I bought my integra gsr on my 18th birthday. Ever since I bought my car, I have never regretted it. The engine on this car delivers plenty of power and the handling for the price is unbeatable. As for reliability, I have only had minor wear and tear issues such as a squeaky clutch and a blown out speaker. It has not given me any mechanical trouble at all. I plan to drive this car until I can't drive it anymore.
1.8L b18c1 vtec engine sings at high rpms, cornering and handling is superb, very easy to drive (I never drove manual before this car), give it gas and regular maintenance and there is nothing more you need to do on the car, highly modifiable (many aftermarket parts), 6 cd changer
Not exactly an improvement, but it is the top stolen car in America unfortunately. You have to watch where you park. Below 3k rpms the engine takes a while to accelerate (which is expected in a 4 banger), cup holders stink, make fabric fade resistant (my black interior is partially purple now).
This car cost very little to maintain, oil changes every 4000 miles (no oil added between changes) brakes twice on front, just changed rear at 112000 and they could of went another 20000 miles. Changed timming belt and water pump at 115000, belt had NO wear at all, changed the water pump just because it was exposed with the belt change. Used Honda parts (want to run another 115000 miles) 1st. set of tires went 75000 miles, bought Continental tires for second set and they still have a lot of tread left.
This is my second Acura Integra & I love it! It's fun to drive, looks great and has tons of cargo space! Like my other Integra, this one is extremely reliable. Although it has 128,000 miles, I'm sure it will last for another 128K. Too bad Acura decided to discontinue the model.
This is an excellent quality made Japanese vehicle. Three set ownership car 1) Feed with 93 grade gas 1) 2) Lubricate with oil ever 3,000 3)Check/Replace timinig belt ever 80,000. Bulletproof engine, stunning handling, luxurious build quality, super reliable. Bought mine with 165,000, have driven it to 190,000 with no problems. Even took it to the track once and ran a 15.5 1/4 mile with only the addition of OEM intake and Magnaflow exhaust. Keep in mind that a new one back in 95' ran a 15.3, 190,000 haven't done much to hurt performance! Always starts on first crank, never ever ever gives any problems. Was designed for hard driving.
V-TEC engine, 170 stock HP. Easily tuned to 200 for under $1000. No wonder 4 Integra model years hold the top ten stolen list of cars. These engines were hand assembled by skilled Japanese technicians. Silky smooth transmission, you will be hard pressed to miss a shift. Only better is the b18c5.
Engine dead below 3,000 RPM. Gearing of transmission causes high RPM's at highway speeds, yet very stable at even 100. Cupholders designed for small Japanese appetites, not American gluttons. A/C kills performance due to Hondas drive belt system design.
I put a turbo on mine so it was slightly modified. However, in stock form it was still a very fun car to drive! Reliability is top notch. Styling is fantastic inside and out. 122,000 miles and still tight as new! If you want an import to modify this is THE ONLY choice. GSR makes more power but the LS is great!
The reliability is amazing. I beat mine relentlessly and it just took it and asked for more. This is so much more car than a civic.
More interior room but they fixed that with the RSX.