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Old 19 Oct 2009, 12:31 am
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Default Why did Honda discontinue the Prelude?

i love that car.. why did honda stop producing them?

cauz of sales?
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 01:16 am
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They are to fast for the cops
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 02:01 am
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first they are not that fast second why civics and accord still in the market cause the people buy them i don't see other explanation
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 02:16 am
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slow sales might have been a factor, but i have heard unofficial rumors that the prelude was being replaced because honda didnt want to create to much competition for its own products, with the prelude ending in 2001 (also the US Integra being replaced by the RSX)


prelude (last generation of them) 97-01, discontinued in my opinion replaced by the s2000.

also in 2001 they ended the US integra replaced with the acura rsx (honda integra japan)

plus H22A4 had older VTEC technoledgy, where as the new RSX (integra) came out with the K-Series, i-VTEC (also in 2002 the civic si EP3)

i think honda was trying to stay ahead of the trends and trying to stay with new designs.

the S2000 has been discontinued as well, making room for the New NSX

and In my opinion the NSX will just be replaced with the new concept car the Honda HSC (if thats not the new nsx design)

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Old 19 Oct 2009, 02:31 am
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slow sales nd relatively expensive compare to other cars in its class. On top of dat it simply was lacking. I have an 01 lude nd i LOVE it, but the interior was ol so plain. Not bad for my 1st car tho)
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 02:46 am
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It's a two door vehicle, and those do poorly in sales compared to 4 door sedans, pick-ups, and SUVs.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 03:46 am
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The Honda Prelude was a pieoneer of new technology for Honda, that also brought major expense for them. The Prelude was priced at around $30k-$25k for the 97-01 model. You could buy an Accord or Integra for less and get close to the same power and options. Also the 97-01 Preludes came standard with Full Power, Moon Roof and other things and where only offered in 2 trims, the Base (auto, Trip Tronic, manual) and Type-SH. So Basicly the Prelude became Expensive to make. All the 97-01 Prelude Chassis were made in Japan,so shipping was also added to the Retail price. It was NOT replaced by the S2000. The Accords, integras (RSX) and Civic Si were a better bang for your buck.
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