1997 Honda Prelude Consumer Reviews 3
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1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe

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97 Prelude
By Krisl20 on 07/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2dr Coupe


Review

Great car. Little slow off the line but when that V-tech kicks in there is some power. Very reliable car just like any other honda made. Awesome gas mileage and a great looking car. A little uncomfortable for me being 6'1" Knees hit the side where the CD player is located.
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97 HONDA PRELUDE
By DAVID on 07/18/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

MY WIFE AND I BOUGHT THIS CAR NEW. IT HAS BEEN A OK CAR. WE HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH IT. SINCE NEW WE HAVE PUT 2 RACK AND PINIONS,TRANSMISSION,AND HAVE HAD SERVICE LOOK AT THE SUN ROOF MANY TIMES FOR SLOW OPENING.
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i miss my prelude
By bluemerle on 07/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

Drove it for six years and loved it. Just bought an SUV and wish i still had a fun fast car. Not one single mechanical problem in six years! Amazing.
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Amazing
By PreludeEh on 07/07/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

Great first car. Great perfromance and handling! Extremely reliable, a lot of fun to drive and decent fuel economy.
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excellent
By Kristin Nelson on 06/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

Overall I like my car, it has held up well considering the miles I have put on it. I did have it in the shop for over 3 days for an ignition recall that honda did not inform me of and the dealer was unaware of. This has been my only down fall.
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Great Handling but not very quick
By fishboy on 02/21/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

This car feels like it is on rails going into a turn. It is the best handling car I have ever driven and can do some amazing things even in the rain. The ride is very nice, not jarring. Having driven V8 engined cars exclusively prior to this car I do miss the torque of a strong motor. The 2.2 puts out a lot of power for it's size but that power doesn't come on until 5,000 rpm. It is hard to get a good launch off the line because you either spin the tires or you end up waiting for the rpms to hit the vtec range. Not a great straight line vehicle. The engine is very smooth even up the 8,000 rpm fuel cutoff.
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owner
By gemini0229 on 01/29/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

best car I've eve owned
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Good Car
By M2SEWELL on 01/09/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

My Honda Prelude has been a very good car. I have had no serious problems and it is very fun to drive. I like the quickness of this car.
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Prelude Type SH with ATTS is amazing!
By tilenius on 01/02/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2dr Coupe


Review

I've had my Honda Prelude Type SH for almost 6 years now and LOVE it! It's been a joy to drive every day! Honda's Active Torque Transfer System is truly amazing! This comes only on the Type SH model. This feature basically makes the OUTSIDE wheels on a turn go FASTER than the inside wheels, and can transfer up to 80% of the torque to those wheels. The result is almost NO understeer and amazing road-hugging ability. This has to be one of the best-handling cars on the market. It's been 100% reliable, no problems, except a slight rattle around the moonroof. Honda is so incredibly reliable!
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Can hold its own agains most cars
By rlee on 12/31/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe


Review

Hi y'all, My parents bought me my first car 2 years ago, a brand spanken new prelude in black. This car is great. Acceleration is good, handling is superb and it looks great. I think this car is best in its class, u can even compare its performance to bmw's and benz's coupes. The build quality is excellent. the sastisfaction of a pure manual...its too bad they stope making them..oh well, i guess that makes them more unique.
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