1984 Honda Prelude EX ET-2 from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable cheap transport
Automatic choke stuck - disabled.
The Prelude had been a reliable car for the very high km travelled - I bought it off the original owner who was too old to continue driving! How lucky! It ran well and everything worked as it should. The paint was giving out and rust is what killed the car, as it wasn't garaged in its later years.
Not the fastest car, although fairly agile and comfortable to travel in on long distance journeys.
Fuel economy was surprisingly good after the choke was disabled, giving 800km out of 60 litres.
Rust in the sunroof surround and the price of repair is what killed off the car, although nearly 400k is good running for the original trans and engine.
It was a good cheap laugh and reliable at the same time. I hope future cars continue this trend of reliability in their old age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2016