Honda NSX Coupé (90-05) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2013
4
The NSX was Honda's answer to Ferrari and Lamborghini supercars - which is evident in its rakish styling - but it was designed to be easy to live with everyday and affordable to run. It's powered by a V6 engine with 280bhp which may not seem much on paper but is good enough for a 0-62mph time of 5.

Honda NSX Coupé (90-05)
Reliable supercar, superb handling, storming performance, reasonable running costs
Dated interior, lacks image of exotic alternatives, very few around

New price range:

£60,300 - £69,035

Used price range:

£12,021 - £55,472

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The NSX was Honda's answer to Ferrari and Lamborghini supercars - which is evident in its rakish styling - but it was designed to be easy to live with everyday and affordable to run. It's powered by a V6 engine with 280bhp which may not seem much on paper but is good enough for a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. However it's the handling which truly stands out with amazing poise and grip. It's also surprisingly affordable to run and maintain (especially compared to other supercars) while reliability is as good as you'd expect from Honda. Getting hold of one can be a problem - only around 400 were sold in the UK and it has a keen following of enthusiasts ready to snap one up. In 2002 a facelifted model was introduced with fixed, rather than pop-up, headlights.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Err, its got 2 seats and a small boot ... what you think?  

5 out of 5

Andrew Patterson ,   21 Dec 2011    ... read more

 The four wheels that's connected to the car and the engine  

4 out of 5

james lok ,   19 Dec 2008    ... read more

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