1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1 4-cylinder from North America
A reliable and well thought piece of engineering
At 160,000 miles the car needed a new timing belt.
Corrosion appeared on exhaust system at 159,000 miles.
The cooling compressor started to become weaker, this was noticed at 145,000 miles.
Front and rear struts were replaced at 161,000 miles.
The variable speed sensor failed at 153,000 miles.
A new water pump and alternator were installed at 159,000 miles.
The pan gasket and crank seal were replaced at 156,000.
The car sounds more powerful than it really is.
The design is classy for it's time.
The car handles extremely well, especially in bad weather.
The low profile and wide wheel base hugs the road.
Over 3,000 RPM's you really hear the engine putting out.
The engine is slightly louder than most cars, but is overall an awesome piece of machinery.
It can really move out on the highway and has excellent gas mileage. (Decreased severely by use of the air conditioner)
*When the air conditioner runs it severely hinders the car's overall performance.
The seats are nice and hug your back, but are very uncomfortable after long rides.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2002
12th May 2003, 11:51
Sometimes mistakes are made about the HONDA PRELUDE the 1989 2.0S is A auto trans type with A speed chip & the criuse control works very well plus long distance traveling is wonderful= 2 cross country trips from NY to UTAH with tons of comfort makes this car a winner in my book. Only bad thing is you can't get high performance racing parts for this model yet.