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SWEET....Collectors Car to Be
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By Roboy
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Vehicle

2001 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Sports car w/GREAT reliability
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By ebp lude
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Vehicle

2001 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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
it.


Best Features

VTEC, headlights, close ratio gearbox, good brakes and suspension.


Worst Features

6th gear/OD for highway cruising. RE- 92's are NOT all-season performance tires!!!!!!


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Great Car
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By Bobo1
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Vehicle

2001 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

VTEC, handling, and totally responsive. A fantastic car to drive.


Worst Features

More HP and bring it back.


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A true entry level sports car
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By lude329
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2001 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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
of!


Best Features

H22A in VTEC! Point and go steering.


Worst Features

A 6th gear is about the only improvement this car could have had.


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Honda Prelude
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Fun To Drive
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By krhault
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Vehicle

2001 Honda Prelude 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Fun car to drive. Great pick up
speed. Small trunk and interior. 23
MPG and only takes premium gas.


Best Features

Sport shift. Works as a manual without a clutch.


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