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This is my car. It's a base model 2000 Honda Prelude with a 5 speed manual transmission. From the dealer, I ordered floor mats, the OEM spoiler, and pin stripes.

This is a magnificent car to drive, with a lot of potential. The handling is probably its best feature, though it still has plenty of room for improvement here. The engine is peppy, for lack of a better word, but it is far from what I would call 'powerful.' Honda did a great job getting 200 ponies out of this 4 cylinder engine, but it is still a 4 cylinder engine, so it seriously lacks low-end torque. If you want to get any power from this car, you have to be prepared to run it into the high RPM range. There is a little power in this engine that could be freed up with the generic intake/header/exhaust combo, but to get any significant gains you are going to have to go with nitrous, forced induction, and/or do some work on the engine's internals.

I would personally like to go turbo in the future, but unfortunately that costs money, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to invest that kind of money into my car. I think a nice suspension and a custom turbo setup would make this car a force to be reckoned with. But, until I win the Lotto or something, I'll probably have to settle for the stock setup (which ain't half bad).

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