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
Product Review Summary
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Jan 16, 2000
Best handling FWD car?
Pros: Build quality, handling with a CAPITAL 'H'
Cons: Interior not attractive, price a little too much for many, considering alternatives Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 14, 2000
Awesome Sports Car!
Pros: Great styling & performance
Cons: Can be a bit noisy Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 12, 2001
Can't buy a better car for 10 grand!!
Pros: Excellent power, Honda reliability, great handling.
Cons: Back seat is WAY too tight.
Getting a 1998 prelude for $10,000 can only happen in a dream. For me, it was a dream come true. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 30, 2001
I FINALLY OWN A NICE CAR!!!
Pros: There is nothing like an on ramp at 65
Cons: The factory paint is pretty lousy
No one can truly appreciate this car until they have taken it on a curvy road on a clear day with the windows down...It Demands Respect. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 10, 2002
Xtreme's Tight Ride
Pros: Great performance, gorgeous body style, V-tech engine is a definite plus
Cons: Interior is not attractive,gas mileage is ok
Buy it no questions asked. It is a great car if the dealer or person you are buying it from even decently kept it maintained. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 22, 2000
Power, handling and reliability
Pros: Power, handling, reliability
Cons: Limited rear seats, factory sound system could be better Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 10, 2001
A True Phat Ride
Pros: Quick, stylish, and easy to modify.
Cons: Limited space and rough interior
The Prelude is a fine machine that performs wonderfully as long as you don't plan on packing a hefty crew inside. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 16, 1999
A fantastic vehicle...
Pros: Great speed; great gas mileage
Cons: Small size can feel cramped Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 24, 1999
What's past is prologue
Pros: pure quality
Cons: pricey as a new car Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 12, 2000
2.2 dohc vtec power
Pros: quick acceleration, blasting stereo, comforatable interior, great sound
Cons: bad handeling on the base model, sports shifting auto 4sp lacks the acceleration of the five speed. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 12, 2004
A diamond in the rough
Cons: tight in back, dash a little plain, bigger blind spots Read More at Epinions.com