Classic Cars

Buy this affordable classic Japanese sports car

Silver 1996 Honda Prelude Si parked on mountain road with valley in background, passenger side

The second-hand market sports cars is crazy right now. This is especially true when it comes to Japanese cars. It gets even crazier if it comes to JDM examples. However, not everyone can afford a genuine right-hand drive JDM sports car. In addition, the price of high performance vehicles delivered in the United States such as the Acura Integra Type R is also out of reach for many people. Fortunately, there are still a handful of sporty and reliable cars that you can buy without breaking the bank. If you’re in that market, you should consider a fourth-generation Honda Prelude.

You don’t need VTEC to have fun

1996 Honda Prelude Si | Braden Carlson, Automotive Cookie

Honda purists won’t appreciate this thought process, but it’s true. In this generation, the only Honda model equipped with the iconic VTEC variable valve timing system is the Prelude VTEC trim that lives up to its name. However, the trim level that is a step-down, the Si, still offers a world of fun and enjoyment for a fraction of the cost. You still get the same sleek, identifiable look as the VTEC model.