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I'm planning to pick up a 2002 NSX next month and i was wondering if there are any flaws with it. Any bugs? Thank you very much.
 

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By the way, the 2002 is essentially a re-design of the previous (1997-2001) NSX, which has almost no flaws. Since there are so few changes (headlights, some minor systems) I can not imagine there would be any problems peculiar to that year. It is one of the most reliable cars you can buy.
 

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FastNSX said:
By the way, the 2002 is essentially a re-design of the previous (1997-2001) NSX, which has almost no flaws. Since there are so few changes (headlights, some minor systems) I can not imagine there would be any problems peculiar to that year. It is one of the most reliable cars you can buy.
Is it really that reliable? I am hoping you are right, because I want to buy a 1996-98 NSX-T in the next year or so. Where can I get decent reliablity data?
 

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JD Powers does a follow-up reliability survey five years after a new model is introduced. The NSX was number one in customer satisfaction for reliability in the 1991 survey. Thats number one out of ALL cars made, not just sports cars.

Post your question on www.nsxprime.com and you will get this information confirmed. If you take care of them, they don't break.
 

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Is it really that reliable? I am hoping you are right, because I want to buy a 1996-98 NSX-T in the next year or so. Where can I get decent reliablity data?
Targa models fall into 2 categories, 95-96 and 97+. The price difference right now is huge.
 

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Targa models fall into 2 categories, 95-96 and 97+. The price difference right now is huge.
Really... hmmm. Is there a quick answer as to why the difference is so huge? Is it in 97 that the 6spd surfaced?
 

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The FAQ at www.nsxprime.com goes through every change by model year.

1997 got stiffer targa chassis, 3.2L motor and six speed tranny. Significantly improved performance. I think that year also got a new, lighter aluminum alloy for the body, but I am not sure.
 

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For the price difference between a 95-96 and a 97+ you could get a Basch SC and ring and pinion. This would give you ~370 rwhp and cure the spacing on the 5spd. The 95-96 does flex a little, but it won't be too noticable unless you plan on tracking your car.

95-96s are also the slowest NSXs ever made.
 

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Thanks a lot for all the info guys... I know this is a stupid question (that doesn't exist here tho does it... ) but, do the non targa versions of the NSX have a sunroof option? I am assuming NO - but here is to hoping.

So if I am in the market for a used NSX, what would you recommend, and give reasons as to why that particular year has an advantage. I guess the 91-93's are going to be cheaper, and you were mentioning a SC... how much is that?
 

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What year is 'best' depends on what you want and what you have to spend. Again, the FAQ at www.nsxprime.com is a great resource.

There was no sunroof option on the NSX for any year.

There are three blowers and one turbo kit available. The turbo kit is from Corky Bell and uses two small Aerodyne variable vane turbos. Comptech sells a twin-screw (Whipple) blower kit. GruppeM sells a roots type (Eaton) blower kit. And, Mark Basch sells a centrifical (Paxton) blower. They all cost about $10K, except for Mark's which is $5,500.
 

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If you are into autox and track days then a coupe would probably be best for you. Buy a 91-94 and mod it with your extra money.

The Comptech and GruppeM are very proven superchargers. The Bell turbo had early fuel problems, but seems to be just as reliable now. Mark Basch is the top NSX guy in the US, his sc produces the most power by far. I'd expect a 91-96 to run low 12s and a 97+ to run high 11s with the Basch sc.

I'm considering either upgrading with the Basch unit or trading up to a 97+.
 

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508 hp at the wheels at 18 psi on pump gas. I run 24 psi with race gas, but I have no idea what the hp.

I have run 11s at the track, but I am not sure how fast the car really is. When I launch hard, I break CV joints.
 

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I easily run most single turbo supras. However, Austin has much more than its fair share of really high hp supras. I can think of three right off hand that run in the 9s. If you go to the supraforums, Austin is legendary in supra social circles.

I prefer whuppin vipers, anyway. They take is so much worse.
 

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I think Texas has more than its fair share of high horsepower cars. Seems as though every single turbo Supra, Hennessey Viper, and LPE Vette comes from Texas. Glad to see you beating the Supras, they can be a little cocky sometimes.
 

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hell yea. gotta represent the imports. damn, muscle cars thinking they're all that. they ain't jack shit. gotta prove to them imports will kick their ass any time, any day. too bad, i don't have an nsx. but hey, i can always dream right.
 
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