1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Taking a Beating

February 21, 2012

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As I was preparing to wash our long-term NSX this morning, I noticed that the front air dam is looking pretty ratty.

The black plastic bottom lip has separated from the silver body work right in the middle. I thought that maybe I could just pop it back into place, but when I took a look underneath, it appeared as though the clip and screw that was supposed to hold it in place have been pulled clean through the silver plastic.

I might try to put it on our Rotary Lift to fix it, but I have a feeling this might be a job for a body shop.

We'll definitely need a body shop for a few spots on the silver body work. Right under the driver-side air inlet there's a chunk of paint missing. My guess is that some road debris hit it on the highway. There's also another ding that's much less noticeable on the passenger side.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 52,026 miles

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