I love this car! the Prelude had the
styling and performance to jerk me away
from the dog-slow Eclipse GS that I'd
been hooked on since watching The Fast
and the Furious. It's handling is
reminiscent of a Stingray ie: the
faster you go, the more she just wants
to suck to the pavement. Spread the
word people! I got mine for $6500 and
can blow away any eclipse in my town.
This is a very good, and VERY
underrated car. Civics can't touch her
and the new V-6 Eclipse gets a very
good competition on the highway from
the 'lude. I stand 5'9" and it's very
comfortable to drive, as long as nobody
has the misfortune of sitting behind me.
4-spd automatic. Much more aggressive
than any other automatic I've ever
driven. That fourth gear makes her
almost as quick as a standard, but
don't think of hard acceleration in D4.
Drop down to D1, tap through the gears
maually, and you'll see just what
the 'lude can do.
It's an older car and the body style
has been discontinued so I don't think
an suggestions can help, other than to
say I wish I had a larger back seat
(friends find out how well their knees
fit into their eye sockets)
My GSR was stolen ended up with this. Decent acceleration. Need suspension kit to push its limits. Need new wheel/tire package 16"rims on 205/45/16 v-rated tires are all you need. Plenty of aftermarket parts (but more expensive compared to gsr/civic parts).
Light display is cool looking. Sporty seats. Good acceleration from 2.3 non- VTEC engine. Excellent handling with aftermarket parts. Looks great (even though slightly long). Wide sportscar.
One small cup holder. Car is too freakin long. Honda could have chopped the front a bit... probably would handle better. Rust on sunroof and metal piece between rear window and trunk hood. Rear seat somewhat comfortable for midgets or kids only. Honda too cheap to install stock front stab bar.
I bought this car a couple months ago and I must say it's great. The only thing is that my paints faded on parts of it but it runs great and has extremely good performance. It picks up pretty quickly for a four cylinder car. It's also very good on gas.
Strangers continually compliment me on
my Civic or Accord, and I tell them
it's a Prelude, and they get
surprised. This car is 8 years old
(it's a 95)this model has been around
since '92, which makes it 10+ years of
chance that you've had to know what it
was. They are surprised to find out
that it is faster than a formidably
upgraded Civic (!) (even stock/non-VTEC
Preludes are not in production any
longer because people have some sort of
fascination with Civics that sound like
Mine has 120,000+ miles on it.. No
mechanical problems as of yet, and no
signs of future ones.
The Dashboard makes it look like you
are driving a space ship.
Leather seats are very comfortable.
Plenty of power (even though it's the
160 HP engine).
Looks, looks, looks.
Reliablity - I'm very hard on the
brakes and I corner and accelerate hard
often. None of that phases this car.
There's no glove box in this model!
Often used electrical controls
(Sunroof, Cruise Control, Windows,
Locks) are in inconvenient spots.
Nowhere for driver to comfortably rest
left arm (maybe it should stay on the
steering wheel anyway), or the
passenger's right arm.
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