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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
Jesse writes:
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Sporty Classic 80's Sports Car Looks And Handles Like A Dream —

Let's start with the engine it's not a high rever like most hondas good tourqe from a 2 liter engine at 130 ft/lbs almost as much as the 135 hp. The transmission feels a bit sticky at times but that could be just the 200,000 plus kms the ratios in first and second are quite long. Build quality seems real well no squeeks or rattles. The back seat is rather tiny tho... The exteirior styling is really classic with it's flip up head lights and low center of gravity styling and almost has a mini firrari look to it haha even tho it ain't no firrari speed wise it could come close in handling. interior styling is a little bland but well laid out and in reach of the driver. Great visibility and no major blind spots. Cost of owning this car is Relitivly low if you maintain it properly. not the best fuel econemy for a 2.0l but it is 20 years old so for it's time it's pretty good about 25 mpg As far as fun to drive goes it's super nimble holds the road like on rails due to it's low wide stance and stiff suspension. Power is modderate all in all it's pretty fun to drive All in all i rate it 6 out of 10

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

Pros: nimble, classic styling, handling, outward visability

Cons: small back seat, not to many mods availible

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1990 Honda PreludeReview
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Not Appreciated Enough — Ironically saw one of these in a local scrap yard over a weekend, by the next weekend I had bought one. Didn't have the car long, unfortunately had to get rid of it quickly because of a company car. Therefore I didn't have it enough time to fully appreciate. From my memories I remember it being a brilliant handler. This was due to 4 wheel steering technology which also helped when parking. The engine was still a carb so that was a first for me. It sounded well when it got up the revs. Got to hand it to Honda, their engines are built well. It took stick all night once. Right roung to 8000rpm and no faders. Didnt have any problems with the car apart from one of the previous owners had blew up the speakers. Wasn't the tidiest example but car was cheap, had the usual rust on the arches. Given it an average rating, if had it longer might have been diffent. Not many of this era of them left. Should be a bargain if you can find one.

Pros: 4 Wheel Steering = Great handling

Cons: Blown up speakers (nothing to do with me)

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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Tired Of This Car, Should I Fix And Keep, Or Fix And Sell? — I loved the car when i first got it. But, now everything just started to break on it. We bought it for $2000 and put ridiculously $8000 dollars into just to get the basics and everything fixed from the power-steering pump, radiator, alternator, timing belt, muffler, transmission, air conditioning system, and a few other electrical compartments. Externally it looks good. But, the engine has needed alot of work, and now something else has broke, we don't know what, our guess is the head gasket, or a rod, or something. We're not totally sure. When everything runs right it's a very nice car, and fast as well. But when stuff starts to break, this car can be a nightmare, especially the older ones, cuz the older they are, the more stuff can break. It's had 2 owners. And it has about 198,000 miles on right now. So, any advice about what this problem can be? And what i can do to fix it? Or what should i do?

Owner for 2 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

Pros: Very nice car when totally fixed.

Cons: When stuff breaks down, car turns into a nightmare, killing your budget.

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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Its My Dream Come True!!! — My Lovely Honda Prelude Car is for me a ( movie star) Its good looks says it all'its allureing in Traffic'its powerfull and strong'and the road that we Travel goes on and on'It has no rust its bodyworks white and driveing her is a sheer delight'its done about 6000 miles a year from new'and the best example of a Honda Prelude'I have ever seen'So im looking forward to Summer 2012 to see what its capable of achieveing'after all these years its undoubtably splended and its Flip up lights are Flirty and Bright'it does command attention on all roads'and hope my ( winter ghost) will shine through the night'Its all mine

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

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Im its proud owner

Cons: The fact I did not buy it years ago'''

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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Awesome — performance: among the best, great acceleration and impecible handling always with zero body roll Build Quality: it looked like it was at one point very good, but as i got the car second hand my frame needed to be rebuilt from scratch when i bought it Appearance: given its age the car was absolutely beautiful, very streamlined. the interior only had one ugly piece... the gauge cluster Cost: better gas mileage than some new vehicles, and being a honda the motor will last forever. fun factos=10 of 10

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

Pros: fun and cheap

Cons: if you have a family, i wouldnt put people in the back

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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Prelude — I own a hard to find 1990 Honda Prelude Si 4WS, which stands for four-wheel-steer. This is a rare car in the sense that preludes were only made in japan and that on this car, the front AND rear wheels steer (turn right and left). This feature makes the car fun to drive even though it is only a 4 cylinder. I bought it with only 117k miles on it which is low for an 18 year old car. It runs and drives like a dream, and if i were to get a new car, it would be another prelude.

Pros: fun to drive

Cons: Honda metal = rust

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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1990 Honda Prelude Si Dream Car... — She was suffering a bit when I bought her June 2007...young fella before me beat her up pretty bad, can't blame him too much though...I remember driving my Dad's 5 spd Firebird when I was 16! So we've been in a constant state of needing repairs, but being my absolute DREAM car - it's worth it - and one day she'll be racing around again...Hopefully I'll still have my teeth by then, because I'll be smilin ear to ear!

Pros: Handling & speed... makes me feel sexy damnit!  LOL

Cons: Was actually 'wrote off' in the States, rebuilt in Canada...kinda scarey, kinda creepy!

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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Great All Around Vehicle; Excellent Performance, But Very Drivable Every Day Too. — This is my current project. I bought this '90 Si after my '91 got run over by a Jeep, and swapped all of the good/better parts from the '91 into this chassis, along with some new goodies. I've dumped quite a bit of money into almost every aspect of this car, but I wouldn't have it any other way, and I'll probably never be done playing with it.

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

Pros: It's got incredible handling, and all around is a blast to drive!

Cons: My only big problem is that it's small enough that a lot of people don't see it [especially lowered]

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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1990 Honda Prelude — its a honda ya gotta love it. interior is mint. the car is fun to drive. performance is great. fast.handles like a dream.hondas are great on gas. repairs are easy to do. i would recomend any kind of honda to all my friends. in fact three of my friends drive hondas

Pros: everything

Cons: its white

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1990 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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3rd Gen Honda Prelude 12v Ex — Totally love this car, only small niggle is that the engine doesnt really kick in till about 3000 revs, with the v-tec its not till 5000! She isnt too bad on fuel, about 35mpg and is cheap to insure because shes a 'classic' car! Love driving it, brilliant!

Pros: wicked car!

Cons: ex is the basic model so no air con but other models have it.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

Review By GuruM24BQ

I have always liked preludes. They are a bit hard to work on but they were always sent my way. I was a honda Tech for 20 years. Read More

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

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 JonLuc

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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