First time, some surprises, mostly good.
By Locutiss on
2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe
My first new car in 13 years and my
first time driving a Prelude. The
dealer had a Black, 2000, 4-speed
sequential sport shift transmission.
Cost $1000 more than the 5-speed
manual. After I got used to the
transmission and shifter, I really
appreciated its benefits. Car has rock-
solid handling, cornering and braking.
Sturdily built and low to the ground
(another feature that takes getting
used to). I regularly use both sides of
the sport-shifter. I plan to keep the
car for a long time.
Exterior styling, handling, cornering,
braking. Acceleration ain't bad, but
really doesn't 'kick' until 5000 RPM.
Cruising at 90 mph (when safe and
conditions permit) is smooth and
comfortable. Really, these cars were
designed to drive at high speeds.
Silly of Honda to market this as a 4-
seater. Only humans below 5 ft and
weighing less than 100 lbs can use rear
seats. Too bad they didn't utilize rear
space, and properly designate car as a