Bought this new. After 180K I can tell you that this car was made INCREDIBLY well!!! The stories you hear about Acura r true. Other than having to replace the radiator, I've done nothing vs. an occasional tune up and the 'usual' (change clutch at 140K, timing belt, brakes, etc.). Engine and transmission have worked flawlessly since day one and still very responsive and peppy. Only "gripe" is that parts of the paint have started to bubble up and show it's age, but heck, it IS 15 yrs old. If you're looking for a well-made car that will STILL serve you well- then look no further.
Reliable plus!!! Nimble, handles great. A car you can COUNT ON!!!
They got this one right. Only blemish is that body integrity isn't great. Paint and fiberglass bumpers are only parts of the car that starts to show age.
This is a fantastic car! Purchased in 1996, I'm the original owner. Extremely reliable. No problems. The only thing I would change is larger cup holders and more interior storage for CDs, etc. Also, my headlights also (lately) seem to burn out quickly, have no reason why. Pros: Super fast, the trunk is very roomy and this car has back seats that fold down for extra storage. I plan to get a new car at some point, but I can't seem to part with it! I'm happy to spend my money on travel and continue to drive this fabulous Acura!
Comfortable and peppy! Love the manual transmission.
This car needs more storage! Larger cup holders; more interior storage space for CDs, sunglasses, etc. Also, the headlights could be brighter and seem to burn out very quickly.
I've had my car now for about 6 years now. I think for what the car is worth, it's a very reliable and good car. Since buying the car i've not come across any problem... as long as you keep up with your regular maint. you're good. At 138K still goes up to 110mph not so bad!
The seats are too low, too much noice while driving on the road (so if you want to talk on the phone while driving get prepared to raise your voice), cup holders are too small and gets in the way of the radio.
Picked this little four door up to use as a high-mileage commuter. Putting on 100 miles a day might sound abusive, but after two solid years I've only changed the oil and one set of rotors. Runs aggressively fast if you're not afraid of high revs and it's very, very nimble. Great comfort in the seats for long drives with the adjustable lumbar support. Nice big trunk and the fold-down rear seat is genius for carting home the assorted skis, lumber and other necessities. All in all, a great performing commuter and a sporty weekend curb-hugger. Highly recommend taking one out for a spin.
The moon roof is a great touch with the separate sun/noise slide. Nice clean lines and looks very sleek for a car that's now 12 years old.
Road noise can be a bit high depending on where you live, but mostly I'd like to see a bit less lateral roll in tight corners.
This four door GSR has been reliable, fun to drive, and fuel effecient. For the first few years used premium gas, stopped when gas $ spiked and have noticed no degredation in performance. Would recommend car to anyone. Still runs great after 108K miles.
Reliability, good power with effecient fuel economy.
Suggested improvements: seat comfort, too low and tough on lower back, and increased ground clearance.
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