1989 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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    1989 Honda Prelude Review
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    55

    Nice Little Car With Some Go — My prelude isn't to bad overall. I only wished that wiring this little rig up would've been a little easier to do. Its primed at the moment ready for paint. An its a fun car to drive. It sounds like a bike at high revs though...

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Sleek and Fun

    Cons: The wiring

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    45

    Best Car Honda Ever Built, They Build Great Cars. — Driving this car is like driving a go cart on the street. I CANNOT WAIT till I hook up the 4 Wheel Steering I got. This car is great on gas and is really fun to drive. It's my second Blue car with blue interior. :p

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's really fun and handles great for an 80s honda.

    Cons: I cant think of anything

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    135

    It Is Hands Down My Favorite Car That I Have Ever Owned. — 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 prices for Preludes in good condition to rise in the coming years. They are extremely fun to drive and you'll fall in love with it almost immediately. It is a beautiful car to look at inside and out. The performance, especially the handling, is superb. The build quality is excellent as well (it's a Honda!) but these are performance cars and they do need to be maintained very carefully or repairs will cost you big.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: reliability, handling, styling, gas mileage

    Cons: None, if the car has been maintained properly.

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    1989 Honda Prelude Review
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    65

    A True Japanese Sports Car — the honda prelude si is a very reliable car to own it has great performace with the 140 hp dohc motor the car handles like its on rails and with the jdm yellow fog lights and the power roof makes this car really fun to drive

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: great handling and performance

    Cons: kinda small interier

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    95

    Reliable And Cost Efficient — The handling is excellent, gas mileage is superb, low maintenance; uses little oil... and yes the car is fun to drive. Interior and exterior are in excellent condition. No rust yet. Only thing it needs is new shocks and strutts. Could use some mods to make it faster.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Cheap,  low maintenance

    Cons: its red though, cop stopper

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    45

    Reliable, Cheap, Fast(ish) — Fastest car I know of for $1000. Handles like a dream. Very little room in the back however. Quite good on gas, if you wanna drive casually. Very fun to drive, the four wheel steer really helps in carparks etc. word

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Really fun

    Cons: It's a Honda

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    45

    Would Get A New Car — Good Accelerating Oil Pan Strips If Dual carburetor hard to adjust Good Gas Mileage Small in size Holds up at speeds 100+ Once you hit 80 takes some time to gain speed Good control Low to the ground Cheap Tires

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun Little Car

    Cons: Has some bad features

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    75

    Surprizing — its a best honda ever built for an 20 year old car still pushing over 220kmh ask any one of my friends its un breakable but can be alittle small in the back when ur are size but its a vtec beast

    Pros: old and fast

    Cons: space in the back

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    45

    It Is What It Is... — If it was well taken before i got the hand me down it would be an a amazing vehicle...poor baby is just falling apart, but it gets me where im going...Hoping to win the lottery on day then maybe actually put something into this car...

    Pros: the manual transmission

    Cons: the rust, paint job, rims, interior, errthang!!!!!

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    85

    Small But High Quality And Comfortable Car. Adequate Acceleration But Amazing Handling. — I loved the simple design without unnecessary curves or additional edges. Acceleration was adequate, while braking and handling were awesome. Interior comfort and amenities are really good, rare in a small, efficient car. Build quality was amazing, especially considering it had lowered suspension and the additional vibes didn't reduce quality over 135k miles. (100k with suspension)

    Pros: Comfort, handling, fuel efficiency.

    Cons: head room, shoulder room, rear seat room

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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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