1997 Honda Prelude VTiR 2.2 DOHC VTEC MPFI from Australia and New Zealand
Excellent quality and tasty VTEC
Remote CD stacker refused to play.
Battery - fair enough!
Leather steering wheel - sun damaged but replaced under warranty!
Driver's door not letting me out.
Typical example of Honda's excellent finish and quality. Engine is super smooth and quiet.
VTEC is great and similar to turbo boost with a great exhaust note. Unfortunately the factory set VTEC too high, cuts in at 5500rpm. 3rd party VTEC controller will lower it though.
Not that quick off the start but screams through second and third.
Watch out for speeding tickets!
Extremely quiet and stable at 200km/h.
Factory tyres are too noisy (Yohohama).
Great fuel economy from 190hp engine.
Great for enthusiast, heaps of power, not suited to being a daily driver, limited space and seating is very low.
Not an all out speed racer, but more stylish sports cruiser.
Honda service is excellent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2001
25th Mar 2001, 22:41
The v-tec is factory set to 5000, if it is coming on at 5500 then there is a problem with the car. To get a good takeoff I launch at 4000 and ride the clutch slightly.
10th Jul 2001, 19:06
The VTEC is 5500, you were right the first time.
18th Aug 2002, 20:37
You're both wrong. It's 5250 RPM. Hey, if you're gonna own the car, know the car.