Hood popper doesn't work and the antenna's broken.
Great car, fun to drive. I love the way it handles and the appearance is beautiful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2000
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1 from North America
World's most expensive turd
You name, it broke. I owned the car for about two weeks and the master cylinder went out.. no big deal, it happens. A month later the engine blew for no reason, plenty of oil. It completely baffled the mechanics. Thought "Might as well change the clutch while motor is out" so I do. The clutch disintegrates in my trans a week later. Now the new motor burns about two quarts of oil every 300 miles. The radio stopped working, it overheats and just sucks.
Only buy this car if you're making a movie and are going to run it off a cliff. And if you are, call me, I have one for sale.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th March, 2000
29th Jul 2001, 14:41
That sure sounds fouled up... but I would definitely not say preludes are bad... just yours. Also, if your new engine burns oil already that tells you something, either the engine was screwy or the owner is.
6th Aug 2001, 07:36
Your Prelude was, more than likely, abused by its previous owner. My mechanic, a Honda/Acura specialist, told me to never change gears under about 4,000 rpm; anything lower than that causes stress on such a small engine and significantly lowers its life expectancy. (This is illustrated by its lack of low-end torque.) I bought my '91 Lude SI 4WS with 150k on it from a lady who habitually drove 35 mph in 5th gear (according to her husband). It was smoking and consuming lots of oil when I bought it, and I had to replace the engine at 170k. I still have under $7,000 in it--a bargain for such a high-quality sports coupe. I plan to keep replacing the components in this car and hang on to it, as I love the way it handles in the mountainous area where I live, and the fact that its beautiful styling still looks totally modern after ten years.