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What car replaced the Honda Prelude?

Last Updated: 13th February, 2020

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The Honda Prelude is a sports car which was produced by Japanese car manufacturer Honda from 1978 until 2001. The two-door coupe was loosely derived from the Honda Accord and spanned five generations.

Honda Prelude
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
Successor Accord Coupe (seventh generation)

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Consequently, will Honda remake the Prelude?

The Prelude was a two-door sports coupe sold by Honda between 1978 and all the way until 2001. However, there are now rumors out there suggesting that a 2019 Honda Prelude is possible. It seems that this car would be part of Honda's Acura division in the US and it will still be sold as a Honda in the rest of the world.

Beside above, is the Honda Prelude a good car? In road and comparison tests, our editors found the Honda Prelude Type SH to be one of the best-handling cars in its class -- truly a driver's car. It was nimble and well balanced, while also maintaining a decent amount of ride comfort.

Additionally, what is the best Honda Prelude?

The Top Five Honda Prelude Models of All-Time

  • 1978 Honda Prelude. AdChoices.
  • 1982 Honda Prelude. The 1982 redesign of the first generation Preludes saw a much better vehicle all around.
  • 1990 Limited Edition Honda Prelude Si States.
  • 1994 Honda Prelude.
  • 1997 Honda Prelude Type S.

What engine does a Honda Prelude have?

Most Recent Honda Prelude There were two trim levels: base and Type SH. Both got a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with VTEC and a standard five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic was available as an option on the base model.

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Artzai Jatabe

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Why did they stop making the Honda Prelude?

You can call it the Honda Epilogue, because the Accord Coupe was the product that eventually killed the Honda Prelude. Most Honda customers were just buying the Prelude because they wanted a two-door Accord and once the real thing showed up they promptly jumped ship. 2001 was the last year for the 'Lude.

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Why did Honda stop making Accord Coupe?

Why did Honda discontinue the Accord coupe? Because it lost sales to this. A Honda packing the same engine, just as much interior space, and less weight, giving all around a sportier car at a lower price. The Accord Coupe sales had stagnated long before the redesigned Civic, but it was really the death blow.

Ivanna Train

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When did Honda stop making preludes?

American Honda Motor Co. said it will pull the plug on its aging Honda Prelude coupe at the end of the year, replacing it in 2003 with a completely different vehicle. The decision ends months of speculation about the fate of the fast but fading 200-horsepower car, once considered Honda's flagship model.

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Will Honda bring back the s2000?

Back in '99 when the first S2000 hit the streets its 2.0-liter engine cranked out 247 hp and 161 lb-ft of torque screamed all the way to a 9,000 rpm redline. Honda has a genuine chance to bring back a beloved car and it seems like 2020 is the perfect time for an S2000 revival.

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What is a Type SH Honda Prelude?

The front-wheel-drive Prelude coupe's fifth and final generation debuted for 1997 and included the Type SH, or Super Handling, model and its then new Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS). It carries 63.1 percent of its 3035 pounds on its front wheels.

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What is Honda Atts?

As the name implies ATTS vectored torque. One might say that in it's basic form the ATTS unit is a really small automatic gear box mated to the differential of the car. Through a series of clutches the ATTS unit sends torque to the wheel that needs power the most to optimize traction.

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What happened to the Honda Accord Coupe?

CARS.COM — When Honda took the wraps off its redesigned-for-2018 Accord last month, the sedan's two-door sibling didn't make the cut. The Accord coupe, a sporty accomplice through umpteen generations of the sedan, will not get a 10th-gen redesign. The 2017 model year is the end of the road.

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Is the Honda Prelude fast?

And then, yes, Preludes are mighty quick around corners and adequately powerful on track and that's where you really flex a car's chassis. Smooth, high revving and 'bullet-proof reliabile' engine with 200hp and 165Nm torques - not powerful, but fast for a FF car ~ infact only the Speed3 is more powerful.

Arleen Mertensotto

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Are Honda Preludes rare?

Honda discontinued the Prelude after 2001. It was not because it was a poor car. However it is rare, handles well, was well regarded in its day, introduced the world to VTEC, and is a Honda.

Adriane Sigli

Pundit

What is the difference between Honda Prelude SH and base?

The main difference between the base model and the Type SH was the addition of Honda's Active Torque Transfer System, an electronic system that distributed torque to the outside drive wheel in cornering situations. Its purpose was to minimize understeer and thus mimic rear-wheel-drive cornering characteristics.

Sidonio Vita

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How much does a Honda Prelude cost?

Honda Prelude Pricing and Specs
Year Price From Price To
1993 $3,080 $5,720
1992 $3,080 $5,720
1991 $2,970 $5,720
1990 $2,970 $4,730

Deloras Jaben

Teacher

How much horsepower does a h22a VTEC have?

H22A. Found in the Japanese 4th gen 1992-1996 Prelude Si VTEC (2WS BB4 & 4WS BB1). It produces 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) @ 6,800 rpm & 161.5 ft⋅lbf (219 N⋅m) @ 5,500 rpm and comes with a black valve cover.

Ariel Frumkin

Teacher

How many Honda Preludes are left?

2018 2010
HONDA PRELUDE 2.0I-16 SE AUTO 10 36
HONDA PRELUDE 2.0i AUTO 188 651
HONDA PRELUDE 2.2 VTI 261 878
HONDA PRELUDE 2.2 VTI AUTO 239 738

Yousif Buitron

Teacher

Is Honda Prelude a sports car?

The Honda Prelude is a sports car which was produced by Japanese car manufacturer Honda from 1978 until 2001. The two-door coupe was loosely derived from the Honda Accord and spanned five generations. The Prelude name was originally trademarked by Toyota, but was amicably given to Honda for use.

Cassey Seehawer

Teacher

How much is a 1988 Honda Prelude worth?

1988 Honda Prelude Pricing and Specs
Current prices range from $2,970 to $4,730 for the Prelude Si (4WS) and Prelude Si (4WS), respectively.

Candra Bigge

Reviewer

Are preludes RWD?

Out on the drift circuit, it's all about rear-wheel drive and big power. Unless your name is Conor and you own a front-wheel drive Honda Prelude drift car, however. Here's how it works… But unlike RWD, the secret is to plant your foot on the throttle and use the power to pull the car out of the slide.

Atiqa Wagemanns

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How many 5th gen Preludes were made?

Re: 5th Gen Production Numbers
There were roughly 12,000 2001 Preludes produced, 9.1% were Electron Blue Pearl, or 1,092.

Chej Yaffe

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Does Honda Prelude have 4 wheel steering?

Honda's Prelude coupe, now in its third generation design, is one of the first cars to have four wheel steering, a system that steers the rear wheels as well as the front ones. Honda's system uses front and rear steering boxes connected by a center shaft.

Maryline Escalero

Reviewer

How much is a 2001 Honda Prelude worth?

Prelude Trims
Coupe Original MSRP / Price Horsepower
Prelude 2dr Cpe Auto $24,600 / $21,973 195
Prelude 2dr Cpe Manual $23,600 / $21,081 200
Prelude 2dr Cpe SH Manual $26,100 / $23,311 200