I have an '86 SI and it has been one of the best cars I have ever owned. It has had some minor problems such as a leaky sun roof that will dump a surprisingly large amount of water on your head, the speakers were dry rotted when I got it, and it has more hoses, emissions, and wires than I am capable of figuring out. In the two years I have owned it I have put about $1000 in repairs and over 60,000 miles. I have had it up to 100 mph with no problems. It gets 28-30 miles per gallon and needs a tune-up.
Yeah, I got a 86 2.0 Si; one of the best cars I ever owned... I bought it 2 years ago for $500... the only problems I ever had is a snapped timing belt... and I blew the valve cover gasket.. LOL racing a 2000 Celica GT. I was smoking at first let me tell you. I got a High Pro chip, K&N air intake, Flo Master pipes... the thing get ups and goes. I've toped it out at like 145... if ya read this, yeah the 86 is the best Honda did for a cheap fast car that looks good LOL.
I just got an 86 'lude Si, and like everyone says, it's a amazing car. I replaced the belts, alternator, wires and plugs, fuel pump and tires, and it runs like a champ. Never have lost off the line, good on rolls at about 20. Lose most my races at 60.
But I love this car. I have done about 110 - it didn't want to go any faster, and that was not even pushing it hard.
I have a 1986 Honda Prelude LE 2.0 and I need help finding specs and a new transmission. The one I have is a 4 speed auto. I don't want to get rid of it I love the car. Even with all its problems, I can still top it out at 110 before I lose all power.
I have a 1987 Honda Prelude 5 speed, 2.0 Si with fuel injection. I am looking for a transmission. I was also wondering if it can be interchangeable with an Accord? If so, which model year? Help me please...
I had an '86 2.0 SI which was totaled at 263,000 miles by a taxi. Before that, it was the best car I ever had. Fast. Roomy for both front seat passengers. Remember, this is a 2+2, so the back seat is not really meant for people; it's just there so your insurance company can't charge you the full sports car rate.
Make no mistake, this is a well balanced, well poised, and well appointed sports car. Best suited to touring at rapid speeds and especially if that involves twisty back roads.
Will be looking for another soon...