1993 Honda del Sol Reviews - Page 12 of 12

1993 Honda del Sol SiR 1.6 DOHC VTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC VTEC
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

I've only owned the car (a Japanese import) 10 months to date & I have had no trouble other than a small water leak into the boot & an annoying roof rattle. Both easily cured by myself.

General Comments:

Generally a very nice small car. The performance is excellent as you would expect from 160hp in a small 2 seater. Handling is very good but the ride is a bit too firm for comfort & the car is a bit noisy at speed due to the high revving engine (red lined at 8,200rpm). The targa top is easily removed & stowed in the boot making it a brilliant car for summer. The boot, even with the roof in, is quite large (except electric roof models) making it a very usable small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 1999

10th Dec 2000, 17:11

I own a 1993 Honda del Sol SI and have encountered the same problem where the roof rattles and leaks. I was wondering how you were able to correct this problem? Please respond to Sugarstars4@aol.com. Thanks!

2nd Mar 2001, 20:28

My wife & I felt the need of a 2nd car, and we decided to get another CRX, but when I saw the delSol, I had to have it. Great pick-up, 97,000 miles (used) and stylish looks at an affordable price.

Can complain about leaks in the trunk (that's "boot" to you), but won't. The car is too sweet. Our 5-speed SI looks great in black, but I've seen a god-awful grasshopper green color that makes this buggy look like a cheap toy.

Overall, this incarnation of the Civic CRX continues to deliver all that it promises in the Honda tradition.

-John B. Pgh., PA USA

1993 Honda del Sol from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 7 / 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)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Rear main seal leaked, tread on tires seperated after 20,000 miles.

General Comments:

Really nice little convertible, low maint., lots of fun, dealer repaired leak promptly and fairly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

20th Jul 2001, 16:07

In 1992 I bought a 1993 delSol and it now has 124K miles on it. I had the radiator replaced due to road hazard but dealer warranty kicked in with no cost to me. The auto transmission went out at 100K miles and it cost $3300 for a rebuilt one! The air conditioner went out not very long after auto transmission at 121K miles and it cost $1400. I think it's time to trade it in for another car. About $5000 in repair in 8 months after 120K is not really all that bad, but need a more reliable car as repairs and being stranded is not my idea of a great time.

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