1994 Honda Prelude Reviews

1994 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Very reliable, and very, very fun. ;)

Faults:

Front sway bar links replaced at 120,000.

The headlights kept shutting off; turned out my lighting relay was just loose.

Replaced camshaft end cap at 135,000.

Rear defrost is not working, hope to fix it soon.

A/C not working since I bought the car; hope to fix that soon too. ;)

Probably should replace the timing belt/water pump.

Rust on rear quarter panels, not really the car's fault, I blame Iowa winters.

General Comments:

I bought this car my senior year of high school, and have had it for almost six years now. It's a dark blue color, and she's beautiful.

I don't abuse the Prelude at all, so at this rate it should last me for another 100,000 miles.

Fuel economy is only about 24 city / 27 highway, but it's more than enough for the power you get.

I love taking this car out on the open highway curvy roads; I could go for miles and miles.

The only thing I dislike about my Prelude is the rust on her; if it wasn't for that, this car would be the best in my opinion, and honestly I don't think I'll ever spend the money to get it fixed, I'll just put that money into proper maintenance, and make her run forever. ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2011

1994 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

One of Honda's best in my opinion

Faults:

ABS light is on.. have not had it checked yet.

Driver's seat is torn up (leather seats).

General Comments:

Overall, very pleased with this car. First car I owned that I really loved.

I'll run her until she dies... ;)

Handles great, drives great, mileage not as good as my 05 Accord Coupe, but that's understandable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2010

1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Mid engined, reliable, sporty coupe

Faults:

Nothing as of yet, very impressed. Only done timing belt at 200,000, but nothing else has needed replacing.

General Comments:

4ws was the one of the main reasons I bought this car, and those who say you don't notice it, I can guarantee this car will out-corner most 2ws cars with ease. The whole car turns around the corner and spreads the steering drag to all four wheels.

The engine is bigger than you would think, and packs a lot of punch for its size, even at 215000km.

Very reliable, sexy interior sporty feel. Cheap to run, but have to use premium; lasts longer anyway, and you get more performance.

The 2.3 model is turbo compatible from stock due to its low compression, but for us p platers, there are many cheaper mods to gain that extra HP.

Very modern for its age. Ahead in technology by far.

The only downside to the car I think would be the price of parts and labour, but if you get your parts online, it ends up the same as any other Japanese car, and if you know what you're doing, labour isn't a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2010

3rd Oct 2010, 01:24

A 'mid engined' Honda Prelude? I thought the engines in these were in the front.

1994 Honda Prelude 2.0i from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles

Summary:

Cheap piece of reliable flash

Faults:

Burns oil, but apparently all Hondas do.

Very heavy on petrol; 45 miles per 10 euro.

General Comments:

These Preludes are serious cars. Very fast, great handling, and always turn heads, they are very ahead of their time and still don't even look old..

Mine is a 2.0 litre, which is rare compared to the common 2.2. In Ireland insurance and tax are very expensive, so the 2.0 is a cheaper version to run.

For 94 it's very ahead of its time, with a lovely dash board and extra sharp handling, and great performance.

Bit heavy on petrol, but it's worth it to have a fine looking car,

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2009

1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Awesome dash and seats from the factory!!!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Back seat is very small, but I have an amp and subs in the back, so the front seats are very roomy.

The Prelude takes turns like a Corvette.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2008

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 15 reviews