1998 Honda Prelude Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1998 Honda Prelude Motegi 2.2 VTi from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 VTi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Head turning, cruising machine

Faults:

The 4WS light came on and it stopped working. I sorted it myself by resetting the 4WS ECU.

General Comments:

I've had lots of Hondas, and I wouldn't really want anything else. I have had several Honda Civics, and really liked them. They've all been reliable, and have never let me down.

I fancied a change, so looking at my budget, I had about £4000 to spend. I was looking on the Trader and Internet for a new Honda, this thing caught my eye, the Honda Prelude 5th gen with the Motegi kit on. The car looks stunning, without the kit it looks a bit funny, but with the Motegi kit and wheels, it looks the part.

The price was reasonable, the mileage was low and the car was in excellent condition. One look at the car and it was bought.

The interior is very nice, but it's a bit cramped in the back, and it comes with A/C and a sunroof.

The performance of the car is excellent, according to Parkers it can go from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds. It is definitely a quick car, but when the VTEC kicks in, it doesn't give you much of kick like the older Civics do, but one look at the speedo says it all. A Porsche Boxster driver couldn't pull away from me, in fact I was closing the gap, you should have seen the look on his face... LOL.

The car is more of a cruiser than a racing car, it's also a head turner, lots of people look thinking what car is it, it's a very rare car, not many around.

It can drink a bit if you keep driving in the VTEC zone, I get about 20-25mpg around town and about 30-35 on a long run, so it's not too bad considering the performance.

I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a coupe with a bit of power.

By the way, the 4ws is awesome, there's no such thing as a 3 point turn, it can take corners at ridiculous speeds.

Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2007

30th Oct 2007, 04:23

I own a Honda Prelude 2.2 VTi Motegi. It gets a bit scary after 100mph. It feels a lot faster than its actually going. It's probably because it's low down.

1998 Honda Prelude base 2.2 Vtec from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

My 'lude will give you a run for your money

Faults:

The passenger power window goes down, but not up, so the driver has to control everything.

When parked overnight it makes a weird noise when started; I expect a trip to the shop soon.

The shifter boot was broken off the knob.

General Comments:

To sum this review early, this car kicks ass. It has so much power compared to my last Honda. I gained a good 100+ Horse Power.

I read the other Prelude reviews, and the owners say that the engine really kicks in around 5500 RPM, I guess. But I feel a good change in torque at 5000.

I bought this car used from the lot that I purchased my Civic at, so they were pretty honest. The Prelude was in an accident, and needed a new fender, hood, and paint job. So I bought it at about $6,300 and a $1,700 trade in with my Jeep.

I'm glad I bought the 1998 Honda Prelude at the car lot instead of the 2000. They both were in accidents, but the '98 was rebuilt better, and had a better paint job.

Anyway, I totally recommend a Prelude to ANYBODY. They're fast, reliable, and just plain sexy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2007

1998 Honda Prelude v tec V tec from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V tec Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired269000 kilometres
Most recent distance289000 kilometres
Previous carPerodua mazde 626

Summary:

I love this car despite the minor problems that I am probably to blaim for

Faults:

Overall, it is generally a reliable car.

It looks great.

It's Fast.

Idle Control had to be replaced.

Leaks and burns oil.

Comfortable in long distances.

General Comments:

Stock stereo system is good and the base really kicks in.

Trunk space is good considering it is a 2 door sports car.

Back seats 2 small, but I like it that way!!

A head turner 4sure, its one sexy car.

Just maintain it both under the hood, outside and the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2007

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 19 reviews