1998 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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Keith writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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Performance, Appearance

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Front Wheel Drive

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Prelude — Preludes are the greatest cars ever made by any automaker hands down. They handle extremely well, and have a good amount of power, although you could always have more. There is plenty of space for those riding in the front, but if your stuck in the back then you might want to consider walking.

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Scott writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Quick, Good acceleration & braking, fuel economy

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NO leg room for passengers in back seat.

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1998 Prelude — My first car, bought used from dealership, no rust, 140kms, 2.2 H22A4 VTEC- 5speed, black interior, heated seats-mirrors. New wheels and tires. Great car to drive, very responsive handling and good on gas too. Comfortable for driver and front passenger, no comfortable for any passengers in the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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91ac_u_ra writes:
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gas milage with alittle power

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these are not race cars they weight to dang much

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Great Car And Alot Of Fun To Drive Even Tho Its Automatic — the only thing i hate about my lude is that its automatic. it has a h22a4 that has plenty of power with a ram air intake and stock exhaust with a 4 and half inch muffler. and no the hood is not carbon fiber im a painter and i wanted to what it would look like if i bought one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alastair writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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3

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To hear dat bass when you hit the gas!!

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Brakes a bit slow. Definitely not made for taking humps wit passengers.

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U Just Gotta Hear Dat Bass To Understand. — Fast acceleration but slowed down by computer tryin to get revs up in automatic mode. Still worth it though to hear the moan of the revving gears. Fun car to drive but not to economical on fuel! Love it still though.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joel writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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fun, quick, and VTEC

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if you hate driving stick

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Awesome — quick little car, needs a turbo, awesome on the track and handles like a dream. Havew wanted one of these for a long time and now i finally got one, hopefully don't write it off like my accord. I LOVE VTEC

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tevin writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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Ill be turning heads

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If you dont want to be shown up :P

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Get A 240 Like Everyone Did, Cause This Is My Car — I Love Her like a fat kid loves cake HONDA <3 Love I cant get enough driving my prelude, with performance parts, after market audio and visual, its the only first car I could want. Acceleration, handling, appearance, and the sound of my exhaust keep me coming back for more.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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vtec

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my friends vtec just burned to the ground

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98 Prelude — 1998 Honda Prelude, with the H22A motor in it. 2.2L V-Tec motor, this is my first honda and possibly my last. Easy to work on but im just not a big fan of them. Wish i could throw a K20 in it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mark writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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fast car

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dont drive wen drunk!!!!!

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Perfect... — i lyk the looks....drives well on wet road and is quite fast so the thrill is exciting!!! the new v-tec 2.2 engine is a powerful yet fuel efficient engine. braking power is massive almost nil drag !! wooord!! finally the body z sporty and a head turner in traffic...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Spencer writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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great motor

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its front wheel

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Ludes Got Looks And Power — great car all around just wish it weighed a little less. the other thing is its front wheel drive. in 2012 honda hopes to come back out with the prelude and with rear wheel drive and possibly a v6 and 3 trims.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Uruwishi writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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Nimble and manuverable, easily upgradable exterior with a pleasant interior make this a great coupe enthusiast's car in its current price range.

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Not so great if you already don't like speed bumps or need to haul around more than a passanger or two on a regular basis.

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I Wasn't 100% Sure I'd Love Or Like It, But I'm Defenitly A Prelude And Honda Lover For Life! — Performance: Although a bit heavier than its Acura Integra and Honda Civic cousins, the Honda Prelude still has decent acceleration in the low end and good high end performance (5k RPM or higher w/ VTEC (sure its no turbo, but its way better than not having it). It also has excellent 4-wheel braking which contributes to its overall comprehensive control. The Prelude's low center of gravity and low profile are awesome for tight turns and sharp handling despite its weight. Build quality: No excessive squeaks or rattles. After 200,000 miles the only major work needed has been to its notorious transmission. Other than that, just regular maintenance. Appearance: The plain Jane 5th Generation Honda Prelude took me a while to get used to. Before I owned it I didn't like the headlights at all. But after I installed the optional front lip, side skirts and rear lip, along with some new headlights, the car definitely turns some heads and looks really clean. I absolutely love the way it looks and can't wait to get a fresh paint job on it. The stock rims are pretty cool, but I really like the Black w/ Silver lip Enkie rims I had mounted. This car has many great aftermarket options due to the nature of its enthuseist following. Cost of Ownership - Decent mileage (21 - 28 mpg) and good maintenance costs are only slightly offset by the fact the car requires premium gas. Otherwise the cost of ownership is on the good side of what was a 25 - 30 thousand dollar car at retail. Interior Build Quality: You can have the sexiest ride ever on the outside, but its no fun unless your car's interior is just as enjoyable for the owner. Since it came out in the late 90's there aren't alot of the nifty features you'd see in a new car nowadages but with comfortable seats, power everything standard, and great views of your surroundings the Prelude is very good for 1 -2 passengers, but the rear seats are very small and not too great for 3 - 4 passengers on long trips. Overall fun factor: This car is great to own and very fun to drive. The only other thing worth mentioning is that it can be a little nerve wracking to in an area with excessive speed bumps/pot holes/railroad tracks due to the Prelude's low stature. Otherwise its very nimble and aims to please.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

Amazing Car! By Drouse

This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelude since I was about 17. While out shopping with my gf I was playing on Autotrader and came across ... Read More

I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks By Dirtbiker

I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like how it handles on the tarmac. This car is a great car for the price you pay so you can't go wrong. Read More

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2000 Honda Prelude Reviews

Sporty And Nice By tony95301

This car is fun to drive i have had it for 4 years and the only down side is that it takes premium fuel. The car runs smooth and is reliable. If you want a car with great handling and a sporty look th... Read More

Reliable And Quick But Not Fast Enough To Break Itself , Good Buy By Zachary

Over all this car is pretty nice it never breaks and it looks like a very sharp car as well, its 200 hp 2.2 l vtec is pretty quick but you have to wait till 5000 rpms before its fast could have used a... Read More

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1999 Honda Prelude Reviews

Fun And Fast By photofinishstudio

I will miss my little fun car that I just sold. It was very quick and easy to maneuver and park. A sharp looker that all the young people love. Just got tired of squeezing laundry bags in and out off... Read More

Wow It Looks Nice. By tsupra411

Overall stay away from the Honda Prelude unless you really have alot of engine experience and dont mind expensive, hard to install parts mainly due to engine clutter. Trust me reviewers on here have a... Read More

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1997 Honda Prelude Reviews

When Is Honda Going To Make Another Prelude?! By kcondosta

I love this car! Such a reliable, fun car. The 4 cylinder, vtec is just enough power for a little car. If Honda would start making this again, I would be the first in line to purchase the Prelude!!... Read More

1997 Honda Prelude By HBreck

Owned from March 2003 to April 2005. This was my second car, purchased as a replacement for my '88 Prelude which was wrecked after 3 months of ownership. Overall it was very reliable. Had to replace ... Read More

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1996 Honda Prelude Reviews

Nice To Drive, Not Fast But Has A Nice Kick....not For Everyone By Paul

like the styling (always have)...but hate honda transmissions and brake systems. isnt easy to work on being that every thing under the hood is so freakin close together...but with a little patience it... Read More

A Snake On Wheels By Mat

blue fast low and loud. she was a boomin bass queen before she tore up the track. due to my inexperienced hands she was on the fritz alot but that would be diff these days. one day i will have another... Read More

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