A Practical Sports Car
By Robert Sheridan on
1996 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback
I purchased my 1996 LS when my wife
changed careers and needed our 1999
Civic coupe as a daily driver. Plus,
we needed a car to haul around our 65-
pound Siberian Husky. I never thought
I'd own a car that was more fun to
drive than my old '88 Prelude, but the
Integra beats the Prelude hands-down.
The Integra hugs the twisties like a
Porsche, possesses a zippy high-revving
engine (I routinely redline the tach),
is virtually maintenance-free, and has
tons of cargo room.
Handling is superb, but not for the
faint of heart!
I would have liked about 30-40 more
horsepower, but Honda addresses this
issue in the RSX Type-S, and I can't
wait to get my hands on one in a couple