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1998 Honda Prelude

   
 
Honda Prelude Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 195 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Honda Prelude

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of power, distinctive styling, and room for four

  • Cons

    Limited headroom. The Accord has a more attractive interior.

  • What's New for 1998

    The Prelude doesn't change for 1998.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (54 total reviews)


Honest 1998 honda prelude review

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

i've owned the car for 2 years, bought it at 200,000km and drove it till 280,000km. as with all cars with high mileage, you must look at what the previous owners did for maintence. in the case of my prelude, EVERYTHING started to break down from leaking raditors to starter problems. My cost of ownership was high, BEWARE its hard to find a prelude that is in good condition.




Great car!

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

I bought my 1998 Prelude Base Coupe 4sp. manumatic with 74K miles on it in 2006 as my first car. LOVED it! It was the best car I ever owned. In the year that I had it, I only replaced the O2 sensor. Not bad. The reason I had to get rid of it? It cost me too much to keep it. I was only 17, not making much money and couldn't afford the low profile tires (stock wheels, mind you), the premium fuel and, of course, the insurance company ate me alive. I didn't do my homework before I bought it. So, if you can afford the cost of ownership, this will be a great car.




As honest as i can

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

I bought this car with 256000km's (159000 miles) on the car and finally bought a new car. It currently has 320000 kms (199000 miles). I'll be honest, Ive never driven a brand new Prelude, but from what I can see, considering the milage was high, it still booted, vtec'd, and sound like a fast sportscar. from 256000 to 320000 kms, i only worried about oil changes and gas. i had a couple of small things that had to be changed - fan belt, rotors, and exhaust. These are all 'maintenance' issues. This car is a soldier, and I abused the hell out of the car, and it just wont die. It is rusty as hell, and so now that I bought my new car, my prelude satisfies the carefree in me.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1998 Honda Prelude Review

What's New for 1998

The Prelude doesn't change for 1998.

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presboogie
presboogie
01-10-2001
I've also been thinking about trading in my Prelude (1998) for a new Accord V6. I feel like I've been able to find good deals here in Atlanta....


robertsmx
robertsmx
11-11-2004
treatment in the sedan was lifted off late 80s Prelude, and in the sedan, NSX inspiration is evident....


sky16
sky16
10-05-2008
Make sure you have them fix it and don't settle for lame answers. I had a Honda Prelude that was made in Japan (1998 model) and it never ever gear popped in 2nd or 3rd gear and the gears never grinde...