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Old 05-24-2008, 10:46 PM
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Icon5 1997 Prelude Production Numbers Wanted

How many 1997 Preludes did Honda sell in the USA? How many were Type SH cars? Does anyone know the production numbers by exterior color?
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:57 AM
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Um no, would be nice to know I guess since there is so few of them around.

I did find this and thought it was funny. Its a review on a test Prelude I guess back when they were new check out what I found focus on the price of gas for Premium back then.

Gas mileage suffered, because I drove our test car with a heavy foot. This year, the Prelude must be fed premium gas, which, at current prices, will set you back about $1.50 a gallon. Our test car delivered 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, slightly less than its EPA estimate.

I did find this but doesn't really help with finding out how many Preludes are here or were here.

From 1981 through .1983 the Japanese were allowed to ship 1.68 million cars annually to the U.S.; last year the ceiling was 1.85 million. By restricting the number of imported cars, Washington made it possible for the auto companies to raise prices without fear of losing business to less expensive competitors.

Looking back at history I guess you can see why things got so exspensive.

I found this also might make for an interesting read
http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdo...eta-crs-8147:1

Even some more history might find out something you didn't already know

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=115319

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I found one site on the Web that said Honda made 58,000 5th generation Preludes. That sounds low to me.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:24 AM
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I found one site on the Web that said Honda made 58,000 5th generation Preludes. That sounds low to me.

Is that total worldwide or just US? Might be right.
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It gave me the impression it was worldwide production.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:39 PM
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Could be as all the places I found about the 5th Gen Prelude said they were too highly priced to keep up with their competition and thats why they phased out. But they are still claimed to be one of the most well built front wheel drive sports cars of all time.
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lol rob i think i read that article u put up about the gas mileage, earlier on the article i think it was the new york times or something i read online, it said that the 4g design was very poorly made and sales were very low for that car
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