1991 Acura NSX User Reviews

1991 Acura NSX Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"handling" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 1991 Acura NSX reviews.

Bonk writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Wonderfully reliable and extremely low maintenance for an exotic car.  Absolutely beautiful lines.

Cons

None...it's a dream car.

Bonk
25

Best Engineered Car I Have Ever Seen! — 9000 of these beautifully engineered vehicles were made in 15 years. These gems are flawless and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to own one for the last 11 years. There are many ways to make them your own, through upgrades (supercharger, exhaust, dress-up parts, wings, etc...), you name it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
chatmanr writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Runs like a Honda

Cons

Factory HP is not enough for today's HP wars.

chatmanr
25

Na — Drooled over it back in 1991. Finally bought one and haven't looked back! She gets plenty of looks, and it's nice to not see another one for weeks at a time! I'd love to buy another one so that I could track this one.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Ninjaneer writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Space:
Maintenance Cost:
Parking:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Weight:
Overall:
5

Pros

Handling, LOOKS, handling, quality, handling, speed, handling, driveability.  

Cons

Interior space is limited.  It is a very low riding car, so visibility in traffic can be a bit of a challenge and speed bumps need to be avoided like vampires in a blood bank.

Ninjaneer
245

One Of The Best Cars Ever — This is simply one of the best cars ever made. It is a no-holds-barred supercar, but very driveable day-to-day. The handling is absolutely telepathic. Think it and the car does it. The 1991 model was the first--and lightest--NSX and it shows. There is no power steering because it simply isn't needed in a car this light. There are not enough superlatives to describe what a fabulous, head-turning ride this is. Interior space is tight for anyone over 6 feet, but it is superbly appionted with typical Acura attention to detail and quality. Acceleration is good and the sound of the transverse mounted V-6 right behind your head winding up to over 8000 RPM is a symphony that will keep you from even turning on the sound system. The car is amazingly easy to maintain, gets good mileage (26 MPG highway) and is quiet and comfortable enough to be a daily commuter. Recommended modifications are bigger wheels/tires, aftermarket brake rotors and lines, progressive (and lower) springs. The car benefits from some additional power and can easily handle a supercharger. Connecting rods are made of titanium for example. There is a cult following of this car even though production stopped in 2005. They hold their value well due to limited production and high quality. If you get the chance--buy one!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Ferrand writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Built quality, driving feel, exotic status and appeal

Cons

slow steering ratio, exotic status and appeal, expensive to mod, way too expensive to fix bodywork; YOU ARE the blind spot from trucks and Suv.

55

Best $$ Per Second On Track And Appeal In Streets — go to www.nsxprime.com

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
7jimmy7 writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Safety:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Overall:
5

Pros

handling, brakeing, true well balanced like 49f 51%weight f to rear a formula road car, and  show me another gt or exotic, good for 200k+ mile life with power plus reliability like the NSX , ive owened many other brands this is the one i owned the longest 12 yr. ,time to move on, ill list it i think

Cons

if your a car buff an engineer,an artist,mechanic or a collector you would love this type of a machine , so no cons for us folks, im a car freak myself

7jimmy7
13,635

Woh! Ck. It Out — do some research, 0 to 60 great, handling great,fit finnish great mpg great, taller than 6 foot not so great,use for shopping,only short durations,an event,picnic or a summer drive great,have your non car lover friends think your foolish great, some will never understand you know the van and suv crowd

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Robert writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Looks, Handling, balance, driving experience

Cons

useless cupholders, snap oversteer can be overwhelming for inexperienced drivers

65

The Most Reliable Exotic Car Period! — This is Honda's/Acura's flagship model, while this car has been getting slammed reviews by people who like to magazine race, I would have to say drive one before making your final conclusion. The balance of this car is what makes it so amazing. The looks of this car has changed very minimally during the years of production but remember that this car was created in 1991 and it was way ahead of its time. The looks of a 1991 car can still hold its own in todays modern world. It may lack horsepower in todays standards however the power to weight ratio still makes this car relatively fast. The engine is a pure masterpiece as you take it all the way up to a dizzying 8000 rpm redline the engine sings with a deep growl that just brings a smile to yo0ur face.There is no car that feels like an NSX, the driving experience is just pure bliss and with Honda reliability you can rest assured that this exotic will live well over 200k miles of driving pleasure. Mine is at 110,000 miles at the moment and it still ticking like the first day I bought it. Sure its no new Ferrari in todays standards, but it definitely ranks with the rest of the Ferrari F355's, just cheaper to own and maintain.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jim writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Overall:
5

Pros

Timeless looks, great engine sound, Honda reliability.

Cons

Having to worry about anyone hitting it! Parts are becoming impossible to come by.

25

Childhood Dream Car — I was 13 when this car hit the US market, and I remember it beating a number of big-name competitors; Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Lotus... The NSX changed how 'supercars' were built and sold in the American market. 23 years later, this car still looks fantastic. The performance in this car isn't up to spec with recent supercars, and in the straight line can be challenged by many 2013 family sedans, but there is something beautifully simple about the '91 NSX. Mine is a manual, with manual steering, and zero modifications.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
7jimmy7 writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

affordable  to most

Cons

not for every day use year round

7jimmy7
13,635

My Review As I See It — no dislikes a well built machine all around, few that I would say that about looking at all aspects of its purpose, about 300hp v6 in 1991 factory car ,not bad, vvt engine not just throw a turbo or two on it ,well thought out car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Meshan writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

One of the cleanest 1991s out there (no one believes its a 91)

Cons

Parking. No power steering, therefore a headache in parallel parking sitations.

45

Most Reliable Sports Car Ever — For a car with track ability, it really makes no sense how capable it is in the everyday driving situation. One of the greatest pieces of history out there. Everything about it makes you want to get in and drive it. Reliability is also that of a small size sedan. Honda really created a miracles with this beast.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Scott writes:
1991 Acura NSX STD Coupe Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

it is mine

Cons

it aint yours

35

Nsx — This is my all original 1991 Acura NSX. It was tabbed the Ferrari-fighter back then by Car and Driver magazine. It is blazingly fast, I do have a GReddy exhaust system and Antera Wheels. Those are the only modifications that have done to the car. It is all original and has only 33k pampered miles.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 1991 Acura NSX reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1992 Acura NSX Reviews

Street Legal Go Cart That Can Be Driven Daily By jhouser99

I have had this car for almost 4 years and still love it each time I get into it. It does sit rather low and can be difficult to get in and out of but very comfortable once seated. Great on the stre... Read More

Best Exotic All Around By JOEGNsx

Best car I have owned. Reliability is like any Honda. Very exclusive as only about 8000 of these were built with production ending in 2005. Used ones can be had in the $20's which is an incredible ba... Read More

Read all 5 1992 Acura NSX reviews

1993 Acura NSX Reviews

Fantastic Automobile By David

awsome overall engineering. way ahead of its time and still a great bang for the buck an incredible buy as a pre-owned vehicle. with a few tweeking moves on tha air intake chip and exhast you have got... Read More

Nsx - The Thinking Man's Supercar By Manuel

One of the most well-balanced exotic sportscars out there. A supercar one can drive everyday. F1-tuned suspension and handling, engine performance and driver dynamics - truly one of the great "drivi... Read More

Read all 1993 Acura NSX reviews

1994 Acura NSX Reviews

Vroooooommmmmm.... By Steven

What not to like about this car? It is amazingly easy to drive, and it drives fast!!! Unlike some other supercar, this one has a reliability of an Accord. Definitely a fun car to drive. You really... Read More

Read all 1994 Acura NSX reviews

1995 Acura NSX Reviews

Good Super Car By Nate

Fast reliable all around great super car to own an drive. The look and sound of the car is astonishing. I would recamened the car to any one that would like to have a car thats not a huge making up fo... Read More

Read all 1995 Acura NSX reviews

1996 Acura NSX Reviews

Acura Nsx-t By Frank T.

HANDLING,HANDLING.... The car is voted as one of the most gergious cars to drive, and i can,t agree moore. Look, performance and handling is awesome:) Cost of ownership is really low the car in mind. ... Read More

My First Car. I Guess It Can Only Go Downhill Now... By Stephen

Solid reliable fun car purchased with 45,000 miles on it. Sold it at 78,000 miles to purchase a 4 door car. :( Waiting for the next version to come out if it's also a mid engine design. Extre... Read More

Read all 3 1996 Acura NSX reviews

People researching a 1991 Acura NSX contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1991 Acura NSX, exterior
Acura NSX
9% of the time
Ford Mustang
5% of the time
Toyota Celica
5% of the time
Honda Civic
5% of the time
NSX
Looking for a Used NSX in your area?
CarGurus has 20 nationwide NSX listings and the tools to find you a great deal.
ZIP: