1999 Honda Prelude
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Pearl of Cars

by from Newport News, VA on August 29, 2017

My 1999 Honda Prelude was purchased brand new in 1999 by my mother who handed it over to me in 2005, going into my junior year of college & with my was she gorgeous... I mean the v-tec engine, the bod...
My 1999 Honda Prelude was purchased brand new in 1999 by my mother who handed it over to me in 2005, going into my junior year of college & with my was she gorgeous... I mean the v-tec engine, the body style of the car, the sound system, the sunroof, & that pearl white... which is why I named her Pearl. This girl could get up & go, regardless if being driven in automatic or stick shift & although a two door, we piled 4-5 people in there regularly (not legal) but hey, it was college & me & my girls had to get to the party. Good ole' Pearl is still kicking some 200,000 miles later, after a trip across the country, two timing belts, & a rebuilt transmission later. A lot of work keeps having to go into her so I just let her go about a month to go to be sold (sad face with tears) boi will she be missed
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great Used Gas Saver

by on July 9, 2017

This was my first car I ever owned. It treated me well, though this car is defiantly a fixer upper as things tend to break pretty fast. Thankfully it is honda and parts are never that expensive.
This was my first car I ever owned. It treated me well, though this car is defiantly a fixer upper as things tend to break pretty fast. Thankfully it is honda and parts are never that expensive.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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not sure on this car

by from Virginia on April 3, 2014

It handles really good, best car to handle corners and curves! But dang ignition switch went bad, next leaking oil from every single gasket, radiator busted, right after the hose went 10min after repl...
It handles really good, best car to handle corners and curves! But dang ignition switch went bad, next leaking oil from every single gasket, radiator busted, right after the hose went 10min after replacing it. Trunk leaking water inside itself smh! the standard spark plugs and wires, weak! Had to upgrade them. around 145K check engine light came on! got it look at !! and cylinder 3 and 1 not firing or misfiring!! replace injector 1 and 4days later, reset the car, and its running like a champ. Changing the oil without a lift is almost impossible smh by design there! But it do run fast and handles the corners really well
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Amazing

by from San Francisco, Ca on August 3, 2011

This is my first car that ive purchased, a 1999 prelude, i have driven integras, jettas but nothing feels like this car, the design will surley turn heads as well as the roar coming out of the engine....
This is my first car that ive purchased, a 1999 prelude, i have driven integras, jettas but nothing feels like this car, the design will surley turn heads as well as the roar coming out of the engine. Excellent handles, when i was done signing the papers it felt like i just bought my super nintendo all over again, I will love this car until its done.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Never owned anything but a Prelude...

by from Philadelphia PA on November 23, 2010

My first car was a 1988 Prelude - bought 3 years used and drove it to 150K and into the ground - the body was falling apart yet it still ran like a dream. My second car is a 1999 Prelude - bought 3 ye...
My first car was a 1988 Prelude - bought 3 years used and drove it to 150K and into the ground - the body was falling apart yet it still ran like a dream. My second car is a 1999 Prelude - bought 3 years used with 27K on it -- which I pray never dies because Honda's biggest mistake was discontinuing this model. I now have 100K and it still runs like the day I bought it ... on nothing but regular maintenance. I've never had a problem! It accelerates like a beast and hugs corners like a high performance sports car. I know I can accelerate on a dime, quickly change lanes and take tight corners like a pro and this car makes me LOVE to DRIVE! I love the look and performance of this car and I pray mine goes to 200K miles! The only complaint is the same as others - the interior is cramped, but it's meant to drive, not to transport passengers and stuff. My dog fits on the backseat and my groceries fit fine in the trunk and I've managed to even get a few things home from IKEA by putting down the back seat. If the car were any larger it would lose it's sportiness. If you love to drive, this car is one fun car! I have no idea what I'm gonna do when my Prelude finally dies (hopefully not for another 10 years), I can't imagine ever driving anything else!!!
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Does recommend this car!!

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One of the best cars I've had.

by from Iowa on December 4, 2009

The car is a great performer. It gets good gas for its age as long as you stay off the peddle. When taken to the track it handles like a dream I would recommend this car to anyone.
The car is a great performer. It gets good gas for its age as long as you stay off the peddle. When taken to the track it handles like a dream I would recommend this car to anyone.
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67 years old. Best car I have owned.

by from Flint MI on November 2, 2009

This car is fun and fast. The automatic is a lot of fun. You can shift it like a stick. High revs. Good gas milage. I have owned many sports cars including a 1985 Lotus Esprit, MGs, TR4, Austin Healey...
This car is fun and fast. The automatic is a lot of fun. You can shift it like a stick. High revs. Good gas milage. I have owned many sports cars including a 1985 Lotus Esprit, MGs, TR4, Austin Healey, many muscle cars. This is the most fun to drive of all of them. Handles great. You can't go wrong with one of these.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Hard to replace this one...

by from Pittsburgh on May 3, 2009

I have had my 99 Prelude for 10 years... The only thing that had to be replaced was a brake caliper and radiator hose. This is an excellent car that has amazing front-end power..feels like a lot like ...
I have had my 99 Prelude for 10 years... The only thing that had to be replaced was a brake caliper and radiator hose. This is an excellent car that has amazing front-end power..feels like a lot like a turbo. Not too many cars turn heads like this one at 10 years old.
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I love this car!

by from on November 12, 2008

This car is sporty and fun to drive. I feel like a kid again! I would recommend a 1999 Honda Prelude to anyone who enjoys a great car!
This car is sporty and fun to drive. I feel like a kid again! I would recommend a 1999 Honda Prelude to anyone who enjoys a great car!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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love it, great ride

by from orange county,ca on January 29, 2008

great car , fun to drive, it looks like a mini nsx and feels like it. love the sporty feel and road hugin' feel,and the interior is great,ecxept for the interior room not good for a big person,but for...
great car , fun to drive, it looks like a mini nsx and feels like it. love the sporty feel and road hugin' feel,and the interior is great,ecxept for the interior room not good for a big person,but for an average like me its great. i love this car and i would recomend it to anyone.
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Does recommend this car!!

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