I've been driving my Integra (98 GS 2dr 5-speed) for almost 4 years now. In those 4 years I have put almost 100,000 miles on it. I have never once gone to get in my car and it not start. I have never once had it break down. My stock clutch has 156,xxx miles on it, and has hardly any slipping. By far the easist manual transmission car ive ever owned. As far as performance goes, stock itll handle pretty good, and get up and go pretty good. If you put some money into the car (suspension, engine) Itll be a great handling, great performing daily driven car. My car has 156,000 miles on it, I beat on it daily, and it still runs like brand new and begs to be driven harder.
Handling, with only driver and passenger in the car, you would never think its a "small car" plenty of room.
Definitely upgrade the suspension with a good coil-over setup. Engine upgrades are limitless, i've seen these cars put out upto 600hp at the wheels. Limited Slip Differential, biggest downfall to this car, is the open differential. Putting a LSD in it, makes a WORLD of difference.