1989 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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    A Honda In Wyoming — The car was not only sporty looking and handled beautifully, it cornered with great handling. The engine was very low maintenance, with good gasoline mileage. The interior is wearing beautifully. Safe, reliable, and a real keeper. I am very sorry to have to sell this car.

    Pros: Reliable, Sporty, Excellent gasoline mileage, and very safe feeling.

    Cons: I can't afford to keep it and have to keep my 4WD truck. Wah!

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    My Red Honda Prelude Si — It's not really a sports car since the performance is not so amazing (I didn't do any tune-up or modification). But this car is fun to drive, the gearshift were precise , seating position good, and I love the pop-up headlights. Build quality was typical Honda, I have no problem at all with the car, and I only go to the shop for regular service. Oh, did I mentioned it's quite frugal on fuel?

    Pros: Great build quality, frugal on fuel.

    Cons: I didn't get the chance to tune it up and modify it

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    1989 Honda Prelude Si — Performance - Very good pickup Build Quality - Very thin panels, kinda flimsy, basically the same as any Japanese car... Appearance - Really nice looking car, sporty and sweet looking. Cost of Ownership - Great on gas, though it nickeled and dimed me to death due to maintenance. Fun Factor - Very fun... A very agile car.

    Pros: Fun, Fast, Nice looking

    Cons: Nickeled and dimed me to death...

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    89 Prelude 2.0s And Si — 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 honda built in japan and shipped to the us in those times so quality is superb. its a small car but large enough for a weekend get away and ample trunk space for a little honda. a torquey 2.0 liter engine under the hood good to 6k revs. although the power ends a little after 5500. with little aftermarket support for our little ludes modded ones are on the rare side and a sight to see. a must drive in my opinion.

    Pros: handling, and it is quick. comfortable and ergonomic

    Cons: really hard to say but its main downfall is the clock cover. you know what i mean!

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    Classic Beauty — At first glance most people just see this as an old honda.. don't know how much that 2.0si motor can do.. til you blow them away.. lol

    Pros: handling

    Cons: old..

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    Good Balance Between Quality And Performance — no mechanical problems w/ 280000 mi, strong motor with quite a bit of power for a light car. definitely a good tuner car to build up and race.

    Pros: all wheel steering, 38mpg, good paint(no fading or chipping) 5spd,

    Cons: none

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    Amazing Little Car — i love this car it has done well for me i have raced it against some cars and i have beaten acura tsx's, nissan skylines, toyota corolla (ae86) and 82 supras

    Pros: its nice and quick off the line

    Cons: i looses power at 140km

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    The 4wheel Steering Was Sweet! — 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. Had 3, count em' THREE control arms replaced on the sucker. the right headlight motor was busted so the car would wink! It was a fun car for me. And i the only reason i sold it was because i found a better one. a 93 with 100,000 less miles than this one! I'm happy with the preludes. Too bad they discontinued production.

    Pros: 4 wheel steering, 5spd tranny, engine was still runnin strong at 174k when i sold it.

    Cons: like any honda, the rear wheel wells began to rust pretty bad. the font end had some rock chips and the clear coat was beginning to come off. Thanks to me because i got brake fluid on it.

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    Prelude 2.0si 4ws 5-speed — Out of this world handling - best outward visibility - pretty reliable car - kinda slow sometimes - great brakes - sharp steering - sweet popup headlights - very very fun car to drive with the 4-wheel-steering and tight suspension. Very much recommended for anyone who loves a good handling and steering car. Very low sitting though and almost no rear seat leg room. Low roofline.

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

    Pros: Amazing handling, glass-dome visibility, good MPG

    Cons: Nice but cramped interior, high engine RPMs during highway driving

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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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