1989 Honda Prelude Overview


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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 19 reviews

It Is Hands Down My Favorite Car That I Have Ever Owned. by expl0der
 — This is an excellent car. I recommend buying one if you have the chance and you can still get them relatively cheap. They are becoming collector cars though, especially the 4WS models, so expect the p... Read More
89 Prelude 2.0s And Si by Mark
 — i rate this cars performance based mostly on its fine handling. it really does corner superbly in stock form and with a little help in the suspension it corners like its on rails! a very reliable hond... Read More
The 4wheel Steering Was Sweet! by Devin
 — I bought this 89 lude back in 2004. slapped on new tires and felt cool drivin it. Raced it a time or two. Seemed like every year about the same time the alternator would go out of it. Not sure why. Ha... Read More

1989 Honda Prelude Overview

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1989 Honda Prelude

The Prelude had just been redesigned the previous year, and so Honda's sporty coupe remained the same for the 1989 model year.

The 1989 Honda Prelude came in three trims: the base S model, the midrange Si, and the 4WS. The S had a 2.0-liter, 104 horsepower engine. The Si and the 4WS both came with a 2.0-liter, 135-horsepower engine, which was Honda's most powerful engine to date. The Si and 4WS were both well-equipped with things like power windows. All Preludes had a sunroof. Fuel economy was about 23/27.

Drivers are very enthusiastic about the 1989 Honda Prelude, even today. Some even say it is the best car they have ever driven, citing the handling, comfortable seats, and sporty looks as their favorite features. Many drivers wish for more power, and some complain about the tiny backseat.


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Honda Prelude Questions

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I have a automatic 1989 honda prelude and i threw it in r by mistake while in second it shut off but i got it back on and runs fine no lights no leak and i switch it back quick into d so is th...

7 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Cold Starting

1989 honda prelude hard to start when engine is cold.what could problem be?its a automatic transmission by the way.

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Why Won't My 89 Prelude Start After Setting For A Day

I just bought a 89 prelude and it turns over but won't start and it smells like its flooding with gas, and when it did run the exhaust smells like its not getting enough gas.

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Compita Martinez

What Could Be The Cause Of My 89 Honda Prelude With A Carburetor Stalling W...

I know this car with a carb doesn't have a Fuel pressure regulator so could be an air leak somewhere or what!!! Help anyone!!!!

28 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

My 89 Prelude Si, Won't Start If It's Over About 70 Degrees Outside.

It starts fine if it's cool, like parked in my garage. But if I leave it out in the sun or drive it for a while, no go. Not even turning over or making ANY sounds. I have replaced 2 relays, 1 under t...

54 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)