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1998 Honda Prelude User Reviews

1998 Honda Prelude Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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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"power" 21 reviews
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"heavy car" 4 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 35 of 35 1998 Honda Prelude reviews.

Vincent writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review


Reliable, great cornering


Big steering wheel, 5th gear not long enough for normal hwy driving


Good Old Prelude — Performance - 2.2 Vtec has great sound and decent power, cornering behaviour is good with low body roll, 1st class FWD handling Build Quality - Made in Japan.. no complains Appearance - still looks good after 10 years, can't ask for mpre Cost of Ownership - very low, very reliable overall Fun Factor - handling is good for a FWD

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Chelsea writes:
1998 Honda Prelude Review


HEATED SEATS<3 and power everything,love the sun roof,new paint


tiny backseat


I Love It — its so quick i love it and i waited for it for ever, well worth it

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Farukh1 writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review






One Of A Kind — 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 mark, but savage once you get beyond it - sounds very good as well. Corners like its on rails and has put the fun back into driving. The interior is comfortable, but rear seats are for joke value only (who cares) - the dashboard has a very cool 80's style spacecraft feel and makes you feel very important! In short - an absolutely great car that will outperform any boy racer and a good deal of supposedly superior cars - especially fun when BMW drivers try to dust you off the lights (it can easily leave a BMW 525i behind) - Buy one immediately!

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Sébastien writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review


great car, good looking, etc.


not much interior space


First Passion Car — Great Honda Prelude, full options, really good looking, green with cream leather, well manufactured, reliable. I just like when people ask me what car it is, it's not a really common car here in France.

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Ryan writes:
1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
Back Seats:
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Looks, Performance, Comfort (front seats), Rarity (not every day you see another one on the road).


Transmission and parts cost/availability.


An Experience! — I love the engine (DOHC VTEC kicks hard), the suspension, looks, build quality, and features. The Sportshift transmission is fun, but fragile as glass and unreliable without strict maintenance.. My Prelude is still on the original at 204K (drain and fill once yearly, very limited use of manual gear select) but is showing signs of wearing out. Reliability has been unimpressive for a Honda, in the last two years I've replaced the ecu (fried itself), key, ignition cylinder, ignition switch, immobilizer and harness, transmission ecu, radiator, starter, distributor, O2 sensor, cap, rotor, ignition control module, plugs, wires, brakes, battery, alternator, and probably more that I can't remember. It's a serious love/hate relationship but I do love the compliments I get on it wherever I go. :)

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

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

Preludes Are Awesome By Jennifer

this car was the best car, performance and handling wise, I have ever owned. The only donw fall of it was that the manual transmission only had 5 gears....if it had a sixth gear it would have been be... 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

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

5th Gen Prelude Best Honda Ever By Mike

The fifth generation Honda Prelude is by far the top of the line Honda boasting a H22a4 DOHC Vtec motor this thing can get up and go. Depending on model whether it is the base or the sh which is eq... 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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