1993 Honda del Sol Reviews - Page 9 of 12

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 Liter D16Z6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Liter D16Z6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Awesome two seater targa top

Faults:

The seat had a rip in it.

The sealing around the windows leaked.

Rear end damage on month after purchase.

(accident)

General Comments:

It's not a bad car, very stylish and roomy for such a small car. Little heavy, but the targa roof makes up for this. Good performance and modification platform.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2003

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Buy this car. It is the most fun I have ever had in a Honda!!!

Faults:

Not very much!

Replaced brake master cylinder at 120,000.

Clutch was done at 110,000.

Fabric is pulling away from the back of the seats.

Arm rest area on the passenger and driver door seems to be buckling and coming up. (Typical on Del Sol's)

Little door covering the ash tray has broken on more than one occasion.

Left and right horn buttons popped off and hit me while I was driving the car.

General Comments:

Very good handling for such a small car. No body roll even in the tightest turns.

Nice 1.6 Liter engine that has great power. Also has a very smooth shifting 5 speed gear box.

Interior is very futureistic, but lacks practicality. (My Camaro had very big controls and easy to read gages and switches) Cup holders are almost useless, and will not hold anything bigger than a coke can. And don't even think about storing anything in the center console if your thinking about taking any soft of beverage with you. Seats are very uncomfortable on long trips I.E. over 1.5 hours. Also sun visors are almost of no use as well. All power options work well, but the electrical system seems to be squirrelly at times. It seems to me that every time I switch that every time I hit the main window locking switch and switch it back the windows never work. They only start to work a couple of days later. Love the clock on the dash and the little indicator lights telling you when the top is off, the back window is down, or when the trunk has been left open.

Gets great gas mileage for a car with 130k on it. Engine is as quiet as a mouse with no leaks what so ever. Transmission shifts smooth with no her-key jerky motion. Car does burn oil, but not enough to notice between oil changes.

Roof and trunk do not leak at all like some Del Sol owners have complained of (especially the 1993). Roof does rattle constantly though.

This is a great little car for someone looking for a reliable fun in the sun car that will never quit on you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1993 Honda del Sol S 1.5 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

All I have to say is it's a Honda!

Faults:

The head gasket blew at around 140K miles.

The roof is a little squeaky, but definitely tolerable.

Replaced leaking clutch master cylinder at around 160K miles.

General Comments:

My car has 181K miles on it and it has never left me stranded anywhere.

No one believes me when I tell them the year and the mileage.

It is a perfect example of Honda quality.

With its little 1.5 liter engine it can still take most cars off the line.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2003

1993 Honda del Sol Si 1.5L SOHC 16-valve from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L SOHC 16-valve Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance107103 miles

Summary:

I absolutely love this car and I never want to part with it!

Faults:

The previous owner told me that the car never had any problems, but when I bought it the day after it would have a hard time trying to start. I needed to put $400.00 into fixing the vehicle, it needed spark plugs, filters, a new distributor and some other small things. It runs perfectly fine now. When it rains hard water leaks through the top of the driver's window and sometimes through the passenger side.

General Comments:

It is an excellent car and it handles like a dream. The Del Sol's sporty look and the removable Targa top make heads turn wherever I go! I love sitting in the car just as much as I love looking at it, the bucket seats with the stripe down the middle are very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2003

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