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1998 Honda Prelude

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 24/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1998 Honda Prelude Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 275 Ratings for the 1997 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

I love this car!

By on Monday, July 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks,Honda reliability,performance."

Cons: "Not noisy but wouldn't mind a bit less road noise."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My third Prelude. Perfect size for my wife and me(and daughter on occasion). Handsome styling in opposition to the latest styling fads. Find myself admiring it every day.Simple car with all real necessities; no electric "everythings" that just add cost and hurt reliability. If mileage becomes an issue I'll search out a low mileage example and start over!"

Fun to drive, hugs the road, reliable

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Traded in for newer Acura TL

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "not a lot of space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"bought my 97 prelude in 2005 with 90K on it and had it until 2011 with 130k (low mileage travel)loved the car..great for single person or with a passenger (back seats are very tight) Almost bought a 2001 prelude when I got rid of it but went with an Acura TL instead. Great Car while I had it."

Love my Prelude but insurance is killing me.

By on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great car"

Cons: "Insurance high"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Insurance high because of car being so rare. to nice of car not be fully covered. Can't afford that for as old as is. going to sell or trade in for that reason."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Incredible car to buy, never let me down.

By on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fast, great handling, atts is legendary"

Cons: "No back seat room, all H22 motors burn oil"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I got this car not to long ago for about 3000 bucks, so far all I have needed work done was a gasket that was leaking, but other than that all the money has gone into performance. The car has never let me down and is alot of fun to drive. The back seats are next to useless, but still comfy if the front seats are pushed forward. Good trunk space for a 2 door, and it is cheaper insurance than my Civic Sedan. All in all its my favorite Honda ever made, and I would suggest getting one."

Best Car Ever

By on Monday, November 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks amazing inside and out, VTEC, Great handling"

Cons: "They don't make Preludes anymore."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Amazing power and handling. couldn't ask for a better car than this 2001 Honda prelude fully optioned downside: No leather unless you buy the seats from Canada or Japan."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Loved it so much I baught another one.

By on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 252,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "FUN, economical, Vtec is BOSS"

Cons: "not too roomy,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I picked up the 97 prelude sh 6 years ago and have driven it to death. Always starts, great in bad weather, goodish gas milage, TONS and TONS of fun to drive."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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