December 7, 2010Jim Connor asked:
Why did they quit making the del Sol? I thought that car was awesome.
Answered By Justin Cupler, Contributing Writer:
The Honda Del Sol was a pretty neat car, while it lasted. Unfortunately, the demand for it wasn't there. That niche of a two-seater four-cylinder car was taken up by the Miata. The Del Sol--which is Spanish for Sun-- was introduced in 1992 as the replacement to the CRX and its final year was 1997. It was cut from Honda's lineup basically from lack of demand and some reliability issues.
In 1997 the Del Sol came in three trim levels: S, Si and VTEC. The latter had a 1.6-liter, inline four-cylinder, VTEC engine, which produced a respectable 160 horsepower at 7,600 rpm.
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