1996 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 1996 Honda Prelude reviews.

    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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    Nice To Drive, Not Fast But Has A Nice Kick....not For Everyone — 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 its not too hard. will rust in rear quarters

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

    Pros: awesome, reliable, wont have many huge problems

    Cons: tranny will most likely need to be replaced along with braking system components

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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    A Snake On Wheels — 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

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

    Pros: this car could slither threw the slalom course faster than some corvettes. and she still got 35 mpg.

    Cons: hot and hard to drive in the rain.

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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    Prelude — This is a wonderful car, but im getting outta hand on the maintence. A bit low on the power side for what i want, but it handles like a beast. This car does not have the stock engine. It is swapped out with the vtec version engine. A bit more power(when vtec kicks in) but not that much. I would like to fix this car up, but money is an issue at the moment.

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

    Pros: Great handling

    Cons: need more power

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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    Over All Its Dependable — ist a nice black and it is so fun to drive the car is heavy so its not to fast of the go but it handles nice the car corners real good it feels like a widebody car the inside is a drivers car it is fitted to the driver the backseat sucks no legroom even for kids

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks and driver car

    Cons: the back seat has no room and the car is heavy

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
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    My Honda Prelude Vtech — loved this car. acceleration was amazing then when vtech cam kicked in spead up even more. sometimes it would wheelspin when vtech kicked in in lower gears. not much room for people in the back though. but a brilliant drive

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

    Pros: acceleration

    Cons: no room in back seat

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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    I Love It! — Its my first car and i love it. It is a quality car that has not broken down on me yet, and it probably wont any time soon. It is a four cylinder manual with twin overhead cams and just short of a vtech motor. :) Awsome to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good Gas Milage

    Cons: Its small and low to the ground, if you dont like that...tho i do

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    My Prelude — most reliable car i ever had! air con was lovely, ride was aweseome, the standard seats were really comfy. I had the car up til last year and it still started everytime with no problems. I ruined it by putting 50,000 miles on it within two years

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: standard bucket seats

    Cons: boot space and turning circle

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr S CoupeReview
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    I Think It Sucks — gas milage is great. this car is fun only if u like hondas. n i think hondas suck! apperance is not as good as a truck. and i would like to say plz buy it from me plz thank you.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast n quick

    Cons: i hate honda

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr VTEC CoupeReview
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    Honda Prelude — this car was really cool, i got it with an exhaust system on it, a superchip, new headers, and it had lowered suspension which is a good and a bad thing... Oh and it was a stick shift so whenever i felt like being liberal with the throttle i could burn the tires as long as i wanted:D i ended up putting 2 1000 watt speakers in the back but i never bought an amplifier so it didnt sound much better but thats ok because the stock sound on the radio was actually pretty good:D

    Pros: fast, good lookin, good radio

    Cons: bumpy for long car trips because of the lowered suspension

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    1996 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si CoupeReview
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    After Customizing The Car,it Wasnt That Bad — i had a H22A4 engine swap,romeved the wing, carbon fiber hood(vader), black head lights, crome cornering lights, DC short shifter, spark plugs, Moster throttle body, Greddy headers(4-2-1), Injen cold air intake, Xplode head unit, pioneer speakers, frt and rear strut bars, and 2 inch lowering springs

    Pros: it has some get up at go after all that was done and it looked pretty nice

    Cons: not to great on gas, there as no backseat, little cramped for tall people, and wasnt every reliable

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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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