By Judy on Thursday, August 02, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive, roof goes in the huge trunk"
Cons: "No cons"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've had this car for 17 years. It has so reliable and fun to drive. I don't really want to tradeit in. If I'm able to keep it and get a used car I will do that. I'm checking with a place that works on older Hondas to see what different things would cost if they ever need a repair on this del Sol. It has needed very little past regular oil changes, tires & gas. I feel God has blessed me with this car."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By Nate on Friday, November 09, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "When the sun comes out the top comes off!"
Cons: "Not a year-round car for the snowbelt."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought my '97 SI used with over 100,000 miles more than a year ago. I normally wouldn't buy a used car with so many miles but it's a Honda and there aren't a lot of these around especially with low miles that haven't been molested by young drivers. The engine bay is almost identical to that of my '93 Civic so i knew it would be easy to maintain and repair. The stock seats were not comfortable so i replaced them with a set from an S2000. Got the car painted which included replacing most of the weatherstripping. If you are buying a Del Sol carefully check the condition of the weatherstipping as you can easily spend several hundred dollars replacing just the biggest pieces. If it's torn up or deteriorated negotiate a lower price. Also try to find a car with some dealer service records. The car handles very nicely even with the ugly 14" factory wheels. I will be upgrading to larger wheels and better rotors and brake calipers. 127 HP is adequate in this small car especially when you sit so low to the ground. If you want a hot rod look for the VTEC model which requires premium gas or, better yet, buy an S2000. I get 38-40 mpg when highway commuting to work and using regular grade gas. Being a convertible and a Honda, a well-cared for Del Sol should hold it's value. There will always be a demand for these fun, reliable cars."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Jay on Monday, November 09, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I have owned 3 Del Sol's, currently 2 are in my garage. These cars are bullet-proof, my 1st Del Sol was purchased from a college aged girl who lied about getting the timing belt changed. So about 3 months after purchasing it, the timing belt failed while I was on the freeway. After getting it home, I replaced the belt, waterpump, and belt tensioner and.... it started right up with no problems, I finally sold the car because it was an S model and I wanted a little more power, that car averaged over 40mpg combined city and highway. The newest addition to my Del Sol collection is a 1993 Si with 187,000 miles, the previous owner had let it sit for over a year and a half, packrats had nested throughout the engine bay, only nibbled on a few wires, but ate through the air filter and left seed pods, nests, and droppings throughout the entire engine bay. So after towing it to my house I changed out the distributor, changed the oil, drained the old gas, put in some new gas and fuel injector cleaner and... it started right up. But the best story I have ever heard for ANY car is from one of my friend's girlfriend. In 1995 her parents bought her a brand new Del Sol for college, she drove this car throughout college and after she graduated as well. Seven years later and about 95,000 miles she was driving with one of her friends when they noticed that the car was running "funny". Her friend asked her when the last time that she changed her oil, she replied "What do you mean change my oil?" She had NEVER changed her oil, or ANY other maitainance, she had only changed her tires...once!"
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful