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New miles, anyway, at 6700. Delivered to Wisconsin this week. Took it out a few times. Stuck the snout in a snow bank last night! Ceramics are not temp sensitive. EV mode is cool, works in the cold. -5 F at one point. Very careful on summer tires. No choice given I sold my trailer.

Now begins the painful process of catching up on maintenance. Interestingly the car had a new engine installed at 238 miles. I have no Acura dealership nearby. Will be getting oil change, alignment, remove window tent, air filter, maybe flush the brakes. Alignment because non OEM tires but mostly someone hit debris and scuffed up the belly. Badly. Looks cosmetic though.

Delightful and informative conversation with Honda client relations yesterday afternoon.

Coming from a lightly modified GTR. Before that a 991 turbo S. I have to say a 2021 GTR would’ve been more practical. I just couldn’t stomach the price for 15-year-old technology.

What am I forgetting? What do new owners screw up? I’m not a baller type driver. The NC1 feels like a nuclear go-kart , very vulnerable and tiny. (I’ve had mid engine cars before, my daily driver is a truck).

A special thanks to droptopp and Drmanny for advice experience and humor. I’m looking forward to learning more!
 
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Working on it. The dealership was not forthcoming. May not even be true. Powertrain under warranty and passed inspection. So, Hopefully just an “early mortality” from the, at the time, brand new hand assembly process.
 
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Hard to parse what is going on but sounds like you bought a NC1 with a replaced engine....I'm not on the FB owners page but I'm sure there are folks who know all about the car you bought...
 
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This sounds like something the Acura NSX care specialist would be able to find out for you. Surely the dealer that did the work has a record of what was replaced and why. Especially since the car is under warranty and it's on Acura if something else breaks. I would reach out to AHM directly if you haven't already. Best case is that it was a warranty replacement done by an NSX certified specialist or at the PMC (it happens). Worst case is "uhhh that's not the original engine and we didn't replace it." I'm hoping for the best case!
 
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Yikes. I wondered why they only wanted $60,000…

just kidding. Apparently it was throwing a bunch of check engine lights and misfires. Engineers told the dealership “we want this one back.” The warranty is what matters, but I was curious and a little nervous.

I still don’t know the provenance of the car, but I recognize such cars are generally traded or sold for a reason. I got this one without much investigation beyond independent PPI and Carfax because it was a good price and the spec I wanted.
 
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Yikes. I wondered why they only wanted $60,000…

just kidding. Apparently it was throwing a bunch of check engine lights and misfires. Engineers told the dealership “we want this one back.” The warranty is what matters, but I was curious and a little nervous.

I still don’t know the provenance of the car, but I recognize such cars are generally traded or sold for a reason. I got this one without much investigation beyond independent PPI and Carfax because it was a good price and the spec I wanted.

Agree. 130R and Red is the hotness. :)

If it went back to the PMC and was "re-powered" there, I think you should be fine.
 
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