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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photofinishstudio writes:
1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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3

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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.

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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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Jude writes:
1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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4

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Looks, Build quality, Reliability

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Performance, Boot space

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Honda Prelude 1999 — Great looking car, with reliable engine and build. performance doesn't match its looks. Great to cruise with but don't push this car, as it is not desgined for racing. Brakes are weak and the tyres could do with more rubber (i.e wider tyres), this car tends to skid easily and difficult to brake in a straight line if doing more than 60mph. good looking economical coupe, but take it easy or it could end up in a yard. oh yeh, and the boot quite small.

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tsupra411 writes:
1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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2

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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.

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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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Shawn writes:
1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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first honda 4 cylinder luxury/sports car

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weight issues

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Love It And Would Never Get Rid Of It. — the H22a 2.2l 4 cylinder that came stock in the prelude pushes the same amount of power as older v8 mustangs it has more weight than the average civic or accord but it also has alot more class. all in all one of the best honda vehicles ever created.

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

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Ally writes:
1999 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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acceleration, handling, tune-ability.

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more expensive than a bubble.

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The Ludey. — The Honda Prelude is an amazing machine. A fun car to drive with nice handling. A definite bang for your buck. Inside is layed out thoughtfully and is comfortable. Great gas mileage for a 200 horsepower engine. Aftermarket parts are abundant and the motors last forever. Buy one.

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Mike writes:
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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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Tim writes:
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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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Phil writes:
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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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Chay writes:
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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Lacey writes:
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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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