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1997 Honda Civic del Sol
2 Dr S Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,475
1 vehicle

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2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,040
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Honda Civic del Sol
2 Dr S Coupe

Some people were disappointed to learn that 1997 was the last year Honda presented the del Sol sports car. Those who drive it really enjoy the power, handling, comfort, and trunk space...

2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

The 2001 Honda Prelude still has the same design from 1997, so it looks kind of boring now. But, the twin cam and VTEC engine makes a great motorcyle-like revving noise that sounds rea...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1997 Honda Civic del Sol
2 Dr S Coupe
Guru9GKD6 writes:
Pretty but need back seats
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Daniel 1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr S CoupeReview:

I Love It — car is not fast whatsoever but it is a blast to drive when you lower it it handles like a beast not ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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diet_del_sol 1997 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr S CoupeReview:

I Love This Car. Targa Top, Big Trunk, Reliable, Great Mpg's! — I own the S coupe. That's the base model with ~106 horsepower at the crank. The D16Y7 engine used ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
Guru3YXCW writes:
Nothing special basic car...
Family Car Ranked 2003 Honda Accord EX better.
"Horse power handling over all performance all round, style, comfort gas mileage..."
Value Ranked 2003 Honda Accord EX better.
"Great quality well built car if you know how to really take care of it doing its regular oil changes and part replacements when need be."
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Drouse 2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

Amazing Car! — This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelu...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dirtbiker 2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks — I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like...

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

Specs

1997 Honda Civic del Sol
2 Dr S Coupe
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
--
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
--
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
106 hp @ 6,200 RPM
106 hp @ 6,200 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
103 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.3 in 43 in
Back Legroom -- 28.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.5 cu ft 8.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 157.7 in 178 in
Width 66.7 in 69 in
Height 49.4 in 51.8 in
Wheelbase 93.3 in 101.8 in

Available Options

1997 Honda Civic del Sol
2 Dr S Coupe
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

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