1997 Honda Prelude Si 2.2L from Australia and New Zealand
...wish it had a bigger engine!
Rubbers around doors came out, in the area you grab to open/shut the door. Marine grade silicone did the trick.
Pros: Pretty nippy for a 2L (wish it had a bigger engine :D) Handles very well and makes a nice noise with after market exhaust tip fitted. Interior styling is well appointed. Tiptronic gear change is quick for fast overtaking. Big boot for small car and has fold down rear seats. Great looking car!
Cons: Not the most comfortable seats. Annoying rattles/noises from certain areas of the car (rear window lining, central locking tab)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2010
7th Nov 2010, 01:18
Hey guys, a quick update. 95,000km has rolled round on the clock. Just got the car back after a service. The mechanic is quite impressed with the condition of the engine.
One bad note. ABS light came on last week. I tested the brakes and it seemed like the ABS wasn't working. (Usually you can feel feedback in the brake pedal, and also the tires screeched) Since last week the light has turned off. I haven't tested the brakes. It all feels the same, in terms of braking ability. Might have to get it checked out.
3rd Jan 2011, 18:38
Well my Prelude is gone, rolled it twice and crashed into a bank at 120 KPH (going too fast around a corner in the rain). Good thing is I'm completely fine. The car is very rigid and took all the force. I came out of it with a sore neck and that was it.
For the short time I had this car, I was very happy with the way it performed. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
I crashed my Prelude at 102,000k. Still no problems with the car up until the crash. But now unfortunately I don't have it anymore.
Very happy to have owned one.
30th Sep 2012, 06:26
I sold the car for parts to a guy off a trading website. When he came to pick up the car, it started first time (after a battery recharge); this was after a year of inactivity in its crashed condition. The guy drove it onto his trailer and took it home (despite the rear axle being pushed forward and the front wheels pointing inwards).
Absolutely amazed at this car. It was said that Honda over engineered it; I'm glad they did.