1991 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1991 Honda Prelude SI 4WS 2.1L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.1L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carToyota 2WD PU

Summary:

Fun to drive

Faults:

Hood popper doesn't work and the antenna's broken.

General Comments:

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

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica GT

Summary:

World's most expensive turd

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

1991 Honda Prelude Si 4ws 2.1l from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.1l
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

I had to replace the clutch and that wasn't cheap. Also the sensor that turns the dome light on broke.

General Comments:

I've owned many different cars and trucks. This one has not only been the best but also the most fun. The four wheel steering is the best.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

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