1987 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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1987 Honda PreludeReview
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45

Great Car To Drive, When It's In Good Condition — I bet if this car was in good condition when I bought it, it would've given way better reviews.... The acceleration, braking, and handling was still on point - even with a bent rim lol. It needed serious repairs, but only because someone failed to maintain her. The appearance was beautiful. I love those pop-up light sportscars from the 80's lol. It would've been pretty decent on gas. It was great to drive while it lasted...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A sporty Honda... good gas mileage and power, mixed with handling.

Cons: Avoid it if you see it sitting in a lot rather than someone driving it

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A Pre Car — Ok, so it wasn't a dream car. But Hondas are built very tough, and this was a prime example. For something from '87, a lot of it was still pretty intact. The engine seemed as if a tweak here and there, and it would've performed better. Handling was ok. Lightweight makes for good project car. It was definitely a blast to drive.

Pros: Built tough. Just like all other Hondas. And it can deliver.

Cons: It's not the prettiest in the bunch

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My '87 'lude & Lusicious — I Love my 1987 Honda Prelude SI! It's sporty, hugs the road, tons of fun to drive. Different enough to be noticed, but not so different as to stand out! I figured out a couple years ago that "my little car" gets like 43mpg! Awesome when the gas prices go high! I just replaced the motor & tranny (one necessary, one not) and believe it or not, I purchased both of them fully rebuilt for only $350 each!

Pros: Performance, handling, mileage, fit (for me), "flip for me" hood & headlights

Cons: WHAT??? NOT ON MY BABY??!!!

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Great Car, If You Get One In Good Condition. — Awesome braking, accelerating, and handling, even as a 2.0 S trim. Engine was a bad design however. a Honda mechanic once told me it was "the worst engine Honda has ever made". Carb is known go bad by 100k miles. Other than the engine it had a nice interior, and an overall nice feel. I would recommend the Si trim for the better, EFI'd engine. Has "Corvette Style" flip forward hood. Extorior style is easy on the eyes, which may be moot coming from an 80's auto enthusiast.

Pros: Nice handling, braking and interior. Good driver-to-road feel.

Cons: Engine and carb notoriously unreliable in 2.0 S trim.

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First Baby — Definitly would have lasted longer and treated me well if I had given it some more TLC

Pros: Quick little baby, very quick shifter.  For an older car still looked sweet and made me smile every time I looked at it.

Cons: Armstrong steering, lol.  Starting to rust and stuff but wasn't cars fault, was just getting old

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

Amazing Car! By Drouse

This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelude since I was about 17. While out shopping with my gf I was playing on Autotrader and came across ... Read More

I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks By Dirtbiker

I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like how it handles on the tarmac. This car is a great car for the price you pay so you can't go wrong. Read More

2000 Honda Prelude Reviews

Sporty And Nice By tony95301

This car is fun to drive i have had it for 4 years and the only down side is that it takes premium fuel. The car runs smooth and is reliable. If you want a car with great handling and a sporty look th... Read More

Reliable And Quick But Not Fast Enough To Break Itself , Good Buy By Zachary

Over all this car is pretty nice it never breaks and it looks like a very sharp car as well, its 200 hp 2.2 l vtec is pretty quick but you have to wait till 5000 rpms before its fast could have used a... Read More

1999 Honda Prelude Reviews

Fun And Fast By photofinishstudio

I will miss my little fun car that I just sold. It was very quick and easy to maneuver and park. A sharp looker that all the young people love. Just got tired of squeezing laundry bags in and out off... Read More

Wow It Looks Nice. By tsupra411

Overall stay away from the Honda Prelude unless you really have alot of engine experience and dont mind expensive, hard to install parts mainly due to engine clutter. Trust me reviewers on here have a... Read More

1998 Honda Prelude Reviews

Loved Mine For Over 2 Years! By Jonathan

This is a great car! It was my first car that I got in high school and has served me very well and needed minimal maintenance! Sad to see it go, but I got a new Honda that needs my attention! Read More

An Experience! By Ryan

I love the engine (DOHC VTEC kicks hard), the suspension, looks, build quality, and features. The Sportshift transmission is fun, but fragile as glass and unreliable without strict maintenance.. M... Read More

1997 Honda Prelude Reviews

When Is Honda Going To Make Another Prelude?! By kcondosta

I love this car! Such a reliable, fun car. The 4 cylinder, vtec is just enough power for a little car. If Honda would start making this again, I would be the first in line to purchase the Prelude!!... Read More

1997 Honda Prelude By HBreck

Owned from March 2003 to April 2005. This was my second car, purchased as a replacement for my '88 Prelude which was wrecked after 3 months of ownership. Overall it was very reliable. Had to replace ... Read More

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