1989 Honda Prelude S 2.0 from North America
Best car I've ever owned
Antenna mysteriously broke off. Didn't bother me much though since I just use CDs in the car.
Somehow, the bottom of my gas tank was punctured. Can't say for sure if it was before or after I got the car. Regardless, I was wasting gas, and thought I was getting terrible mileage for a Honda. That was until someone smelled the gas leak and pointed it out. (the puddle of gas)
Nothing a little Green putty couldn't fix for like $3.
Speedo doesn't work. The only gauge that works is the RPM gauge, and gas meter is somewhat accurate. Can't track the miles on car either. Temp. sensor says it's always overheated, even when motor is cold.
Seller sold it without a passenger window. (broken)
I bought the car from some guy in mid 2008 for $700. It ran beautifully. Despite it had the B20A3 motor, it pulled hard. Granted the car looks like it was just painted with primer, but it has no dents. After receiving the car, I started to bring the car back to life. Replacing passenger side window, replacing axles, tires, tie rods, etc.
Now the car handles quick and sharp. It has been a night and day difference. I love the fact that when you hit the gas, it revs up slowly till like 4000 RPM's, then the motor just kicks, and revs hard and fast, like VTEC.
The gas mileage is magnificent, I can fill it up with $18 and it will last me the whole week.
The car is manual, so it's even more fun, efficient and easier to control. It doesn't have AC, but at least the interior does not get that hot, I just open the windows, even sunroof and cruise away.
Inside is pretty roomy for a 6'4" driver, despite the low sleek looks of the car. And for a passenger it offers even more room. But anymore people inside the car in the rear seat and it will be extremely uncomfortable. My seat is already hitting the rear bench.
Though the car is 20 years old, it still looks great and turns heads wherever I go. Now since I added a new exhaust without a cat, it sounds like a true sports car with a mean note. (NO FART CAN!!!) just straight piping.
I love it. Best car I've ever owned. Proud to say I'm a Honda owner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2009