Acura NSX Reviews

1991 Acura NSX 3.0 litre from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Manual
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

Phenomenal

Faults:

Master cylinder slave.

Clutch.

General Comments:

I own a 91 Acura NSX. It's in very good shape, especially for being 20 years old.

I've done a few modifications, along with maintenance issues.

There's a twin plate OS Giken racing clutch installed.

An APR GTC performance racing wing.

Top of the line Pioneer DVD navigation radio.

Top of the line Pioneer component speakers.

BF Goodrich racing tires, rated at 180 mph.

Custom wheels by Motegi BLACK.

I've owned Firebirds, Trans Am, Corvettes, z28; nothing compares to the NSX, it's on a totally different level. The attention it draws is phenomenal. People that are normal just start conversations, and just glow asking me about the NSX.

As far as it beating the Corvettes, CR5 or not, who over the age of 10 yrs old CARES??? It's a super exotic car, PERIOD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2011

16th Jun 2014, 21:15

I own an highly modified 96 NSX (Comptech widebody supercharged) that was imported from Texas, and I am 100% satisfied. What an awesome and reliable car. Not a single issue in 3 years.

Great fun.

A 68 year old Dutchman.

1992 Acura NSX 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles

Summary:

The NSX is a race car made for the streets

Faults:

The door and center console trim surface bubbled and separated from the plastic core material, probably due to the high heat in Arizona.

General Comments:

This is the most fun high-performance sports car I have ever driven. The handling is incredible. Steering is lightning quick, but the engine could use a little more torque down low.

My NSX is not bone stock. It has been lowered 2" from stock height, I've got 18" wheels front & back, and Matrix racing seats with 5 point harnesses. The car is probably one of the sexiest exotics out there.

Handling wise, the thing rocks. The stock horsepower & torque figures are a little disappointing though. My next investment will have to be a Comptech roots-type blower, delivering around 8psi of boost, to get the power to match the outrageous looks of a car such as this. Most of you people out there who will read this will say "What's wrong with this guy? The NSX is fast enough, blah, blah, blah. Trust me, after you drive a Viper, Z06, or a Ferrari F355, you will realize that the NSX is lacking big time in comparison.

Honda has done a great job making this car ultra reliable. But in a world of 400hp+ sports cars, the NSX can't keep up in stock form. This is a car that really should have had at least 450hp to realize it's true driving potential. The car's handling & suspension could definitely support that amount of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2006

8th Feb 2007, 09:21

Anyone can find run of the mill sports car like the examples you have listed. But only a select few are lucky enough to have the opportunity of owning an Acura NSX. Whens the last time you have seen another NSX in a months time?.

12th Mar 2007, 04:59

Quite a head turner though when they first came out though. I drove my bosses new NSX a few times. It would be a very good value to buy one used now.

1991 Acura NSX 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

Handles like a shark in water

Faults:

The 1991 and some of the 1992 NSX's have a transmission problem, which stems from the snap ring. Mine fell into this category, and cost me $2,000 to fix. The problem causes the car's shifter to wiggle around and pop out of gear (very annoying). For more info, see www.nsxprime.com.

The car also has faulty window regulators, which causes the power window to cease from working. Also very expense ($500/regulator).

Other than assembly problems, the car has run like a gem.

General Comments:

The reason why I bought the car was because of its Honda reputation. The NSX does lack some acceleration, but it handles like no other and gets excellent gas mileage. I am planning on buying a newer model sometime in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2003

20th Jun 2003, 19:25

I find it strange you had "acceleration" problems, but great nonetheless.

20th Sep 2004, 15:30

When you say acceleration problems, I assume you are the person who says "My other car is a Porsche" but even then, my 350 hp Nitrous Powered Civic will only do 60 in about 5.1-5.2 sec, so unless you drive an F1 car every day, it seems that the acceleration is a problem comment, is for those who are quite used to being pinned into their seats. I guess for the daily driver, it's way more than enough to keep the average person happy.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews