1992 Acura Vigor Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Inline 5 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L Inline 5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 kilometres
Most recent distance265000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Acura's best kept secret!

Faults:

The CV joints had to be replaced at 250,000kms, which I considered to be excellent service for original CV joints.

The entire exhaust system from the front pipe, mid-pipe, and rear muffler all had to be replaced between 200,000kms and 245,000kms; again outstanding service life for the original system, so I replaced it with OEM Acura parts again.

Front passenger power window switch was replaced at 255,000kms.

Automatic transmission selector position switch replaced at 195,000kms.

General Comments:

I bought this Vigor in 1998 and still drive it today. Compared to all the cars that I've owned, I consider it the best overall value for money that one can buy, as long as you don't need to use the rear seats very often.

As many people have commented, the rear seat leg room is cramped, but its due not only to the large trunk, but also the layout of the engine and transmission. Acura decided to use a longitudinal layout in the Vigor which actually pushed the firewall so far aft of the front wheels that it contributed to the relatively small cabin space. That being said, the benefit of this layout is an almost perfect front to rear balance which makes the Vigor handle a lot more like a rear wheel drive sports sedan rather than a front wheel drive. Any car enthusiast who seeks the additional security of front wheel drive for adverse winter conditions, but does not want to sacrifice the handling and performance of a rear drive sports sedan should definitely consider a Vigor.

The stock wheels on the Vigor did not do the car justice, so I upgraded to 17" Mille Miglia EVO5 with 215/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE950 tires which is the proper up-size to keep the original wheel diameter. This is the only change that I've made to my Vigor and it has totally transformed the car into one very sweet ride. I get daily compliments on the cars looks, most people not believing that the car is 13 years old with the original Rosewood Brown metallic paint.

The overall exterior and interior build quality and finish of the Vigor is a testament to Acura's commitment to building a top quality automobile. Other that the above mentioned parts that I've had to replace over the years, everything else on my Vigor is all original and still works flawlessly, even the A/C still blows cold and has NEVER been charged in 13 years.

I am usually am tired of a car after a few years, however this car is an exception. After driving a friends Vigor with the 5spd manual transmission, I'm now looking to replace my Vigor with a 1994 Vigor GS 5spd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2005

25th May 2007, 15:20

Informative. Would have been better edited. thank you.

1992 Acura Vigor LE 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

This is a high-class and -quality car

Faults:

Timing Belt replaced at 85,ooo, but it wasn't broken.

Front axle replaced at 135,000.

Needs new plugs and wires every 20 - 30k miles.

Never broke down in 9 years

Love the interior and wood paneling.

General Comments:

This is a great car very fast too.

Cloth interior has held up very well.

Two accidents, but I wasn't hurt and the other guy always got the worst of the deal.

Find a good mechanic to work on it, but avoid the dealers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

1992 Acura Vigor 5 speed 2.5 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

The Honda who is all grown up

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is the type of car I always wanted, speed, luxury, and very classy for a car that was made in 1992.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2004

1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

The best buy and automobile one could ask for

Faults:

Factory Stereo dead at 200000 miles (I replaced with Alpine system, easy to do)

Driver's inside door handle assembly broke into pieces at 205000 miles (I replaced with left-rear assembly)

Original battery replaced at 220000 miles.

Front windshield susceptable to tiny cracks and nicks from flying rocks etc.

General Comments:

With the right tires, proper maintenance, and a capable driver, this car's handling leaves most European import sports cars in the dust.

Gas mileage is excellent at 27 mpg, under city, freeway, fast or slow conditions.

Paint (white) maintains finish even after 230000 miles. No rust, dents or dings, and I drive in the Bay area of California.

Although a 4-door, realistically a 2 person maximum for ideal comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2003

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