1984 Honda Prelude XX 1.8 SOHC Twin Carb from Australia and New Zealand
A real hoons car that drives like its on rails!
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.
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