The PERFECT balance of performance and reliability
Only normal wear and tear. CV boots/drive axles replaced at 135K
Seats have small tears were the leather is perforated. This car has been exellent and I beat the crap out of it daily. But, what do expect, it`s a HONDA.
Oh, I almost forgot I had to replace the oxygen sensor too.
The fourth generation Prelude VTEC is a smooth docile car in commuting, maintaining good gas mileage, and street presense. But when you feel like it you can take most freeway interchanges and loops at double the speed advised. This is an extremely quick car from the factory (I ran a 14.8 second 1/4 mile at 93.7mph stock), so naturally, on the freeway, you can get going 85-90mph without even realizing it. At 5000 rpm hold on to the wheel because the VTEC will cause torque steer do to a lack of a limited-slip differential in the U.S. models.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2005