9th Sep 2002, 22:22
My Vigor is still going strong. I now have 133,000 km. on it. Unfortunately I was in an accident just the other day - got side-swiped by a truck. The poor Acura took it well and luckily no one was injured (just my feelings). I'll get my Vigor repaired and know that it will last for many more years.
20th Sep 2002, 17:46
I have a 1993 Vigor GS 5 speed and I love it.
This car has 196,000 miles and it runs great. I bought it 2 years ago and I only have replaced the master cylinder and front brake pads.
I had a 1992 Vigor back in 1998, but sold it 5 months after I purchased it due to financial problems. Two years and four cars later I found another. I always missed it and was never happy with the other cars.
14th Oct 2002, 22:28
As I had indicated my Vigor was in an accident. It is now repaired and wow... it looks awesome - almost like it was brand spanking new. I drove a rental for a week (2002 Jeep Liberty - what a downer!). I was never so happy to get my Vigor back - the ride, the power, the luxury - there are few affordable cars like it on the road today!
20th Dec 2002, 10:39
I just installed an "RACTIVE" high performance muffler. Right off the get-go I noted an increase in power and an increase in miles per gallon. I finally found a manufacturer who makes high performance air filters for the Vig! I installed this as well and, once again, have noted an increase in power and decrease in fuel consumption. I highly recommend these changes for your Vigor (which is, of course, a performance machine) - you will love the difference.
31st Mar 2003, 17:14
Vigors rule, I love my vigor and the zex kit I installed. V6 accords beware 15.2 @ 92mph for an auto with full system and 18in wheels is plenty fast for now till I save more green for custom turbo and fuel system. Will update with progress of turbo.
26th Apr 2003, 10:01
Thanks for the last comment. I would love to hear (and maybe see) your progress. My brother is a master mechanic who also owns a Vig ('92 GS). I am certain that because he has the "know-how" your modifications would interest him greatly as well.
25th Jul 2003, 20:02
I have a '94 Vigor GS, it's been sitting for almost a year, just replaced the brakes, changed the oil. it's got 160,000 miles and seems to be running strong. it's got more than a few small problems including a check engine light that's just broken and stays on (i have to get that fixed), A/C doesn't work.
I was wondering if anyone makes a K&N-style air filter for this car? surely the airbox must have a size that some other car that K&N makes filters for will work.
3rd Aug 2003, 20:14
Re: your query about "KN Air-filters". After many queries to KN they informed me that they do not make (and intend to not make) one of their special filters for the Vig. So, go to "google.com" and type in "FXteknology". They, indeed, manufacture a filter which is tailor-made for our Vig. I have had mine in for about 8 months now and have had no complaints. I hope this helps you.
21st Feb 2004, 21:17
I just bought a 1992 GS with over 177'000 miles and YES, it is still running very strong. You just got to love these cars!
23rd Feb 2004, 20:09
Am still running the Vig. Great machine. I now have 160,000 Km. on this fine piece of machinery and expect it to last me many more. No rattles or noises... cruising at 160 kph she runs smooth as glass. I love this car! Jim.
25th Feb 2004, 17:12
Hi, I have a 1993 Acura vigor and it runs like a dream. The only problem I'm having with this vehicle is the gas mileage. I'm getting about 400km (winter) on a tank when I first bought it I was getting about 550km (summer). I've also been having problems with my clutch when I rest my foot on the pedal there's a squealing noise. Have you had this problem if not what do you suspect.
7th Mar 2004, 19:45
The mileage in my '93 Vig during the winter is not as good as I would like. However, I knew when I bought the car that I could not worry about mileage. Gas mileage during the warm weather is not bad at all. Again, with this kind of vehicle I do not worry a lot about mileage - I just love driving the car! I noted better fuel economy when I added the RAM-FX air filter and the high performance exhaust. I would estimate that I got another 3 to 4 miles per gallon as well as an overall increase in performance. I also noted a sort of "squeak" from the clutch pedal, but only when it was brutally cold out. Now that the warmer weather is upon us the noise is gone. I had my brother (who is a mechanic and also own a Vig) put special brake fluid in the mechanism and also a good lube on the pedal area - works like a charm. hope this helps. Jim.
23rd Mar 2004, 16:11
Breaking news, It has come to my attention the vigor does NOT have 176HP in fact its a lot closer to 200HP. The reason Acura says 176HP is because the Legend is 200HP in order to increase sales of the more profitable Legend sedan, they stated in there ads and every else that it had 176HP. However Acura will probably never tell. If only this car were 300 pounds lighter who knows, it might have been a lot faster from 0 to 60, maybe 6sec. Now (GS 8.8, LS 7.7). Just thought that you'd like to know.
21st Jul 2004, 17:08
Adding a cold-air intake and performance exhaust (I put a "RActive" on mine) really helps a lot regarding performance.
20th May 2005, 19:30
I just added a custom built cold-air intake system. Right off the bat I noted improved performance. I am looking forward to seeing how the mileage will increase. I am also going to add "Nology Hot Wires" soon. My vig is worth it. jim.
28th Apr 2006, 23:44
I haven't written for a while so I just thought I would give you an update on my Vig. I have installed a Secret Weapon R cold air intake. This is awesome and worth it. I also put in Magnecor Race Wires - very nice indeed. I also put on a set of 17 inch rims with Kumho AST ECSTA rubber. I now only drive the Vig during the warm months. The car is truly awesome. Jim.
6th Nov 2006, 11:59
Hi I own a 93 vigor. about the k&n filter you can get one from the 96-98 acura tl 2.5l they have the same size of air box the part number is 33-2267. my vigor its still going strong.
18th Jul 2007, 22:08
Hey jim, what you you mean by getting of the rust in the rotor? does that mean your engine was rusted?
I'm considering buying a used '93 vigor...
19th Aug 2007, 18:28
Thanks for the question.
My Vig was parked in my garage over the winter. I thought I had a bit of rust on one of the rotors, but it turned out it was just some dust or something like that. For some reason (even though the car is stored in-doors with a tarp over it) some dirt managed to get on one of the rotors (the part that operates the wheels and has nothing to do with the engine) and, when I started driving it again and applied the brakes, it made a barely audible sound (like something scraping). After driving it around and applying the brakes rather hard (I was told to do this) the sound was gone. The engine in these machines would never rust (unless of course you store it for years in a damp place). Take care of your car and it should last you a long, long time. My Vig is awesome. I like to think that I baby it; however, once in a while I have been know to red line it for short periods of time. Also, I only use full synthetic oil. The cost is a little more, but I plan to keep my Vig for a very long time so the added extra few bucks is worth it. I hope this answers you question.