I've had my Integra GS 2-door for three
years now. NO PROBLEMS! Quite possibly
THE most reliable car I've ever owned!
Quick, fuel efficient, parts are cheap,
FUN to drive, strong engine for its size
(buy a radar detector), and you'd be
surprised what you can fit in the trunk
when the back seats are folded down! The
backseats aren't terribly comfortable
for any trip longer than 2 hours.
Seriously cramped. Front seats have lots
of room, esp. head room. I'm 6'2" and
have PLENTY of headroom. I HIGHLY
recommend the car for college students
who need cheap reliable transport. EASY
to parallel park and small.
Folding rear-seats are extremely useful,
and greatly increase storage space.
Great handling, quiet strong engine,
cheap parts, simple controls.
Cup holders are good for cans of soda,
and that's about it. Forget about your
coffee, drink it before you drive.
Engine COULD be more powerful, but
that's what the RSX is for :). Backseats
are tiny, but you don't buy a coupe to
The Acura Integra is just a great small sports car. It has good pickup for a
small engine and handles great. It is very comfortable and has a nice interior
layout. I have driven this car from 0-53,000 miles without even blinking and I
haven't always been easy on it. I highly recommend this car to others.
I used to drive a 1990 Integra LS. I
replaced it with this '97 GS after
212,000 miles on my '90. The 90 still
had the original clutch and ran great.
The '97 is not too much different.
Same 4 cyl engine... could use a little
more power, but not bad overall. It
looks a little faster than it really
is. If you really want the power,
there are several aftermarket parts to
add. Mine is stock however.
The ride is smooth, even at higher
speeds. The handling is excellent with
it's larger tires and lower profile.
Overall, very fun to drive and much
better gas mileage than other "sports
The cup holders are under the radio, so
a "Big Gulp", with the smaller base,
will fit, however, the cup will block
part of the radio. The '90 didn't even
have cup holders...