The Del Sol not once, but twice, sucked in a plastic bag or newspaper through its front intake which overheated the engine to the point of the block cracking. I loved my Del Sol, but if you buy these cars, you'll have to watch out for this serious design flaw the car has. If I were to purchase another, I would specifically be making alterations to avoid this catastrophe.
Tell me you like this car after you have it overheating crossing the George Washington Bridge, or in tears, throw down $3k on a rebuild, only to watch the rebuild die the same way in less than a year.
I've had this car for twelve years now and it has never, ever let me down. *knock wood*. I love how it handles curves when I take it on my favorite winding roads. It's still as much fun today as the day I bought it.
Rear window roll-down, removable roof, dust cover for radio.
Not that it matters anymore, but man... those Yokohama tires my car came with were a nightmare! I replaced them two times before I went with a different tire manufacturer.
It's a great car to drive. I get 400 Miles to the tank! If you get the maintenance done it'll last well over 200,000 miles. It sits low to the ground but it's a lot of fun to drive. Take the top off and take it for ride.
I've used my Del Sol as a commuter car for several years now. Fun to drive and extremely reliable, only one problem (AC compressor)after 110k miles. Excellent fuel economy. Targa top much preferable to convertable. Plenty of trunk space even when targa top is in trunk. Comfortable interior, much more roomy than an S2000.
Targa top, agility, interior comfort, lot of cargo space for a 2 seater, fuel economy, reliability
My dad & I purchased a 95' Del Sol
from a private party. It had 85xxx
miles when we bought it about a month
ago. We have already put on 1,500
miles. (My dad goes up to 100 miles a
day.) He loves it. No complants and it
drives like a top! Great gas. And so
what if the cup holders stink, we went
to Auto Zone & purchased a cup holder
that goes right through the seats &
works great. Many Stories behind the
Honda Del Sol & a name change! Yes, in
1995 Honda dropped the 'civic' part in
the title of the Del Sol. All we need
is a timing belt (in about 4k) & new
front & rear brakes (they have 30%
left in front.) Great car for teens
like me & very reliable.
The top. I don't have to worry about
some crazy guy with a knive trying to
steal my car at the supermarket. I
like the look and the feel of it when
driving. It handles like a Honda.
The cup holders. Um... I personally
have not heard 'squeaks' or have seen
any leaks since our purchase. (And it
has rained a couple times too.)