1991 Acura NSX: I Could Drive It Every Day
February 24, 2012
One thing I really like about our 1991 Acura NSX is that I don't find myself shying away from using it for normal driving. Quite the opposite: I look forward to doing everyday stuff with the NSX. It's low, yes, so I have to stoop to get in, watch out for driveway aprons that might scrape it and stay out of the way of people in crossover SUVs who can't see it, but other than that, it's easy to get situated and just enjoy the drive.
I love the shifter, the clutch takeup is still nice, and totally unnecessary (but enjoyable) heel-and-toe downshifts come easy. Perfect. I like the sound of engine, and I like the slight vibration I feel at my back, which reminds me I'm not in a well-kept Accord from the same era.
The sightlines are good for an elite sportscar, too, so I don't fret about parking or backing up... OK, well, only a little when I'm trying to overcome the lack of power steering assist when I first get rolling. (Those shopping carts look close, by the way, but they were actually a safe distance from the NSX. I checked before I went into the store).
I've signed out the NSX for the weekend, and I'm really looking forward to it. In the meantime, I'm curious to hear your thoughts, huyracing... do you drive your NSX around town much, or is it mainly a track-day car?
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 52,042 miles