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Honda Prelude for sale
The Honda Prelude is a compact sports car produced between 1979 and 2001. This affordable sport coupe is known for being a reliable yet fun option, suited to both daily commuters and drivers looking for a responsive and engaging car. There are five generations of the Honda Prelude. First generation models are fairly basic but later models offer more impressive power and handling. Interested in the Honda Prelude but want something a bit newer? You might like the Honda Civic coupe or Subaru BRZ.
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Honda Prelude history and evolution
The first generation of Honda Preludes launched in Japan in 1978 before coming to North America in 1979. Designed to rival the Toyota Celica, early models were fairly boxy and not that exciting. Over the course of five generations, Honda would continue to refine the design and improve performance, eventually producing a coveted high-tech sports coupe. The 1979 model used the same 72 horsepower engine as the Honda Accord and offered a five-speed manual or two-speed automatic transmission. By 1997, engine power would be boosted to 195 horsepower. The third generation debuted in 1988, introducing four-wheel-steering, which was revolutionary at the time. From 1992, the Honda Prelude could be equipped with a VTEC engine, one of the first cars to feature Honda's famed variable valve timing system.
Honda Prelude features to look for
With an older car like the Honda Prelude, you can expect technology and safety features to be less advanced than newer models. The good news is that used Honda Preludes have an excellent reputation for reliability and performance. Fifth generation cars, model years 1997 to 2001, are equipped with VTEC engines and offer up to 200 horsepower. Both five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are available. Automatic models include Sequential SportShift capability, combining the control of a manual with the ease of an automatic. Expect interior features like seating for four, air conditioning, sunroof, and power windows and locks.
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Pros and cons
Modern sports coupe design
Long list of standard comfort and convenience features
Ceased production in 2001
Limited space in rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.