by gsr_pilot on Jul 19, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra GS-R 2dr Hatchback
There are not many cars built even today that can match the driving fun / parts available for upgrade / utility / reliability that the GSR hatchback offers. Add good fuel economy even by 2013 standards for a sports car category. For 16 years its been a serious winner & I can see why thieves are the biggest detriment to owning one ! Shifter / clutch are light feeling even when traffic gets heavy this car does not let you feel like its a liability. The best places are roads with numerous curves to exploit the " handling on rails " feeling ! My tachometer redlines at 8000 rpm so I get the feeling of F1 performance from a car costing $20K when it was new. Basic interior.
by ecidloc on Apr 29, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra RS 2dr Hatchback
I have never been much into cars.
True, I owned an Acura before and I have heard of the name Integra, but it did not attach any meaning to me until recently when I bought a 17-yr old used one as a second car for the family.
From styling, handling, dynamics, ride comfort and practicality, this car surprises me in every single way. It has simply and functional designs, it has a peppy and efficient engine, it has no fancy equipment, it has a styling that can stand in time, and it has 17 years on the road and still running in a typical Honda fashion.
This is a car built for driving, and it was built to last.
We need more cars like this in today's car industry.
by naturegirl3 on Apr 20, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Acura Integra LS 2dr Hatchback
I bought my '97 Acura Integra Hatchback (150k miles) used last year (2010) from a young woman who owned the car.
Nothing was modified on the car.. it was just as it was from the factory.
I've never owned an Acura before and I am VERY impressed with this car.
I was very skeptical of buying a used car, especially one that was 13 years old.
My previous car was a Grand Cherokee Jeep - pile of crap.
At 150k miles, it was falling apart and needed major work and only got 15mpg on a good day.
My Acura has been an adjustment due to how small it is, but for commuting back and forth to work and trips around town, I couldn't be happier with the gas mileage (30 city - and it's 13 years old!)