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1998 Honda Prelude

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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 284 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

Great car for the money. Hard to find good ones.

By on Saturday, March 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great styling and handeling. Fun summer car."

Cons: "None really. Wish mine was a 5 speed stick though."

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

"Bought the car as a replacement for a totaled 2002 RSX. The Prelude has the dual cam VTEC as opposed to the single cam VTEC the RSX had, but is just as fast if not faster. The only downfall is that it uses 93 octane gas but I would have used it anyway."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Cool for a College Student

By on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drive, easy to fix, high aftermarket items"

Cons: "n/a except its a tad low to the ground"

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

"I drive around rural areas fairly fast around 80 to 90 mph around sharp corners with a breeze. The things I would recommend are upgrading the head unit/speakers/add a sub, tint the windows,and adding a back up camera. Oh a animal alert whistle to alarm the critters. Other than that the looks of this car are great; cleans up well. The performance is fun, it's not race car fast but it can pick up. perfect go getta."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Bought it new, and still my daily driver

By on Thursday, January 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "A blast to drive"

Cons: "Wish it had a 6 speed tranny"

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

"Amazing handling, with affordable upgrades to make it even better. Thinnk of it as a reliable bmw for 2/3 the money. Its been extremely reliable."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Outstanding steering control, great pick up in tra

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good value, minimal maintenance & repair until 100"

Cons: "You can feel the road...but that's a sports car."

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

"Do NOT want to sell this car, but in a different stage of life and needs changed. Love, love this car. Fun, good mileage, definite sport car feeling, good pick up. Added snow tires and NEVER got stuck anywhere. Wish they would build an 2016 Prelude but not holding my breath."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Honda: Please bring back cars like this!!!

By on Monday, November 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,120

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: "Everything"

Cons: "Nothing"

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

"I own a 2001 base 5sp prelude - red with only 59K miles. Completely stock. Drives even better now than in '01. Only driven about 4200 miles per year. In 2025, it should only have about 100K miles. Zero rust - body looks amazing."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Nice and really reliable car no problem.

By on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun and fast car to drive"

Cons: "no washer resorvoir"

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

"Best car I have so far. Never break down on me or give me a hard time. Just got marriage and needed a automatic car for the family. Just trying to sell it for the best price and get a new car. Thank you."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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