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;
Hard top convertable, Top is light easy to put in the huge trunk and still pack for a weeks trip. Great for two people but make sure you like each other as your up close and personal.
Bring it back. Could use some in the cab storage space and cup holders. It is a little tight in there on a long trip. if you can't hold it and drive it goes in the trunk.
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.
B16A2 DOHC engine, power rear window and I personally like the bumper w/o driving/fog lights for the 96-97 model years.
I'm in agreement with others in why did they stop making this awesome car. I would suggest buying Shin-Etsu grease from a local Honda dealer for the roof seals, it helps with any squeaks and keeps the seals from getting weathered.
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!
Gas mileage, Large trunk space, Easily removable hard top
Addition of running lights that come on when the engine is running.
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.
HMMMM - - all of it
YEAH! Why'd you quit making this incredibly reliable car that gets VERY decent mpg and NEVER DIES!
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.
Good acceleration off the line & very
nimble handling. Gotta love the audio
The cup holders are inconvenient in the
center console behind the driver's