Honda redesigned its sport coupe for 1997. Again front-wheel drive with a 4-cylinder engine, Prelude rode a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase than... Read More
Honda redesigned its sport coupe for 1997. Again front-wheel drive with a 4-cylinder engine, Prelude rode a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase than before, and measured 3.2 inches longer overall. Curb weight rose by 145 pounds. Interior dimensions changed only slightly, but trunk space expanded by nearly one cubic foot. Basic 2-door notchback styling continued from the 1992-96 generation, but traditional analog gauges replaced vacuum-fluorescent instruments. Only base and SH editions went on sale, each equipped with a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder that employed Hondas variable-valve-timing technology. Running on premium fuel, the engine developed 195 horsepower with 5-speed manual shift, but only 190 horses when equipped with an automatic transmission. Offered only on base Preludes, the automatic transmission gained a new manual-shift feature, called Sequential SportShift. The gear selector lever could be left in Drive for regular automatic shifting, or tipped forward or backward to permit manual gear selection.The SH model we Minimize
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23 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Jan 25, 2006
The Best FWD Car!!!
Pros: DOHC VTEC Engine,Slick shifting transmission, Suspension,Excellent driving position,ATTS,Factory sound system,High speed stability,Superb handling
Cons: Need a 6th gear for cruising gear & "Civic" like center console
Mar 14, 2005
Brilliance for less
Pros: Fun; Cheap; Reliable; Powerful; Not silly "edgy"; VTEC
Cons: Not roomy; Flat power-curve (good, but takes getting used to)
May 8, 2000
>5300RPM = Big Smile
Pros: great engine note, good handling, good looking
Cons: small back seat, no climate control, inadequate power steering, expensive Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 11, 2003
5th Generation Prelude - Another Honda Success!
Pros: EXTREME power, handling, overall responsiveness, and good looks!
Cons: Civic-like interior is a bit of a turn off. Stock stereo = no bass.
Jan 10, 2002
Great VTEC engine and handling
Pros: Aggressive VTEC engine, fun to drive, superb handling and ride
Cons: Interior quality craftmanship, lack of features, cramped back seats, too simple dashboard.
Jul 29, 2003
Fun, reliable, fast, and did I mention fun?
Pros: Build quality, speed, handling, great engine note
Cons: Hard to avoid speeding tickets, awkward driving position
Apr 13, 2002
Pros: Excellent Ride, engine lasts forever, looks great and quick
Cons: A/C comes on when front defroster is turned on. Stickers are coming off door handles.
Jun 21, 2002
VTEC, great handling...tell me more!
Pros: good power, great handling, what more could you want in this price range?
Cons: small back-seat if you need it, insurance costs
Jun 14, 2001
A Honda Boxter!
Pros: Great Handleing,style,engine, fun to drive
Cons: Ugly interior