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1996 Honda del Sol

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 29/Hwy 35/Comb 31 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Honda del Sol Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 159 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.6/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

MY toy' Wife's forever car.

By on Friday, July 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

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
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Love the removable top."

Cons: "Needs a better air conditioner."

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

"Bought used 12 years ago. 1996 Dual overhead cam Vtech. Fast good on gas (high test). A blast to drive on a back curvy hill country road. TX. speed limits are up to 85 mph will run all day at 90 mph no problem. Beats a rag top any day tight safe in bad weather opens up in nice weather. NO repairs in 160k miles that I have owned it. just brakes timing belts and normal maint. Very comfortable seats replacing soon finally wore out, and it is getting a paint job, TX. sun. Drives like a little lady till you hit 5,400 RPM then hang on to 8000 it grows teeth and starts to scream. Still uses no oil but I use nothing but Synthetic oil and always have."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Greatest little sports car EVER!

By on Thursday, November 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

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: "Inexpensive to maintain"

Cons: "Cup holders"

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

"I used to own a '93 Del Sol si and foolishly sold it. Was recently in the market for a new car and thought " why pay $500 a month for 3-5 years when I can try to find a Del Sol to buy? Six months later I found a' 97 Del Sol V-tek with 175,000 miles for $3000! I purchased it, spent another $3000 to replace old parts and upgrade it. It now has 210,000 miles after one year of owning it.... And I can't get enough. I'll be painting it yellow in February '15! Can't wait ( has anyone ever seen a yellow one?)"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Good gas mileage still getting 40 mpg.

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage"

Cons: "Road noise as the years goes by, it gets worse."

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

"Car does ride a little rough, and has a lot of road noise. The car is still fun to drive, hugs the road good. No major damage over the years. I had to change the computer thou! the only real problem over all 20 years. The paint job is still in great shape. Pearl white, for some reason I am on my 5th muffler. Good investment!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

My first car and I love it!

By on Sunday, June 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drive, 40 mpg avg"

Cons: "no power steering, badly placed cup holders"

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

"I bought this car a year ago and have not had any major problems with it. The handle to my targa top snapped off from misuse but other than that it has been extremely reliable (not so much in Kansas snow however)."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I just adore my car.I can't say enough about it!!!

By on Monday, March 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

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 value for a 2 seat convertible"

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

"Aside from being a very fun car to drive,it is great on gas and a very reliable vehicle like most Hondas.Knock on wood,I have not had to do any major repairs and the car even does well in the Chicago winters.I've nicknamed it Del Sno"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great- curently own 2 of them

By on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great style, reliability"

Cons: "none"

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

"Have had 2 (a 94 and 95) for many,many years and have had no major items, just normal stuff like brakes, batteries,tires,ect. Always get comments,especially with the top off. Seems like a timeless body style. Happy Happy."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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