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In response to Joseph Park's comment above, if you would take the time to look at the NSX's racing history you would know that the NSX HAS competed in GT2 racing and is quite active in SCCA racing right there in America, as well as many raicng series here in Canada, so I guess it doesn't race strictly in it's homeland, eh? Secondly, you claim that the NSX lacks performance in comparison with other cars. Well, if you take a look at the actual numbers, you will see that the NSX performs just as well or better than the brand new Porsche 911. As for Ferrari and Lamborghini, they SHOULD perform better than the NSX, they cost a HELL of a lot more! As well, you seem to have completely forgotten about a car's handling ability as a factor. Car and Driver recently ranked it the 3rd best handling car in America, ahead of 2 Porsches, a Viper, a Corvette, and a Supra Turbo. Ferrari came up 2nd (as it should, once again noting the massive price difference) and a BMW M3 won, which in itslef is a magni...
Just as a follow up to the comparison between the NSX and its competitors, such as the Ferarri F355, Porsche 911, and Lamborghini Diablo, the numbers I saw put the NSX as fast as or faster to 60 mph than all the cars I just mentioned. If you want to verify, pick up a copy of Car And Driver, and check the Road Test Digest (or something like that, can't remember actual name of listing).
Just a quick comment on Wayne's addition, you state that the NSX is just a CAR and nothing more, not like Ferraris, Jaguars, etc. But don't you also keep using that word in the rest of your description of how an owner adapts to his CAR and the CAR adapts to it's owner? Based on how the NSX is a CAR, doesn't it do those things? As for the "beautiful woman" analogy, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If there is a woman who is beautiful and very easy-going and nice, it wouldn't be fair to say she is not beautiful because it is very easy to be with her. While I agree that the name of Ferrari or Porsche carries more of a sports heritage than the NSX, this and the passion the name inspires is ONLY an intangible conception of some people. This group of people may be large in number, but do not represent everyone, and the rest of the people are willing to accept the NSX (despite any conceived lack of passion) as an exotic sports car on par with the Ferrari F355 and Porsche 911. The NSX cert...
I wonder if the guy above means McLaren F1 instead of McLauren? If he does, it seems to be a silly error considering he claims to own one. Last I checked, McLarens do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. But who wants to shell out a million bucks to buy one? Oh, and the NSX has cupholders. Removable too!
The whole point is that the NSX ISN'T an import muscle car, because it's supposed to be an exotic sports car. While the Supra, 300ZX, and 3000GT (all turbos) have more power than the NSX, the NSX still gets to 60mph faster than any of them. It also bests them in the quarter-mile and in top speed. Not to mention that it's one of the finest handling cars you can get (at least according to Car & Driver and Road & Track comparisons). The NSX doesn't compete with Supras, 300ZX's and 3000GT's, it competes with Ferrari 355's and Porsche 911's. What I don't understand is how some people can be so quick to judge a car just by it's horsepower, and forget about everything else that is important in a fine automobile.
I doubt you even know much about cars in general if you call Hondas over-rated. Hondas are consistently on top (or near) of comparison tests done by reputable automobile magazines, not to mention that customre satisfaction is very high. I've owned several Hondas and all have been excellent.
I can not believe that someone actually put up a picture of that unabashedly garish piece of trash. It blows my mind that anyone would ever think that looks better than an NSX. Btw, why are you afraid to use your real name? Are you afraid to let people know you have such bad taste?
First things first, communist? So I guess Stalin embraced the political ideology that people should buy American cars... so stupid. And second, isn't Lai and ASIAN NAME??? How bout not bashing on asian cars so much, retard! And I am NOT American so I don't give a shit about their cars.
Say, I just perused this whole site again, and I noticed that Derek Lai had an earlier comment saying that NSX's are good, a very different opinion than some of his other comments. How very strange.
Why does no one believe that these people might acutally own NSX's? I don't own one, but I do know people who do, so NSX owners do exist! While I don't doubt that some people are just bullshitting, some people might actually have NSX's as their comments are well reasoned and logical and pertain only to NSX's and no other meaningless squabbles about country of origin, race, etc. If I DID own an NSX, I'd probably still be on here trying to extrude it's virtues. I don't think that's bragging.
Yes, let's make this a place to discuss NSX's again, and none of that immature bashing!
If you're looking at used NSX's, I think the best one would be a 94 or 97. 94 because that's when they got the new wheels and solid color through the body (no more black roof), 97 because of the new engine and gearbox.
This is the first time I've come back to the page in awhile and I noticed that Gabe called me a "racist asshole". Very interesting since everytime I talk about the virtues of the NSX I always back it up with actual evidence. I have never said that American cars suck because they are American. That's in fact far from what I believe. I think the Corvette and Viper are fantastic cars. Stock, both of them will smoke an NSX in acceleration and top speed, and for a cheaper price I might add. My point is, however, that doesn't necessarily make them better. For awhile it seemed like everyone who disliked the NSX did so solely on the basis of hp rating and price and I just think that the value of a car goes far beyond that. I believe that SOME American cars suck, not because they are American, but because of many other factors such as their enginnering and the technology which is employed. To say a car sucks because of it's place of origin is simply ignorant.
Oooh, congrats to Steve for being the first to bring up the M5. Truly supercar performance in a stealth (and useful, might I add) package. Last C/D I read, the M5 went 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, about the same as an NSX. Don't get me wrong, NSX will forever be my fave, but, man, that M5 is truly something else! It would be fun to get one, mod it to look just like a normal 5-series, then laugh at other drivers' reactions when you blow away their vehicle in a family sedan!!