Noise on par with Modena
During my 12000 miles of ownership, I must say that buying this car was a little bit of a gamble. If it went wrong and I had bought a lemon, it could have done me some serious financial harm.
But this is the beauty of the Honda NSX, it has UNRIVALLED reliability for a car of this calibre. Nothing has gone wrong, touch wood, however I have gone through two sets of rear tyres which were 200 quid a shot.
To my shock though, it was only £165 for its 9,000 service. Obviously with extras on top it was more, but for a service alone that is fantastic.
The next service (the third one) might sting me though, as it's due its spark plugs and brakes changing.
The car itself is like a piece of art. In stunning dark turquoise blue, with 17s all round, it looks unreal.
The 6 speed gearbox is as light as a Civic, although I heard a new clutch is £1600! Same goes for the steering as well.
The 24 valve 3.2 VTEC V6 engine needs to be heard to be believed. When it goes through VTEC it has an unrivalled deep V6 howl to it which is so addictive, we're talking about on a par with the noise a Modena makes!
Inside, well it's not edge of your seat stunning, but it is very refined and extremely well built. The NSX was hand built apparently (that's what the salesman said anyway!!). Nice to have cruise control as well, two buttons on the steering wheel.
In summary, this car is built to be a super-car in the city, but then dominate on the track. Ever so easy to drive and live with. I'm so in love with mine, and now I know why there was such a fuss made about that stunning engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2005