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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/21 4:12 p.m.

While poking around, I noted that the second generation NSX was/is designed and manufactured in Ohio.

And there has been only one year in which US sales exceeded 300.  Last year it was 128.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
8/4/21 6:34 p.m.

Never could afford it but I like it. Glad it was here and sorry to see it go.  Big fan of the first gen too.

Advan046
Advan046 UltraDork
8/5/21 12:08 p.m.

Honda is almost more an American Car Company than Stelantis is now. And has been for years. So the allocation and focus on the US market is not unusual.

I really liked the NSX it is just I am more around Certified Used ND Miata or FRS/BRZ budget level. So I just enjoy them when I see them.

Honestly if I had money for the $200k car plus $10k/year insurance and maintenance budget I would get a Vantage v12. I got to crawl around one during a track day and even though they only went out during the lunch time cruise it was great to see and listen to. 

Opti
Opti Dork
8/6/21 8:47 a.m.

In reply to Advan046 :

Id be willing to bet the maintenance requirements are considerable more expensive for the vantage than the NSX.

Ive always imagined a car like this being paid for in cash. I was talking to a friend the other day at the bar and we were talking about investing. As we start talking cars and his awesome collection of previous cars like this, I told him I couldnt imagine spending that much on a car, Id rather invest that money and drive cheaper cars. He said he always tries to buy at the bottom of the market or right when things start to tick up, drive it for 6months to a year and then sell get your equity and do it again. He said about the only car he'd hold long term is a corvette, because he liked them so much. Also mentioned he hadnt not made money on any of his exotics yet. So he essentially gets paid to drive an exotic for about a year, and incurs little running costs, because he has them for such a short period.

I must say it was pretty tempting to do something like this on the NSX, but I think im a little to risk averse to actually go through with it.

After thinking about it though its not that uncommon even for more normal cars, Ive known a few people to do this with early raptors or elises.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/7/21 10:44 p.m.

I thought it was way better looking than the NA1 and seemed to be undervalued based on what skilled racers/drivers said. 

With so few sold I doubt it will go through a heavy depreciation curve. 

The NA1 NSX community (theoretically part of the target market for the NC) was really divided-many essentially wanted a mid-engine corvette made by Honda and they just didn't get the hybrid stuff. The NC1 was somehow both late to market after such a long development cycle, and ahead of it's time as a hybrid exotic. 

 

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