2001 Honda Prelude User Reviews

2001 Honda Prelude Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.6 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
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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I love this car.  From everything to power/handling to the looks.  Great car.

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Back seat.  Doesn't really matter much to me as I don't plan on driving anyone around in this car.

Drouse
25

Amazing Car! — 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 this gem. I Immedately called the seller and told him consider it sold. I drove 4 hours to pick it up that weekend. Absolutely love this vehicle. Only think I hate is I live in PA so I won't drive it in the winter. Another month or so and she'll be back on the streets!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Its a fast and reliable car if you are looking for a car to tune and upgrade this is ur car

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I personally feel that front wheel drive is its con

Dirtbiker
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I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks — 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.

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

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great for driving and great handling. great view from inside at all angles.

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not a lot of back seat space for very much of anything or anyone.

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Great Bachelor Car Or For Someone With No Kids. — 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.

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

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what is there not to like?

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only five gears

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Preludes Are Awesome — 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 better

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

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great handling, sporty for a 4 cylinder, not bad on fuel economy

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nothing

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Bad-frickin-@ss — I love everything about it! It's sexy, a thrill to drive and fun to work on! She is currently under construction..suspension upgrades in the works! She needs some minor body work, but it's gonna get a hellava makeover when the finances are right!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Looks good IMO

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Front wheel drive

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Great Performance Toy For It's Price — It drives and handles very well. Even stock, you can have some fun and spin the tires easily. Supped up, it can be a naturally aspirated beast compared to other front wheel drives, a turbo just makes it plain scary. Nitrous is not a very good option unless your serious about dragging. Mine doesn't do too well on gas mileage, with a fuel system upgrade. I would also suggest an Apexi Super-Neo on-board piggyback computer.

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

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Amazing performance for the price! Wish they made more!

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Nothing

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Prelude — Performance is amazing, nothing like the V-Tec kicking in and revving up to 7400 rpms...it's so much fun to blow the doors off people! haha Only downside would be the back seat which, as a driver, doesn't matter to much and a small trunk.

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Smoking Mustangs

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You can buy cars now that come with the performance

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Great Car — Fun to drive. The looks at the time were ahead of the time. The car is heavy for the size but handles very well with just a few ride upgrades. Torque steer and wheel hop is an issue. With any front drive car with power, putting it to the ground is an issue. Once it hooks up it is very strong. Does better when already rolling rather than from a stop.

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

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Revy very nice, comfortable.

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A bit pricy, not the fastest off the line.

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Great — Great car, great style, top speed of 235 km/h ... Reliable sports car. A history of burning oil, had to add oil between oil changes. A bit pricey for what it is, holds it value pretty good. Next car for me is a Hyundai Genesis I think... havent test driven one tho... If your wanting to do 1/4 and racing, this car weights alot, so if you dont plan on gutting it, it wouldnt be my first choice.

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

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Body style, interior.

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Weight

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New Lude — I am a big fan of this car. I like the newer style versus the old. The car is a bit heavier than past models; That's a negative for me. I like the newer body style and interior. Performance wise I have nothing to complain about. Very clean well built car. Honda is a great car manufacturer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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