1993 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 2 of 8

1993 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Everyone should drive one at least once in their lives

Faults:

Rear O/S brake caliper from 55000 miles onward always needed cleaning and freeing off at every service.

Apart from this, no other problems at all.

General Comments:

Quick... damn quick!

Cornered like it was on rails.

Very reliable (if serviced when it should be).

Exhaust rear box cost £270 + VAT + fitting from the dealers (only a dealer part then) when it blew in 1999.

Always use decent tyre brands and change them before they get to 2mm. Change ALL 4 at the same time and don't be tempted to skimp by using cheap budget tyres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2008

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance325500 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

I'll be so lucky to find another car like my '93 Prelude

Faults:

I had to change the timing belt and water pump at around 150000 kilometres, a clutch at around 275 000, and of course tires and brakes since i've put on over 200 000kms on this car.

General Comments:

I absolutely ADORE this car. I purchased it with 109 000kms and I never imagined that it would still be running as wonderful as it is at 325 500kms, and still going (knock on wood). It's full of pep, hugs corners wonderfully, and still looks surprisingly stylish. I can't really say anything negative about this car at all b/c it doesn't owe me a dime. I guess the only downfall is that it's not geared towards a growing family (i.e. babies) and so it's time to pass it on. I won't be surprised it if makes it to 400 000 and up. It's a fantastic SPORTS car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2007

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.2 petrol non vtec (japanese import) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol non vtec (japanese import) Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Absolutely fantastic

Faults:

Only thing so far is CV joints and an electrical fault with the rear lights. Apart from that though, what a superb vehicle.

General Comments:

This car is amazing and so so quick.

Dunno what the 0-60 times are, but I'd say about 7 seconds (don't quote me LOL).

Inside dash is a bit old; I have seen older cars with a better looking dash.

The looks you get just driving through town are phenomenal. I love it; the best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2007

30th Mar 2009, 12:26

"Inside dash is a bit old; I have seen older cars with a better looking dash."

Wow, I have a 93 lude 2.2 and when people look at my car they are shocked that it is 16 years old, they all say it looks 4-5 years old. With regards to the dash, it has a very modern and amazingly beautiful & revolutionary looking dash. I cannot believe you think it looks old, What an excellent car!

7th Oct 2009, 03:35

Dude.

Best ever car. I have a 2.2 VTEC, with massive exhaust, it is a beauty, a real head turner, awesome VTEC noise, I turn off the stereo just to listen to the seriously 'Addictive' VTEC.

Yabadaba dooo.

1993 Honda Prelude SRS 2.3 litre twin cam from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.3 litre twin cam Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Great example of Honda engineering. Highly recommend

Faults:

The paint on the roof is slightly faded.

Electric aerial mast thread is shredded (though the motor is fine).

Apart from these minor details, nothing!

General Comments:

I love this car! This review might be a bit early cause I've only had the car about 3 months, but I had to write something!

Performance is great, and this isn't even the V-TEC version. There is always enough torque to pull away in any gear. You don't have to change down gear to overtake. Everything is very responsive.

It handles amazingly! The closest handling car I've ever driven is a 2001 MX-5.

Front seats are fine (thank god they're bucket seats!) but the back 2 (not 3) are a joke; something Honda threw back there for the hell of it. Wouldn't recommend riding back there for a long trip at all. But hell, it's a sports car not a limo!

Very cool instrument panel that allows you a good view of the road. Digital petrol gauge is a great idea ('this trip took three bars of petrol') and it's a mystery why it's not on newer cars.

Only interior complaint is there's no damn cup holder!

Overall this is a great car! I feel confident in saying now, early on, that I will enjoy it for years to come. Specially with that famed Honda reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2007

6th Sep 2007, 12:00

The early 90's Honda vehicles are what gave the company such high marks for reliability, they were light years ahead of the competition in regards to manufacturing quality and attention to product detail. Take care of this car and it should easily last you another 150,000 miles or more. Good luck!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 29 reviews