1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Slight Height Difference

January 06, 2012

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Last night, all manner of mundane driving was on the menu, but I knew our long-term Acura NSX would bring small moments of joy so I signed it out without hesitation. It was the right move. The steering in this car is just fantastic -- seriously, maybe the best I've ever experienced. The way it speaks to you so lucidly and fluidly as you're cruising down the freeway is unreal.

One of my stops along the way was the grocery store, and as I glanced to my right to start backing out, I noticed this car and thought, "oh, hey, nice steel gray X3..."

But nope, that's not an X3, just somebody's E60 5 Series sedan. But from the NSX cockpit, the Bimmer sedan looks so tall. Its door handle is roughly at eye level.

And that gets at my only qualm about driving cool old cars like the NSX. They're just so short compared to today's machines. Were I to get broad-sided by this 5 Series, and survive my injuries, I still might not be smart enough to blog anymore.

Do you waste time worrying about height incompatibility when driving older sports cars, or is that just one of the concessions of being a car guy?

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