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1993 Honda del Sol Si from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A fun little car that will one would be proud to own!!

Faults:

There is a slight leak between the driver's side window and removable roof. (This is really only an issue when it rains heavily!)

I've owned my Del Sol for 5 years and have only had to replace a rear blinker bulb which cost me $1.78 at Walmart for a package of 2! This is what I call an excellent no-maintenance car!

General Comments:

First of all, I recommend a Honda to any individual purchasing or looking for a car!

My little green Del Sol machine is the best car I've ever had!

Honda really lives up to it's reputation! I can say this with complete confidence because of the five Honda's that are driven by my parents and sibling... an Accord, 2 Civics, a Passport, and my Del Sol Si. (Yes, there are four drivers and we own 5 Honda's)

No complaints to the Honda corporation!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

1993 Honda del Sol Si from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles

Summary:

A piece of crap

Faults:

I have replaced the entire cooling system twice.

I have replaced other components of the cooling system several times. The fan switch and thermostat go out about every 3 to 4 months.

The car squeaks all the time, really badly when I go over bumps.

It leaks where the roof connects to the car so bad that I can't keep moisture out of the car and it has mildewed.

It is sitting the the parking lot of my apartment complex now because it just will not start. It was fine one minute, and in the time it took me to pump a tank of gas, it was broken.

General Comments:

I am convinced that everyone that says that Hondas are good cars are liars. I have spent more time on the side of the road with that car than I did in a Jeep Cherokee that I finally got rid of at 300,000 miles. I have taken excellent care of the car, all scheduled maintenance is always done on time, but it still just isn't reliable. It is sitting the the parking lot of my apartment complex now because I refuse to toss another dime into the piece of junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2003

4th Dec 2003, 12:32

I think whoever owned this car previous to you messed it up. Have you read all the other reviews? These aren't common problems with the Del Sol. I have one and yes it does leak and the driver seat has wore a little on the left side, but that's normal. I don't understand how you believe this was just a Honda thing. someone had to have treated this car badly... maybe you should have checked that out.

1993 Honda del Sol S 1.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Summary:

You get what you pay for

Faults:

My head gasket blew at 110,000.

My radiator blew up.

My thermostat broke twice.

My tie rod on the left front tire broke off.

The air conditioning system stopped working and since they no longer make that model system you have to put in a whole new system, which is not cheap!

If you want to buy the aftermarket tail lights, they don't line up exactly like the stock ones do.

The car rattles and squeaks because of the targa-top.

The seats are warn on the sides where you get into the car.

The plastic vent control broke off.

General Comments:

The car is not very fast stock, and corners poorly.

It has too much body roll.

The bucket seats are comfortable.

It gets good gas mileage, but can be expected with a Honda.

The car is not fast stock, but you can do things to make it fast easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great Car

Faults:

The only trouble I have had with the car is I had to replace the distributor.

The muffler has been replaced twice since I have had it.

General Comments:

The car has been very reliable.

The comfort of the car is fair for its size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

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