1989 Honda Prelude 4WSI 2.2 twin turbo from North America
Extremely fast and beautiful vehicle
I have restored my 1989 Prelude better than new condition.
The only thing that needed to be replaced were slotted rotors, brakes and tires.
I have made serious performance modifications. 20,000.00.
Serious fabrication modifications. 20,000.00.
Car is equipped with a 15 thousand paint job... Red...
Prelude has won extensive SEMA awards over last 15 years.
Only the best Audio and Video equipment was professionally installed and fabricated. 60,000.00.
Performance modifications added additional 375 horsepower.
If you need any help or questions about your Prelude, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2009
22nd Sep 2009, 01:18
OK.. So you're saying you put upwards of $80,000 into a $1,500 car??
23rd Sep 2009, 01:32
When I purchased the car new, it was 23,000.00
21st Dec 2009, 03:12
You won't find another Prelude in this world as opulent as mine. It's impossible hands down!
22nd Dec 2009, 12:28
"You won't find another Prelude in this world as opulent as mine. It's impossible hands down!"
Well I wouldn't think so.
You do realize, however, that you could have purchased a 638 hp Corvette ZR-1 for the money you have into the Prelude... and have a warranty? In a race it will leave you sitting at the light wondering where it went and it will be worth something down the road. You will never sell your Honda for even 1/3 of what you have into it.
I am sure it is very nice, so not knocking you there, but to put $80K into a car that was only worth around $23K 20 years ago?? Don't see that every day.
My Mom had a brand new '89 Prelude Si back then. It was a fun car to drive, but extremely small inside. It was a pretty cool car overall, but I would never have thought of adding to its cost or customizing it. Preludes, like most Honda's were commuter cars with no real longevity as far as value is concerned. It was only 130 hp so the performance was negligible. My '88 5.0 Mustang was a much better driving experience and it was $10K less than your Prelude was brand new. Plus you wouldn't have had to put $80K into it to make it look or perform better than your Honda does now. Okay, looks are subjective... but performance isn't.
22nd Sep 2012, 02:29
I don't believe that you would be able to add a twin turbo to the car, LOL. I also don't believe that you actually did spend that much money, and made that many modifications to the Prelude. I'm pretty sure I would have seen it on a forum somewhere.
23rd Sep 2012, 03:03
The most expensive Prelude in 1989 was the 4WS variant... that was $18,450. The Si was $16,965.