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2001 Honda Prelude Coupe


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Honda Prelude Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Honda Prelude

  • An aging but still capable sport coupe.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superior handling, excellent refinement and build quality, unique ATTS technology.

  • Cons

    Limited headroom, conservative interior design, four-cylinder can't match torque of V6 competition.

  • What's New for 2001

    Floor mats, rear child seat-tether anchors and an emergency trunk opener are added to the '01 Prelude. Two new colors, Electron Blue and…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)

One sweet car

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude

I bought this car as I loved the sleek and sporty body style plus knew of Honda's reliability. I've owned the car over 4 years and the only thing I've done is put a new battery in it. Due to my getting older I am thinking about trading it for a Tacoma but am having a very difficult time bringing myself to do it. 28 MPG on the open road and it handles so smoothly. The paint on it still has a showroom shine but I really baby the car. If anyone is looking for an incredibly sporty car that will get you looks plus the added benefit of great reliability than get yourself one of these babies. You won't be sorry.

My dream car. also my

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude

The most excellent combination of practicality and sports coupe. My car has been a dream for the most part. I have 215,000 miles and limited maintenance. The ignition switch at 80,000 was a recall item. I didn't listen to my mechanic about flushing the tranny at every 60K, and the filter finally clogged at 170,000 miles. Otherwise, I have had no other problems. One nagging issue, is the low tires make driving in snow of more than 3" difficult and the car is very hard on tires. The sound system is incredible and the performance is very titillating for those loving speed. It's a tribute to Honda craftsmanship.

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Born to be a classic

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Prelude

The Prelude is definitely an underestimated Honda. Very elusive compared to your Civic or Accord. Civic would be the bottom line daily driver, the Accord would be the nice family car, and the Prelude would be the slighty more exotic sports car. I get looks and compliments everywhere I go. I wouldn't trade this car for the world. If you're looking for something sporty, that also makes a great daily driver, then the Honda Prelude is definitely for you. It's fast, it's fun, and it's beautiful. What else could you ask for?

Gas Mileage


  • 20
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  • 25
  • highway
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What's New for 2001

Floor mats, rear child seat-tether anchors and an emergency trunk opener are added to the '01 Prelude. Two new colors, Electron Blue and Satin Silver, are also available.

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I recently saw a concept of the prelude? I found it odd but it was really a concept prelude how could that be. I own a 2001 Electron Blue Prelude type SH. I think the car is awesome. It is such a beau...

It sounds like you need a more comfortable car than the Prelude because Integra and Prelude have pretty much same Wind/Engine/Road noise. As a high performance car, because of their high rev, low prof...

My current 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH (150K miles) will get smoked by any run of the mill V6 powered family sedan from a stop light, but on the highway has no trouble cruising at speeds much higher th...


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