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1989 Honda Prelude Overview


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2 Dr S Coupe
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Avg. Price: $1,500
2 Dr Si 4WS Coupe
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $995
2 Dr Si Coupe
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,000

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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

Overall User Score

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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


How Do You Remove The Main Relay Of A 1989 Prelude?

I know the relay is behind the fuse board at the left of dash but I cannot open the fuse board.

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

How Do I Fix The Power Mirrors On A 1989 Honda Prelude Si. Replaced The Swi...

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How To Install Power Steering Hose

How to get to the hose connection at rack

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Cold Starting

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

79 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
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Why Is My Car Doing This Too Me ?????

i have a 89 prelude 2.0 si i bought a new battery and a new alternator it will run as long as its on a jump from another vehicle but other than that it will run for 2 minutes and shut off with the bat...

69 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)