1984 Honda Prelude 4W-ALB 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
A pleasure that cannot be expressed in horsepower
Paint was worn on roof and boot when I got it, and there are minor dents and scratches on various parts of the body work.
Front suspension was worn and the car squeaked when going over humps or uneven surfaces.
Temperature climbed to new heights at every idling due to radiator leaks.
Steering is off center due to wearing of steering rack. The steering rack and mounts have to be replaced.
It's a decent car for its age, but fixing it up cost me a lot in time and money.
The handling has been improved due to the change of suspension and lowering of the car.
Changing the radiator and cleaning the engine has resulted in dramatic improvements in acceleration and response, but power is something still to be desired.
Overall, I am happy with the car as I got it at a bargain and do not mind spending the time to lovingly restore it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2003