1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 litre inline 5 from North America
Acura at its best
- Radiator (twice)
- Some rust (all repaired)
- Oxygen sensors
- ABS relay
- Blower motor (replaced myself recently)
I love my 92 GS 5 spd Vigor! I've owned it for 7 years now, and while I've had to fix a few things, it has been relatively bullet proof. It now has 260,000 kms, and still drives like a dream!
I find myself looking at her as I walk away in parking lots all the time, because the styling is so timeless and classy! I also find the interior is very high quality and refined; it was the last Acura to have REAL wood accents.
The Vigor was replaced by the 2.5 TL (same engine), and 3.2 TL; those cars are also nice, but Acura cut a few corners with them to save $$, so they're generally not quite as well put together.
I've driven a lot of newer cars, but I always end up finding something I like better about the Vigor. It handles great, and like some others have mentioned has about 200 hp (not the 176 hp listed on paper), so it is still one of the faster cars on the road.
Finally, this car is very rare!! I often go several months without seeing another one. Very special car.
We plan to buy a second car this year (probably a 2006-2008 TSX), and guess which car will get the garage all Winter? The Vigor of course!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2009
I can absolutely respect that you still admire the car, but let's be real...it's 2009...this is not still "one of the faster cars on the road." Even basic cars like the Altima can have 275 HP, and the new TL has 305 horsepower. It was quick in its day, but it's sluggish compared to a significant lot of everything on the road at this point (almost 20 years later). That being said, it's nice to see someone who still respects older cars and recognizes that it's true... they just don't make 'em like they used to. :-)
Well where I'm from, (Ottawa, Canada), most people drive econoboxes or SUV's.. so my statement that the Vigor is still one of the faster car's on the road (here at least) is correct. It's true that there are many family sedans that are faster than the vigor, but they generally don't handle as well. I look at it this way; the TSX and Vigor have a lot in common (similar hp, torque, curb weight, both drive great etc.), yet Vigor is 12 years older! That makes me appreciate my car for sure :)
I out ran some BMW's and Camaros on my way from Seattle to Bellingham.