Used Honda Prelude Coupe 1997 - 2001 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Our recommendations

Used Honda Prelude Coupe 1997 - 2001
  • Used Honda Prelude Coupe 1997 - 2001
  • Used Honda Prelude Coupe 1997 - 2001

Our recommendations

Which used Honda Prelude coupe should I buy?

The smaller engine option was a 2.0-litre with 132bhp, while the top-of-the-range unit was a 2.2 VTi producing up to 197bhp. The 2.0 is refined, but a little too sedate, while the 2.2 is a typical Honda screamer - similar to the fantastic Civic Type-R engine.

There was an optional four-speed automatic gearbox available, but this was found to be potentially unreliable on the 2.2-litre version, so avoid it. Both models came well equipped, but the top-of-the-range car - our favourite - came with additional technology, such as an Active Torque Transfer system and four-wheel steering.