1983 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1983 Honda Prelude 1.8L 5 spd from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.8L 5 spd Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

It was great while it lasted!!

Faults:

Wheel wells began to rust. Minor tune-ups. Nothing major in 12 years.

General Comments:

Best car I ever owned. 1983 was a new style and they haven't looked as good since (in my opinion). I sold it to a needy student who is likely as happy as I was (I needed more room).

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

Review Date: 21st June, 2000

19th Jul 2001, 19:20

I'd have to agree wholeheartedly with you there. My '83 Prelude was far and away the best vehicle I've ever owned. Mildly modified with a set of 60-series street radials on aluminum wheels this car handled like it was on rails. Lightweight and nimble, with a truly delicious 5-speed, every mile behind the wheel of this machine was great. I even entered the novice class of the local Solo slalom races for fun a couple of times. It was a hoot posting times that beat the guys in the Corvettes! I drove the thing anywhere and everywhere, which is saying something when you live in northern Canada and enjoy camping and fishing in remote locations. Mine had 308,000 kilometres on the clock when I traded it in (approx 200,000 miles, for you Yankees out there!) and was only just starting to smoke. I would have done the motor work and kept it another 13 years, but the infamous body cancer had a hold of it.( thank you, Canadian winters!) My wife and I still miss it, after 3 1/2 years..: (Our other car was recently a Dodge Caravan (see comments on that link as well), which only served to emphasize the incredible quality of my Honda.

1983 Honda Prelude EX 1.8L petrol from Germany

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 1.8L petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Tends to rust a bit too much :(

General Comments:

Fantastic handling. 1.8EX is probably one of the most reliable engines Honda have ever built. In combination with a light body it gives a very good feeling every time you drive it. Still miss my previous "old" Prelude.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews