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“1995 H22A 5 Speed”

Written on: 13/03/2013

Pros: ulike other reviewers Iv found and have plenty of aftermarket performance parts. I havnt dyno'd it yet but id say im pushing over 300 HP and 250 torque. Mine has 8PSI boost turbo with standered bolt on's ( headers, intake, Exhaust) Also has a thing called an E Ram connected to the cold aair intake that adds another 1PSI of boost at any RPM. Cat Back Exhaust, Stage 3 racing 6 puck clutch, short throw shifter,and a stage 3 surge chip. Also upgraded to iradium spark plugs which add 10… Read Full Review

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“Amazing drivers car for so little money!”

Written on: 06/03/2013 by ludereview (1 review written)

I have owned my gen5 2.2 vti Prelude for approximately a month and I've had a smile on my face since I fisrt drove it. Anyone looking for a true drivers car for peanuts should befinately look in to it. I've had all types of cars, quattro's, MR2's down to sportka's and passats. I currently run a jaguar XJ8-4.0 and I prefer driving the lude. The tiptronic boxes have a reputation so cautious buyer may wat to avoid, but when you're likely to be paying about a grand for one of these cars, why… Read Full Review

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“Easily the best car I have ever owned”

Written on: 14/01/2013 by alipoubelle (1 review written)

Where to start? have now owned two 4th generation Preludes, the first a jap import - lovely graphite grey, unfortunately not well cared for - so great to drive, very reliable, but a sad example bodyworkwise, decided it wasnt worth keeping on the road Yet.. completely hooked, I then bought a 1996 4th gen beauty, very red, very gorgeous, had been loved and cared for - regular oil changes..all a Honda engine needs really - yes true the rear wheel arches are a problem - bodywork just 2 years ago… Read Full Review

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“Where T o Start!!!”

Written on: 19/09/2012 by nashy46x (1 review written)

Totally awesome, mines a 1995 import..... If you,ve got a good no claims bonus, get One! I have owned two 2.2 vtec's (import) which are even faster and the BB4 lightweight chassis makes this possible. Mines stunning silver and she,s been looked after like a queen!! Reliable, Comfort, Handling...This is the motor,. My vtec comes in at 12mph an then there holy hell, jusy keep hold of the wheel, its a TIGER!!! Pull up at lights and the merc, bmw owners look bemused, cos they dont build cars like… Read Full Review

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“I love my Gen 5 Prelude!!”

Written on: 06/03/2012

Owned for approx 6 months now and for a 15 year old car everything still works which is great, it has lovely leather seats, climate control, and is a nice place to be on short or long journeys, but the thing that puts a smile on my face the most is the sound and acceleration of the engine when you push past 5500rpm and VTEC kicks in.... its an awesome feeling. I have owned my fair share of cars over the years, many of them German from turbo pertols to DERV's, but none have handled as well as… Read Full Review

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“I love my Prelude more than my other half, by a long way! ”

Written on: 16/08/2010

I love my Prelude more than my other half, by a long way!
the only thing the break on it was the dizzy. never let me down and its as quick as hell, looks great drives great performs great all in all its better in my opinion than most cars on the road today. gotta love the VTEC!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 19/09/2012

Totally agree. I have owned two 2.2 vtec's (import) which are even faster and the BB4 lightweight chassis makes this possible.

Mines stunning silver and she, been looked after!!

Pull up at lights and the merc, bmw owners look bemused, cos they dont build cars like these any more!!!!!! Quality!!

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“what can i say 2.2 vtec power all the electics roof...”

Written on: 14/07/2010

what can i say 2.2 vtec power all the electics roof mirrors and windows digital climate control cruise conrol and prob one of the best driving positions you can get in a car and all for under £1500 ..highly recomended to anyone who wants a fast comfotable and 100% reliable car buy one now you will not regret it… Read Full Review

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“"Luxury Integra Type-R" ”

Written on: 17/02/2010

"Luxury Integra Type-R"

Car is quicker than new Type R, Low slung with not much body roll, great in corners, Climate Control, Full Electro-Luminescent Dash is Awesome.

Glove box is literally a glove box (ie big enough for one glove)Rear seats are only good for double amputees.

Best fuel consumption 35 mpg, but this did include some fun driving.

Honda reliability and soooo cheap second hand..... pick one up whilst demand is low.

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“mine is a 92 vtec 5speed manual. ”

Written on: 27/11/2009

mine is a 92 vtec 5speed manual.
recently bought it and is easily best car i have owned
the mods were already there poddy extractors big bore lowered
raced a r32 2.0 ltr n/a and utterly blitz it gotta love vtec
these cars are stunning no need for a bodykit
only gripes is backseats are useless lol
other than that preludes are great and sound awesome 5/5
shows the honda haters whos boss haha… Read Full Review

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“it would never trade my prelude for no other car if...”

Written on: 06/10/2009

it would never trade my prelude for no other car if and when i die i want to buried in it… Read Full Review

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“i love these cars,only down side to them ive found is...”

Written on: 03/10/2009

i love these cars,only down side to them ive found is the need to fill her up loads,i use vpower to so it isnt cheap but hey whats the point of haveing something cheap to run and horid to drive,when you can have one of these which leaves you smileing 1000% of the time ha ha ha,it defo turns heads to,even as standard as mine is apart from the lexus lights etc,for now… Read Full Review

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“my Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC is rapid ”

Written on: 28/05/2009

my Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC is rapid… Read Full Review

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“i now own my first honda prelude,all i can say about...”

Written on: 26/05/2009 by satansangel2008 (1 review written)

i now own my first honda prelude,all i can say about the car is,wow he he he,its an amazing car to look at and drive,ive got the jap inport version,for a car of its age to look in my opinion better than most of the newer car is great,it still turns head everywhere i go,and knowing i have nearly 200 bhp to play nice with is fantastic.its a joy to see cars behind me vanish from stand still,i will defo be getting another when the sad days of the scrap yards come,only problem i have with it is the… Read Full Review

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“want a cheap relatively fast sports coupe that handles...”

Written on: 04/04/2009 by robvtec (1 review written)

want a cheap relatively fast sports coupe that handles well looks good and sounds awesome then the Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC is definitely the car to have. solid h22 engine very reliable used in 5th gens too and accord type rs and prelude type s 0-62 in 7.1 secs
high revving engine ,strong power after 5krpm ,great handling with 4ws ,although good without ,183 bhp at the fly standard ,fully electric ,high spec ,cheap lol ,remember this is a 4 cylinder n/a car… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC a few years ago...”

Written on: 24/01/2009 by BookhimDanno (2 reviews written)

I bought my Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC a few years ago with the idea that it would make a good 'Rally Car' for non forest single venue tarmac rallies.
I stripped out the interior, fitted a cage and all the required safety items, fitted a high flow air filter and a decent exhaust manifold and left everything else totally standard.
In November 2008 did my first rally in it. There were 80 starters including some very exotic cars and we finished the 8 rough stages in 30th place overall on an event… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/06/2009

Hmm, Prelude as a Rally car.... I've been looking at the 1800 Integras, mainly due to lighter weight, but may have to consider the Prelude, have one in the drive we were going to sell to help fund my first rally car, but may use it AS my rally car!

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“It has some unexpected surprises. Seat on driver's...”

Written on: 24/12/2008 by Hidz Makino (1 review written)

It has some unexpected surprises. Seat on driver's side has inflating cushion, and mm precision back rest. The rear speakers are at the perfect angle for sound, the small cabin enables great audio quality, and compared to modern cars, its easy to install ICE… Read Full Review

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“I have owned and driven many cars but few put a smile...”

Written on: 02/09/2008 by snowleopard (19 reviews written)

I have owned and driven many cars but few put a smile on my face in the way a 4th generation Honda Prelude does. I have just sold my BB4 2.2 VTEC import as two adults, three kids and 1 large dog do not fit! But I was gutted to see it go. Mine was highly customised with paint job, aftermarket alloys, lowered, custom exhaust etc etc etc, but you don't need all that to enjoy the wonderful lines of the car, the superb performance, the great sound, the tight handling.
You only need around £1800… Read Full Review

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“I love my prelude, I've had it for 2 years and its...”

Written on: 07/08/2008

I love my prelude, I've had it for 2 years and its never let me down and it looks great (much better than a Toyota Celica and way cooler than some naff hot hatch). With neally 200bhp on tap its still as quick as most modern compotition. Just buy one you won't be sorry!… Read Full Review

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“An awesome, awesome car. ”

Written on: 16/05/2008 by mastacutz (1 review written)

An awesome, awesome car.
Back in 2000 a friend of mine showed me his imported Prelude. Never seeing one before, I took one look at the EL back-lit dashboard....I was in love
On my second prelude now, a BB4 lightweight-edition, no ABS/TCS/4WS/sunroof/cruise. A lot of people say the 4wheel-steering version is better but thats silly, the 4wd makes the lude too twitchy. Remove it.
All I can say is if you buy a prelude you'll not be disappointed!
Everytime I get in my lude all I can do is smile; the… Read Full Review

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“My Honda Prelude which my dad gave me is great, even...”

Written on: 30/01/2008

My Honda Prelude which my dad gave me is great, even though its a k reg it still runs and looks great, even being an automatic, it still as a lot of power off the mark. Top car, hate driving the family car (Renault Scenic) after driving my beast of a prelude… Read Full Review

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“Great car to own. Drives you crazy!!!!!! Sexy sports car.”

Written on: 25/12/2007 by prelude1981 (1 review written)

Great car to own. Drives you crazy!!!!!! Sexy sports car… Read Full Review

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“I love the Honda Prelude - it shocks a lot of people...”

Written on: 27/11/2007 by oye (1 review written)

I love the Honda Prelude - it shocks a lot of people at lights with it's looks… Read Full Review

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“Amazing Car overall.”

Written on: 06/11/2007 by AlanWhelan (1 review written)

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“Overall the best. This is my 2nd Honda Prelude with a...”

Written on: 30/09/2007 by ilfotb (1 review written)

Overall the best. This is my 2nd Honda Prelude with a 3 year ownership gap… Read Full Review

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“The Honda Prelude is a dream to drive it grips well,...”

Written on: 11/09/2007 by 12volt (1 review written)

The Honda Prelude is a dream to drive it grips well, plenty of power when needed, it always turns heads young and old people alike looks stunning for an old car
Brilliant car - buy one!… Read Full Review

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“The Honda Prelude is a great car, it's fast reliable...”

Written on: 02/07/2007 by andwlo446 (1 review written)

The Honda Prelude is a great car, it's fast reliable handles like a dream, I've got janspeed cat back exhaust and induction kit on mine and sounds awesome. Can't fault the car really looks nice, best shape prelude made… Read Full Review

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“I have always wanted one of these since they came out....”

Written on: 16/06/2007 by allsum8 (1 review written)

I have always wanted one of these since they came out. I was going to buy one from up north but the guy was giving me the run around & I got a phone call about this one, £600! When I was driving it home I had the biggest smile ever. It's a great looking car although my red paintwork is turning a little pink! I got an auto!! yeah I know but the acceleration is still great especially if driven in sports mode. Although it is an auto it will still leave a VW Golf GTi at the lights! I do not condone… Read Full Review

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“What other car offers so much for so little.”

Written on: 18/01/2007 by lighteningjoe (1 review written)

What other car offers so much for so little… Read Full Review

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“I do love this car however the power is there when you...”

Written on: 08/01/2007 by antonyx (1 review written)

I do love this car however the power is there when you need it and it will beat most cars on the road - when you hit 5000 revs you really feel the fabulous vtec technology.

It sounds quality, looks slick and drives great.

If you are serious about getting a sports car then this car is ideal before you move on to the skyline level cars or better.

Don't expect to beat an m3 at the lights but I beat an Audi a3 1.8 turbo which was great (- I do not condone racing... this was a bit of fun at the… Read Full Review

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“I have a 2.2 Honda Prelude Si VTEC from Japan, comes...”

Written on: 07/06/2006 by buttomonkey (1 review written)

I have a 2.2 Honda Prelude Si VTEC from Japan, comes with 197 horses as standard.
If you're going to buy this car to rag around, you're gonna need uprated brakes and clutch. I'm on my 3rd clutch and 3rd set of front discs, aftermarket parts for this car have been terrible so far...
Don't let this put you off, the VTEC is immense and can take any amount of abuse, and the handling is taught and precise, I'm on the Isle of Man with the TT Course so I know. Get one. Now… Read Full Review

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“The Honda Prelude is superb at high rpm. Everything...”

Written on: 01/02/2006 by APOLOGIE (1 review written)

The Honda Prelude is superb at high rpm. Everything inside is great, it's very stylish and fun to drive… Read Full Review

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“This is a '95 - '96 4th gen Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC...”

Written on: 01/02/2005 by Malk (2 reviews written)

This is a '95 - '96 4th gen Honda Prelude 2.2i VTEC 183 bph as standard.
The car I have has a Honda aftermarket immobilzer and remote locking fitted as well as a stainless steel exhaust otherwise I think it is standard (except for Sony CD/MP3 player).
Electric windows mirrors sunroof. I like the dash and the way that it is bright at day time but can be adjusted to stop glare when the lights are on is a very good idea. Cruise control, Air conditioning (that clears the windscreen really fast) and… Read Full Review

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