1991 Acura NSX: The Zen-Like Horn Button Experience

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1991 Acura NSX: The Zen-Like Horn Button Experience

March 28, 2012

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I was rolling in our long-term 1991 Acura NSX a couple of weeks ago and got cut off by a Prius (naturally). I tried to warn him/express my displeasure my smacking the middle of the steering wheel -- and got nothing. That's because our 20 year old NSX has old-school horn buttons; the center of the wheel contains an airbag, but no horn.

The horn buttons are quite convenient to use and you can even ride them with your thumbs in traffic, just in case you are surrounded by Priuses. But it's more intuitive to hit the center of the wheel with the palm of your hand, and maybe a way to release some negative energy.

And like that old Seinfeld sketch where he said that hanging up a cordless phone doesn't have the same effect as slamming down a landline when you're upset, the same could be said for our NSX's horn buttons. So perhaps our NSX promotes a Zen-like experience?

Do you have horn buttons on your car and have your ever forgotten them and hit the center of the wheel instead?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 53,200 miles 

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