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excellent
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By Kristin Nelson
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

speed shifter and sunroof


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Great Handling but not very quick
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By fishboy
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Ride, handling, and smooth shifting are hard to beat.


Worst Features

Needs more horsepower to make it more exciting. Could use a telescoping steering column. I'm 6 ft and when I adjust correctly for the pedals the steering wheel is a long stretch. Visibility is only fair (one reason why I got in an accident). Headroom is non- existent for tall people.


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By gemini0229
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


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best car I've eve owned


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Good Car
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By M2SEWELL
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Vtech


Worst Features

Maybe make it even faster. Also, have aluminum trim inside.


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Can hold its own agains most cars
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By rlee
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

-tiptronic, its almost as good as a pure manual; the handling is great b/c of increased body rigidity, and it looks so unique.


Worst Features

-increase torque, either add a turbo or make it a v6


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