1991 Acura NSX: Almost an Everyday Supercar
April 17, 2012
"Hey, will this thing hold a normal, non-carry-on piece of luggage?" I ask Takahashi as I'm leaving the office. "Yep."
Okay! I had an airport run and thought it would be fun to do in the NSX as opposed to something normal, new and convenient. (Plus, it was for the GF's sister who doesn't like fast driving and I figured I could have some fun with her.)
It didn't work out that way.
Her bag was a normal size for a checked-bag, but the NSX's trunk didn't close over it. Well, it could close, but I could see the trunk lid bending as I tried to close it. I lack a lot of mechanical sympathy sometimes, but I'm not going to crease a trunklid with a piece of luggage.
Luckily, Riswick lives two blocks from me and had a sub-$20,000 hatchback I could borrow because my 90's supercar wasn't up to the task.
But you don't take people to the airport every day. That's a special circumstance. Unfortunately, the NSX doesn't work for my every day needs either.
As you can probably tell, I am not a light packer. Not when I travel, not when I go to work. What you see in the photo above is the stuff I bring to work. 1-25" gym bag (w/headgar attached), 1-insulated lunch bag, 1-computer bag. It barely fits and what does fit back there gets nice and warm. (Take that, frozen lunch!) To make matters worse, the GF and I carpool so her computer bag/briefcase thing gets to live on the floor in the front. But at least with her present I don't have to worry about the NSX's lack of cupholders.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor Inside Line @ 54,731 miles