1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Lucky Catch

June 29, 2012


I got lucky, caught the odometer on its way up. This happened right as I was rolling out for the morning commute. Only had to wander about an eighth-mile down the block to line it all up.  

We're past this mileage already, and as Oldham noted in an earlier post, we've put 10,000 miles on the NSX already and only dealt with minor annoyances. We've had a leaky trunk. I still don't think we've pinpointed the source, although JayKav's theory of a minor and unreported fender bender somewhere in the car's history is compelling.

We've replaced the airbag control unit, trunk and engine cover struts, 02 sensor, coolant hoses and passenger-side door pull. Erin replaced a side marker light. We bought new tires and in the process discovered a bent wheel lip. We flushed and recharged the A/C, although we've now got some HVAC controls issues. There's some dirt in our audio system, possibly a loose connection, or more likely a blown channel on the Kenwood amp.

We paid $33,000 for the NSX. Now go ahead and tell us how much we suck for paying that kind of money for this kind of lemon. I've kicked the door open. You can't convince me these are unreasonable hiccups for a 21-year-old slab of aluminum supremeness.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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