by wrongfire on Aug 28, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra RS 2dr Hatchback
Performance - 3
This is the weakest aspect to me, of course this is just the RS, but it's slow.
It handles great, I love taking corners with it. It's FWD, so if that's your thing then you will love it.
Comfort - 4
The chair's are nice but not great, driving for more than an hour gets uncomfortable.. The cup holders are pretty small.
Value - 5
This car has so much going for it, and the price is excellent.
Awesome car, but just slightly too slow, and spongy.
Interior - 5
Mine is black and blue.. it's immaculate.
Exterior - 5
The design is still excellent and eye catching.
Build - 4
140k miles and still holding together very well.
140k miles and nothing is wrong.
by bassplayer62 on Aug 18, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback
resurrected my '96 two years ago. it had been sitting for 2 years, the prior owner parked it when the engine light went on around smog test time. picked it up for $300. started it up, was not running too well, like on 2 cylinders. Got it home then pulled down the codes. misfire cyl 2 &3 and bad secondary O2 sensor.
Replaced cap, rotaor, plugs and wires. Replaced O2 sensor. The car fired right up. 1st test drive was an awesome experience, great acceleration!!!. Passed smog with flying colors!!! only mechanical issue was the coil recently failed. Replace witha new one, and no problems since. This is a very fun car to drive!! I live in the mountains and this car corners like a dream.
by DTMus on Dec 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra LS 4dr Sedan
Bought this new. After 180K I can tell you that this car was made INCREDIBLY well!!! The stories you hear about Acura r true. Other than having to replace the radiator, I've done nothing vs. an occasional tune up and the 'usual' (change clutch at 140K, timing belt, brakes, etc.). Engine and transmission have worked flawlessly since day one and still very responsive and peppy. Only "gripe" is that parts of the paint have started to bubble up and show it's age, but heck, it IS 15 yrs old. If you're looking for a well-made car that will STILL serve you well- then look no further.
by GS-R Lover on Oct 26, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra GS-R 2dr Hatchback
I bought my 1996 Acura Integra GSR (5 sp manual) used in the fall of 1998 right after I graduated from college. I was 22 years old and had just landed my first job in the real world. At the time, the purchase price of $18k nearly broke the bank, but I loved the car and wanted to make a long term investment. Well, it is now the fall of 2009, I am 33 years old, and I still have my GSR and I still look forward to driving it every time I get in! Unfortunately, the time has come for me to get a new car because it is now impractical to own a 2-door due to all of the trips I have to make with my young children. I have loved owning my GSR and I will miss it very, very much. This car will one day be a collectible.
by GSR Fan on Sep 2, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra GS-R 2dr Hatchback
Recently sold my GSR. I put about 150K on it before selling. Never had any major issues, except regular maintenance items that need to be addressed in an older car; brakes, clutch, suspension etc. Very fun car to drive and I got about 28 mpg on average.
All Integras get new wheel cover and alloy wheel designs this year, as well as green-tinted glass. LS models receive body-colored moldings. Three new colors can be applied to the 1996 Integra: pearls in red, green or black.