28th Apr 2004, 08:00

I have a question, whats the difference or if there is any from the base model, type s and type sh. I know that the base model (if automatic) have a unique gear shift to the sh, but I can't really find much on type s.

14th Jan 2005, 09:29

Hey Guys, regarding ABS.

Once you have it and need to brake fast just hit the brake pedal as hard as you can, ABS will prevent your wheels from locking what will drastically reduce your braking distance + you will maintain ability to change the direction you ale going (driving) while you brake.

28th Mar 2005, 10:13

To respond to the question about the differences between the S model and the SH: the SH had the ATTS, a leather wrapped shifter and a rear spoiler. It was not available with automatic transmission. Those are the major differences.

One thing to think about if you are considering buying a late model Prelude ('97-up) : they require premium gas, not the cheap 87-89 octane stuff!

18th Feb 2007, 01:31

I have a bit of prelude knowledge since I'm on my second one. My first was a 87' lude. that sold me for life. I LOVED that car.

Pre 97 Ludes had the option of a NON-Vtech engine. The Non Vs didn't require premium gas. Just letting you know.

25th Jul 2007, 15:28

The SH has 5 more horsepower.

6th Oct 2008, 21:34

Can it run on 87-octane? Its my first car and I got it a few weeks ago? 1999 Black Honda Prelude Base w/manual BTW.

14th Nov 2008, 01:40

All fifth gen Prelude requires premium fuel especially for vtec to operate at its best. High compression engines require it- though modern engines can adjust for temporary use of lower octane in the case that premium is not available at the time. I definitely would not make a habit of using low octane for a car that requires premium.

Good luck and careful as the prelude is quick if you're a new driver, take your time to get used to driving first.

13th Jan 2009, 05:23

Type S is faster than type SH as is has the Prelude equivalent to the Integra Type R engine (red top), higher compression ratio and other stuff better than standard 5th gen ludes.

21st Apr 2009, 16:22

Top speed... about 14 years ago Motor Trend or one of the other mags did an article on which cars can actually do 145 mph. The VTEC Prelude was right there.

Regular gas... I have a '95 VTEC and have had no pinging using 87 octane. Now that gas is cheaper, I switched back to premium and find that I get better mileage and slightly better performance.

23rd Jun 2009, 08:53

I have read all the comments on the page here, and I am at the moment looking for a Prelude myself. Can anyone tell me if the Prelude VTi in the UK is the same as the Type S, just a different name? And I have heard that there is a Motegi edition; can anyone tell me the difference between all 3 please? Oh, and I want a manual as well.