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.
Reliability. Acceleration. Exterior
style. ABS. Wife loves just about
everything except checking the oil.
Narrow seats are for narrow backs. My
back is numb after 1/2 hour drive. A/C
has been problematic.
At 185K plus miles, I've had only one
incident of breaking down on the road
and it has seen me safely through two
accidents. I was rear-ended by a 3/4
ton truck, his bumper had more damage
than my Prelude. This is the most
reliable car I've ever owned and I still
get compliments about how good it looks
despite the age.
Four wheel steering, handling
Cupholders and turning rear seats into
better designed cargo area, not fit for
I am the only owner of this car and
I've had nothing but problems.
Ignitors, air conditioning, brake
cylinder, transmission (x2), paint
fade, leaks. It had regular maintenance
at the dealership. I have finally had
it! It's on the used car lot. I
bought a Nissan.