1992 Acura Vigor Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1992 Acura Vigor SL 5 cylinder gas from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance0 miles

Summary:

Nice looking and running, especially if maintained

Faults:

Bought the car used off a lot, needed a wheel bearing so I replaced it.

Seats were leather, but quite worn, these things I attribute to the previous owner.

General Comments:

The one point I wish to make, is original owners, PLEASE maintain this or any other car, or it will result in very expensive repairs.

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

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Very sporty and luxurious at the same time

Faults:

The engine, had a very bad oil leak.

The power steering hose is leaking at the moment.

The back window is loose.

General Comments:

I absolutely love my car. I can't think of any other car I would rather have.

The body style is so unique. I love my black leather.

The original sound system is awesome!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2002

1992 Acura Vigor GS Inline 5 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Inline 5 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carAcura Civic

Summary:

A sport luxury car that out performs all others in its class!

Faults:

I have an electrical problem as well I needed to replace my valve cover gasket.

General Comments:

The Acura Vigor is an amazing car, handles like a dream looks as smooth as silk. My only concern is the price of the parts are not cheap!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2002

1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Nice chick magnet!!!

Faults:

Nothing had really gone wrong. Just the right axle broke, but that is no biggy.

Also, the plastic on some parts inside the car are wearing away.

I have an auto transmission, wish I had a manual for more power!

Long rides are very nice for two people.

Not the best feeling at speeds of 120+, needs to be lower to the ground.

Also needs cup holders!

General Comments:

Very good car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2002

1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5L SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles

Summary:

Beauty and the beast

Faults:

Oil leak: according to the dealer it is coming from around the distributor.

Sporadic electrical problems:

1) The alarm went off whenever it felt like it. The Acura term for it is a faulty door-lock actuator. The dealer told me it was about $300 to replace or $30 to disable, so I had it disabled. I've heard more than enough of that alarm.

2) Stereo back-lighting went out. Except it comes back on if you hit a bump right. I thought the seller was joking, but it's true.

3) When I first got the car, my odometer actually stopped registering miles for about a week. I'd already ordered a replacement instrument cluster when it started working again?!

4) And now for the reason I gave it a low dependability rating, I have random times when the car stubbornly refuses to start. Can't decide whether this is an ignition or fuel system problem, and it is the single reason I mention all the other trivial problems. Suggestions are welcome. I haven't been able to discern any pattern to this. Eventually it decides to start, sometimes a day later. This is okay while I'm at college, but it will soon be intolerable.

General Comments:

Interior is very well-designed. The controls are all well within reach of the driver. I'm 6'1", and sometimes the ceiling feels low. Very good visibility all around. Getting in and out, I sometimes kick the door or bump the parking brake with my knee, but that's a fair trade-off for such a low stance. I don't think I've ever sat in such a comfortable driver's seat. The steering wheel has a very nice feel to it.

Handling is phenomenal. Steering is very precise and the four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes have never let me down. Tight turns feel very natural. Of course, slow down heavily for any steep curbs or entrances and try not to scrape parking blocks.

Performance is incredible. It's hard to believe the engine is just 176 HP! I used to think the car had a governer at 110 MPH, but just be patient and let the car accelerate. I recently got the car to 125 MPH and I needed more straight road. I certainly believe the person who claimed top end is 135.

The car has a wonderful presence about it. The front end looks a bit like the head of an angry horse, with the fenders as two flaring nostrils. It just feels good to punch the gas in traffic and whiz around other cars. It's a major effort in self-control to keep this thing under the legal limit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2001

2nd Mar 2002, 17:12

You can also try wiggling the shifter around while you try starting. Not in gears or anything, just a little bit. My Maxima and my parents crap Plymouth Horizon both have this problem. Probably just a switch contact thing for us and maybe you too.

22nd Oct 2002, 14:51

Actually the Vigor has 200 horses under that hood. When it was a concept it was not supposed to be better than the Legend, but after its production it did have better performance. In order to market the Legend more, Acura put on paper that the Vigor only had 176 horse power. So there is a reason that its hard to believe it only has 176...

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