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




Master cylinder slave.


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

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


The NSX is a race car made for the streets


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.

12th Mar 2007, 05:24


They only made these in limited production. In fact I can't recall the last time I saw a NSX. Most people bought these because they didn't want a corvette.

12th Mar 2007, 12:23

I doubt a Corvette buyer would go with an NSX. More likely compare to a low production Viper or even a Lotus. More unique. There are too many Corvettes...

12th Mar 2007, 14:26

You do realize that everything you wrote here has absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote.

12th Mar 2007, 14:36

Actually, the NSX is still being made, as it is still an excellent car. It's a decent car by today's standards, and check this out, but be warned, it may crush your ricer dreams:

It may be lacking a little bit in the power department (try lacking A LOT in the power department), but that doesn't stop it being one of the best handling performance cars around (once again, it's handling is OKAY by today's standards), and with used values getting cheaper, they are easily becoming much more affordable (to get an NSX cheaper than a new Corvette, you need to buy an old junker, and yet the Vette beats it in every single performance aspect you can mention).

13th Mar 2007, 05:31

2:04 the NSX is no longer made.

28th Jun 2007, 00:29

Power problem solved with the new engine config 2003-2005.

29th Jun 2007, 01:20

Vette buyers could not afford this mid engine car new. You would be in the Viper price range actually.

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