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Very clean and fun car hard to find si jdm
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By Ricky
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2dr Coupe


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One of The Greatest!
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By The BEST!
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Honda did it right with this one!!
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By KITTEKATR1979
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2dr Coupe


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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!!!!!


Best Features

Acceleration, body style, the fact that its a Honda.


Worst Features

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.


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3rd gen preludes are gret to drive!
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By turbi2.1SI
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Quick response, reliability, and nice 80's sport car styling, which is sort of like a poor man's Ferrarri.


Worst Features

Back seat! With so little room, Honda should have made the Prelude in to a two seat sport coupe instead.


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It's the small things that add up
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By ansaphone4
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2dr Coupe


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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
wise.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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 the ground.


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