Sounds like a great deal, I bought an 02, when the 03's where knocking on the door and paid 74k (with the only options which are now standard). IMHO, think that you saved 17k from the "list price", now you can afford to ante up the extra .10 per gallon for premium fuel, and get the performance out of the car that you wanted when you decided to buy the car. Don't cheap out on gascashmgt said:
neilh said:Sorry, guess I wasn't clear. I use the 91 nonoxy. But I do believe the Honda engineers put in knock sensors that work.
mojo said:To be fair, you could run 87 octane with no problem, as long as the tach stayed below - say - 4-5000 RPM. The higher octane provides no extra fuel efficiency in itself; it keeps the fuel from detonating too early. When you start pushing the engine faster and faster, you need a higher octane fuel to run without predetonation.
If we had engines that ran at 12,000RPM, we'd all need Jet-A unleaded at 106 (?) octane.
Of course, I'm not sure what the point of having an NSX is if you don't take it up past 4k RPM - you're really not even in the effective powerband yet. But my point is, you could run the low octane without damage to the engine.