1993 Honda del Sol Reviews - Page 10 of 12

1993 Honda del Sol Si from Japan

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I love my Del Sol!

Faults:

The previous owner didn't take very good care of the car. But it was still a steal at $1,000.

There is a dent on the right rear side and what looks like key marks on the left rear side.

The roof rattles at times and leaks when it rains. But it is so minor that you barely notice.

So far we have spent $1,600 on various repairs. not all of them were needed right away. Things like the new tires and battery were just extra items that we took care of while the car was in the shop.

The real problem with the car is the synchronization of the gears. Reverse grinds sometimes and also 2nd gear if you don't let the RPMs fall below 2,000. this also presents a problem when you have to downshift. To repair this problem is going to cost us about $1,400.

General Comments:

I have wanted a Del Sol for many years now and my boyfriend surprised me over the holiday.

The car has a lot of get up and go and handles well.

I've noticed that the cruise control holds up very well going up and down hills.

Everything is within easy reach, except for the cup holders. They are a problem with a passenger in the car.

There is a lot of room inside. My boyfriend is 6ft. 3in. and he is able to sit in the drivers seat without a problem. I on the other hand, need a pillow to sit on when I drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2003

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 miles
Most recent distance204000 miles
Previous carLand Rover LWB

Summary:

A sleek looker and performer with a not so sleek price

Faults:

Targa top rattles easily.

Not much get up and go power.

General Comments:

The car I own has lots of miles, yet performs above average considering.

I get at least 30 mpg.

Runs forever--I'm at 204k miles.

Above average resale value.

Is fairly quick and takes turns well.

Fun removable top.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A fun car that holds true to Honda's legendary reliability!

Faults:

Minor body flaws from previous owner. Included cracked front bumper and torn and water-stained seats. Also missing minor interior trim pieces.

Third gear also made a grinding noise if you shifted into it over 2,000 RPM.

General Comments:

All in all, the car was in decent shape for its high mileage. I saw no evidence of leaking roof seals, and the engine ran like a champ. It's a fun car to drive, and the removable roof just adds to the fun. Since it's so short, parking is a cinch, and it feels like you're pivoting when you make slow speed sharp turns. It's roomy trunk makes it reasonably practical, even for a two-seater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

1993 Honda del Sol S 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

I great project car for any import fan; a great 1st car for anyone; an economical sports car.

Faults:

I had to replace the alternator after having it for about one month.

No other issues I have had with this car could be blamed on the car itself. The previous owner raced it and did several modifications. All repairs I've done were based on fixing damage on a car that was driven like someone stole it.

General Comments:

I love this vehicle. I wrecked my Saturn and I wanted another Honda pretty bad. I found this bright yellow del Sol with a Buddy Club kit, coil overs, and dual exhaust for $2500. The odometer is messed up so the mileage is unknown, but who cares? What a deal! I put on some 16 inch Enkie Rims with Kumho tires, put in some Kenwood speakers with matching CD, fixed up the enterior a little, and now people are offering up to $5500 for this thing. I am completely satisfied and plan on holding on to this baby for a long time. I even named her Solvi. The girls love this car. Cruising with the top down on warm summer nights in Texas is an absolute dream. I only wish it was faster. With the body modifications these silly racers are always pulling up next to me and wanting to compete for speed. They'll just have to wait until I drop in that LS motor.

The cab is roomy. Plenty of trunk space. I wish it came with factory rear speakers, but it does not. The seats in this thing are super sporty. It handles wonderfully and if you lower it you feel like you're one with the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2002

4th Mar 2004, 09:23

I have a 93' Del sol also, it did come with factory rear speakers. They were 5 and 1/2 inch behind the seats in the corners right below the window.

3rd Nov 2006, 18:32

Dear Original Poster and Follow-Up Poster.

I think that the Follow-Up Poster is correct regarding the speakers. It seems that my 1993 del sol 1.5 liter has a pair of front door speakers towards the front of the two doors and another pair just at the back and to the right behind each door.

Svelte Bat (name of my del sol)

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 44 reviews