2000 Honda Prelude Consumer Review: Too bad you can't buy 'em new

2000 Honda Prelude - Consumer Review

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Base Coupe (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Too bad you can't buy 'em new anymore
By Michael of C+M on


2000 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


The first can I ever purchased new and
a good choice at that. What every "big-
muffler" Civic Si wants to be when it
grows up. If you have to transport
kids or more than one adult, forget it,
but if your life permits such a car, go
for it.

No major defects, but would sure like
it if the dealer could find and silence
the sunroof squeak and figure out why
the front suspension creaks and pops on
warm days like my knees on cold days.

BUY A K&N FILTER!!: $20 for a regular
replacement is robbery. $40 for a K&N
and it's the last air filter you'll
have to buy.

Best Features

Incredible ride/handling tradeoff. Sticks in turns AND rides comfortably. The engine sounds when the high-rev cam lobes take over. Slick-shifting Transmission. Powerful Air Conditioner.

Worst Features

Most importantly: Start building it again. 6th gear to improve fuel economy. Factory fog lamps. Rotary HVAC controls instead of sliders. Stop "tuners" from selling butt-ugly body kits and silver taillights. Interior collects dust faster than any other car I've owned.
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