1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 from North America

Summary:

Nice looking car that can be used as a family or sporty car

Faults:

- I bought this car with a bad auto transmission, which I replaced at a cheap price. I installed it myself, seems kind of hard, but not that hard.

- I replaced the distributor because it broke. I got from the dealer, and it comes with the cap and rotor.

- Replaced the "O" rings in the oil cooler (found out how to repair on the Internet). Really tight job to do.

- I don't like that you need to use premium gasoline.

General Comments:

- Even though car has 200,000 miles, the engine is very strong.

- I like the sound system, it has 6 speakers.

- If you take care of it, it should last a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2006

1993 Acura Vigor 2.5 from North America

Summary:

Excellent performance car

Faults:

The oil leaks - had to change the distributor o-ring and oil cooler ring.

And the other failure was the master cylinder. You must inspect it for leakage at the point where the master cylinder mounts to the brake booster.

General Comments:

This is a great car very fast too. This car has it all. Luxury, power, speed and looks.

Keep an eye in the mirror for this speed demon. Have no problems from 0 to 140 mph. This car has been a dream to drive, but maintenance has to be done timely or it will cost a bundle to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2004

1993 Acura Vigor LS 2.5 from North America

Summary:

A Reliable Maserati

Faults:

I have had a lot of tire problems with this car. This is not the car's fault. I have replaced the entire braking system (at 180k). The cassette player went out (at 150k) Other than that no problems.

General Comments:

This car is really fantastic. It looks like a Maserati, has the interior of a Jag and drives like a sport sedan should. There is plenty of room inside and in the trunk. The engine is powerful, but still very efficient. This car just goes and goes. At 184k the engine starts every time and runs smoothly and the transmission still shifts crisply. I haven't had to do much, even stuff like you would expect to do, ie. alternator, tie rods etc. The windows and other gadgets still work like new. If you can find one, buy it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2004

4th Feb 2010, 08:40

Interior like a Jag? I believe you have a nice car, but you're really pushing it with that statement. You must have never owned a Jag sir.

1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 from North America

Summary:

Acura's version of BMW's M3 sedan

Faults:

I had to replace the O2 sensor at around 120,000 miles.

The main relay went out at the same time, very easy to fix.

The timing belt has been done as well.

I have been getting very very bad gas mileage — around 14 mpg whereas I should be getting 20-25mpg instead.

This is attributed to a bad thermostat, I believe — which I have yet to replace.

Oil is leaking from a seal in the 5th cylinder.

General Comments:

I would recommend this car to anyone.

There is nothing that would deter me from buying another Vigor, unless it was not well taken care of.

The acceleration is fairly powerful for a 5 cylinder engine — comparable if not superior to any given V6 sedan from the same era.

The braking is next to perfect, as there is nothing, but solid stopping power even with the cheap brake pads that I got.

The trunk space is gargantuan which I find extremely beneficial.

However, having a wife and baby, the back seat is horribly small for a car seat — one can only imagine how tedious it would be to have 2 or 3 children back there.

I believe the suspension on this car is phenomenal, and is equivalent to the handling of many luxury cars made today.

The vigor's design is another reason why I like it so much, as it appears fairly conservative and not outlandish, and yet it is fairly aggressive looking, and has a beautiful paint job which gets noticed everywhere!

No one should buy even a Lexus ES300 instead of this — you will not regret it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2003

13th Apr 2007, 05:24

You probably have alloy rims which is causing the 14mpg as I have experienced myself... I put 17inch alloy rims, lowered it 3.5cm and a free-flow exhaust. Fuel consumption went from 18mpg to 14mpg. The 18mpg is probably due to my fast acceleration and 200,000kms.