acura vigor : Said MBA must've been working for Honda for a while; as I remember,Honda originally used the name for a dealership channel in Japan, or forthe version of the Accord sold by that channel, or both....The lastest issues of "Car & Driver" and "Automobile" magazines have articleson the Vigor. It looks like a Honda Accord with a five cylinder engine in itto me...Don't forget that Honda Vigor is based on Accords. In fact, you can buy 5-cylinder engined Accords with extended wheelbase in Japan.-- Ken Iisaka (613)564-8155 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (613)789-2932 (voice/fax)Le Laboratoire de l'intelligence artificielleUniversite d'/of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Espace a louer)they should have made that "extended wheelbase" standard here. the amount of (or rather the lack of) rear legroom in the Vigoris unbelievable. i've never come across a car so large on theoutside and so small on the inside.Bzzzt! Wrong. The US/Canadian market Acura Vigor is a "Honda Vigor"elsewhere. Originally, there was the badge engineered tripletsthe Accord, the Vigor and the Inspire all 4-cyl transverse Accordvariants. The current Vigor is the top line model in the Accordfamily, it features a longitudianl 5-cylinder. Eliot is correct instating that there are both 4 and 5-cylinder variants in Japan.That brings Honda's mid-range domestic lineup to 6 models???4-cyl SWB Accord,Inspire and Vigor and 5-cyl LWB Accord, Inspire andVigor.
acura vigor : I recently purchased a 1993 Acura Vigor and I have some questions perhapsyou can help.1) The fuel gauge say Premium Unleaded only. Is this true I have beenputting normal unleaded in and have not seen a difference. Will regularunleaded damage my car.2) My car has 5 cylinders?? Why did Acura design it this why? Seemsstrange3) Are my breaks discs in front and drums in back? Or are they 4 wheeldisc breaks?4) Is changing the oil pretty easy. I have seen where the filter is, isthe draining plug easy to get to?5) What are differences between the Acura Legend and The Vigor for thismodel year.8) What is the size of the engine, What is the horsepower and torque11) Why does the manual say 5W-30 oil. What is the advantage of this over10-40 or 10-3012) Are there any special features about the engine or the car in general?Why do you want to break your discs? Sounds expensive to me; you'll justhave to get them fixed.It's interesting that you have 12 important questions to ask *after* youbought the car. Wouldn't it have made more sense to ask these *before*you bought the car...?
acura vigor : M4xcalibur wrote:It shouldn't *hurt* anything, but there will be a decrease inperformance as the engine retards timing to compensate for the lowergrade gas.In-line 5 cylinder, yup. Who knows why a five cylinder? Power is decent(176 HP), but fuel economy is no different than the Legend's 3.2L V6producing 200HP. Maybe it was a cost-cutting measure going with the fivebanger. Your "breaks" should be discs all the way around and probably ABS, too.If you're not sure how many cylinders your car has you might want to letsome one else change the oil.An extra cylinder, more interior room, and -- oh yeah-- about $10,000.Don't know the compression of the engine off hand, but ifthe car/manual recommends using it, use it. Most likelythe knock sensor will retard timing if you use non-premium. You mostlikely will not hear anything bad, but you are getting less powerfrom the engine.4 cylinders...whiny. 6 cylinders more power, more money. 5cylinders is a compromise (Volvo has had nice success with them :)The Vigor was introduced between the Integra and the (overpriced!)Legend.
acura vigor : Based on all the questions you are asking, do you feel comfortablecrawling under your car? You sound as if you have notdone any research before buying this car, nor do you haveany idea how to find some of this info, which might be pretty usefulto know about your car :)Vigor had no name recognition...its now the 2.5 TL (2.5 is thedisplacement of the 5 cylinder engine)Simply stats on the car...do some searching...there *might* bea vigor web site, check .Different temperature bands based on the viscosity of the oil (exunder about 0 C you want a 5 weight. Above 100 you wantat least a 40 weight...general rules)The new VW Passat will be getting a new 5 cylinder engine, VR5. 4 disc brakes. 2 ventilated discs at the front and 2 solids at the back.I'd say it is easy. You'll need car ramps or axel stands and an oil filter wrench. Vigor 2.5 SOHC, 20 valve, 5 cylinder, 176hp, 170lb-ftLegend 3.2 SOHC, 24 vavle, V6, 200hp, 210lb-ftThey didn't discontinue the Vigor. It been redesigned as the 3.2 and 2.5 TL.Acura is a Honda, so yes it as reliable and probably more reliable since they are made it Japan. Note: Acura does not exist in Japan, the Acura cars here is NA are badged as Honda cars back in Japan.
acura vigor : 5W-30 is better than 10W-30 in colder climates, as it flows better. If you live in the Sunbelt and don't experience any freezing weather, then 10W-30 is OK, but I'd recommend going with 5W-50 syntheics.Didn't you do any research before you bought the car?? To answer your question, there isn't anything special about the Vigor which is probably why it didn't sell to well compared to the Legend or Intergas. It's a competent, mid luxury sedan.Thank you all for your responses. Yes I know it sounds as if I did not domuch research before purchasing this vehicle. My best friend works at acar dealership and I have been purchasing cars from him for my wife and Ifor the last Seven years. He could a good price on the Vigor and themiles were low so I took it. I assumed being made by Honda and with theluxury it has I could not go wrong. However I did not do a lot ofresearch which you are right makes me look the fool.We put 70K miles on a '93 Vigor LS 5 speed. The car workedflawlessly except that we had to replace the tires at 36K miles.The Michelins that the dealer put in (new OEM) did not have the crisp turn in of the original Bridgestones, but they didride better and are longer lasting.
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