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1993 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si Coupe Review
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1.8 Vtech Turbo Intercooler 270hp Targa Top — This was a fast Del sol i have a a Vtech controller and a turbo contrloller HKS Blow Off Valve 1996 Acura integra engine 10 000 Kms This thing was fun had to sell it it was costing me too much money to kept and lots of problems set up wasn't done write the first time soo...? But lods of fun to drive

Pros: Fast

Cons: Too much Money

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Targa Top, Vtec, 7200-rpm Redline, Lightweight, 5 Speed, Cruise Control, Pwr Windows, Honda...what More Could One Want??? — I purchased this car last spring after finding it for sale on Craig's list. Fuel Economy The car gets decent gas mileage. It is rated for 23 mpg city and 31 highway. My city mileage is typically over 26 because of my normal driving style, and it is possible to get even better mileage if you live in a flat part of the country. Ergonomics + Storage Considering the car has just two seats, you get your money's worth for trunk space. I have fit huge loads in the trunk with no problems. With the roof in the trunk tray, space decreases a bit, but there is still plenty of room. In addition, you get some room behind the seats on the floor, two locking compartments, the glove box, and a compartment (with fold-down cup holders) in the center console. The seats are quite comfortable. They are fairly sport oriented, with some extra side bolstering and fixed headrests. The seats seem to accommodate a wide range of body types. They will fit a man of tall and/or large stature without much trouble. The only difficulty with the nature of the seating is ingress/egress. The car is low, which can make for a difficult exit, especially when in a tight parking space (which is unlikely, considering the car's size) or when parked facing up a hill, making it necessary to apply pressure to hold the door open while exiting. Fun Factor If you have an Si, you know what I'm talking about. Even if you don't, the car is still a blast to drive. Take it out to some smooth, curvy back roads for a nice adrenaline rush. It sticks to the road and the steering responds to your every move. Bump steer and understeer are very minimal. The feeling of what the front wheels are doing is very good. There is some suspension jacking around turns, but that depends on what type of strut/spring setup you have. There is also a bit of torque steer upon hard acceleration. Braking is decent at medium to high speed, but does not always "bite" as hard at low speeds (especially when decelerating towards traffic at a stop light). Power is sufficient at higher RPM, but not always great at lower RPM, which is the case for most normally aspirated 4-cylinder engines. The car can still perform in a straight line. If given a wide-open-throttle and allowed to rev into VTEC mode, the del Sol will take off like a miniature rocket. This could be further improved by adding a turbocharger or allowing the engine to breathe better with some aftermarket intake and exhaust parts, if more power is desired. The best thing about owning a Honda is that aftermarket performance parts are readily available and inexpensive. Unique Features 1. This car has a targa top, which separates it in a major way from the rest of the compact car population. The top is easily removable (via 2 latches) and can be stored in the trunk (secured via 2 more latches). The tray for the roof can be raised up easily on its two hydraulic supports by pulling a release trigger. The rear window is also powered and retractable, transforming the car into a roadster. An LED indicator on the dash informs the driver when the rear window is retracted or when the roof is not securely latched. There are two downsides to this roof. One is that it squeaks and rattles when driving, after the weather stripping has been worn down somewhat. Another is that it tends to leak in heavy or sustained rainstorms. These problems could both be corrected with replacement weather stripping. 2. What, no stereo? Wrong!! There is a fold-down panel that hides the radio. Very convenient when in a high theft area or to block the glow from the stereo when driving at night. 3. There is no trunk release button. The trunk has to be opened manually with a key. 4. Two locking compartments behind the seats. Useful for valuables or simply as an extension to regular trunk space. 5. Lower stance and better suspension than the Civic. 6. Auxiliary fog lights, activated with a toggle switch to the left of the steering wheel on the main console. Summary If you want a safe, fun, and reliable car, but do not carry much baggage around with you (human or inanimate), the del Sol is the perfect candidate. If you want a car you can customize into a show car or a club racer on a budget, look no further. Aftermarket Honda parts are cheap and plentiful. If you understands what it means to really drive and enjoy it, get a del Sol. Performance modifications made to my 1993 del Sol Si: - Tokico Illumina suspension with 5-way adjustable struts and performance springs - Centerforce II clutch - Short ram air intake - Stainless headers and front exhaust pipe - Carbon fiber hood - S2000 style tail lights - 15" alloy wheels...waiting for tires!

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

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1993 Honda Civic del Sol 2 Dr Si Coupe Review
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1993 Del Sol Si — The del Sol is built for handling & braking, it accelerates really well & is truly fun to drive in it's stock configuration. The gas mileage & maintenance costs would be pretty reasonable if my Sol wasn't modded... but it is. So it costs more to operate, but it's even more fun to drive !!! :)

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

Pros: Fun, fun, fun...

Cons: if you need a car that fits more than 2 people, this isn't for you !

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2 Words, Fuel Economy — its a sweet little car, dependable, fast, looks great, has the removable targa top that stows in the trunk, 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway. I average 33 I love this car, its fun to drive. Unfortunately it has been stolen from me twice in a period of only 2 months. Easy and fun to mod.

Pros: targa top, GAS MILEAGE!!!!, 2 seater, huge trunk

Cons: leaky targa top, 2 seater, target of theft

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1997 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

Eat Sleep Jdm By Phille

two seat, cheap, and fast sports car. only bad thing at the car is that with the years they become rusty. and start to consume oil. vtec is pure sex, 5.5k rpm engine goes open and the beast starts goi... Read More

I Love This Car. Targa Top, Big Trunk, Reliable, Great Mpg's! By diet_del_sol

I own the S coupe. That's the base model with ~106 horsepower at the crank. The D16Y7 engine used on the S models in 1996 and 1997 is the same as the respective year LX Civics. The "D" Honda engi... Read More

1996 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

Worth Every Penny As A Fun 2 Seater Convertible By Ben

Alot of Bang for your Buck! cheap to run,Fantastic engine,I love its retro looks its a car with character and charm.Vtec engine is excellent and adds real drama to the acceleration.Sweet gearbox and v... Read More

My Ultimate Loves. By Shelley

I love del sols but I did not like the VTEC model. The del sols are gorgeous to me but my 1996 sol was really ruined by the previous owner, paint wise, which is why I no longer wanted her. Read More

1995 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

A Civic Chopped In Half Lol By Coronajeep

Great little fuel efficeient, fun-to-drive car! Reliable while still looks great! Seemed to have decent enough acceleration.. Can't remember if mine had cruise control or not though, but it Was a 5 sp... Read More

Buy It Keep It By ed0311

If your the sports car type this is your ride.Girls love its looks, guys dig its abilities.Gas mileage is good.Maintainance is low key and doesn't hurt your bank.Overall if you buy one I doubt you wil... Read More

1994 Honda Civic del Sol Reviews

A Future Collectible ? By iceman957

This '94 Del Sol Si has been family owned since new. It's great fun to drive. The handling exceeds that of a modern Civic coupe. The styling is excellent. I'm not sure this is better than the CRX it r... Read More

Vtech? Thats Cute By Chente

I like how I can get from point a to point z with only one tank of gas the v tech is awesome but I would like at least a turbo pushing 9lbs at least maybe 15... or 20.. well till I would need new pist... Read More

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