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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Loved Mine For Over 2 Years! — 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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Awesome car for someone who is looking for a project and wants to build a car they can race in!

Cons: Very small back seat!  Other than that, a great car.

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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An Experience! — 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.. My Prelude is still on the original at 204K (drain and fill once yearly, very limited use of manual gear select) but is showing signs of wearing out. Reliability has been unimpressive for a Honda, in the last two years I've replaced the ecu (fried itself), key, ignition cylinder, ignition switch, immobilizer and harness, transmission ecu, radiator, starter, distributor, O2 sensor, cap, rotor, ignition control module, plugs, wires, brakes, battery, alternator, and probably more that I can't remember. It's a serious love/hate relationship but I do love the compliments I get on it wherever I go. :)

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

Pros: Looks, Performance, Comfort (front seats), Rarity (not every day you see another one on the road).

Cons: Transmission and parts cost/availability.

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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A Gem — This car has held up great over the almost 15 years I've owned it. Very low cost of ownership. Handles great, is comfortable on long trips. Rear seat folds down for hauling long items. VTEC kicking in at 5000 RPM is like having a turbo...without the maintenance costs of a turbo, as it's a naturally aspirated engine. Gotta love that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, cost of ownership, looks

Cons: Wish it had more truck space and rear seast space, but that's the nature of the beast for this category.

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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My Review Of My Car — young dudes try to buy it from me all the time yet I always deny them. I also worry it could get stolen for the same reason. this car handles beautifully. It might be impossible to lose control of the road with this car even if you take corners at high speeds. Out of the 4 hondas I have owned, this has been the most unusual in that it has cost me a lot of money to keep it running nicely.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: not much

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Vtec Baby — the only thing about the "lude" i don`t like.. the engine is strong and lots of torque but the potential for a spun rod bearing..... remember to keep a extra litre of oil on hand at all times. SICK

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

Pros: the honda prelude was the best car built by honda, bar none!!!

Cons: they stopped building them

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Awesome Car To Drive — Very fun to drive. Great acceleration and very good brakes. Surprisingly comfortable. Looks awesome and great build quality as usual with Honda's. Handles very well. You feel like you are part of the car not just driving it! Buy one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The sound when vtec engages. The looks. The feel of the car.

Cons: Very limited space inside

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Review
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Very Fast! — performance is simple. not very much done to it. it has intake headers exhaust 2.25 inch. i love to cruise on it and kick the vtec lol but overall i got it for performance and cuz its a lude lol

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

Pros: VTEC YOOO

Cons: suspension

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1998 Prelude — My first car, bought used from dealership, no rust, 140kms, 2.2 H22A4 VTEC- 5speed, black interior, heated seats-mirrors. New wheels and tires. Great car to drive, very responsive handling and good on gas too. Comfortable for driver and front passenger, no comfortable for any passengers in the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, Good acceleration & braking, fuel economy

Cons: NO leg room for passengers in back seat.

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Great Car And Alot Of Fun To Drive Even Tho Its Automatic — the only thing i hate about my lude is that its automatic. it has a h22a4 that has plenty of power with a ram air intake and stock exhaust with a 4 and half inch muffler. and no the hood is not carbon fiber im a painter and i wanted to what it would look like if i bought one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas milage with alittle power

Cons: these are not race cars they weight to dang much

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1998 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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U Just Gotta Hear Dat Bass To Understand. — Fast acceleration but slowed down by computer tryin to get revs up in automatic mode. Still worth it though to hear the moan of the revving gears. Fun car to drive but not to economical on fuel! Love it still though.

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

Pros: To hear dat bass when you hit the gas!!

Cons: Brakes a bit slow. Definitely not made for taking humps wit passengers.

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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

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

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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