This car is excellent for those looking for something fun. Although the interior is bland and the car is a portly weight, it's mostly a silent killer. A little heavy to take 90 degree turns with ease, but if you take it on a curvy backroad, you see its true power. Take it on a sharp curve at speeds even a WRX would be scared of and the Prelude laughs at the curve and eats it for breakfast. Interstate driving is like a cakewalk for this car, easily passing any car with a quick downshift or two. Stop- and-go driving is a little boggy but still spirited. Also very quiet! The added reliability and high-quality materials make this car a smart buy for anyone wanting something fun!
Vtech makes the car scream at high RPM's, Tiptronic shifting is gimmicky, but useful while racing and fun when just taking it out on a backroad cruise. With a good head unit, the speakers rock with clarity and have impressive bass. Lower than 90% of factory cars, improving handling.
More radical styling inside and out, MAKE IT LIGHTER!, upgrade to a five speed automatic and maybe even a convertible version! Could be a good candidate for the next sports-hybrid production model.
Though my Prelude was purchased as a daily driver, I later began driving it on local road courses and learned what the car was really about. Handling, speed, and comfort. The car has held up very well and still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it! I actually bought an old Accord so I wouldn't have to drive the Prelude in the winter in effort to preserve the its current condition.
Engine, exterior and interior, especially the ergonomics.
The prelude by Honda is a legend and I hope Honda decides to start production again soon. The 99 models saw a 5 HP increase to make it 200 HP(Base model seems fasteR than the SH MODEL), which is more than the type r integra stock. Exterior styling still turnsheads todaY and the interior is not bad. Under the hood we see one of the biggest stock honda 4 cylinder motors at 2.2 liters and the added bonus of VTECH MAKES THIS BABY SCREAM AFTER 5500 RPM. The one thing I have not like about hondas as I have previously owned a 00 civic si and 95 GSR integra is the clutches in the cars stock are not very heavy duty especially during racing. Overall the lude is the best sporty honda out there
Handling, exterior styling, reliabilty, gas mileage, cool gauges, high rev line, high end power(dont mess with a lude on the freeway, one or two downshifts and you are out).
Low-end power lacking (especially when launching, easy to bog out), premium fuel required, heavier duty racing clutch needed, and shorter shifting.
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