• How to Research a Used Acura NSX

    Those considering a used Acura NSX will find a true sports car offered by Honda’s Acura luxury line that was made between 1990 and 2005. This 2-door sports car featured a rear-wheel drive design and was the first to implement Honda’s VTEC (variable valve timing and lift electronic control) system. The Acura NSX (New Sports car eXperimental) model sold for a number of years before being discontinued for lack of “economic viability.”

    Due to variable design features over the fifteen years that Honda Acura offered the NSX, it’s a good idea to take a close look at what you’re buying when considering purchasing a used Acura NSX.

    • Check the engine specs – the size of the aluminum V6 engine in the Acura NSX varied in terms of displacement. Determine your engine size to see how much power you’re buying.
    • Check the transmission – NSX models shipped with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5 or 6-speed manual transmission. See which type your Acura NSX model includes.
    • Read up on the NSX’s engineering – Honda and Acura worked hard to engineer the NSX, relying on race car professionals and others to test and inform the design. Get background information on the NSX before buying to understand the context of what you are purchasing.
    • Get the Kelley Blue Book value – enter the year, make, and model, as well as the location, features included and mileage on the Kelley Blue Book web site to find out what the “market value” of the Acura NSX is in several different categories. Use these to negotiate sale price.

    These basic tips will provide some good background for those interested in a used Acura NSX.