1997 Honda Prelude User Reviews

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview
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    One Of The Best Cars Honda Has Made. — Mid level Performance Luxury coupe. 200hp stock from a 4 cylinder, what more to say? No squeeks. Interior looks the same as it did from the factory years ago. Exterior is mild but nice. Parts are somewhat cheap, and gets high 20's gas mileage.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sporty, comfortable, reliable.

    Cons: Front wheel drive, heavy to be racing.

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview
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    Very Good — Performance: 0-60 in under 6sec, corners nicely, brakes are strong, but is a bit on the heavy side. Build Quality is excellent Appearance is quite nice for a Honda I paid about 6200 for mine w/88k on the odometer I get 25-30mpg with 5speed manual It is fun to drive, but hard to take passengers

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Engine is quick and easy to handle

    Cons: Heavy

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    Very Solid Car And Smooth Drive Advise To Anyone, — small amount of rust build up on brake calipers but 11 yrs of driving can do this i suppose. small amount of wheel wobble under extreme braking but could be balance of wheels. overall really good car compared to my 03 Daewoo lanos which cost twice as much and repair bills cost twice as much. go Honda

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: really fast and solid build quality

    Cons: wish id bought it sooner, and insurance price?

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH CoupeReview
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    Buy Certified — Performance was pretty good. Build was probably really good when bought new. Appearance was really sleek since I had a body kit and custom paint. Gas mileage was pretty low for a 4 cyl. Really fun to drive until the clutch gave out

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks, power

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH CoupeReview
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    Prelude — Great car, never had any problems and this is the second one I have owned. Good performance. Maintenance is easier than baking a cake. I wish it wasn't red though because the Honda red seems to oxidize easily. Overall it is amazing.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Acceleration, dependability, unique and somewhat rare.

    Cons: The red oxidizes.

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview
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    Awesome! — Needs some body work! But fast as hell! 12lbs of boost, needs to be retuned as well as bigger piping....who puts 2" piping!!! If you wanna race let me know! Honda Prelude '97 with only 100000 miles on it!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Boosted! Gotta love it!

    Cons: Its skech on the build....i have random parts in it that I dont even know about!

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH CoupeReview
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    Love It — all in all the best vehicle i have ever owned. but its a honda what do u expect lol. it is well put together and besides needing the seals replaced on the motor and tranny it has been a great car overall. but the seal problem is a common one in ALL hondas

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: best speed 2 mpg you can get

    Cons: 2 doors which i like

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview
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    Durable Car -- Trust Me, Im Cursed! — This is the longest lasting car I've had. Problems were easy and cheap to fix. The gas mileage was GREAT! Easy to handle, appearance was nice (both inside and out), retained it's value pretty good! Fun and easy to drive!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: RELIABLE!

    Cons: NOT A FAMILY CAR!!!!!

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Type SH CoupeReview
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    Honda Prelude Sh — SH and means it! Super handling, tight steering, power breaks, fast. Put in a cold air intake, carbon fiber hood, and new black rims and wheels. I love to drive it! Pretty good gas mileage..about 24 mpg. Drives solid and feels like solid quality. No rattling or squeaking ever. Low low low to the ground, and absolutely beautiful. My little racer :]

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: everything!

    Cons: it needs a new clutch..raced out.

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    1997 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview
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    Highliy Recommended. Get It In Stick!!! — Personally I love the exterior styling of the Prelude, which still looks fresh 12 years after its debut. Performance wise, it combines fun, tossable handling and snappy (but not overwhelming) acceleration with decent city mileage. Best of all, I have yet to face a serious maintenance issue. On the downside, premium gas and poor highway efficiency drive up the costs of road trips, and the dark interior will only hold two adults comfortably.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, reliable, and attractive.

    Cons: Small, with poor highway mileage.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2001 Honda Prelude Reviews

    Amazing Car! By Drouse

    This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelude since I was about 17. While out shopping with my gf I was playing on Autotrader and came across ... Read More

    I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks By Dirtbiker

    I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like how it handles on the tarmac. This car is a great car for the price you pay so you can't go wrong. Read More

    2000 Honda Prelude Reviews

    Sporty And Nice By tony95301

    This car is fun to drive i have had it for 4 years and the only down side is that it takes premium fuel. The car runs smooth and is reliable. If you want a car with great handling and a sporty look th... Read More

    Reliable And Quick But Not Fast Enough To Break Itself , Good Buy By Zachary

    Over all this car is pretty nice it never breaks and it looks like a very sharp car as well, its 200 hp 2.2 l vtec is pretty quick but you have to wait till 5000 rpms before its fast could have used a... Read More

    1999 Honda Prelude Reviews

    Fun And Fast By photofinishstudio

    I will miss my little fun car that I just sold. It was very quick and easy to maneuver and park. A sharp looker that all the young people love. Just got tired of squeezing laundry bags in and out off... Read More

    Wow It Looks Nice. By tsupra411

    Overall stay away from the Honda Prelude unless you really have alot of engine experience and dont mind expensive, hard to install parts mainly due to engine clutter. Trust me reviewers on here have a... Read More

    1998 Honda Prelude Reviews

    Loved Mine For Over 2 Years! By Jonathan

    This is a great car! It was my first car that I got in high school and has served me very well and needed minimal maintenance! Sad to see it go, but I got a new Honda that needs my attention! Read More

    An Experience! By Ryan

    I love the engine (DOHC VTEC kicks hard), the suspension, looks, build quality, and features. The Sportshift transmission is fun, but fragile as glass and unreliable without strict maintenance.. M... Read More

    1996 Honda Prelude Reviews

    Nice To Drive, Not Fast But Has A Nice Kick....not For Everyone By Paul

    like the styling (always have)...but hate honda transmissions and brake systems. isnt easy to work on being that every thing under the hood is so freakin close together...but with a little patience it... Read More

    A Snake On Wheels By Mat

    blue fast low and loud. she was a boomin bass queen before she tore up the track. due to my inexperienced hands she was on the fritz alot but that would be diff these days. one day i will have another... Read More

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