1991 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1991 Honda Prelude Si from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance135765 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A very powerful and fun car for very cheap

Faults:

My driver side door screw came out so the door gives me trouble shutting sometimes.

Little bit of rust on driver side quarter panel.

Nothing else is wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Car is very fast.

The car sounds very powerful.

Handles like a dream.

I love the look of the car its very nice and sporty looking, very up to date as far as style.

Backseats are too small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2003

10th Jun 2003, 22:47

Driver side window will not go up or down very well.

1991 Honda Prelude Si from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance138500 miles

Summary:

Good first car for teens

Faults:

Timing belt broke at about 135,000 miles.

Leak in transmission.

A/C is getting weak.

Exhaust corrosion.

Leak in the moon roof.

General Comments:

Previous owner didn't wax it enough so rust holes have developed on the body around the wheels and paint is cracked all around. It is currently in the shop getting a new door put on (wreck) and while it is in I am getting other dents and dings taken out, the rust holes filled and a new paint job.

I am looking to get a new exhaust system soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

11th May 2004, 20:52

I can't comment on the rust/paint issues as my '91 has no problems of any kind like that, but the timing belt issue is really the responsibility of the owner. A buyer of a car with that many miles needs to find out if the timing belt has been changed and, if not or unknown, needs to have it done. That issue is on the buyer/new owner.

16th Aug 2009, 22:42

NOT a "good first car for teens"!

The thing has a 1-star driver's front crash-test rating by 1997 standards.

AKA it is a death trap!

Most late 80s cars are safer.

...other than that it's a pretty nice car.

1991 Honda Prelude 2.0 16i 4WS 2.0 16v from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

A high performance bargain!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car handles the best of any I have owned; I love the 4 wheel steering. The motor is good for 215 kph (130 mph) around here.

Styling is still up to date and the paint work (white) is still in great condition.

Automatic now has very sudden shifts, which is the only disappointing thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2002

1991 Honda Prelude Si from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Excellent in road handling, and reliable car

Faults:

Master Cylinder Break Got Weaker.

General Comments:

Prelude is an excellent car. Easy to handle the road, make sharp turn.

Secret to maintain him is to change oil every 3K miles and transmission oil every two years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2002

1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A wise choice to buy, new or used!

Faults:

The sender on the gas tank has gone out, so that means the gas gauge does not work.

Also the low idling is bad and fluctuates when not accelerating on the gas pedal.

Another problem was the middle console keeps falling off from its position.

The cabin is a bit cramped.

General Comments:

This car gets awesome gas mileage!

Fast on the pavement.

Handles excellently.

The power-train lasts forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2002

1991 Honda Prelude 4ws from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

The best sports car for under $10,000!

Faults:

Nothing, except the "check engine" light comes on every 3000 miles regardless if the oil needs changing or not. When the oil is changed, the light goes off. Interesting that it is the engine light rather than the "oil" light.

Piping on the driver's seat has unravelled slightly.

General Comments:

I love this car. It is 10 years old, but whoever had it before me must have never driven it, since it only has 55,000 miles on it. It's practically brand new!

It handles like a dream, is very quick off the line, and can weave in and out of traffic like a motorcycle.

The back seat is a little small for adults.

It has developed some rattles in the interior that only come out when driving on a bumpy or poorly maintained road.

It's very low to the ground so one must be careful when driving in neighbourhoods that have speed bumps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2001

1991 Honda Prelude Si B2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission B2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance94200 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

A first time best

Faults:

The fan knob has broken off.

General Comments:

This is my first car. I love it. It has the sporty look and feeling to it. The Prelude also has a nice interior and a powerful engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 24 reviews