I don't understand why Honda quit making
the Prelude. The profile is very sporty.
It is strong,with near 200hp from the
DOHC, 16 valve, VTech 4 cylinder engine.
The low profile tires and the
suspension system make it stick like a
race car in a tight corner. Handling is
superb and the 4 wheel disc brakes will
flat stop you.The overall quality is
what we have come to expect from Honda.
The price was right for the upper end
performance of the 2001 Prelude
My favorite feature is the way the
engine sounds at about 7500 rpm.The
transmission is responsible for letting
the revs happen.It is a normal
automatic that has an inner gate to
allow it to be shifted manually.Wind it
as tight as you dare and then push the
shift lever forward.How sweet it is.
I don't have many complaints, but being
a big man, hurt in the back, I have
problems getting into the drivers seat.
The seat has to be adjusted as low as it
will go and the back of the seat has to
be tilted back. I can just barely get
in. A little more room would have been nice.
Owned it for over 3 yrs since new. It
has not failed me once. Its classic
styling (esp. the headlights) grow on
you. 200HP is not high for today's
stds but power isn't everything. It is
such a well-rounded sports car that
does everything well, with handling
being its best attribute. If you want
a FUN and exciting car to drive w/good
utility and great reliability this is
VTEC, headlights, close ratio gearbox,
good brakes and suspension.
6th gear/OD for highway cruising. RE-
92's are NOT all-season performance
This car is amazing and after 50K
miles, absolutely no problems!
Everything is still in perfect
condition and feels like I'm driving a
new car. Please bring back the 'lude
with a 6speed shifter and more HP.
VTEC, handling, and totally
responsive. A fantastic car to drive.
This car is great, that's the only way
to put it. F1 engine tech, Honda
reliability, seemless shifting and so
much fun to drive. VTEC it's like
having a turbo but with no LAG! I have
some aftermarket parts. I replaced the
junk stock B'stone RE92's with B'stone
RE750's, night and day difference. A
Quaife limited slip, so it's like ATTS
only better, AEM Cold air intake. If
your gripes about this car are the
requirement for premium fuel, small
trunk or too noisy ... you shouldn't
drive this type of car. This is one
car Honda never should have gotten rid
H22A in VTEC! Point and go steering.
A 6th gear is about the only
improvement this car could have had.