1993 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 6 of 8

1993 Honda Prelude SR 2.3 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired224000 kilometres
Most recent distance272000 kilometres

Summary:

High performance and great handling

Faults:

Water pump & timing belt have been replaced due to regular wear.

Electrical problem with ignition, had a loss wire harness.

General Comments:

Great acceleration and handling. Decent fuel mileage for a sports car. Awesome car to have if your looking to modify body or engine in any way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

21st Feb 2007, 08:09

I have a 93 SI 4WS with a H22 and the 4 wheel steering is a big help. I love the turning radius on it, and the acceleration is very good, I never can catch traction.

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carPontiac Fiero

Summary:

A real pleasure to drive

Faults:

Just normal wear for a 11 year old car.

The paint is faded.

General Comments:

I love this car, even with 224,000 miles on it still runs strong.

The engine doesn't even burn oil.

This car is still my daily driver.

I could never expect an American built car too last as long as my Prelude.

I won't be surprised if I could get half a million miles or more out of my Prelude.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2004

1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3 twin cam from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 twin cam Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Integra

Summary:

An elegant performer

Faults:

Well there really isn't much to put here, apart from the contact from the ignition switch having some sort of build up on it at 110,000. The vehicles electrical system started to lose power at times. It was easily fixed. Got the grinder and cleaned up the connector plate.

General Comments:

The thing goes like a trooper. Beats most Commodores, SSS pulsars and gives a 1991-1998 Cellica and the SR20 non-turbo Salvia a shameful run.

Feels better to drive than the newer 97+ model.

Drifts like a champ without using handbrake :D The car has no under steer. The rears actually let go before the front thinks about twitching. Amazing for a FWD. I was truly Amazed..

It may not be the quickest thing on the road, but hands down to Honda for the road holding ability of this car.

Finally I must comment on how good the car looks for a 1993 shape.. Simply timeless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

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

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3L I-4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26900 miles
Most recent distance107100 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Nice performance and high reliability at a reasonable price

Faults:

The clock hours counts up constantly while the car is running.

Intake valve developed a leak at 34,000 miles. New valve was installed for $150.

The steering wheel cover started to wear off at 45,000 miles.

The Air conditioner developed a leak at 50,000 miles. The cooling coils were patched and filled quite easily, costing $250.

The paint on the front of the side mirrors began to fade and disappear starting at 60,000 miles. Paint job for both mirrors ran $150.

The rear window defroster stopped working sometime after 70,000 miles. It has never been replaced.

The master and slave clutch cylinder both needed replacing at 92,000 miles. This is a common problem on Hondas from what I was told by the mechanic. Cost to replace both on two separate occasions were about $450.

General Comments:

This car has been wonderful to me for the last 8+ years.

Besides getting anywhere from 25 - 31 mpg, its nicely sized 2.3L I-4 produces a punchy 160 hp. While I will never compare a higher end sports car, it has always given me plenty of get up when I have needed it.

The car handles and steers nicely though turn and I have enjoy taking it for drives thought the mountainous tight turn when I have had the chance.

From a looks stand point, the car has stylish body flow and with the optional spoiler (which my prelude has) makes it look even better.

The reliability of the car is what really impresses so much about it. The car would be no fun to drive if it was always at the mechanic, but other than a few inexpensive fixes on the car it has performed exceptional from a reliability standpoint. I have never had to worry about not being able to drive it or worry about it leaving me stranded somewhere without a ride.

I would however recommend to someone interested in a prelude, to get one with the VTEC engine b/c the 30 extra horse make a considerable difference to its get up and go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2003

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