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Honda NSX

Bargain supercar the NSX is fast becoming a cult so what should you look for in examples?

Believe it or not, you own a supercar such as this for the price as a new entry-level Vauxhall It’s true – better still, while stunning NSX is fast and handles it’s also docile, and needn’t cost a fortune to

Production ended last and a replacement is still at least two away. This means many owners are hanging on to cars – but if you can track an early example, you could end up a motoring legend. Here, we at the pros and cons of owning technological tour de force.


Cambelts: make a new belt isn’t needed. have to be replaced every years or 72,000 miles, and will charge up to £1,000 for a cambelt service.

Clutches can out in as little as 30,000 miles, and cost £1,600 to replace.

there are three amplifiers into the NSX’s stereo which can often burn Their demise is accelerated by up the volume, and – as they are built for each car – them costs a huge

Electric windows: one of the very few points in the NSX is the mechanism for the power It is susceptible to breaking, which can a complete stripdown of the door to put This is labour-intensive, and so can be costly.

gaps: check the gaps the body panels meet. machines were built by so anything less than a fit means that the car could been crashed. Panels are easily dented, as they are of alloy.

Tyres: rubber does not last long on cars, and the Honda NSX is no exception, those at the rear typically out in less than 6,000 New tyres aren’t quite as as they used to be, though, at each.


The earliest and cheapest of the NSX start from around but that will get you only a example, so you’re better off more.

To pick up something good, you will need to out closer to £20,000, while the of the desirable pop-up-headlamp models up to £35,000 at dealers. To secure one of the recent machines – will be virtually brand new you will have to pay as much as

What to look for

Be wary of which have lowered – ground clearance is on standard models, which front spoilers are prone to A well maintained NSX will well, so don’t be afraid of cars – as long as priced realistically.

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Most go for examples without power-assisted while the automatic gearbox is The Targa version is fine, but will prefer the tin-top’s bodyshell. Finally, watch out for damage – bent cannot be repaired easily.

Impressively, during 15 years of UK there were never any NSX

Owner comment

Peter 1991 NSX is one of the oldest examples but even with 115,000 on the clock, it looks like He told us: Because it’s so my Honda gets used on the all year round – and to other supercars, it’s to run.

Peter, from Berkshire, continued: A new clutch £1,200, with a replacement £700. And entrusting the car solely to Honda dealers is worthwhile; the NSX may more than a Civic to but it’s rather less a Ferrari!


If you are looking for fast and different, a used NSX makes a lot of sense – but aren’t many to go round. 400 or so were sold in the UK during than a decade of production, and of later examples are beginning to up as demand increases. Get in quick you can, because not only you own a great driver’s car, but also have an appreciating

We like the great driving strong reliability, relatively low costs and looks. But watch out for its for rear tyres,lacklustre Honda limited availability due to lack of sold, damaged bodywork and window faults

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