1997 Honda Prelude Overview


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2 Dr STD Coupe
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2 Dr Type SH Coupe
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4.75 stars

Based on 38 reviews

Amazing by Jeff
 — Performance: Great acceleration from a 2.2L 4 cylinder engine, especially once you rev it up to 5,700+ RPM and VTEC kicks in. It'll pin you against your seat when your not ready for it. Stock brake... Read More
I Love This Car by Michael
 — To this day I still do a double take whenever I see a 5th gen Prelude on the road, it's such a beautiful looking car. This was a fun car, and reliable for the most part. I was a bit surprised by how... Read More
My Favorite Car I've Owned So Far by Alonzo
 — I really like this car! any one who is into hondas should drive on in my opinion. the styling of the prelude is love it or hate it from 97 on as the car went from a streched to sportier civic appearan... Read More

1997 Honda Prelude Overview

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Based on 38 reviews

1997 Honda Prelude

The 1997 Honda Prelude is better than ever. A redesign means this is the fifth generation of the car. Now, it's more powerful, bigger, roomier, and a tech-lover's dream.

The biggest change is what Honda calls the Active Torque Transfer System or ATTS. The technology seems like it just might help the performance and handling of front-drive wheel drive become closer to their rear-drive competitors.

The next improvement is the size. The wheelbase is longer, increasing the overall length. And, it's even a bit heavier, which even promotes it to better than best in its class in terms of stiffness, which to many is the hallmark of great handling and superior ride.

It's still a bit small for those of great height, but the smile it'll bring to your face if you like speed may be worth the discomfort.


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Honda Prelude Questions


What Would Cause A Stall After Start Up On A Frigid Day? It Started Back U...

The temp was about 10`F. It stalled after a few seconds at idle. I started it back up again, and it ran like normal.

412 views with 3 answers (last answer 8 years ago)


I talked to a tech at a garage, and he said that there is no chip that I can install in my 97 Lude for performance enhancements. He said that they're installed on the newer cars. I have the vtec h22...

355 views with 6 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

Location Of The P5m Ecu On A 97 Prelude Non Sh

Where exactly would the ECU be located on a 97 Prelude non SH? I was thinking about getting a Venom 400 module, and I think that it piggybacks the ECU. If I'm not correct, please someone correct me.

1,167 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)

Most Fuel Economic Speed On Highways

Hi, What could be the most fuel economic speed for a Honda Prelude 1997 4 speed Tiptronics gear 2 door car? I usually run it on normal fuel. Thanks in advance. -pm

116 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 years ago)
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What Is The Best Mods I Can Do In My 1997 Honda Prelude With 20g ?

I got 20g to put in my Prelude and I dont know if i should put a turbo or keep it N/A with a lot of mods.

221 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 years ago)