1998 Honda Prelude User Reviews

1998 Honda Prelude Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 21 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"exterior" 6 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 36 1998 Honda Prelude reviews.

Mark writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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5

Pros

fast car

Cons

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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4

Pros

great motor

Cons

its front wheel

25

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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Richie writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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4

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Its a great car

Cons

a little heavy for a sports car

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Its A Great Car — this car has a high acceleration, breaking is good, and handling is spot on. The body is good with a fair paint job. interior and exterior is good. It is well maintained and gives a fair gas milage. It is fun to drive and it is very fast.

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

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Nathaniel writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Everything

Cons

Not enough torque

35

Cool — Great all around car. Nice appearance, good gas mileage, decent power, good handling. When I went to buy a car I wanted a combo of reliability, performance, appearance and affordability, all things considered the Prelude was a good choice. yes.

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

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

Pros

Smooth and Hot

Cons

Got any spare oil?

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Nom Nom — although its in better shape than most preludes, like most of the others, it consumes oil... considerably more than my civic ever did. Other than that i love the car and its my pride and joy. despite how overpriced it was D:

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Curtis writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

nothing

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Awesome Four Banger — The car is stylish, handles well, has 200 hp stock, and just a blast to drive. I think next to the S2000 the prelude SH is one of the best cars honda built for performance, handling and reliability hands down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

It looks nice, gets decent gass mileage, and is fun to drive.

Cons

The clutch was hard to get used to.

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I Pretty Much Love This Car. — Temperamental clutch, but once you get past that, its pretty much a ton of fun to drive the car. I absolutely love everything about this car and would reccommend it to just about anyone, especially if you like Hondas. a

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Shane writes:
1998 Honda Prelude Review
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4

Pros

great fun 2 drive

Cons

no room in the back for people 2 sit in comfort especially back seat drivers

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Honda Prelude — the cars great good old honda cant go wrong with it not only that you know when u put ur foot down! and the vtec got 2 love it! no need for a big exhaust its got it all lol

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

Pros

Build Quality, Handling, Appearance

Cons

Cost, Lack of changes over the years

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Honda Prelude — This car was one of the best cars you could ask for. It handled like it was on rails and caught the eye of most everyone who was around. Not your typical car. It was a darn shame that Honda discontinued production of this beautiful car in 2001. I hope they bring it back in years to come, because they will always have a buyer in me. -Mike Owner of 1989 Si and 1998 Base

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Alex writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Has Great Potential

Cons

really heavy =-/

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Lude!!! — well i havent really been able to feel its full pwer yet i transmission is messed up getting a new one soon but it cost 2500 so not there yet and build quality well my window motors arent working so yea i guess that the only thing wrong with it

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

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

Great Bachelor Car Or For Someone With No Kids. By Ferras

i love that its small and has amazing handling and you can add lots of mods to it. but back seat wont be able to hold anyone of full size unless they sit sideways lol. its just an amazing car though. Read More

Read all 22 2001 Honda Prelude reviews

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

Read all 22 2000 Honda Prelude reviews

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

Read all 24 1999 Honda Prelude reviews

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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