1989 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 7 of 14

1989 Honda Prelude Si 2.0L DOHC from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC Manual
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

Seriously fun for very cheap

Faults:

When I bought the car it had 2 small rust spots in the rear quarter panels by the wheel wells.

General Comments:

I love this car. Despite that age (16 yrs old) the car drives like it is brand new. Comes with lots of options; such as power windows, sunroof, tilt steering, fog-lights, and air conditioning. Its also pretty fast, just have to get it up above 3000 RPMs. If you are thinking about buying one, do it. you will not regret it for a second.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2005

1989 Honda Prelude Si 2.0 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

Originality, Performance, Sharpness

Faults:

By the way, I love this car...it's my first and I am totally blown away. I had to change CV shafts at 142k and some electronical stuff. The seats have started to wear a little bit, but that's about it for this 16 year old car.

General Comments:

Well, I was just wandering how do I know if it's 4ws? It's great at handling, but I don't know. I don't have the manual because I bought it from some dude. Thanks for the help.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2005

5th Sep 2005, 17:17

Yeah, just turn your steering wheel all the way left or right, and get out and look at the rear wheel stance. They should be slightly turned inward or outward... good luck..

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1989 Honda Prelude Si 2.o si from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 2.o si Manual
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

This car rides the best everyday

Faults:

Hi, I like this car very much. I had this car in 1996, and it broke down in 2002. Then is just sat in the drive way until now. So far I had to fix the alternator, cat, O2 sensors. and that is pretty much all and I am trying to work on getting performance shocks. Yeah the shocks squeak.

General Comments:

This car is a quick car. This summer I am going to see how fast it can get up to 60mph. Yeah I have a very had time finding taillights and other parts. I heard that you can get some rotors that attach to your old ones and it is like a extension. If you know where to get them can please e-mail me at german88@sbcglobal.net yeah this is my first car too. Can someone e-mail me so I know where to find tail lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2005

15th Apr 2005, 21:32

Depending on the car's running condition, the 5 speed would clock on about 8.5, the automatic would be 1-2 seconds slower.

1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired215000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Fun, Reliable, Great, I'd highly recommend for a first car

Faults:

When I first got the car last May, it had lots of things wrong with it. I had to replace my starter, my clutch, and all four brakes. Cost me a couple grand, but it ran really good. A month or two later my lower radiator hose went out and I had developed a power steering leak. Not anything real bad as to I've read about this happening to Preludes of that year. After I fixed the power steering line, I got a new oil pan (was leaking pretty bad) and since then the only thing that needs work is the suspension. I plan on dropping in a J-Spec B20a in the next month or so hopefully that will give me a fresh start with a new engine.

General Comments:

One thing I noticed right off the back was this car has quite a bit of power. Not your F&F fast, but comfortable fast. I've pushed it to red-line a few times and felt like it was quick enough for me. It is quite a weird feeling still, driving this yellow Prelude with power windows, door locks, sunroof, etc. instead of my old Toyota Celica.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

1989 Honda Prelude Si 2.0 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired213000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Great

Faults:

When I bought the car (113,000),I did a complete fluid change and tune up.

At 114,000 I replaced the clutch and thermostat gasket.

115,000 I put a 2 1/2" custom exhaust on after rusted through stock one.

At 117,000 I replaced the drivers side CV shaft.

Replaced the camshaft cover gasket and adjusted all valves 223,000.

223,000 miles the battery light came on and my alternator stopped working for about 5 days, the problem worked itself out...

224,000 headlights mysteriously stopped working.

General Comments:

Great car! loved it since the day I bought it.

Been working it into a litter sports car since I bought it.

Fast, handles very well (even on snow)

Interior is clean comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 61 reviews