1984 Honda Prelude Si 2.0L inline 4 from North America
This is my favourite car; it and all generations alike
I had two 1984 Honda Preludes and I will indicate problems had with both with the word both at the end.
Timing belt goes - both
Vacuum Advance goes
Multiple Radiator Hose ruptures from rotting
Bucket seats have been worn and torn- both
O2 sensor fries
Emergency brake breaks
Specialty Honda link fuse fries (hard to replace due to availability)
Head gasket went
Valve cover seal leaked - both
Thermostat housing seal hardened to uselessness
Heater core leak
3 ALTERNATORS blew, possibly from my system which is worth 5 times the car.
Completely worn clutch.
These Honda Preludes were the first cars I ever had. The first I picked up for 300 dollars and all that was to be done was the replacement of the clutch.
That one was tee-boned and therefore I purchased another one for 1200 dollars that needed a carburetor. When I swapped carbureters from the two I had a speed daemon.
My first one was faster though, reached 240 km/h (downhill) and the second one reached 220 km/h. Great handling! (there have been several occasions where excessive speed has caused me to start losing control, but was able to regain it due to ability on both my and the cars part).
But speed proved my second ones demise. Crash!
I am going right out to get another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th April, 2005
12th Apr 2005, 01:02
Why not try something else, afterall, from the list above, youve had a lot of problems with preludes!
1st May 2011, 06:34
Why would you want to get another car, 2G Preludes are awesome. After all, it came out second to the Porsche in the Road and Track review back in the 80's.
This is my current love, and will always be!!!