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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe

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i miss my prelude
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By bluemerle
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 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.


Best Features

style. speed. v-tech.


Worst Features

better audio.


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Amazing
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By PreludeEh
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


Review

Great first car. Great perfromance
and handling! Extremely reliable, a
lot of fun to drive and decent fuel
economy.


Best Features

Handling Sound of the VTEC


Worst Features

Weight Was discontinued


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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


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.


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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owner
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By gemini0229
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1997 Honda Prelude Coupe 2dr Coupe


Review

best car I've eve owned


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