1992 Acura Vigor Reviews

1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 litre inline 5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 litre inline 5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres

Summary:

Acura at its best

Faults:

- Radiator (twice)

- Some rust (all repaired)

- Oxygen sensors

- ABS relay

- Blower motor (replaced myself recently)

General Comments:

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

8th Jan 2009, 23:25

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. :-)

21st Jan 2009, 13:31

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 :)

21st Jan 2012, 03:35

I out ran some BMW's and Camaros on my way from Seattle to Bellingham.

1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Inline 5 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.5L Inline 5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Only 32,000 made. Awesome All Around!!

Faults:

Nothing, it's a Honda (well an Acura).

This car is cherry.

General Comments:

This car is so awesome. I have owned two of them. The first one was rear ended about 4 years ago. If you want a car that was one of 32,000, get this. I have spoken to sooo many people who say, "That was one of the best cars I have ever had. Some even wish they still had it even though they have newer Acuras. It is reliable, even today. My second one was from the original owner!

My favorite is the sound it makes. The in-line 5 cylinder engine makes a odd noise that can only be compared to a growling tiger. Maybe a even a lion. Rooaaaaarrrr.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

21st Apr 2009, 17:02

I couldn't agree with you more about the sound.

Now after you add an intake and tune the computer a touch, get some injectors and a higher flow rate in your fuel, pump up your fuel pressure a bit, then the sound will blow your mind.

My Vigor runs just shy of 300 hp and I love every decibel that engine creates, and the pickup and all around power is amazing.

With a high quality ride and interior, this is the car to have. The fact of only 32000 made makes this car feel that much better.

I have also wrote another comment on another post thats gives more information about me car and my email address if you have any further questions.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 44 reviews