1999 Honda Prelude User Reviews

1999 Honda Prelude Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 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:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews

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1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Fun car to drive. Great in the summer with moonroof. His/her shifter is helpful in the winter to down shift. Love the look and sporty style.  Great endurance and long lasting. Ac and heat powerful. Great cruising machine. Handles good.

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Very low to the ground; bottoms out on steep driveways. Takes bumps hard.

photofinishstudio
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Fun And Fast — 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 a two door. Not much room to haul hay or cargo from Home Depot ( I need a truck). But that's what a sports car is; small and fast. Must use premium gas due to V-TEC high performance engine. With all the SUV vehicles on the road, I just don't feel safe in a small car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Car was nice far as body shape. Liked the vtec kicking in at 4500 rpm or so.

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Parts are hard to find and expensive- most of all the EGR purge control soleniod valve. Engine bay is cluttered. Manual transmission went out at 105,000 miles. Plastic front bumper prone to get dinged up easy.

tsupra411
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Wow It Looks Nice. — 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 all had alot of problems once the car reaches 100-150k miles or so.

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The rare factor not everyone has them

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Not one thing

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5th Gen Prelude Best Honda Ever — 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 equipped with ATTS (Active Torque Transfer System) will rip you through any corner you want.

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

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I definitely would had put turbo or supercharged it if I had kep it.  Overall the car was awesome.

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nothing

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Awesome Car For The Long Run. — 1999 brand new car when I got it then I started modifying it. Owned it for 12 years ran great even after replacing motor and trans to F20B and T2T4 swap. The whole car was modified at first for car shows and then later on as a autocross and track car and it definitely was setup for it.

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

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it goes real fast

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autotranny

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Reveiw Title — Well sir, the car i have chosen to reveiw is my 1999 honda prelude. it is not standard, and that is somewhat of a problem. the auto trans is not well designed. you dont end up at good rpms to be shifting and getting right back into vtec. and vtec kicking in at 5200 rpm wtf is that? they should make it lower like 4000 or even 3500.

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

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1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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Fun To Drive

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Pricier than most other Hondas

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I Love My Car And It's A Great Platform — Great Tuner car with many luxuries for a general sport compact. And it's a Honda. Reliable and easy to maintain. Looks are pretty sharp and it's an overall fun car to drive. Takes turns like a champ, VTEC will scream nicely. Just Amazing

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

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FUN

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Love It — I loved this car!!! Didnt want to give it up but I had a baby girl and its hard to put a carseat in a 5 seater. It is the most amazing car with great performance. It could either be driven as an automatic or stick without a clutch. Awesome!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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So fun

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small backseat

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Will Never Get Rid Of It — Fast little coupe, still stands the best handling cars under 30k(even though discontinued). Absolute blast to drive, feels like a go kart. The H22 is throaty and loves to eat its way to redline. The style of the car just grows on me everytime i see it i love it more. Looks like a small car for me (6'3") but front seats provide way more room than even someone of my height would feel uncomfortable in.

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

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1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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Fun factor

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Heavy and FWD

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Needs Forced Induction To Get Some Torque And Make It A 10/10 — Performance: impressive hp from 2.2l engine, suits the desing perfectly, could use some more torque... lets say...hmmm... the double of it?? :/ Built quality: honda. 'nuf said. costs: very nice gas mileage when driving "normally", still, pretty good mileage when beating the hell out of it. Fun factor: awesome handling, great feeling when vtec kicks in, perfect gearshift, but a bit too much weight to get a perfect score. definitely could use more torque for a car heavy like that one.

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

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Fun to drive, fantastic looks, cheap to run

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Expensive parts

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Prelude Perfect — Great car. Fantastic to drive, loving it more and more everyday!!! Performance is great for a 4 cylinder. Love the V-tec. Running costs are small. The car is an absolute dream to drive with a good balance between comfort and road holding.

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

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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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1998 Honda Prelude Reviews

Loved Mine For Over 2 Years! By Jonathan

This is a great car! It was my first car that I got in high school and has served me very well and needed minimal maintenance! Sad to see it go, but I got a new Honda that needs my attention! Read More

An Experience! By Ryan

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.. M... 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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