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1991 Acura NSX: I Can Live Without My Radio

February 10, 2012

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You can get a lot of thinking done in the NSX. A few of our cars are like that. The 911 and Miata come to mind. You don't need the radio, just sounds from the road and engine bay. Driving the NSX is a bit like running (the jogging kind). You can clear your head after hustling three or four good miles, and you can do likewise covering a longer distance in a car like the NSX.

You don't need much aural stimulation beyond what the clutch, stick, throttle and rising V6 pitch offer. When you need variety, just downshift and roll on the throttle. It's like changing the station when the Eagles come on.

Haven't used the radio/tape deck in the NSX yet. Trying to see how long I can hold out. If one of Takahashi's Phil Collins mixtapes slides out from under the seat though, I might cave.  

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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