This is my 3rd Del Sol and I keep coming back to it. It performs and handles excellently. Gets great gas mileage for a performance car. If you really don't like the highways speeds. Invest in swapping an Integra LS or GSR 5th gear.
This car is spectacular.
It gets fantastic gas mileage, and is the second most fun car I've driven (first is a Miata).
The targa top offers the ease of a soft top with the benefits of a hard top.
It has a very good amount of pick-up, but there is only so much a 1.6L engine can do.
It definitely out-accelerates other little 4 cylinders though.
It takes turns amazingly.
The suspension is stiff, which may be a disadvantage to some, but I count that as a plus.
I have only had it for about a month, so I can't say much for reliability, but from my research there is very little that goes wrong with these. If you get one, try your best to get the VTEC model, because it is worth every penny.
The first time I had saw my car on the lot, I had to stop. A month later I was buying it with my grant money for college. I have to drive about 80 miles a day to go to college, so I needed a car with great mpg. I also didn't want to be a dork at school, so I needed something fun and impressive. My del sol is the absolute best car I've ever driven. She really picks up and goes, while keeping my wallet happy when it comes to gas. I get stopped all the time by people who want to buy her. I even had a cop pull me over to ask about it! I have yet to see a single flaw in this car, and even though I'm young, I will never ever sell it!
My '95 V-Tech Del Sol was the best car I've ever owned! I traveled all around North America in it without a single problem. Through the Utah desert in summer and the Rocky Mountains in winter! I've never had it in the mechanics shop and trusted its mechanical quality 150%! It was recently stolen and stripped, and I know I will NEVER get back what it is worth or find anything even comparable...not even close!
i bought this car in the summer of 03
and fell in love with it. i previously
had a civic dx and it couldnt compare
to the sol's performance and fun
factor. im 5'7 so i fit with room to
spare, my 6'0+ friends never had an
issue either. a fun brisk DOHC that you
could feel kick in when you hit 5000
rpm. unique too, not your everyday
civic, but just as reliable and
inexpencive to maintain. MPG cant be
beat by anything in its class. great as
a pirmary car or easy to maintain
weekend warrior i lost it in december
when it and a truck hit. after looking
around, i decided on getting another,
but an si, there were no VTEC's for
sale, cant blame them, wonderful car.