This '97 Integra GS-R V-tech, purchased new, has performed beyond the call of duty with only routine maintenance. After 10 years all systems, 5-speed transmission, engine + components, shocks, electricals are still working smoothly. Never in the shop except for state inspection and routine oil change, tire installation, etc. I'm continually amazed it uses virtually no oil. Though it doesn't look like a sports car, it acts like one, with excellent acceleration (especially when the v-tech kicks in) with quick-response precise handling and excellent match of transmission + engine. The high-quality paint still looks rich. Nothing in the interior or on exterior has ever broken. A tight, fun car!
I've owned an integra GSR for 3 years
now and have had no mechanical
problems at all.
With the reliability issue
established, i can say this is an
exciting performance car. If you're
looking for a practical, yet exciting
sedan with a 5speed, look no further.
Transmission. The stick shift has a
short throw and never gets tiring.
Engine. low rpm's, the acceleration
is very average. Once this gets above
4k, the car can really take off.
Design. Instrumentation is clean and
easy to use.
Back seat. This folds down but only
completely -- a 60/40 split, or a pass-
through for skis would be convenient
and easy too add.
Cupholders. a tad on the small side
and placement a little awkward.