1992 Honda del Sol Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Honda del Sol SiR 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

Love this car, quick and reliable, Honda's just can't be beaten

Faults:

The roof can leak in heavy rain, this has only happened since I had an accident and the door needed to be replaced.

Boot didn't work also, but now working perfectly!

General Comments:

Very quick. Handles brilliantly. Easy to drive. Sturdy little car.

Convertible at the touch of a switch. Ahead of its time.

Very very reliable; have had 2 and both never let me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2008

1992 Honda del Sol Sir 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Not the car I was hoping for

Faults:

I have come to realise that the car is useless at stopping on a wet or greasy road. No matter how I try to brake, all wheels lock and I go into a skid.

The electric roof rattles like crazy.

The boot leaks.

The roof leaks to the extent that in a recent storm, the drivers' seat was soaked through in the morning. Normally, I just get a few drips in.

The flimsy material on the drivers seat became very worn and torn very quickly.

The hub assembly on both the back wheels has had to be totally replaced at high cost because it is apparently not possible to just replace worn wheel bearings.

General Comments:

I bought my DOHC 1.6 VTEC Sir Honda del-sol 3 years ago as a Japanese import.

Quite frankly, it is the worst car I have ever owned.

OK, it has brilliant performance (but not as good as my old Mk1 Toyota MR2) but the problems I have had with it far outweigh the performance.

I would have to take too much of a loss on the car if I sold it, but I wish I had never parted with my MR2.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st November, 2002

7th Apr 2003, 07:50

Sounds like you should have got one with ABS which is often a factory option on an import, not something that comes as standard most of the time on UK cars.

30th Jun 2003, 06:59

My SI-r Is fantastic...

Has NONE of the above listed problems and has ABS... Stops dead in the wet even with Remoulds I had on a track day.

Sounds like you just had a nasty model!!!

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews