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I think with 110K on it, your car is worth keeping. Count your blessings that your clutch is still good at 110K. Mine burnt out & needed replacement @ 52K miles. It is just at a point in its life where it requires a lot of scheduled maintenance. That doesn't necessecarily mean its time to part ways with your beloved Prelude. I had my spark plugs replaced with NGK Iridium Tipped ... Read More
Still out there in Preludeland here on edmunds, but here's a pic of my '01 Type SH Prelude 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH
I absolutely LOVE my 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH! I bought it brand new as a leftover on April 27, 2002 (7 years ago tomorrow). I just hit 110,000 miles and the car still looks great & drives amazing. My car has a build date of October 2001, making it one of the last Preludes ever built (I think production stopped in ovember '01). I still get compliments on what great ... Read More
Chapter 2 of Prelude Buying Experience--Got Cut Off But then he managed to recover himself and cleverly said, “Ohhhhhh (long pause again because he’s thinking of what to say)…someone called us looking for this earlier today. How did it end up here?” feigning earnestness and genuine concern. He then started up again, like a wind-up toy, about all the valuables he has found in cars over the years and how he ... Read More
After creating a short list of cars and cross-referencing these by reading a multitude of reviews, I realized that my heart was set on getting a 2001 Prelude Type SH. As mentioned in one of my first posts, I am a former Prelude owner, an ’84, which I bought from a wealthy family who had relegated it to a train station car. Even in its early years, the Prelude had a ... Read More
Nighthawk Black Pearl...very sleek. Yep--you called it! Still has original Bridgestone Potenza tires. You must know that after driving a donut for 5+ years (a Camry--I experimented by going into a conservative, sensible stage that put me into a driving coma), I decided to get back to my roots--where I genuinely belong. I learned the hard way that I absolutely need to have a sporty, great handling car to drive, a ... Read More
Well, I'll try to help you out as much as I can from my own experience. One of the great things about a Prelude is that it is a HONDA first and foremost. I own a 2001 Milano Red Honda Prelude Type SH that I purchased brand new in April of 2002. It currently has a touch over 76,000 miles on it and I drive it back and forth to work ... Read More
I guess the answer to your question is whatever the newest car with the least amount of mileage you can afford is. One of the beauties of the Prelude is that it remained relatively unchanged from 1997 - 2001 (it's last year of production, not 2002). Aside from a few exterior color changes, a slight change to the grill, and different seat fabrics the cars are all pretty much the same. ... Read More
Since April 27, 2002 my Milano Red 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH has gotten me through a lot in our 69,000+ miles together. It survived a right rear suspension rebuild & cracked rim as well as a severed exhaust from a metal plate covering an open manhole. My Prelude survived being parked on the streets of NYC for 2 years without being stolen or side swiped by a city snow plow. ... Read More
Nyc this is from my owner link. It has the maintenance schedule in there. Here is a copy and paste from it... 105,000 mi/168,000 km/7 yrs Scheduled Maintenance Recommended service for your 2001 Honda Prelude: Replace engine oil. Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 210 of your owner's manual). Replace engine oil filter. Inspect front and rear brakes. Check parking brake adjustment. Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box and boots. ... Read More
I think that '88 is in better shape than my 2001 Prelude Is it a stick or automatic? 133,000 miles on an 18 year old car is NOTHING (especially a Honda). The best thing you can do is take it to a mechanic (preferably a Honda mechanic) and have him/her check the car out.
So tomorrow (4/27/05) is my car's 3rd Birthday. I've got just under 44,500 miles on my 2001 Milano Red Prelude Type SH and still love it! Where will my car be spending it's 3rd bithday? At the dealership. My car has been squeaking upon startup for a few weeks no (probably a belt needs to be replaced), so I took it in to my dealership to have this minor problem taken ... Read More
I really miss my prelude sometimes. I use to have a 2001 Black 5speed. The thing was always glued to the road and super reliable. Nothing wrong up to 36K. Unfortunately I needed to make room for jr. I wish I could have kept my baby. Oh well, I wish there were a 4 door version Honda offered in some form but it didn't really exist. I had to move up ... Read More
I'm between 2002 Acura Rsx with 18000 miles and 2001 Prelude SH with 45000miles for the same price but I have no idea which one is better or to chose since this is going to be my first FWD car. Also, the guy said the Prelude is SH but when I checked in carfax it just says honda prelude other than that I don't see anywhere mentioning SH. How would I ... Read More
The Prelude was definitely the best car I Have every owned. You will enjoy all the aspects of a performance car (looks, acceleration, braking, handling, etc) while still being able to use it in all practical matters (commuting, fold down rear seat, decent mileage, etc). Input on your questions: I believe EPA mileage is 22/27...I averaged around 25-26 overall, with 30-31 on long highway trips. Premium fuel is required, it does ... Read More
I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH with about 29,000 miles on it that I bought in November. Now that it is cold out (below freezing) the rear suspension squeaks and creaks over bumps and rough roads. My dealer replaced some upper collars for the rear struts under warranty but this doesn't seem to have helped much. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I purchased a black 2001 Honda Prelude SH with 27K miles today. This car is awesome. It is a shame that Honda doesn't make it anymore. The shifter is superb and I think it is the best handling car in its class. The stereo is pretty good too. I can't wait to buff and wax it. I was thinking about getting fog lights but I wanted to get some opinions on ... Read More
The Prelude is a wonderful car. For a 20 year old and even for those fogeys like those of us in our late 20's. What is your budget? Are you looking for a 5th Generation Prelude ('97-'01) or a 4th Generation ('92-'96)? Get yourself a Prelude w/ a manual transmission. Even if you can't drive stick yet, you'll learn and you love it! Here are just a few of the (many) ... Read More
What's going on? I just ran my Prelude SH through Edmunds' appraiser and got this: 2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH Coupe Trade-In Private Party Dealer Retail National Base Price $16,446 $18,246 $19,907 Optional Equipment $0 $0 $0 Color Adjustment Silver $73 $81 $88 Regional Adjustment for Zip Code 48375 $99 $109 $119 Mileage Adjustment 20,000 miles $406 $406 $406 Condition Adjustment Outstanding $695 $731 $817 Total $17,719 $19,573 $21,337 ... Read More
I'm tired of hearing the stock tires screech and squeal. New tire time. Tirerack has S03s in 205/50/16 for $138 each plus $30 in shipping - about $600. I really don't want the expense of a different set of rims (what are good light rims, $300+ a piece?!) and the stock ones look fine. Will I need an alignment done with these tires? What is the process I should follow with ... Read More
I don't know about the rest of the country, but dealers around here have quite a few S2000s on their lots. There's a dealer that claims to have 2 2001s leftover, while multiple dealers advertise 2002 leftovers, and to have some 2003s on their lots as well. I'm sure there are a few contributing factors including the fact that the economy here is still terrible and we had an extremely cold ... Read More
Excellent Post Himiler. I think we're all a little biased on this board. The 318ti is a nice car (afterall, a BMW). There's a guy on the 3 series board who has a the Club Sport edition, races it, and swears by it as far as reliability goes. The 318ti (or compact as it is known in Europe) has a rear suspension that is actually quite archaic (from the E30 platform, ... Read More
In March 2002 I purchased a leftover base 2001 Prelude coupe with the automatic. After 3,600 miles I replaced the stock factory rotors with cross-drilled rotors from the Honda dealer, as the originals were already badly warped. (According to the dealer, these are factory-approved rotors and will not void the warranty.) For awhile, all was well. Now, the odometer just hit 16,000 miles, and I'm getting pulsations through the brake pedal ... Read More
Hi, I am considering purchasing used 97 prelude. are there any inherent things i should watch out for in the vehicle. I am very familir with honda products, but my last exposure to prelude is an 88 prelude 4ws. Currently i own a 2001 cr-v and pretty much know it inside out. thanks for the input Dave
The CR-V's 2.4L is just a longer-stroke/larger bore version of the K-series motor from the RSX/Si, tuned for more torque. Since the K's spin in the opposite direction as a H22a4, putting one under a Prelude's hood would require more engineering than it's worth. The JDM Prelude Type-S cranked out ~220HP. There was some speculation that the 2001 US Prelude would get the full Type-S treatment (w/ LSD, subtle body kit, ... Read More
"What is meant by a 4th or 5th generation Honda? My son has found a 90' Prelude LSi, 5 spd. that he wants to buy. It's his first car. Does anyone know anything in particular with this year?" Bear with me here. 1990 was a very interesting year... actually, maybe the most particularly interesting thing about 1990 is, stay with me here, Bush was president then too! I mean, it was ... Read More
It's been awhile since I checked into this board...I bought a leftover 2001 Prelude Sportshift in March of this year. Since that time I've put 5,770 miles on it, and I must say that, at this point, I truly regret buying it. First there is the rattle from the left front suspension area that the dealer can't find (of course), which sounds like a 1977 Chevrolet Impala with 100,000 miles on ... Read More
... a couple of months ago, there was a leftover new 2001 Prelude Type SH sitting on the lot at Honda of Troy in Michigan. No idea why. Silver-metallic paint, just like my 'Silver Bullet' Integra. Yeah, I would have a tough time between the Prelude and a 3-Series coupe. If Honda would have made the Prelude into an Acura, it would have taken on the last-generation Lexus SC300/400 coupe probably ... Read More
I wonder if Honda of Troy still has that silver 2001 Type SH on the lot. Yes, the Prelude sits low, has that long hood, and has wonderfully precise steering. Excellent machine... reason for the Integra is that Jeffrey Acura in Roseville sold it to me for about $17,000. Excellent deal. The Integra's hatch will folded-down seats carry a ton of stuff. The RSX is probably similar, but I don't remember ... Read More
Question: I visited a Honda dealership today looking at 2001 Preludes. The dealer told me that even though the Prelude has been discontinued after 2001, the value price has been decreasing. This seems odd. Why would that be?
I keep reading that Honda is going to kill the Prelude. Is 2001 or 2002 the last year for this under-appreciated vehicle?
Thinking about buying a new Prelude - first new car since a 90 CRXsi-still running. CRX is a little but of a kids car and it is starting to show its age -284000km to date- and only the tranny is giving me problems. Like the styling of the Prelude - dash could be better though - decent engine and the handling is solid - even though tires could be better. Question ... Read More
Yeah, I guess so. I've heard of anywhere between $2500 to $5000 to fix the problem! Granted, that's retail, but I can imagine why Honda would want to sweep this under the rug! The problem was fixed for model year 2000 (or 2001 - forget which year) Preludes. If there wasn't a problem to begin with, why would it need to be fixed?
I'm so pissed off everytime when the salesman or somebody tells people that you just need to drive the new car as usual during the break-in period! WRONG! ABSOLUTELY WRONG! You need to pay special attention to how you drive the car during the break-in period!!! Here learn from the master... 1. Always warm up the car until the coolant temp comes up everytime you cold start the engine. Do not ... Read More
mike harvey honda in burlingame, calif., has a nice selection of new 2000 and 2001 preludes for sale.
In case anyone wants some more info on the 'Lude here are some very informative and helpful sites: http://www.preludeonline.com http://www.hondaprelude.com http://www.honda-tech.com http://www.superhonda.org I sold my 2001 Toyota Celica GT and bought a '97 Prelude Type SH and really have no regrets.. I love the Prelude and the fact that not very many people have them is nice.. Regarding the intake question earlier.. the Prelude comes with a stock intake that is ... Read More
Well guys, looks like its official. http://www.autonews.com/html/main/stories0625/.honda626.htm Here is the full article: http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2001-06-26-honda.htm
That really stinks man... now I'm scared to buy one. I'm looking into a 2001 base Prelude. I got an awesome deal for one. I wonder how they got the car without you hearing it...? I have one quick question for all you 'Lude owners out there. I want to buy a 2001 new but don't want to buy the Honda spoiler. Can someone give me the dimensions of the rear ... Read More
Hey guys! I've recently bought a 2001 base Prelude and I've been reading up on all the possible mods. I'm thinking about putting in an AEM cold air first and continue with the headers and exhaust after that. My question is, would this void the warranty? What experience has anyone that has put in mods have had with Honda regarding warranties? Thanks in advance.
Well, after salivating over Honda Preludes for over ten years now, I finally took the plunge and got a new 2001, white paint. I love it so far. Only concern is that it had 200 miles when I got it; hopefully nobody floored it too much during test drives. I got it $300 below Edmund's TMV price, so I think I did pretty good. I do have a question about oil ... Read More
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 profile tires and gas suspension, it will suffer the comfort. Anyway, go and have a test drive to get your own feeling. A Honda Accord V6 coupe would be a great replacement for your Integra, lots of torque, ... Read More
I've also been thinking about trading in my Prelude (1998) for a new Accord V6. I feel like I've been able to find good deals here in Atlanta. Edmunds says my Prelude is worth about $15k trade-in and I was offered (after haggling) $14.6k. Not bad. And I can get the 2001 Accord V6 for almost invoice. Of course, I go Griffin Honda outside Atlanta, instead of the dealers in the ... Read More
I'm considering buying a new Prelude. Based on my experience with understeer in hard corners with smaller Hondas, it seems to me the SH with ATTS would be a nice feature. I've visited dealers and they've told me that the SH isn't available for 2001, and they don't seem to know what the ATTS is. Is it true that the SH is no longer available, or is my dealer in just ... Read More