1996 Honda del Sol Reviews

1996 Honda del Sol Si 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
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 acquired23 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Fun, economical and reliable

Faults:

Tape player stopped working at 63,000 miles. Never had any other problems. No leaks of any kind. Always cleaned and lubricated the roof gaskets every 6 months. Time consuming, but worth the trouble. New Comp T/A's at 50,000 miles, made it stick better and quieter ride.

General Comments:

Fun sports car for the money. Great trunk! Went on a 12,000 miles trip across the U.S. right after graduation and it was a blast! Top off and 100 mph through Montana! Can it get any better? Well, OK maybe at 120 mph! Bought this car new when I was 17 and I still look good in it! My parents liked the fact it was a Honda and wouldn't leave me stranded and I liked the fact that it wasn't my mom's Sable wagon, their choice for my first car!

Would I change anything on the car?

The sun visors. Let them move to the side. Better sound system so you can hear the stereo at highway speeds with the top off. A boyfriend who doesn't mind that I drive! Ha!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2003

1996 Honda del Sol V-Tec 1.8 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

The perfect car for young or old

Faults:

Not a thing.

General Comments:

It is a good reliable car for any age person. It is very fast and it is great in the summer time. If you could find a Del Sol with under a hundred thousand miles on it with no mechanical problems you should buy it in a heart beat. On turns this car grips the road better than any car I have ever driven (including a Mazda Miata).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2002

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews