I've had my Vigor for the past 6 years and never has it given me problems. Perhaps you didn't keep up with the maintenance. I was extremely saddened to see an unhappy person driving a Vigor. Hope you have better luck in the future.
I've had my 92 vigor since June 2000 and so far it's behaving much better than the vehicles I used to own. My front brakes need replacing (my fault) and sounds like the clutch master cylinder is making noise I might have to replace it. The 'check engine' light is on, but that's probably just the Oxygen sensor, other than that it runs fine with over 220,000 kilometers on it. I'm actually thinking of buying a '94 vigor cause I like this one so much.
I purchased a '93 Vigor GS in November of 1997 with 70K miles on it. In that past ~3.5 years, I have not performed any significant maintenance on the car except for the expected: tires, brakes and a timing belt. I did have the radiator hoses changes since they were looking dry which to me is no big deal. Also, the check engine light now pops on occasionally. I assume that the O2 sensor is malfunctioning. I now have 117K miles on it. At this rate, I estimate that I can get 3 to 4 more years of service from the Vigor. Unless my needs change, I'll purchase another Vigor (or TL).
I was real unhappy to read this. Because I had purchased a 93 Vigor in May 2001 and it has 87,000 miles and it hasn't given me any problems. I have big plans for my Vigor. The only problems I have had are the front left and right wheel speed sensor's which control the A.B.S. brakes.
I am hurt that there is a person with the best sport luxury car in the world and they are unhappy. I have a 93 GS and I love it, it has not given me any problems. And with it dropped 3 inches it handles like my friend's Civic with a 3,000 dollar suspension kit.
I agree with the original comment - I think the car is poor. It is ludicrously expensive to fix when it falters. I had an Audi before this and it was a far superior vehicle to the '92 Acura Vigor.
I absolutely love my acura, but has anyone had problems with the AC? It seems to have a mind of its own, it works sporadically.
1992 Great car! I had to change out the clutch and the ignition switch. No problems with the AC in all these years.
What were the symptoms that occurred that lead up to the ignition switch replacement. I do not have a complete wiring diagram, but I suspect that I have a bad ignition switch. While cranking the engine, it attempts to start, but dies immediately when the switch is released. It will keep running if you are quick and hold the switch toward the start position as soon as it attempts to start, but not enough to engage the starter.
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I was also saddened to read the negative comments on your Vigor - obviously it has been abused in some way. I recently purchased a 1993 GS with 119K kilometers. I have had absolutely no problems what so ever. I take great care of the car and I expect my Vigor to last me a very long time.
I have a 94 Vigor LS with 156K miles. It's been a pleasure to drive since we bought it 3 years ago. Up until today, there haven't been any major repairs. Today, however, I had the problem previously described, whereby the car won't stay running if I release the ignition switch. I just put it in the shop for a diagnostic. The key immediately pops back to the off position, unless I hold it. I pray it's not a MAJOR problem.
I purchased my 92 Vigor six years ago with 35K miles on it. I had given it to my sister who had driven it for three years and performed no maintenance on it except for oil changes, frankly she beat it up! She almost donated it because it was in such bad shape, but I took it back instead. I changed out the bets, replaced all the fluids, and gave it a tune up, and it now runs better then the day I bought it. It is definitely is faster off the line and the transmission is much smoother after the fluid change. The suspension is going, but that's acceptable for a car over ten years old. I think I can get it to 300K miles easily!
I have a 94 vigor. I'am having the same problems with my car, it cranks over, but once I release the key it stalls. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
I've had my 92 acura vigor for about three years. I have not had a single problem with this car, not even the brakes. This is by far the best car that I have ever had.
I have a 92 vigor. It has 105,000 miles on it and is running lovely. The only potential problem I see is that the ac motor may be very expensive to replace because of the location (behind the dashboard).I've had the timing belt change at 90,000m and have stayed on schedule for regular services. As long as you stick to the maintenance plan, vigors will run smoothly, well over 300,000 miles I must admit they are a bit expensive to maintain, but it is worth it. It's an ACURA!!!
I have had a 1992 Vigor GS for six years. It now has 141,500 miles on it. Just like a Honda it just keeps going! Do regular maintenance (timing belt) and it will go forever!
The reason this car was only in America for three years had nothing to do with reliability. After all, there are tons of best sellers in America (Cavalier, Chrysler minivans, etc.) that are absolute crap.
The Vigor was simply an average car with a horrible name and so was overlooked. It also wasn't clear where this car fit in - was it a 5 series competitor? 3 series? Mercedes alternative?
When new it did have a reputation for being reliable, although I guess your grandmother proved that not to always be the case.
This is my second Vigor, only because my first one was totaled in an accident (they hit me).
The Vigor is an incredible car. I received this one free in 2005 with 185,000 miles on it, and obviously neglected by the previous owner.
After much work, clean up and such (just sank 2 grand in misc stuff), this thing still drives like a dream.
As far as previous comments, this thing gets about 25 mpg... and flies. Considering I have had it to 140mph a few times, slowness is not an issue. I have no clue how people can diss this car.
A brilliant design and performing car. I'll never get rid of it.
I just bought my '92 Vigor 5 speed off a friend my father knew for quite cheap. It has over 280 000km on it, and it still runs pretty good.
There are a few problems with the gearbox. Ocasionally 2nd gear pops out if you rev it too high. Also the ac doesn't work and there is a knocking in the engine. Overall it is a nice car and a big improvement from my first (89 Ford Probe, ha-ha, they stink, the auto transmissions are garbage).
My suggestion is buy this car from an old lady because it is no problem to drive these cars fast! I've already buried the needle (that's 240km/hr) and its got +280k on it. That in my book is insane!!