What used Honda Prelude coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Honda Prelude coupe?
Many cars have a complete main dealer service history. If you want to keep that up to date, you shouldn't have to pay more than going to an independent garage. This will help protect resale value if you plan to sell the car on later. You also need to budget for minor services every 6000 miles.
Insuring a Prelude is also not going to be cheap. All have a group 17 rating, apart from the more powerful 2.2-litre, which is in group 18.
Official fuel consumption is 28.5mpg which, given the performance on offer, isn't bad. It's easy to see that figure drop dramatically if you consistently push the car very hard, but it's quite possible to achieve the official figure, so your fuel bills should be bearable.
Due to its somewhat boring image, the Prelude is generally better value for money than its rivals such as the Fiat Coupe, Ford Cougar and Nissan 200SX.