1996 Honda Prelude Si from North America
After 12 years it's still very dependable and I love it!
ABS entire system shot after extended (5yr) warranty ran out. A $2500+ repair that I never did. I highly recommend the extended warranty due to what I've typed below.
Sorry but don't remember exact dates or mileage. Antenna motor failed, driver side window motor failed, O2 sensor failed, but thankfully still covered under ext. warranty at the time.
Other: 3 cracked radiators, 2 new alternators, 2 new clutches, 2 or 3 CV boots replacements, and all oil seals leaking after 10 years.
Everything else is probably normal wear and tear, and the oil seals is probably included with that. i.e. breaks, timing belt, 4 sets of tires, new sunroof (due to rust).
Overall, I'm happy with my Prelude Si and will run it to it's grave.
I've owned it for almost 12 years and still get compliments on it. Other people can't believe how old it is! Even the original paint looks decent other than on the trunk spoiler (its color is "heather-mist metallic").
Some negatives: road noise, feel every bump (no matter how small), tiny back seats (no foot or head room), curve-handling not as stable as it was in its earlier years (I feel like I'm going to fly off the road!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2008