97 del Sol
By del Solorator on
1997 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
Bought this 97 del Sol Si in March 2007 in Oregon and drove it east 3,333 miles to Maine. Great weather and great drive. Car had 68K miles on it when I pulled out of the dealership. Everything worked and was well taken care of. Paint a little dull, but has improved reasonably, polished with wax. MPG is impressive, getting 36 MPG cross country at high speed. Normally gets 40 to 42 in my rural drives. Interior is great and ergonomics very good. Love the motor. Will be upgrading bushings, added 16 inch alloys with 205/45 summer tires. Settled the ride nicely after 14 inch OEMs were taken off. A fun, economical 2 seat convertible. This thing is a blast to drive.
Take the solid top off, store it in the trunk frame and it's a targa. Even with top stored, there's still enough room in trunk to allow touring.
Some stiffening would help, so will add a bar across the front shock towers. An H frame will also be fitted under the car. Other mods are possible later on.