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Having fun in a 'lude
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By FLBoi
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1999 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

With all my friends into sports-compact
cars and the illusive street racing
scene I wanted something original and
able to be built apon. My anwser was
the Honda Prelude. Fun and reliable and
many options on the street scene. Quick
and exciting.


Best Features

Tip tronic shifting is a great option. Quicker than most other makes, the prelude is responsive. I'm also a fan of the unique body design.


Worst Features

In a hopeful future model, retain the thin and race-inspired tail lights. Keeping the "original" concept of the head-lights, and improve on in it. Also offer a sportier factory body-kit that flows with the lights of the car.


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Porsche Quality Honda Price
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By Gulfstream
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1999 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

The Prelude is a brilliant all around
sports car. It's fun to drive
(especially when the VTEC engine kicks
in), and can get you from 0-60 quite
quickly.

It offers most of the technology that
you find on Porsche Boxers without the
Porsche price and the mechanical
quirks that Porsche has.

You will give up head room (fine for
me at 5' 7" not so great for someone
over 6') and it's not a "family car."

Everything is "race-tuned" so don't
expect a "down comforter" type ride.
The "fun" factor will make up for this.


Best Features

Sporty looks, VTEC engine, handling


Worst Features

Since it is no longer made by Honda, this is a N/A point.


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Best Car I have owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tdsd
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1999 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

I have owned Bug eyed Sprites, MGB,
TR4,Lotus Turbo Esprit, 1964 Mustang,
Dodge 1967 R/T, and many other
performance cars. I worked for a Mercedes
and BMW dealership picking up cars for
service. I drove almost every model they
make. I can only say the my 1999 Prelude is
more fun to drive than any other car I have
owned or driven. It is just fun.


Best Features

I have the automatic and the tip tronics shifting is better than anything Mercedes or BMW makes. It is fast and positive. Love the high Red line shifting. Handling is great. Not the fastest from 0-60 but feels like it is going a lot faster than it is.


Worst Features

Put the S-2000 body on it and continue the automatic.


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Fun car to drive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By im4funx
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1999 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

This is the 4th new car I have owned
and by far it is the best. As my car
comes up on the 60000 mile mark it
still drives like a dream. As a former
muscle car owner (camero z28, mustang
gt) I can tell you the pleasure of this
car far exceeds them. And the gas
mileage makes my 30 mile commute alot
more fun. I have not had a single
mechanical problem with this car(except
I blew out a speaker rocking out to the
stereo). I only wish it was still in
prodution so I could buy a new one when
the time comes.


Best Features

Vtec, handeling,gas mileage


Worst Features

Sart making them again !!!!


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Renaissance Coupe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ItsaMeMario
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1999 Honda Prelude Type SH 2dr Coupe


Review

As my faithful coupe approaches 60,000
miles, I began to reflect on the time
we've spent together (cue the
sentimental music...)
Glancing at the Prelude, I concluded
that Honda engineers set out to design
a sporty coupe that could handle the
rigorous demands a driving enthusiast
would muster during ownership. Hmm, so
what are the daily observances that
quench my thirst for excitment?
A comparatively torquey inline-4 from
Honda which comes alive above the
infamous camshaft change point.
Amazing Handling - easily the
Prelude's strongpoint, ATTS gimmickry
is actually a reality. I personally
vouch for its predictability over
overall comfort.


Best Features

The Prelude's charima is the most powerful piece of information that justifies every owner's purchase. Ultimately, I enjoyed the car more than any quantified rating could express.


Worst Features

- Somedays I wished I topped 27 miles per gallon, which I predominantly achieve on roadtrips. - 26k base price is steep nowadays for the package the Prelude originally delivered in 1997, mostly unchanged till 2001.


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