16 and Going Strong
By Rob on
1994 Acura Vigor GS 4dr Sedan
This is the best car I have owned new or used and I have owned ten other cars including a Mercedes. Bought the car new. Great road car that is very agile when you need to pass. Can drive it in very heavy snow and not get stuck. No major problems with the engine or drive train. Replaced timing chain at 65K and again at 125K miles as prevention maintenance. The muffler system lasted for 15 years. Tune-ups every 30K miles, oil changes, brakes about every 50K miles and tires pretty much sum up the cost to drive it for 16 years plus. Honda should think about putting the 2.5 five cylinder in their new TSX instead of the six.
How the car handles on the road, especially at cruising speed. You could surprise a lot of BMW 325s and Mercedes C classes when the car was younger and it is still pretty responsive. The standard features on the car that are options on other cars.
The only thing that keeps the car from being a 10 on build quality is the paint job. On this model year Honda changed how it applied primer and the finish coat to the car. After about five years the primer started coming through the finish coat and Honda did not tell owners about the problem.