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Honda Prelude Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Honda Prelude

  • A balanced and capable sport coupe. Overpriced compared to the competition, though.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine, room for four, four-wheel ABS standard.

  • Cons

    Limited headroom, conservative interior, odd headlamp design.

  • What's New for 2000

    The 2000 Prelude is a carryover from 1999 and remains unchanged.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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One sweet car

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

I bought this car as I loved the sleek and sporty body style plus knew of Honda's reliability. I've owned the car over 4 years and the only thing I've done is put a new battery in it. Due to my getting older I am thinking about trading it for a Tacoma but am having a very difficult time bringing myself to do it. 28 MPG on the open road and it handles so smoothly. The paint on it still has a showroom shine but I really baby the car. If anyone is looking for an incredibly sporty car that will get you looks plus the added benefit of great reliability than get yourself one of these babies. You won't be sorry.




My dream car. also my

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

The most excellent combination of practicality and sports coupe. My car has been a dream for the most part. I have 215,000 miles and limited maintenance. The ignition switch at 80,000 was a recall item. I didn't listen to my mechanic about flushing the tranny at every 60K, and the filter finally clogged at 170,000 miles. Otherwise, I have had no other problems. One nagging issue, is the low tires make driving in snow of more than 3" difficult and the car is very hard on tires. The sound system is incredible and the performance is very titillating for those loving speed. It's a tribute to Honda craftsmanship.



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Born to be a classic

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

The Prelude is definitely an underestimated Honda. Very elusive compared to your Civic or Accord. Civic would be the bottom line daily driver, the Accord would be the nice family car, and the Prelude would be the slighty more exotic sports car. I get looks and compliments everywhere I go. I wouldn't trade this car for the world. If you're looking for something sporty, that also makes a great daily driver, then the Honda Prelude is definitely for you. It's fast, it's fun, and it's beautiful. What else could you ask for?



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Great bang for the buck

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

Today (1/26/05) is my fifth anniversary with this car. It has 50,790 miles, and hasn't given me a minute's trouble. 24 mpg minimum, and a lot of the time it gets 26.5 mpg. I think it's a very attractive car, perfect for short commutes. My only gripe is that it is not a very comfortable car, it's noisy, and the ride is a little rough. I can last 30 minutes at a time before I feel the need to get out and stretch. I'll be trading for something more comfortable and more useful. This is flashy personal transportation that handles well. Enough room for a week's groceries in the trunk. No room in the back seat for adults, so forget it, just fold the seat down and leave it that way.




Automatic trans...bad idea

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

Love the car, but big mistake buying an automatic trans. Bought car in April, trans burned out in June, I'm in my late 30's so the car is stock and I drive normal. Honda replaced the trans under warranty, told me it was around $5500. Too bad, should of bought the 5 speed




Best car ever

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

The Honda Prelude is one of the best cars to come out of Japan. EVER!!!!



Full 2000 Honda Prelude Review

What's New for 2000

The 2000 Prelude is a carryover from 1999 and remains unchanged.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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