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By chrisl426
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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My first car, drove it from 149K to 180k Miles, commuting to college daily. Was a blast to drive it. It was quick and stylish for a 1992 car. Wish Honda still made them. If you took care of the car, it takes care of you. It never failed me. The back seats were tight. Took corners and handled like a race car. I can only Imagine what the 4WS version drove like. No one could ever believe it was a 92, Good job with the impressive styling by Honda. Had the Original clutch at 180k Miles when I sold it still running strong.


Favorite Features

The digital temperature and fuel gauge made the interior look like a spaceship


Suggested Improvements

None


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Hondas greatest car, excluding the NSX of course.
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By juegavivobuay
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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Bought my lude at 252,000 miles for 1600 from someone in my area. Original engine. Weekly commutes between ATL and Charlotte by previous owner. It had 4ws(amazing in the parking lot, seamless at cruising speeds). it was auto(booo) but the 2.3 motor was still pretty quick. smoked eclipses, civic, integras, even a vtec lude. interior comfortable. 6 spkr audio setup amazing. car carries sub base extremely well. very fun to drive, almost gokart like. Totaled her at 305,000 miles, car split in half, roof smashed down, could touch the pavement from drivers seat through floorboard, and i still walked away without even a cut. Speed sensor went out and a/c lights went out. Thats it.


Favorite Features

four wheel steering in dash tweeters space ship dash 205/50r15 tires front alternating signal lights front seat support easy to drive in snow and heavy rains SUNROOF (pretty quiet) Cloth seats looked brand new after 19 yrs. Key lockable center console great for valuables.


Suggested Improvements

Why was this car not rwd? More horsepower. 160 and 200 not enough for this aggressive look. Terrible headlights as with most hondas. No cupholders


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Love them hondas
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By myhondas0
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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i have owned my prelude si for about 10 years now and i loved it! i am on the 3rd motor but it still around kicking strong! the body has 270,000 miles on it and has no rust or major dents, i did away with the stock wheels and put 19 inch rays racing wheels on it and it handle like a Cadillac lol had to do away with h23 and put the f22 in it for now, but not every one knows what they in the f22s you boost a stock f22 10 to 12 lbs and be just as fast or faster the h22, enjoy your preludes because i have enjoyed mine. bout time to sell want an s2000 to play with.


Favorite Features

love the seats they are the most comfortable i have ever sat in love the lumbar support


Suggested Improvements

recall on the climate controls they go bad in every 92-96 prelude so the ac control goes out on all of them sometimes they wor and some times they don't!


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The only new car I have ever bought
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By deanobravo
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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This is the only new car I have ever bought. 190k miles now and running strong. Still using the original brakes and brake pads. On my 3rd set of tires. The only parts replaced have been the timing belt/water pump at 120k miles reg maint., and distributor and radiator at about 140k miles. I think I replaced 2 tail light bulbs too. That's it. This car has surpassed my level of comprehension of reliability. I am going to give it to my son, and am looking for a replacement that will be as reliable.


Favorite Features

handling, acceleration, reliability, curb appeal (had it repainted about 4 years ago)


Suggested Improvements

back seat is for insurance reasons only; all tires on this car are bad in the snow


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Superior handling
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By alex
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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This car has the best handling in its price category. Performance is good for a 4 cyl. The 4ws is so much fun to drive, you just wanna turn in corner at the last second so people in the other lane think you're gonna hit them. For a 16 year old car, exterior is great. When you stop at a red light, people just want to race you even if you don't want to. Note this is a cop magnet car too. Give the car good tire and handling is more then amazing.


Favorite Features

4ws, vtec, driver seat position makes you feel like your driving a jet.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders please, the car is also a bit on the heavy side compared to civic of those years


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i love this car
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By Ilovemylude
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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this car was one of the best they made with the 4ws i could drive this thing forever and not get rid of it


Favorite Features

4ws


Suggested Improvements

the cupholders and making it once again... honda messed up when they stopped making these... best car i've ever had and i will never get rid of it


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Great reliable car
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By txl146
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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I've had this car for 3 months now and it puts smile on my face every time I take it out for spin. It has very torquey engine for 2.3L engine so you do not need to downshift on a highway to pass someone. It's one advantage over most 2.0L turbocharged cars. One thing I do not like about this car is that I have to use premium gas. I wouldn't call this car economy for that reason.


Favorite Features

Styling, torquey engine for 2.3L, relatively light weight for improved handling


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder Extremely heavy stock 15" wheels tiny rear seats


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I bought it new...still love it.
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By Mary Smith
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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I bought my 'lude new 12 YRS ago immediately after seeing one.It was obviously love at first sight.I'd never kept a car for more than 2 yrs before the Prelude, but I just wasn't able to find another car I liked more at 'upgrade' time. We now have a 2003 Altima as we needed the room, and a 2004 F250 for the hubby (and me!), but I REFUSE to let go of my Prelude. With 175K miles it's now needing a few things, but is still a blast to drive. I really wish Honda had not discontinued the Prelude - I'd get another in a blink. It's been a very abused car from my post-college (read broke) days that just keeps on ticking. I like my Altima. I LOVE my Prelude.


Favorite Features

The body style, the power...Everything about it. I even like the funky dash instrumentation.


Suggested Improvements

Like everyone else said...no cup holders. The little square thing in front of the storage between the seats does NOT work as a cupholder ;)


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great
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By big pappa
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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i think that this care is outstanding


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The Wife Loves It
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By nokingbutchrist
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1992 Honda Prelude Si Si 2dr Coupe


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I bought it used with 40K for wife. Car now has 240K and has only had two problems. First, a bad balance shaft seal dumped all the oil. My wife still drove it for 30 minutes in temps of 98 before stopping! Another seal blew a month ago. The wife drove a 100 miles before engine seized. YET, the wife still wants it so a new engine is going to be put in. A/C stinks.


Favorite Features

Reliability. Acceleration. Exterior style. ABS. Wife loves just about everything except checking the oil.


Suggested Improvements

Narrow seats are for narrow backs. My back is numb after 1/2 hour drive. A/C has been problematic.


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