Saturday, April 27, 2019

1993 Acura Vigor - 5 Cylinders / 5 Speeds

Remember the Vigor? You might remember it now after seeing the picture, but I bet you haven't thought about one - or seen one - in a very long time.

Accura introduced the Vigor in 1991 as a 1992 model. In price and equipment, it slotted between the Integra and the Legend. It was also in between those two cars in cylinders. The Integra had a four cylinder engine, the Legend had a six, and the Vigor... it had a five cylinder engine. Yes, a Honda 5 cylinder engine.

The engine was a 20-valve, SOHC engine with an aluminum block and head. It produced 176 horsepower. The Vigor was FWD, but the engine was mounted longitudinally.

The Vigor came reasonably equipped, handled well and had the great build quality that Honda is known for, but the body styling let it down. There was really nothing distinguishing about it.

The Vigor was only sold in the U.S. through 1994. Sales were mediocre at best.

It sometimes doesn't seem like it, but even old Honda products eventually die. The Vigor's age, combined with its limited sales numbers make this a relatively rare car today.

This Vigor looks to be in nice shape. It has a 5 speed manual transmission. It has been lowered and has JDM headlights and cornering lights. Other than those mods, it looks to be (thankfully) stock. If you're looking for an older, reliable, unique (the 5 cylinder was only found in the Vigoe in the U.S.), daily driver, this car might be worth checking out.

Located in Pasadena, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

Click here to see the Acura Vigor Club website.