To make the Del Sol appear even sportier, Honda offered a rear spoiler. It debuted in 1992 in Japan and the United Kingdom, and 1993 in the United States. The Del Sol was instantly popular. However, early models had problems with the roof seal that caused water leaks and loud squeaks. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog.
The dashboard ranks as excellent. O also have new yellow fog light assemblies for the front bumper included. The bumpers were restyled slightly to eliminate faulty auxiliary lighting problems. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Little was changed for the following year. In other countries, production lasted from 1992 through 1998.
Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c. Automatic-transmission and base-model performance are less pleasing. The small, lightweight top lifts off and stows easily, but cuts into trunk space. Honda Civic Del Sol Si The Honda Civic del Sol is a 2-seater front-engined, front wheel drive, targa top car manufactured by Honda in the 1990s. Vehicle is sold as is with no returns. New refinements included a trunk release latch added near the driver side seat, a low fuel indicator light was added, and new seat materials were used. With the roof panel in place, the car feels more solid.
Because the del Sol was based on the Civic platform, owners are able to use much of the same aftermarket accessories, making the del Sol a popular candidate for modification. Production and sales ended with the 1997 model in the U. 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. Unlike most convertibles, wind buffeting is minimal with the top removed, but body flex and twisting are noticeable on rough roads. In total less than 75,000 examples were produced for the American market. For 1995, Honda revised the targa top seals, which on earlier models had been prone to leaks and noise.
In 1995, the Del Sol officially became its own model series separate from the Civic and it was renamed the Honda Del Sol, although the car itself was relatively unchanged. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. It debuted in 1992 in Japan and the United Kingdom, and 1993 in the United States. The rumors seemed confirmed when the 1996 front bumper was redesigned that eliminated the holes needed to fit auxiliary lights and low side vents were added. It was plagued with problems such as a leaking roof and faulty auxiliary lighting that had its bulbs burn out rather quickly. The Si saw a small boost in power as well, now producing 127 horsepower.
The other optional equipment was floor mats. By Daniel Vaughan Dec 2005 Manufactured by Honda in July of 1972, the two-door sedan Honda Civic was small and compact yet filled with vast interior space. Trunk space was reduced from 9. Sharing front-drive running gear with Civics, del Sol was the first open Honda sold in the U. Starting with the 1995 models, Honda dropped the 'Civic' name from the del Sol in the Americas. Also all 3 windows work.
Pic is provided with codes. Visibility would be fine, except that thick rear pillars create huge blind spots. All del Sols gained a redesigned front bumper and air dam. The Del Sol had a successful career, lasting from 1993 through 1997 in the United States. Has new timing belt, water pump, drive belts, timing tensioner, spark plugs, wires, fuel filter and ac fan.
Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. Head room is good, leg room ample. 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. Initially, the car was offered in two trims. S and Si models had a standard 5-speed manual transmission, with 4-speed automatic optional. Also, the button that keeps the seatbelt tongue from sliding down breaks.
For 1995, Honda made the Del Sol its own model series. An early Si with manual shift sprinted to 60 mph from a standing start in just 8. Despite the body resemblance to a mid-engined car design, the del Sol shared a front-engined design with the contemporary Honda Civic. Tires have a lot of tread but are very dry rotten from storage. Original paint code is gy-15p. Although the Civic del Sol looked and rode like a sports coupe, '92-'93 models didn't offer much of a power boost over the normal Civic.
Standard equipment included cruise control, anti-sway bar, and power side mirrors. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. Minor improvements such as low fuel indicator light and new seat materials were just some of the changes. Little was changed both mechanically and aesthetically from the prior years. Two locking bins are located behind the seats, accompanied by a small glovebox and a shallow center console bin.