1986 Honda Prelude Si 2.0 SOHC from North America
Very hard to find, especially in good shape
In the past year of ownership I have replaced:
Front brake pads.
Plugs and wires.
Driver's side front axle.
I bought this car in 2012 from the original elderly owner. It had 87,xxx miles on it. It is in excellent condition and was garaged all of its life. The paint and interior are like new.
I haven't seen a 2nd gen Prelude in many years, so it seems that I have the only one in my area.
It's a fun car, but with only 110 HP stock, don't expect a fast car.
They do handle well.
I have to remind myself sometimes that this car is almost 30 years old, because it drives and handles like a much newer car.
I found this car on Craigslist, and really didn't want an automatic, but once I looked at it, I had to buy it. The automatics aren't known for longevity, but I have read that if you change the fluid every year, they will last. I use the current synthetic Honda trans fluid, which is like $8 a bottle.
The seats are very comfortable and look nice. Mine have absolutely no wear or fade, and feel like they would have in 86.
The stock radio isn't bad, but my equalizer will sometimes come and go when hitting bumps.
The A/C doesn't blow cold due to a leak in the system, but I only drive this car on nice days and nights, so it doesn't matter. I have another car that I use for daily use, to keep the miles low on this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2013