1998 Honda Prelude 2.2. vti 4ws


Honda should not be proud on that model


First it was a 4ws (four wheel steering) which was pretty self centered so sometimes it worked and sometimes it was on vacation.

On 95tkm automatic transmission suddenly overheated and the cost of reparation was 3000 Euros or 5000Eur for new one. Than the service said they can make from that car manual one for only 2000eur. As it was cheaper option I decided for it, but after that no one could calibrate the electronic on that car because the computer recognized it was automatic and it demanded to put the car in parking position while working on it. The cruse control also could not work because of the difference in speed sensors.

On 100km the front wheel barring broke and also the head on which it is pressed on. It took me six weeks of waiting for the part and next 300 euro.

At 105tkm the back wheel barring broke, but it was in possible to change only the bearring because the Honda sales only the whole arm which costs around 1000 Eur. That was the last thing for me so I decided to sell the car.

General Comments:

This is the most beautiful car I ever had.

Very quick on open road, whit great comfort in front seats.

I would not recommend it as a sport car, more as a sport limousine.

The engine is very economic, it only needs about 12l/100km in the city and around 10l on open road, altough if you drive 230km/h it can consume 17l/100km.

The only thing I should point out that when everything is working good on that car, which is rarely, than it is great to drive it, but I never had such a bad car. From 10 months I had it I drive it maybe 7 months and other 3 it was in service garage. The service costs are extremely high and there are only genuine Honda parts for that model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th May, 2004