1986 Honda Prelude EX 1.8 12V Custom Dual Carb from North America
Very good value for your money
Rear cylinder seized.
E-Brake cables seized.
Spark plug hole re-threaded.
Front axle damage, CV joints and boots.
Clutch too stiff, seized.
Flex pipe (in the muffler) totally damaged.
It might seem that there are a lot of problems with this car, yet as many as these problems were, fixing them and the price of the car combined ($700 + repairs) came up to a net sum of $1300 Canadian.
I had a 1989 VW Golf, buying the car and repairing it hit me hard, with a total of $4500 Canadian.
This Prelude, although being 3 years older, didn't give me half the expenses or the hassle, that the Golf gave me.
My car is 12V custom dual carbed, it runs a lot smoother than my Golf ever did, and it's a lot faster. I raced a V-6 Ford Taurus, with 5 people sitting in my car and one person in the Ford, yet I was able to beat it flat out, let alone the newer Civics, and a long list of cars of the same class. When it comes to being put on the spot, this car performs outstandingly.
An amazing car, suits me wonderfully being 18 and going to college; a reliable, fun to drive, fast car to own.
The only problem with this car is the seating space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2004