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Old 01-05-2019, 01:00 AM
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NSX Sales in 2018

From Road & Track today....

Acura NSX - 170 Sold
Despite winning our Performance Car of the Year award at the end of 2016, the NSX hasn't had much luck in terms of sales numbers. Acura moved just 170 units in all of 2018—down over 70 percent versus 2017, which sold 581 units.

Wow. 170 units. That’s fewer than thef Nissan’s GT-R, which is a ten year old design. A lot fewer. About two-thirds fewer.

How did Acura miss this mark by so much? My opinion is that they should have compromised performance and design to get an $90,000 window sticker and compete between Porsche 911 and Cayman. I wonder where all the remaining new ‘18 units are? Honda reported about 1000 ‘17 and ‘18 NSXs were distributed to the USA. I sure hope to run across a mint used NSX in the $90K range in a few years. But I guess by then all the super cars will be electric.


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Old 01-05-2019, 07:14 AM
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Well, most interested bought it when it came out in 2017.

I've seen two and they are stunning!
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Originally Posted by Scott in AZ View Post
How did Acura miss this mark by so much? My opinion is that they should have compromised performance and design to get an $90,000 window sticker and compete between Porsche 911 and Cayman. I wonder where all the remaining new 18 units are? Honda reported about 1000 17 and 18 NSXs were distributed to the USA. I sure hope to run across a mint used NSX in the $90K range in a few years. But I guess by then all the super cars will be electric.
The "entry level" supercar segment is extremely crowded at its price range and the new NSX doesn't really blow the doors off of its competitors in any stark way. And obviously it doesn't carry as much of a prestige compared to say Porsche or McLaren. People either love it or hate it. There are a few OG NSX lovers who can afford and love this car....a few others are converted over. On NSXPrime I've read about a guy who jumped ship from his 458 to the NSX....likely a rare story.

You and me are in the same boat in that I too hope that due to this low demand of the NSX, that a low-used example MAY be had for less than 100k in a few years....but given it's low production it may be more difficult than we imagine....
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Yes, pretty shocked at the low number, and 2018 was a gangbuster year economically, so I figured sales would be high. But maybe folks were waiting for the '19 MMC that just came out. Let's see how many move in Q1 '19.

Is there a place to see the existing national inventory of new NSX's? I also wonder how many '18's are on lots.
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But I guess by then all the super cars will be electric.
Unfortunately, although I know all the advantages of electric motors such as high torque right off 0 RPM.

My Acura dealer had an NSX in the showroom when I bought my '17 RDX. Nice car and I am sure very high tech, but it didn't do anything for me. I have yet to see one on the road. At the price, there are others to choose from.

Now when I was looking for something sporty back in 2009, I considered a used Gen 1, but everything was modified; I like my cars original.
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