I traded the first new car I'd ever bought (a Chevy) about 18 months after purchasing it for this car in 1996, hoping it would last about four years until my new business was off the ground and I could afford "something better."
It had 34,000 miles on it then.
It's 2011, I own 18 cars, and still drive this one plenty.
It's only let me down once (coil gave out), and still gets 35 mpg on the road when I can get gas with no ethanol in it.
I've used synthetic oil and done my own oil changes (Castrol at first, now Amsoil), and the original engine now stands at 402,000 miles, and has never been worked on.
And I drive it HARD.
I bought my Integra in '96 with 40,000 miles on it and have added 120,000 to it since. Outstanding car, always reliable. Looks great, drives great. I only had to have it towed once, and that was because of a mistake the repair shop made that morning (an a/c belt was installed improperly). It hasn't been without it's problems, but nothing unusual for the age of the car. I can jump in it and take a road trip without thinking twice. I'd buy another one in a minute.
i got this car right before i had my baby girl...thought a good gas-mileage hatchback was a smart buy to help with saving money while getting around...i read a post about the head- gasket...well...same here...the baby's rear-facing infant seat barely fits in the back...no cupholders...now im looking to sell the car and get a different one...:(
I own a 1993 Acura Integra LS coupe.
The car is fun to drive and there are a
lot of aftermarket parts for them. I
got mine right before I graduated from
high school, and now I use it to go to
college and it is the very realiable
with no serious problems. The only
complent I have is a leaky gasket which
I heard is a very common problem with
integras. I have upgraded to many
engine mods and the car just keeps
getting better. I don't think I'll ever
sell it. Why buy a new car, when this
one is so great and it has plenty of
life left after all its a HONDA!!