After 80,000 miles since I bought still running strong, got 160K miles now and still faster than many cars out there .. even in 2006 still turning some heads and getting compliments ... not bad for a 12 y.o. car =) I bought ricer tailights painted red/white and looks great now, also the 94 accord rear lip, helps.
I bought this car with 36,000 miles on it, and it was in near perfect condition. It now has 110,000 miles on it and runs almost as good as it did then. Outside of normal routine repairs or changes such as brakes, tires, oil changes, & tune-ups this car has never had any major repairs. I only just recently had to change a broken radiator, but if that's the worst of it, I'm happy. The body could be better because it has a tendency to rust in the rear quarter panel, but almost everything else about this car is perfect. I will never sell this car if I don't have to. I would rather spend the money to keep it forever. I only wish I could have found an SE model with a V-TEC and manual trans.
The dash is so unique. The colors of the LED lights, speedo and tach are very soothing and appealing to the eyes. The forest green color on the SE's is sleek and the wheels they come with are much better than the standard models. Although it's a 4 cyl., this car has great get up and go.
Upgrade the tires for better handling if you can. If you like a little more speed, like I do; a new exhaust and air intake will give you a good boost for not a lot of money. Also, if you need a better stereo, get a box because the speakers are hard to replace due to the cross bars for the trunk.
Strangers continually compliment me on
my Civic or Accord, and I tell them
it's a Prelude, and they get
surprised. This car is 8 years old
(it's a 95)this model has been around
since '92, which makes it 10+ years of
chance that you've had to know what it
was. They are surprised to find out
that it is faster than a formidably
upgraded Civic (!) (even stock/non-VTEC
Preludes are not in production any
longer because people have some sort of
fascination with Civics that sound like
Mine has 120,000+ miles on it.. No
mechanical problems as of yet, and no
signs of future ones.
The Dashboard makes it look like you
are driving a space ship.
Leather seats are very comfortable.
Plenty of power (even though it's the
160 HP engine).
Looks, looks, looks.
Reliablity - I'm very hard on the
brakes and I corner and accelerate hard
often. None of that phases this car.
There's no glove box in this model!
Often used electrical controls
(Sunroof, Cruise Control, Windows,
Locks) are in inconvenient spots.
Nowhere for driver to comfortably rest
left arm (maybe it should stay on the
steering wheel anyway), or the
passenger's right arm.