It's been 2 years and 17,000 miles since my last review of my 2002 NSX. This car has 28,000 miles on it and is amazing. I have not spent a cent on the car except for normal maintenance and an upgrade to a Comptec exhaust system. I didn't notice a change in performance, just a better exhaust sound. I just had an oil change and the tech said I still had 60% left on the brakes. There are no squeaks or rattles and everything works perfectly. I will need to replace the tires soon. The short throw shifter and 6 speed are a pleasure to drive. A tip of the hat to Acura and this car. It's no wonder that used NSXes hold their value.
The looks (very exotic), reliability, ride and handling. Gas mileage averages 19.5 in town and 24 on the highway. We don't baby the car, we drive it to enjoy it. My wife took it to Costco and had to take the top off to get the paper towels in it. The fit and finish are amazing.
More horsepower, but again who doesn't want more H.P.
Great Looks, Great Performance, Fantastic Reliability, I've had this car over 3 years and other than normal maintenance, not a cent of repairs. No squeaks or rattles. This car gets looks from everyone. Bumper to bumper traffic, mountain roads or high speed runs. Just a blast to drive.
The 6 speed transmission and short throw shifter. Very comfortable on long drives. The frim, but smooth ride. 20 MPG around town. The looks it gets from other sports car drivers. Truck holds a set of golf clubs.
The thrill and performance of a Ferrari
and the reliability of a Honda. This
car can be a daily driver and it won't
break the bank. This is my 2nd. NSX.
My previous one was a green 1996. I
sold it with 62,000 miles and the car
was tight with no problems. I bought
my 2002 with 11,000 miles. I wanted a
red one and wanted the 3.2 and 6
speed. My buddy has a Porsche and he
said it costs him more than his ex-
wife. I drove Vipers, Corvettes and
Porsches. I feel the NSX out did them
all. In overall driveability, quality
and fun factor. My wife loves to drive
it. And you don't see one on every
corner. IT'S A TRUE EXOTIC.
The fits my driving style like a
glove. It's like 2 cars. Up to 4,000
RPM. And from 4,000 up to red line at
8,000 RPM. Every place I go people
stop me to make comments on the looks
and style. I suggest buying a used one
with low mileage. The factory
warranty and the dealers are
I'm changing the exhaust system to a
Comtech for a more aggressive sound. I
have also had the factory wheels
polished and chromed. More horsepower?
But who doesn't need more power. I've
had the car up to 160MPH and it was
still pulling. But I hit my speed
I came out of a 2000 C5 convertible, it
was a great car, I wanted something
different, this is clearly different.
People ask me to compare the two, I
tell them that the Vette was brute
force, and the NSX is pure finesse.
The torque advantage of the Vette is
obvious, but the 0-60 times are not
that different between the two. The
NSX is so much more "tossable" and you
don't feel close to the "limit" on the
street. It's a blast, and people don't
know what it is, even after 12+ years
The looks and stares and fingers
pointing as I drive buy. My smile when
I'm driving it. The ability to handle
whatever the road demands. Exotica
In order to hang with the other cars in
the class, it does need more
horsespower. A few modern
improvements, ie. outside temperature
guage, HUD, auto up windows, standard
CD player, tire pressure monitors, auto
trunk release, door storage
compartments, more stereo speakers