1993 Honda Prelude 2.2 non-VTEC from UK and Ireland


Probably the most reliable car in the world


1. Rubber boot on a CV joint - NCT.

2. Aircon electric clutch.

3. PCB dis solder joint - expansion from sun heat.

4. Front right suspension bush - NCT.

5. Exhaust hole repair - NCT.

General Comments:

Excellent drive.

Hard suspension.

Incredible reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2012

1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2 from North America


A great little car if you want quickness


Headlights were replaced with euro style, and I cannot replace them myself.

General Comments:

This is a great car. However I am concerned that the rpm is up to 4,000 when the car is going 70 mph. And I wonder if that is normal? It is for my grandson, and he is having to adjust to manual shift, which is interesting to observe in this quick machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th January, 2011

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.2 from South Africa


An excellent fast and practical car


When I bought it, it had no spark (I later discovered there was no power being sent to the main relay when the ignition was switched on). That was sorted out easily by my electrician (I think it was because of the old alarm the car had, which had been removed when I bought the car).

The thermostat is not working properly, so it is overheating unless you drive with the A/C. I will change it soon, I'm just lazy right now.

When I got it running, I found out the auto gearbox was slipping from second into third, and to my surprise, when I took out the oil it had the same texture as water. I replaced that and it has been changing gears perfectly and smoothly; it does not leak a drop of oil.

General Comments:

Most people here have commented on the back seats. I'm 18 years old and have managed to fit 3 average sized girls into the car (plus me in the driver seat) so yes, it is small, but you can still use the seats.

I love beating the Civics and various other newer 2.0 cars. I enjoy seeing the shocked look on their faces when this car comes flying past.

Someone spoke about their back seats not folding, but one of mine do actually fold. I find the boot very big for a car of this size.

Where ever I go with this car, people always say things like "wow that is such a sexy car". Everybody seems to love the look of the dash and the gages.

I use my Prelude mainly on the weekends and have it more as a spare car. I love this car and have had a few very good cash offers on it, and I refuse in any circumstance to sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L I-4 from North America


A sublime road-carving instrument with a couple of design quirks


The battery was severely corroded upon purchase, to the point of leaking blotches of foamy blue copper sulfate. Had to replace the battery as well as the casing, which also corroded.

Tiny oil gasket leak -- minor enough to leave alone.

Slave cylinder needed replacing at 123k.

Front brake rotors warped -- replaced rotors and pads -- 125k.

Front brake rotors warped AGAIN 5000 miles later. Very un-Hondalike. By the way: I drive like an old lady.

Any other repairs were just routine maintenance.

General Comments:

Other than the front brake rotors, my Prelude's run like a top. The engine runs a little coarse when cold, but once warmed up, you would be hard pressed to tell there are 135,000 miles on the odometer.

Amazing refinement and road manners for a Japanese sport coupe. Maneuvering down the highway at speeds above 75 gives you a sense of oneness with the machine I haven't felt since my old 5-series.

Fuel economy ranges from 23 to 29, occasionally 30-32 if you're not in a hurry. Sadly, Honda insists on Premium fuel.

If I had to go back and do it all over again, I would have hunted for one of the 1994-96 models, since those had cup holders. And maybe one of the VTEC models, although the regular Si isn't exactly lacking for power.

P.S. This is probably the best looking Honda ever made. I sometimes catch myself admiring its curvy body in the parking lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2008