Once Check Engine Light in your Honda Del Sol comes on, rod bearing, oil filter, drive belt, water pump, timing cover, valve cover gasket, and oil pan gasket could be the reason, so check them thoroughly first. Don't miss this rare opportunity!!! The four wheel disk brakes are in very good condition, and all of the tires are in like-new condition. Base Del Sol S model was powered by a 1. TransTop An option available in Japan and Europe was the TransTop, an electric mechanism which retracted the targa top into the trunk via a push of a button. What could not avoid is that it will wear and tear and appear problems like these: First, engine performance suffers. Its good power-to-weight ration combined with stiffer swaybars and anti-lock brakes on later models made the Del Sol a sweetheart among grassroots motorsports enthusiasts.
The roof is operated by flicking two catches above the windows, then holding down a button. The first Honda to have a semi-convertible targa top, the Del Sol became the first of the brand to really look and feel like a sportscar. They told that as accumulation of mileage, they can gradually hear squealing or loud knocking noise from the front of the vehicle and smell burning oil smell after finding the vehicle was gulping oil, the engine also performed worse so that losing power while acceleration and experiencing hard starting or no starting, sometimes overheating. In 1994, the available trim levels became base S and upscale Si. This car will not be re-listed.
The car also includes a fully working cruise control. In general, these signs could be attributed to the Del Sol control arm, shock and strut member, control arm bushing and coil spring insulator. Installed very good quality Michelin bendable windshield wipers. Primary Use: Commuting to work My 94 Del Sol Project — Need to fix the rust on my car and get new rims and tires and repaint Car has a cold air intake with header and coil overs more to come in the next few months. Trunk space was reduced from 9. Exterior features varied by trim level.
The Spanish name del Sol translates to of the sun or from the sun, and refers to the car's opening roof. He has been elected chairman of American Honda's board, and has simultaneously taken the new position of Corporate Brand Officer to improve the management of the company's brands. Fuel economy was quite good for the Del Sol, average in the mid-30s mpg range. The handling exceeds that of a modern Civic coupe. It was not a full convertible, featuring a removable hardtop that stowed in the trunk and a retractable rear window for a convertible 'feel' known as targa top. Both engines were fitted along with either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.
North American Del Sol stopped production since 1997. In the spy photos, we can see four meaty exhaust pipes along with what is quite clearly an intercooler hiding behind the rear bumper. The last generation of the Type-R went out of production in Europe in 2010, and while we admired it from afar, it's 2. Starting with the 1995 models, Honda dropped the 'Civic' name from the del Sol in the Americas. All parts are backed by the manufacturer's warranty and shipped directly from Honda dealers.
The year 1996 saw the introduction of larger engines and the dropping of a few of the first-generation power plants. Nimble, zippy, and fun to drive, Honda enthusiasts loved the Del Sol. The trunk lid raises vertically and two arms extend into the targa top. Exterior features varied by trim level. .
The first version of the targa top tended to leak, a deficiency that was corrected in the 1995 model. The first Honda Del Sol was introduced in 1992 in Japan and the United Kingdoms and 1993 in the United States as a 2-seater, front-engine, and front-wheel drive 2-door roadster. Both doors open and close very easily, tightly and in nearly perfect alignment using either the outside or inside door latches. The motor seems indestructible on the Del Sol, perhaps why it is so popular among the young tuners. The Honda Civic Del Sol name was discontinued after 1995 in the United States. Reclining bucket seats, a central armrest with a beverage holder a small amount of storage, cruise control, and an adjustable steering wheel were some features that added a bit to passenger and driver comfort. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc.
It has the same swoosh down the side running to the C-pillar, but it appears slightly less pronounced than in Detroit. Two years ago: installed a new battery, installed a new muffler still in good condition , replaced the connecting rod between windshield wiper motor and windshield wipers due to a worn plastic ball joint , replaced the plastic pad on the brake pedal arm that presses against the brake-light switch. The compact crossover rides on the same platform as the new Fit. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Fuel economy was quite good for the Del Sol, average in the mid-30s mpg range.
Our complete online catalog covers all Honda genuine Del Sol parts and accessories. That's right, the next Type-R will be turbocharged. It was mildly popular in its first year of production, but sales dropped off in subsequent years because of its lack of cargo space when the targa was stowed, its lack of anti-lock brakes, and limited rear visibility. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited.