37: Honda Prelude 5th Gen Automatic
The Prelude is one of the forgotten relics of the 1980s and ’90s, a car from a simpler time. When the Prelude hit the market in its fifth and final generation, the car was a pleasure to drive. But there were also some drawbacks which made the car less than reliable compared to previous generations. Because of the added technology to the automatic transmission, the Prelude was notorious for transmission shift solenoid failures. The newer and more advanced engine was also prone to valve problems which can be costly to diagnose and repair.
Above all else, the Prelude was also one of the most stolen cars in America. Outfitting one with a more advanced alarm system could be costly as well, and many owners don’t want to deal with the stress of their vehicle being stolen. If you can find a stick shift from this final generation, the car is a decent weekend cruiser or tuner car with a lot of potential.