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1996 Acura NSX

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V6, VTEC, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Acura NSX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 61 Ratings for the 1991 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.8/10

A modern collectible

By on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Classic styling; collectible; appreciating; raw"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Acura NSX is a modern-day collectible. KBB/Resale values have appreciated, and will continue to do so. It's styling is classic, and won't be matched by new designs due to safety regulations. The low-slung wedge shape is a treasure of the late 80s/early 90s Pininfarina-inspired era. It is a piece of automotive history, and will forever be so. This is the ONLY car that has been tuned/designed by the late Aryton Senna (in his prime), arguably the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time. This is the last of the raw 2-seater exotics that can be had with a manual transmission--and the only one that is reliable and reasonable in maintenance requirements. Many have gone past the 200,000 mile mark with no major expenses. While the performance numbers don't match the modern-day offerings, the performance is still exhilarating and you will still hit 0-60 in as low as 4.7 in stock form. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. You have NOT driven a sports car until you have driven something like this. Your M3s may have more HP, but they are GT cars. You have not experienced an exotic sports car until you have driven something like this. It is light-weight, has an all-aluminum body, and a high-revving V6 with titanium connecting rods. The engine screams right behind your head, and the noises are intoxicating. With all of that going on just inches above the ground, you are really getting something unique. If you had to compare it to a modern-day rival, it's like a mini Mclaren MP4-12C in terms of experience, although it is much more raw and provides much more driver involvement."

5 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Like dating a supermodel

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Value, speed, handling, comfort, looks, rarity"

Cons: "Cup holder not good, that's it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

One of 6 black/tan ones built in 1998. Robert Redford had one too. Not sure about John Voight!

"This car is fast, quiet, handles like it is on rails, and everyone loves it. When I fill it up, people always come over and want to ask what it is, how fast is it, is it ok to take a picture, etc. Drove from Denver to Austin with AC on, never below 75 mph, up to 130 mph for a couple of miles, it never got below 26 mpg. Good stereo, cold AC, very comfortable seats. I have had 68 cars, this is my favorite. I have had Jags, Mercedes, Corvettes, etc, this is the best car of all. Very well built, very balanced, great quality, Honda parts are cheap compared to the Euro supercars. In 1998 they made 245 of them. At least 6 are totaled, exclusivity in spades."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

One of 6 black/tan ones built in 1998. Robert Redford had one too. Not sure about John Voight!

Best Sports Car Value

By on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

""This is my 2nd. NSX. The NSX is the best value exotic sports car in the world. Ride, handling, comfort and looks are outstanding. It has the reliability of a Honda and the feel of a Ferrari. All I have ever had to do is normal maintenance. What a joy to drive. The last time I was in for regular service, there was 2 NSX's in for service that each had over 130,00 miles on them. I asked the mechanic what he doing to them, the answer was normal service, that's all they need. Nuff said!!" Timeless exotic look still stops people in their tracks, feels like driving a racecar everyday, handles like a Ferrari but with LEXUS build quality and Honda Accord reliability. The sound of the engine is intoxicating!""

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

best sports car of its time

By on Thursday, April 04, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 159,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "looks, quality, handling"

Cons: "love to have more power but for its time great!!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"best sports car for its time and still competes all these years later. ensure you have a proper ppi performed b4 you buy.being a honda, oil and rubber and perform your services and it'll last!!! expensive to work on but worth every penny. I have owned mine for 8 years and never plan on selling it. Over the years I have gone from driving it as my DD to driving it only for fun but after all these years I still always get excited to drive it."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Most Reliable Exotic

By on Sunday, July 01, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Performce, looks, reliability"

Cons: "You can't stop driving it."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Ferrari performance and looks with Honda reliability. The every day super car. Every car enthusists should own one once in their life. Nothing handles like an NSX, very reliable, you can drive this car 200k miles, try that with a Ferrari. Sweet spot for buying an NSX is the 95-96 models. These models have the targa roof (1995-2005 are targas). Just be sure to change the timing belt every 7 yrs or 70k miles, which ever comes first. Drive an NSX, you will buy it. Can't stop driving it."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very driveable sports car

By on Friday, January 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great reliable sports car"

Cons: "A little tight if over 6'"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has all the driving fun of an Italian exotic without the maintenance headaches. I owned a C5 Corvette and sold it because it was a boring car to drive and bought a Porsche. The Porsche was fun to drive but ended I up giving the Porsche to a son for a graduation gift. Now I have the NSX. Wonderfully built car and you don't see many around. In reality, my favorite car to drive are the 1960's Mercedes 230 - 280SL's."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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