The Truth About Cars » prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Digestible Collectible: 1997 Honda Prelude SH http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1997-honda-prelude-sh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1997-honda-prelude-sh/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279778 It’s time for everybody’s favorite parlor game, “Remember When?” where the good old days are magnified and revered. Today’s subject: Remember when Honda made fun, affordable cars? Nowadays, the Civic Si all the H-brand has to offer, though the Type R might restore some mojo. Back in the day, one could buy a CRX, a […]

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It’s time for everybody’s favorite parlor game, “Remember When?” where the good old days are magnified and revered. Today’s subject: Remember when Honda made fun, affordable cars? Nowadays, the Civic Si all the H-brand has to offer, though the Type R might restore some mojo. Back in the day, one could buy a CRX, a […]

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Piston Slap: So Hot, Yet So Cold! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/piston-slap-16/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/piston-slap-16/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224649 Nick writes: Hello Sajeev, (I really wanted to put the “n” in there.) I have a ’97 Prelude that will sometimes cycle on and off its air conditioning when it’s unbearable hot outside (June-September here in Phoenix). Air will come out nice and cold, then it will get real warm suddenly for about 30 seconds before getting […]

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Nick writes: Hello Sajeev, (I really wanted to put the “n” in there.) I have a ’97 Prelude that will sometimes cycle on and off its air conditioning when it’s unbearable hot outside (June-September here in Phoenix). Air will come out nice and cold, then it will get real warm suddenly for about 30 seconds before getting […]

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2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan Review – The FWD FR-S [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201313 BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Honda Prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1982-honda-prelude-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-1982-honda-prelude-2/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=842658 The first-gen Honda Prelude didn’t sell particularly well in the United States, being very small and not particularly quick for a sporty car, but it had Accord reliability and some examples managed to survive on the street for decades. In this series, we’ve seen this ’81 and this ’82— both silver cars with red interiors— […]

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The first-gen Honda Prelude didn’t sell particularly well in the United States, being very small and not particularly quick for a sporty car, but it had Accord reliability and some examples managed to survive on the street for decades. In this series, we’ve seen this ’81 and this ’82— both silver cars with red interiors— […]

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(Not A) Capsule Review: Prelude Solaire Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/not-a-capsule-review-prelude-solaire-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/not-a-capsule-review-prelude-solaire-convertible/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:49:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=642705 Please welcome TTAC reader “psychoboy” as he tells a story of a rare encounter with the rarest of Honda Preludes — JB A few months ago, I was convinced to get involved with what has turned out to be The Worst LeMons Car Of All Time, the mighty ‘Super K’ Plymouth Reliant wagon, as part […]

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Please welcome TTAC reader “psychoboy” as he tells a story of a rare encounter with the rarest of Honda Preludes — JB A few months ago, I was convinced to get involved with what has turned out to be The Worst LeMons Car Of All Time, the mighty ‘Super K’ Plymouth Reliant wagon, as part […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Honda Prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1982-honda-prelude/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1982-honda-prelude/#comments Sat, 27 Oct 2012 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465003 The Honda Prelude became bigger, faster, and sportier as the 1980s progressed, so we often forget that the first-generation version was such a little car. 330,201 miles. That’s 11,000 miles per year for 30 years. There’s no telling how many head gaskets it has been through, but an impressive achievement by any measure. I’m sure […]

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The Honda Prelude became bigger, faster, and sportier as the 1980s progressed, so we often forget that the first-generation version was such a little car. 330,201 miles. That’s 11,000 miles per year for 30 years. There’s no telling how many head gaskets it has been through, but an impressive achievement by any measure. I’m sure […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Honda Prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1981-honda-prelude/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1981-honda-prelude/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439469 Remember how small the early Preludes were? It had been quite some time since I last saw one of these cars, so I was a bit startled by the diminutive dimensions of this example in a California self-serve yard. The first-gen Prelude was smaller and much slower than the versions that followed later in the […]

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Remember how small the early Preludes were? It had been quite some time since I last saw one of these cars, so I was a bit startled by the diminutive dimensions of this example in a California self-serve yard. The first-gen Prelude was smaller and much slower than the versions that followed later in the […]

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Curbside Classic: 1981 Honda Prelude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/curbside-classic-1981-honda-prelude/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/curbside-classic-1981-honda-prelude/#comments Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:21:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350745 My only experience with Quaaludes was highly memorable. Yet I struggle to elicit any memories of my only drive in a Honda Quaalude. Or did I just dream that (the drive)? So just how did this Honda get that nickname anyway? Well, let’s just say that Quaaludes have more than one effect, and while the […]

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My only experience with Quaaludes was highly memorable. Yet I struggle to elicit any memories of my only drive in a Honda Quaalude. Or did I just dream that (the drive)? So just how did this Honda get that nickname anyway? Well, let’s just say that Quaaludes have more than one effect, and while the […]

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