The only "major" issue is how fast the NSX burns through tires. Otherwise consider it as reliable as any Honda. I've heard of a few NSXers who have 170,000+ miles and report no major servicing other than what is typically scheduled for a car of that age.1) Any major service problems I should know about the NSX?
And you should talk to forum members Ilya and Flying Low...they both had Corvettes before discovering the NSX.
There is a bit more roll in the targas. I don't really have a problem with it, but those that do have solved the roll issues with aftermarket parts.2) I've driven a '91 NSX before. How does the '95-'97 compare as to performance and handling. Any trade-offs in structural integrity due to the Targa top?
The '97 and later NSX-Ts have additional structural rigidity than the '95-'96.
Aside from the additional rigidity, the '97 and later NSX-Ts have 20 additional horses from a larger 3.2L engine. The added weight is somewhat offset by thinner aluminum panels, but moreso by the tighter six speed gearing. I often recommend '97 or later targas to anyone who has to have the open-top experience. I personally woudln't consider anything less.3) Any specific differences between the '95, '96, or '97 I should know about, such as increased hp, etc.?
Be sure to check out the FAQ.
I can't really give you any thoughts on the Boxter-S as I've never driven one, but, living in L.A., Boxters are dime-a-dozen...NSXs are still quite rare.
If I recall correctly, the Boxter-S has slower 0-60 times, slower top speed, less hp out of a similar sized engine (and the Boxter-S is a few hundred pounds lighter than a NSX).
--akira3D ('00 NSX-T red/black #113)
"Reality is better than the dream..."
[This message has been edited by akira3d (edited 01 March 2001).]