1989 Honda Prelude S 2.0


I love it and it's 19 years old. It's almost a classic at 134,000 miles


Nothing yet.

Needs brakes.

Minor things.

I have a problem with the driver's side front wheel. It makes a very loud noise like it needs brakes, but it doesn't.

It gets worse when you hit the brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2008

4th Mar 2009, 20:56

It sounds to me that you may need to check the CV joints or CV axles on the front of your car. I had to replace the driver's side CV axle on my Prelude.

1989 Honda Prelude Si 2.0L DOHC


Nice, Sleek..


Well when I first got this car the feller who sold it to me drove it to my house and then it didn't run again after that until I fixed it later.

The problem with that was that the rotor button on the distributor was not screwed down, and it was just slipping around in the distributor. I got a screw put it in and it started right up.

The Clutch went up in it.

The Sun roof leaked.

I had to replace the CV axles.

I had to replace the exhaust.

Odometer didn't work.

General Comments:

This was a fairly decent car, it was very quick which I liked, it looked nice too. I loved the way it handled on the turns, it kinda hugged the ground because of its' wide stance, there was not much body roll at all.

All in all after I got all the initial headaches fixed it was a pretty reliable car. Great on gas!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th October, 2007

1989 Honda Prelude Si 4ws 2.0


We'll be together forever!


Keep in mind the car is 18 yrs old.

Temperature control lever was seized.

Replaced Muffler.

Replaced Transmission axle seal.

Replaced Brakes.

General Comments:

Fun to drive.

4ws lets you take sharp turns a fast speeds. And I can turn the car right around in my driveway. Can't do that with any of our other cars.

Drives smooth.

Back seat a little tight for anyone taller than 4'.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2007

1989 Honda Prelude ES 2.2


Best investment since my kids!!


Battery failed.. left the car sitting too long.

General Comments:

This car kicks butt. It handles well and uses little gas, but is still very quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2007

1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0 4 cylinder


The little Honda that almost could.


Engine blew the first day I had it. It was my fault though as to racing an unchecked engine.

Second engine blew due to mechanic that replaced it not telling me there was an oil leak.

Second engine had a valve clearance issue. Easy enough to fix.

Brights did not work.

Fog lights were a mess due to idiot previous owner trying to hot wire them to the battery.

Cruise control did not work. Still don't know why.

The radio was an utter mess, with the back left speaker plugged into the antenna, therefore shorting that out.

Back right tire (sport) was backwards, resulting in fast wear.

General Comments:

Other than the previous owners mishaps, it was a great car while I had it. Like many have commented, the manual does have very short gear ratios and desperate need of a 6th gear. I ran 35 mph in 5th with the RPMs at 2600.

I had the car only a few months, but even so, it was very worth the money. I paid $2250 for the car. It came with NZO racing rims, a after market 2" 1/2 exhaust, and sport tires. It wasn't a 4ws, but even so, it handled like nothing I'd ever driven. Being 17, it may not sound encouraging, but I've driven everything from a crappy old Saturn, to a 99 cougar, to a 05 ram 1500 with a Hemi.

The car was surprisingly quick for a 4 cylinder, being the fact it was a sport coupe. I averaged about 25 mpg a tank.

It was a pleasure driving into the school parking lot and seeing all the kids with their hyped up civics getting scared at the sound it made. That 'lude could beat most 4s and even some v6s off the line, not to mention finishing first.

My biggest problem with the car was the rarity of replacement engines, and after market parts. Most everything I named wrong was the fault of the previous owner, who obviously knew very little of how to treat cars. If I could find another one at a good price, I would buy it in a heart beat. Speaking of, I think I just found one with 4ws.

I would deffinatly recommend this car to anyone wanting a fun driving experience. I loved this car and wish I still had it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2006