My Prelude is actually a 1988 Si but the car was almost the same from 88-91. I bought it new in Sept 87 and still love this car, drive it to work every day. I bought a 98 but was never satisfied although it too was a nice car. The handling just wasn't the same. If I could find a brand new 88 Si I would buy it today. This car still looks good and drives great. I have had to do some repairs & replacement parts but with 220,000 miles it can be expected. Averages 28 mpg on back roads and some stop and go traffic. I guess they will have to bury me in it cause I just can't part with it.
Fun to drive. Handles better than any car I've owned or test driven. Dependable. Still look great. Love the style. Great visibility. Easy to drive. Good gas millage.
The 88 did not have airbags or ABS but it handles so good and you can see everything so well you avoid accidents. The security of these safety feature would be nice. The 88-91 Prelude is a great car, I wish they were still making them. It was not a race car but it felt like one.
I just bought my 3rd Prelude and I
would recommend this car to anyone.
Last year an old man T boned my 91 SI
and I was heart broken. I replaced it
with a Del Sol but it just wasnt the
same. So I came across a 1990 Si ALB
with 75000 miles in immaculate
condition and just fell in love all
over again. This car has style, pep and
its a Honda. GREAT CAR!!!!!
Acceleration, body style, the fact that
its a Honda.
The only bad thing about this car is
that its hard to find aftermarket parts
for this body style. 1992 and up its a
breeze. This generation just doesnt get
the recognition it deserves.
Well, i liked my 1988 Honda prelude S,
so much I decided to buy a 1990 SI
with the 2.1 liter engine. The S model
is a work horse and hasn't given me
any major problems since I bought it
in 1998. It's a perfect commute car,
but has nice acceleration too and with
well over 175k...my 1990 SI is
compltely modified with a Turbo set
up, high flow injectors, cat-back,
intake etc. a tatal of 190hp up from
it's based 140hp rating.
Quick response, reliability, and nice
80's sport car styling, which is sort
of like a poor man's Ferrarri.
Back seat! With so little room, Honda
should have made the Prelude in to a
two seat sport coupe instead.
For the first year of ownership, the
only major thing that went wrong was my
alternator. The wiper motor went last
October and getting that fixed cost
$300. Now I think the fan motor
is going because the vents soetimes do
not work at all. Additionally, within
the past few months the moonroof has
taken to leaking, or rather, pouring
water if the car has been standing in
the rain and then you go to drive off.
I think it is time to move on although
I love my little car and she's never
let me down performance or reliability
I loved the moonroof before it started
leaking. Also, I like how the car
automatically locks the doors when you
start the car. The 2.0 liter engine
does a pretty good job of accelerating
and I drive an automatic.
I wish you could automatically lock the
doors. I also wish that the front seats
pulled forward instead of just folding
forward. Also, I wish that they had a
handle on the drive side door help get
out of the car. It does ride pretty low
I never realized how enjoyable this
car was until I recently drove a 1997
SH. The '97 was not much of an
improvement over my old car and it
made me reconsider even purchasing a
newer car. My 90 with 100K has gone
to the shop about 3 times since 68K
and none have been major repairs.
This car is very quick when driving
locally. It only gets strained when
driving a considerable distance on the
highway. The handling is amazing for
such an old car. Anyone considering an
older prelude will not be
Handling, interior design, front end
styling, reliability, quickness.
Could have a little more power, tends
to burn oil, and backseats too small.