1993 Honda del Sol Reviews - Page 11 of 12

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired199000 miles
Most recent distance203000 miles
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

Sweet-looking bargain sports-car highly underrated...shouldn't have stopped production!

Faults:

The driver's seat is worn enough to warranty a stitch or two, (or seat covers)...but not too badly.

Replaced the timing belt per Honda recommendations.

The aluminum alloy wheel in the front became badly pitted, allowing air to escape... but was easily fixed.

General Comments:

Car is a 5-speed that handles very well in the terrain of Western Pennsylvania; excellent speed around turns and up hills.

Gas mileage is still about 30 miles to the gallon...city!

Seat belts can be difficult to reach, but I have no complaints.

Beautiful profile that just begs to be driven! A semi-classic look without becoming "retro."

Lots of leg-room/trunk space (once you're in the cockpit!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2002

1993 Honda del Sol S 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

This car is fun to drive, economical, and very reliable.

Faults:

The only thing that I have replaced so far is the distributor cap. That's the only thing that I ever replaced on my Civic as well and it is around 4 or 5 hundred dollars.

The roof rattle is annoying, though. I just have to turn up the radio.

General Comments:

I love this car. When I was in college I saved lots of money on gas going to and from home. It gets nearly 40 mpg and that is helpful with gas being around $1.50 a gallon. Now that I have graduated and it is paid off I plan to keep it for a long time.

It turns lots of heads!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2001

29th Oct 2001, 06:30

I have recently bought a Del sol and the distributor went as well at a cost of £390 which is around the 500 dollar mark. A bit of a shocker considering I was having other niggly things fixed like a bent aerial, blown fuses and a full service. All that aside its a fantastic car, goes like a dream, is very fuel efficient, doesn't leak that much considering the rain we get in England. On the hot days (and we do get them... Global warming) its great to be able to lift the roof off. Being a hard top it also adds that extra bit of security.

If you get the chance... buy one!

3rd Nov 2006, 20:40

I find it extremely astonishing and extraordinary that either the original poster, or the added comment poster, would have had to pay anywhere near $500.00 for a distributor cap for the Honda Civic del sol S (1.5 liter) or any other version (Si or V-Tech).

Although I realize that many of the parts available for this automobile (S, Si and V-Tech) are often somewhat unreasonable; I also realize that there are after-market suppliers that can allow an owner of such cars to purchase replacement parts for much less than posted in this article.

I utilize a Honda dealer for my parts and I know what the costs are and how to obtain them through him without having to pay the retail price.

And even if I had to utilize the standard Honda parts and service system I know that a distributor cap will not cost as much as related in this article.

However, if you are talking about the actual "distributor" as well as the distributor cap that might be somewhat more understandable.

Still, even if what is being related is with regard to the actual "distributor" as opposed to a "distributor cap" I find the cost to be exceedingly high.

Most Sincerely.

Svelte Bat (name of my del sol)

1993 Honda del Sol S from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles

Summary:

A cute sporty car

Faults:

Nothing went wrong with the car while I owned it. The only thing I remember doing was having new brake pads put on it.

General Comments:

This was my first car. My mom got it for me when I was 17. I just loved the reactions I would get while driving it. My Del Sol was the "electric green" color that just drew more attention to it. I miss driving around with the top off in the summer.

I thought it was great that with the top off the trunk was still accessible since there was a place for the top to go.

The only thing bad about this car is that you can only bring along one other friend to enjoy the ride, but hey it's sporty.

I am so sad that Honda stopped making this car, I would buy it again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2001

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