1998 Honda Prelude Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 36 reviews

5th Generation Honda Prelude: What Honda Used To Be. by Ryan
 — This is Honda. Everything about the Prelude, all generations, is quintessentially Honda. Everything from the sharp styling and the satisfying thuuummp the doors make when you shut them to the savag... Read More
One Of A Kind by Farukh1
 — This is the best car I have ever owned - it looks fantastic from the outside, and its actual performance more matches the aggressive style of the car. The VTEC engine is quite civilised below the 5200... Read More
1998 Honda Prelude by James
 — I love the performance this car has. It has always been my favorite Honda. The auto tranny failed on me and I had to convert it to a manual. The car is so much more fun to drive now. Perfomance -... Read More

1998 Honda Prelude Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 36 reviews

1998 Honda Prelude

The only difference between the 1998 Honda Prelude and the 1997 one is Honda added one new color. But that's okay. It's still a "techno-titan" of a car, as some reviewers have called it.

The rigid body remains unchanged, but that too is good since it helps the ride and makes handling the car pretty easy.  The 2.2-liter, dohc, 16-valve VTEC aluminum four-cylinder engine gives up to 195 horsepower, almost worthy of the Autobahn - especially in the lower gears when the power really cranks.

Drivers praise the car's handling and responsiveness, and love how it gets onto the highway. Most complain that the back seat is way too small and some say the noise is irritating.


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Why Is My Car Redlining So Early

I have a 98 prelude which is a vtech. It usually redlines at 8000 rpms and usually hits vtech at 5500 rpms. All of a sudden it redlines at 6500 and there is no vtech, can anyone please help me out?

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