The valve clearance need to be adjusted frequently.

CV joints replaced.

Right head lamp retractor motor corroded - replaced.

Driver's side door won't close right, needs adjusting.

All problems got repaired and/or replaced.

General Comments:

This car handles real good, thanks to the 4 wheel steering, and high performance suspension - Tokico Illumina, Cusco tie bars (front and rear) and OZ F1 Cup wheels. A sure footed car. Car to driver feedback is excellent.

Ergonomics are outstanding. Fit and finish are excellent.

Attention to detail by the manufacturer is really good for a sports compact car.

1991 Honda Prelude 4WS Si. Great and fun to drive car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2000

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review