1997 Honda del Sol S 1.6L D16
del Sol = Fun, reliable, sexy, fuel efficient
Nothing has gone wrong with this car outside of regular maintenance.
However because of neglect from the previous owner, I had to...
Find an in home mechanic to replace the strut assemblies for cheap, and also to replace the brake pads, master cylinder, timing belt, and water pump.
And after that, had to get new tires and get it realigned. I put in about $1000 of work into this car when I first acquired it.
I first bought the car in 2011 for $4000. In perfect cosmetic condition, no stupid after market add-ons whatsoever. However, after I bought it, I discovered the car was improperly lowered, causing me to replace tires more frequently.
Once that hell was over, the del Sol has been amazing to drive and extremely reliable. I made sure I greased the sealants around the T-top to prevent leaking, which it did not leak at all surprisingly.
VERY fun car, and VERY reliable, assuming you take basic care of it. I drove this car like I stole it, and still got 30+ MPG.
Girls like the car, and the trunk is huge. Just please if you are thinking about buying one, DO NOT buy one that has stupid modifications on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2012