by gramps48 on Dec 26, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 2dr Coupe
Just hit 200K asked wife about a new car, Daggers flew. SO time for a new timing belt, going to have seats upgraded and a paint job. Nobody builds a car like Honda 200k still runs like new uses no oil and 30mpg on premium of course.
Have never replaced anything, except tires Batteries and belts. A 5 speed standard shift.
I know gramps drives easy. Wrong! WE live in TX speed limit 70 here 80 mph West TX. If your not running 90 your in the way. THis is one fun car and what can I say 200k and we are keeping it.
Is it a soft riding blimpmobile. Nope It is a fun little roadster; Can you travel in it? with a good friend and hard bottom yes WE have done 900 mile trips in one day;
by TM on Nov 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 2dr Coupe
I picked up my del Sol VTEC a year or so ago and have loved every bit of it. I was lucky to find the top model with the DOHC 160 HP engine, and still get 30+ MPG highway and about the same in city. The acceleration is great, ride is smooth and driving with the targa top off is possibly the most fun next to a real convertible, it's a blast cruising around in, even with close to 180K miles! Aftermarket upgrade are easily and readily available for it still which is great. Overall, if you have the opportunity to find a del Sol and drive it, it would be well worth it at any age.
by Valerie on Sep 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
I have been continually impressed with my gas mileage, handling and the overall reliability. I am also very happy that the value has remained virtually the same as the purchase price. Maintenance has also been at a minimal cost. Honda will always be my brand of choice after this awesome experience!
by Jim on Jul 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
So, at 120K, I was worried, when will this 'dream' end. Did homework and considered a TDI VW. Hmmm, not so good. Kept it and put up with 38 - 40 mpg. THEN - - - manifold blew out. Know what, it was still covered under warranty - - extended to 12 years! Give me a break. Now, hitting 180K, the thing still continues to drive. Love to get to hear if anyone's has died yet. THEN clutch went! Oh-oh, $2.00 for hydraulic clutch fluid. Now, at 190K, it still goes. GO HONDA! To bad GM and Ford have not learned a lessen, why support cars that aren't built to last like this? GREAT CAR.
by delsolomio on Apr 7, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
I have loved every inch that I've
driven in this car and every second I
sat at idle. OK, so it's a bit
underpowered when trying to merge onto
the freeway--especially with the AC
on. Big deal. Mine has regularly
gotten 38 mpg for city driving and
nothing beats that! The targa top is
lightweight, but solid and very easy
even for a wimp like myself to install
or store. Mine has the 6 cd changer in
the boot behind the driver's seat and
the audio blows me away. Wind noise is
at a minimum with the top off and with
the power rear window, controling the
air flow is a cinch.
by Lucky on Sep 18, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
I purchased this car used from Carmax.
Low miles and in very good shape. My
wife liked it at first, so I was
skeptical thinking it was a "chick
car". I have to tell you, the first
test drive and my opinion changed
quickly. This car is quick, shifts
strong (even as an automatic) and
handles wonderfully. I truly lost all
preconceptions of it being a feminine
car and I have loved driving it every
since. And, it gets stares from old
and young alike. Very cool. It's a
great honor to have driven one, but the
new baby addition to our family just
doesn't fit the 2-door sport car mold
anymore, so I have to say "so long, my