by Tom McGean on May 1, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Prelude
This is an amazing vehicle. First car I have ever owned, I got it when I was 16. Dropped suspension and a shift kit makes this baby fly and it handles like a pro. I love flying into parking lots and putting the car into a space at 30 mph. Blows my friends mind. Hilarious to crush Mustang Cobras and VWs at stop lights. Very rare and hard to find car that looks fantastic. Interior is cramped, don't expect to make any trips over 30min with someone in the back seat without them complaining incessantly. Gauges are a little silly, and the glare at night can be tough, but the lighting can be lowered. Looks sick with some interior neon and a Kenwood though. All in all, a fantastic car
by DjChaz on May 12, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Prelude
I purchased my car about 2 weeks ago,
and it has been awsome so far. Got the
car for $7,500 with 65,000 miles (a
steal of a price) and so far so good.
Car is very fast for a 2.2L 135 HP
engine, and has so much potential with
a few upgrades. It is still an eye
turner (almost everywhere I go people
ask about the car) If you want a long
term, cheap, reliable sporty car,
either get this or an Integra (harder
to find at a really good price)
The Prelude is totally redesigned for 1997. A base model is available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox, but the top-of-the-line Type SH model, featuring Honda's new Active Torque Transfer System, can only be had as a manual. Both the base and Type SH Preludes feature last year's VTEC engine which produces 195 horsepower for 1997.