1992 Acura Vigor GS from North America - Comments

18th Feb 2007, 02:49

I have an Acura Vigor GS Auto, 230k miles, just bought it and within a month, my gasket is damaged, any idea how much this one costs, including the labor?

18th Apr 2007, 09:44

I have had my 92 Acura vigor gs for 1 year this car has a few problems

1. 2 door handles were broke $100.00 each used!!

2. The leather doesn't last on Acura cars I had it redone $800.00

3. The cooling was a big problem always over heating thermostat, all rubber, total cost $950.00 and the worst part is $900.00 was the labor cost.

Other than all that the car runs really smooooth, fun to drive speed is good enough 0 to 90 is good 90 to 132 to slow, to fix that problem a simple $250.00 racing chip and cool-air-intake I topped out 155mph. This car is not reliable I hate this car, but I can't sell it its like a bad wife. if your gonna get an Acura Vigor get 93 I heard it the best one avoid the 92 and 94.

10th Jul 2008, 22:33

I have a 92 Acura Vigor with over 200k miles. The car will not start in Park. I have to start it in N and my ABS and maintenance light is on. Any ideas on what I can do to fix it, I love the car and the money isn't a problem, just need to know what is wrong with it. If anyone has advice, I'm all ears. Thank you.

20th Jul 2008, 12:13

My 92 Vigor will sometimes not go past 2800 rpm, and is sucking gas after I start it. 10 seconds later the Check Engine light comes on.

16th Aug 2008, 13:04

I have a 1992 Acura Vigor with more than 250k and it runs perfectly. I haven't had a problem since I bougth it this is the best car I ever drive.

19th Sep 2008, 22:43

I've had my 1992 Acura Vigor GS automatic transmission with 125,00 miles on it for about two weeks now, and I love her, she's a beauty.

So far (knock on wood!) no problems. She sure is pretty quick with a cold air intake and an exhaust, let alone nothing to complain about this car!!!

26th Sep 2008, 15:27

Will I need any specific part to take a vigor to 300K? I picked up a 92 vigor with 106k in 2001. Since then there are a few items which I have not fixed ABS light (not needed even in Colorado) tail-light indicator and check engine light (might be an O2 sensor) But my MPG is 24-28 so no big deal.

Shopped well for work. Remember this is only an Accord with a 5 cylinder engine. Which functions well in the high torque low reving range 700-2500 rpm.

1st timing belt/water pump cost $480 7 years ago. Second Timing belt/water pump this week $525. Distributor/wires/spark plugs $385. CV joint right side $175. drivers side door handle used $35, change Manual transmission fluid to pure synthetic 10/30 was $20. These are labor included prices at a local Mexican mentality garage. Avoid the dealer and you will be fine. Minor clutch repair $350. Installed my own radiator $75 This engine is ready to go to 300k as the compression is equal on each cylinder with 216K. The last 110k cost me $2045 including a timing belt ready to go another 100k. Is the car equal to the value of those scheduled repairs? Not sure yet, but I will let you know if it make it to 300K. I would love to hear if anyone has taken a vigor to 300k. Are there any parts it will need to get to 300k?

Try that with a BMW or Audi.

Please email me at brentkimball@mac.com with any suggestions.

6th Oct 2008, 22:02

I have a 92 Vigor. I can't change the brake rotors, only the shop can do it, and it cost me $69 each, and $400 for the labor.

17th Dec 2008, 23:36

My '92 Vigor is constantly overheating. I was told by the mechanic that its my Radiator Cooling Fan Control Module; I found one at the wreckers (no guarantee that it would work and it came off a '94 Vigor) changed it and still overheating. The cooling fan comes on after I turn the car off. I've checked the fuses and they are good.

A Vigor owner had written about his car overheating and it cost him $950 to fix it; his comment was "$900 in labour and a lot of rubber". My question is, what did the $950 buy and what did they do to fix your car? If you still browse this page (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) I could really use your comments or any comments from other Vigor owners that have had to endure this problem. And to top it all off, its WINTER and that makes it even harder to work on any car, or anything for that matter. Thank you in advance to anyone that takes the time lend their experience.

7th Feb 2009, 19:36

I have a 1992 5 speed manual Acura Vigor with 269,000 miles on it. I just bought it yesterday and it was running great when I left the dealer, but when I got home it smoked up and started leaking oil. I am going to go get it fixed, so I'm not too worried about that. I would say that it is an awesome car. Great acceleration, good handling. I would recommend it, just wish I could have more time with it. I don't know how long it will last.

24th Feb 2009, 19:19

I have a 93 Vigor GS and it has just now started leaking oil (no smoking). I am wondering where it is coming from? It has 165,000 miles and is a great car. Does anyone know of leakage problems with Vigors?

24th Oct 2009, 00:00

Hey guys, I have a 92 Acura Vigor GS, It's in pretty bad condition from the outside, but it still runs great (it feels like a race car). Anyways, it has 105k miles on it and I have done regular fluid changes like brake fluid and Honda transmission fluid. The only thing is that I have no idea what the Yellow ABS light is, I know it's the anti-lock system, but why is it on? Thank you!

22nd Oct 2010, 07:16

I have a 92 Vigor Acura 5 speed. I've owned it for 10 years. This car is beautiful, and I love her. I store it in the winter, have had a few minor issues; brake light, engine light, and now leaks a little oil from the trans axle seal; very expensive to fix. I baby her, and will never give her away. Best car I've owned from Canada.

3rd Aug 2012, 13:54

OK... I have a 1992 Acura Vigor LS. 2777,000 miles. I did not pass emissions for the first time. I have been neglecting general maintenance due to money problems. I need to do a tune up and oil change. I would like to do this by myself (well maybe not the oil change). Anyway, what size socket do I need for the spark plugs (I have like 4 different 5/8 sockets sitting here) and what other parts do I need to replace?

Thank you, Lisa.

4th Aug 2012, 09:36

When you pick up your spark plugs at the local Honda/Acura dealer or parts store, they will tell you what socket you will need, but you will need a spark plug socket. It has a small round piece of rubber inside the socket to hold the loose spark plug in it as you remove it or install it. Also take your sockets with you... they will be able to tell you if you have the correct one.

Also check the Internet for coupons or promos at the local Honda/Acura dealerships, or other dealerships that may be having some type of promo sale on parts or service. Sometimes a dealership depends on the service department to make money for it, especially in rough times. Some of these coupons have cheap oil/filter changes with a free 16-25 point inspection of your vehicle to drum up business for the dealership. It's a huge cash cow for them, but with labor charges at $80-100 per hour, it better be. The secret is not to get the work done there unless it's a very good price. They will also tell you if you have any major/minor problems with your vehicle... which is helpful if you have money problems and want to think over any large or small investment in a car that has 277,000 miles on it.

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