This is a great little car. I bought it brand new and used synthetic motor oil since day one. After 20+ years of ownership, most original parts are still working. The 4WS computer started failing (about 50% of the time) at about 100K miles. It is safe to drive without that computer though. You just don't get the 4WS feature. I have had it maintained by a reputable Honda specialty shop and have timing belt replaced according to the schedule. The radiator was replaced at 120K and anti-lock brake failed at about 200K. Honda parts are extremely expensive so I opted not to fix anti-lock. The paint is now faded but still is a reliable, peppy, little fun car to drive.
Bought my red 5 speed in June 2005 with 129,000 miles on the clock. I now have 150,000 and I just love this car. I like the punch, the great corner- carving ability and the looks. Each time I walk past the car I just have to smile. I know the 4WS makes the car heavier and therefore slower than the VTEC, but the handling is so great it is worth it. I soon intend to use it as a track day car (while continuing the "daily driver" duties.)
I own a 93 Honda Prelude VTEC, and I absolutely love it! I bought it with 103k miles on it back in 99 and can’t stop redlining it every chance I get since then. The car has 160k and is 14 years old now so few things eventfully give up do to my rough driving habits: clutch, O2 sensor, exhaust flex pipe, hmm… I can’t think of anything more… the button for a hand brake is sticking once a week. Seats are so comfortable that it is hard to stay awake for long drives, but one push on the gas pedal and a sound of the VTEC engaging while you accelerate to 120mph on fairly sharp corner will send your hart rate sky rocking and will put a big smile on your face.