Clutch went out at about 125k miles and had defective bolts. One CV joint; One muffler. Not bad for the mileage. You have to babysit auto repair shops as they can easily order a part for the standard Prelude, not the VTEC. Some body and interior hardware has broken.
Not having protection on the sides of the body make it very easy to ding up in a parking lot.
This is the best car I've ever owned. Very fast but not necessarily off the line. Handling is spectacular. My front brakes lasted 175k miles. Still have the rear @ 260k miles. Mileage is between 24 and 27 mpg and I can use regular versus premium. Forget using the back seat for adults but it was not designed as a 4 seater.
If you are looking for a good used and fast vehicle find a good VTEC Prelude from a dry state like AZ or Texas that hasn't been souped up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2008