Well since I got this car Nov. 02 from a dealer that was not sure of its past, I was concerned about the car's condition.
My first oil change proved to me that the car had some engine problems that needed to be fixed before anymore driving went on. I have since then had to rebuild the motor from the ground up.
I had to resize the rods and crank, being that whoever had it before me didn't maintain oil changes on the car. I also put new gaskets, rings, bearings, alternator and TLC into my engine. The manifold was cracked (which was possibly part of the problem) so I replaced that with headers. After this $1,300 and 3 month rebuild process, I got my car running like a kitten again. Only to drive it 300 miles and find that the transmission needs repairing now (new 4th and 5th gears, synchronizers, + much more).
I am not sure yet what this is going to cost me, but it is well worth it in my eyes!
Even though I don't really have the money for my cars repairs, and my visa card is well worn out, I have never seen a well maintained Honda not want to run. My last 92 Prelude had 190,000 miles when I got it and for the 7 months I had her, she ran like a tiger. Always wanting to go and never causing me any problems, besides a oil pan leak which was caused by my suburban driving and the car's height.
I shouldn't have many, if any problems with this Del Sol as soon as I get the transmission back from the shop.
I also have a friend that has a Del Sol, and even though the lady that had the car before him didn't TLC it like she should have, it is the perfect example of a Honda Race Machine still wanting to tear up the streets.