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Decent Little Car — It has a nice steady pull to it. Not super fast but fast enough. Mine has over 200000 on it and the engine is still strong as can be. I havent had any major problems with it just the normal stuff.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: sunroof and a/c work

Cons: feels like your driving a go cart

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Don't Get It Unless Your A Female Driver Who Can't Park, 4ws Really Helps For That. — Handles awesomely but accelration is crap. Needs more low down torque to shoot it off the line, plus a better gearbox then the standard one Honda put it in. Good for corners but top speed on straights sucks, much rather at least 6 cylinders instead of an East-West 4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling.

Cons: Build Quality.

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Fast — this car has 4ws and im running a b20a1 some people dont like them for the body style but i love it low to the ground fast pick up and i will never drive an auto in the end i will have a t16 turbo running 15 psi right now the car can do the 1/4 mile track in 10.5

Pros: the handling is great

Cons: the rust

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4ws Prelude — fantastically fun car to drive, it doesn't have the most power in the world that's for sure, but it hugs a corner like a motorcycle. the 4ws is mechanical and speed compensated so it works great all the time. a great engine that last forever and tones of trunk room. but don't expect any more that two ppl in it. the frame is solid and has great rigidity for cornering. i love the front on it, it started the shape of the nsx. there are a few things i would change on it though, make it a little bit bigger over all, seeing as i'm a tall person i need to keep the sunroof insulation open to get my head in comfortably. i would recomend this car to anyone oloking for something fun.

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

Pros: handling, fun to drive, good looks, plenty of options for an older car.

Cons: underpowered, needs better brakes. slightly too cramped but i'm not a small person.

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This Car Was Great — I bought this car to replace the T/A... better gas mileage while I was in college ;) I still miss it and wish I didn't trade it in. This was fun and I have a lot of good memories of it.

Pros: It was a great car all around. I beat the crap out it and it ran until I sold it.

Cons: Rust... typical honda... the car will run forever but after 10 years you needed new rear fenders...

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Graet Older Prelude! — Great handling, espcially with some performance tires, gets up an goes, power on demand, low maintenance. Owned 2 of them. Subs from me and previous owner cause doors to rattle on occasion. I love the way this car looks! I am currently getting about 32mpg highway and usually 27+ city.

Pros: Low cost, great power, competative, and FUN!

Cons: Parts can be expensive

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What A Great Car! — this car is great. it is reliable, good-looking, and fun. my car has held up well, even the paint still looks good. mine's probably the best looking in town. I like how much fun this car is to drive, and i can't wait for the years to come. if you can find a good example, buy it!

Pros: handling, styling, reliability, good looks, fuel economy.

Cons: no ABS, no air bags

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Prelude For The Prelude — its the best! handling is accurate because four wheel steering system. engine is still strong compairing to future cars... and its fun to drive. like it very much... need to buy one again... i just dont get enough of this car.. rumors say that Prelude is kind of first NSX which is an ultimate Honda

Pros: its a great car, It is Honda

Cons: mmmm.. is there any!?

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Wanna-be Racer — This is an '88 'Lude 2.0 Si with Four-Wheel Steering. Handles great! The body is in near-mint condition. It has new axles, belts, paint, and battery. However, the motor could use a little TLC. It's a pretty decent sports car, and wanna-be racer. I just don't have the money to spend on it now. It's been in the family for 3 generations now, and has been in one hydroplaning accident. There was no damage aside from some minor scratches. It's always had electrical problems, though. Overall, it's a fun car to drive, and it still runs good for being 20 years old and having 163k miles on it!

Pros: handling/4WS, sun/moonroof, manual transmission, fuel-efficient

Cons: cramped back seats, slow acceleration, electrical problems

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Car — i like the color,the speed aint bad, needs new wheels, new paint job same color but a fresher one, more horsepower would be nice to.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

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

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

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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