1984 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1984 Honda Prelude 1.8 Carb from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles

Summary:

This Prelude Is Awesome

Faults:

Nothing major has ever gone wrong.

The Paint is a little worn, but only on the rear end where it was once tail ended, and repainted by an amature painter.

The Fuse box cover was busted for about 2 days after I got it, but that's now fixed.

General Comments:

This car is a very good car for any beginning driver.

I'm only 17 and this is my first car, a 1984 Honda Prelude.

So far... I'm loving this car!

For as old as it is, its got very good gas mileage, about 25-30 miles to the gallon.

Another thing I have noticed about this car, is that it has unusually low mileage for its year, which means that the previous owner has neglected this awesome car.

I'm in the midst of fixing it up a bit, getting it a new paint job, and replacing everything I can with higher performance parts.

No need to replace any Interior, because from what I see, its all in perfect condition.

I bought this car for only $500!!!

And this car is one of the best, and funnest cars I've ever driven.

It handles like a dream, and for all you kids who like street racing, I would recommend checking this car out.

It's a 3rd Generation Tuner, and it has the speed and strength to prove it.

My recommendation to anyone looking for a good Honda... GET THIS CAR!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

1984 Honda Prelude 1.6L 4 cylinder. from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Chevette

Summary:

My Prelude makes My Heart-Beat Faster.

Faults:

The Car's 20-Year-Old Alternator went at approximately 145,000km.

The Original "bucket" Seats had some badly worn holes on the driver's side.

General Comments:

This car was in a "T-Bone" accident in 1998, It was then bought and restored to it's Original Condition in 2000, the car runs excellent, looks beautiful with it's clear-coated Windsor Blue Paint and the mag wheels from a 1986 Prelude.

This Car has Outstanding power for the engine size and steers like a go-cart. I really love to drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

15th Mar 2005, 12:35

I was wondering how a 21 year old Prelude could make your heart beat faster.

Then I saw what you owned before lol.

27th Aug 2005, 02:48

This Same prelude just rolled over to 171,000km and is still running well. I replaced the front right Axle because I ignored the cracked C.V. boot.

It still runs great, Gets Good Gas mileage for a Twin Carb of it's Day and looks very pretty parked outside my home.

Still absolutely No Rust, and gets pampered at the car wash every week, I mean we're talking Soapy water, Foam Brush, Tire Cleaner, Engine Cleaner, Wax water application, Full Wipe-down, Tire Dressing, Plastic polishing and a full Vacuum and Dash Polishing.

My rather large butt tore a hole in the driver seat (problematic in all 2nd Generation preludes) But same color thread did a marvelous patch job.

I LOVE MY CAR.

12th Nov 2008, 09:38

Hey good going, that's great you don't follow what everyone else does and buy something for show.

1984 Honda Prelude XX 1.8 SOHC Twin Carb from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 SOHC Twin Carb Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200500 kilometres
Most recent distance325000 kilometres
Previous carHillman Hunter

Summary:

A real hoons car that drives like its on rails!

Faults:

Head gasket blew at around 230000Kms, Did not repair it to almost 300000!

Alternator blew around the same time- fitted a second hand unit, it then blew at 305000- needed brushes and 1 bearing to fix, only $20!!

Passenger, front wheel bearing at around 310000.

Drivers seat torn badly.

After living by the sea for years, it has a little rust.

Has just had a second hand transmission fitted. Old one died due to the unit being badly serviced.

General Comments:

Quite a peppy car considering its age and fairly small engine displacement.

Has been a fun and reliable car and has never actually let me down while driving it. A good credit to Honda who's technology was obviously ahead of its time back then.

The car is very comfortable with heaps of legroom and easy to use instrument clusters.

Rust seems to be the only problem with the car, rusts badly around rear window and sunroof, but hey- its 20 years old!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 15 reviews