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Why are they so expensive? I mean MSRP was 90k when they were brand new but now you could get a Boxter that handles just as well and is just as fast in a strait line for a 1/3rd the cost.
 

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Because it is an NSX.

Those cars are so damn fun.

*edit: Yes, I realize that was a completely baseless and useless answer. Just pointing out that they hold value well, because people that own them, like them. The secondary market is dictated by the buyers, right? It is only worth what people will pay.

I feel your pain, though... I want to pick up one as well, but the prices are a little steep. And I find myself right back in GT-R territory.
 

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Rare Honda.

This is testament unto itself.

Hondas maintain their resale value almost better than any other vehicle. Once you've owned and maintained one, you understand the reasons quickly.

More thought went into the placement of the oil filter of the 2004-2008 Accord (and Acura TL by translation) than went into the placement of the filter for the GT-R.

No kidding.

I can change EVERY fluid other than oil on my Acura RDX with a breaker bar with extension ALONE, no jack, no socket, and not even a flashlight. I'd wager I could change the entire driveline fluids on it before most GT-R owners could REMOVE the diffuser panels on the back of the GT-R. As a result of this kind of thinking and some other factors (targeted marketing, service departments with a focus on preventative maintainance, etc.), the longevity of the vehicles tends to be MUCH longer and trouble free than most other lines.

Add to that the NSX is rare (very rare indeed) only 19000 produced over 15 YEARS. The GT-R has over 5,000 of the MY2008-MY2011 by comparison. There will possilby be more R-35's produced than NSX's if the R-36 takes 5 or more years.

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Boxter was produced in 2006. The 986 Boxter probably saved Porsche single-handedly. Porsche makes more Boxters PER YEAR than NSX's were made in 15 years.

Just my $0.02 why an NSX costs so much. Save the cash, and buy three used Boxters, one at a time, and when they break, throw each one away and move to the next one.

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I have owned more than one NSX. ;)

They are in my top 5 list. I have owned many different cars and the NSX is still one of my absolute favorites hands down.

Just drive one and you will see.
 

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Because it is an NSX.

Those cars are so damn fun.

*edit: Yes, I realize that was a completely baseless and useless answer. Just pointing out that they hold value well, because people that own them, like them. The secondary market is dictated by the buyers, right? It is only worth what people will pay.

I feel your pain, though... I want to pick up one as well, but the prices are a little steep. And I find myself right back in GT-R territory.
That is exactly the problem I have, the prices on a 2005 NSX is around the same price as a GTR.
 

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Also, certain Ayrton Senna had his hand in development, and his death partially turned the NSX into a part of the Senna legend.
They also had the Zanardi edition NSX's would have prefered a Sena addition
 

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91-94's have a 3.0L engine and no hardtop but a more rigid chassis. 95's went targa top (hence 95's are know as the "slow" nsx's as they are heavier and have the same power as before) and in 96 they bumped displacement to 3.2L, 2002 they did the facelift and interior updates but the driveline stayed relatively unchanged.

Personally when I plunk money down on one and I will... i'm just going to get a NA1 (91-94) and then do the facelift on it. NA1's like boost a bit more as well. Personally an 2002 is twice as expensive as the NA1 version and it's not twice the car... especially when I can buy OEM equipment and update my NA1 to NA2 specs for much less and have a more rigid body to boot.
 
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