1995 Acura Integra Reviews from North America

1995 Acura Integra LS Special Edition 1.8L 4 cylinder engine

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8L 4 cylinder engine Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired166000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Bang for the buck

Faults:

I had to replace the rear brakes when I purchased it, because they were ground down to the metal.

Also, there is an LED out in the dash display that blacks out MPH 1-50, but I haven't replaced that. Nothing else.

The air doesn't work. It holds the freon, but the compressor won't kick on. I just run it with the windows down and the moonroof open when it's hot. I'm not going to put any money into this beater - the point was to buy a fuel efficient daily driver.

The heat guard under the car (plastic) bent downwards after I backed up on some snow/ice, and was dragging on the ground. A little elbow grease and some cable ties fixed that. It has 173,000 miles on it, it starts every time, and it's a pleasure to drive.

General Comments:

I bought it for $1,600 ($1,500 plus $100 for the CD/DVD/MP3 player) in southern Indiana. I can't ask for anything better. It starts every time.

The moon roof works and doesn't leak, which was surprising to me on such an old car.

It was actually totaled and has a rebuilt title, but nothing has gone wrong. I know some people whine about buying these cars after being driven very hard, but I knew that about it when I bought it, and it still hasn't had any problems. If you're looking for a moderately fuel efficient car (I get about 25 MPG average) on a budget, get one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2012

5th Oct 2012, 13:37

I bought mine cheaper. ONLY paid $800 for it with only 160k miles on it. It did need some parts to be replaced, but I already had them from my other Integra.

1995 Acura Integra RS

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Perfection. Buy one

Faults:

Had to replace master cylinder at around 130,000 miles. Nothing else. Really.

General Comments:

Best car ever. I bought mine with 110,000 miles on it. I put 36,000 on it, and never had to do anything except change oil and brakes, and replace the master cylinder when the brakes got a bit squishy. My baby was totaled six days ago when someone rear ended me at a stop light. I found another 1995 Acura Integra (Special Edition this time) with 166,000 miles and bought it today about 20 minutes ago, about 10 minutes after I first saw it. I imagine that tells you what I think about these cars. Why on Earth Acura discontinued the Integra and RSX remains a mystery to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2010

1995 Acura Integra RS 1.8L non Vtech

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8L non Vtech Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Thermostat.

CV axles.

Exhaust midpipe.

Cat converter.

Oil pan.

Radiator.

General Comments:

Very light. Great car to get around town. Small enough to squeeze into tight parking spots. First manual car and was very easy to learn on it. Parts were very cheap; same prices as Civics. Would definitely recommend this car!

Awesome fuel mileage. 25 bucks to fill and would last me two weeks of everyday driving. There's actually a lot of room in trunk. However the back seats are a little too small. I sat back there once, and it was bearable, but couldn't do long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2010

1995 Acura Integra RS 1.8L 4 cylinder

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Most reliable used car on the market

Faults:

I have kept regular maintenance, changing oil to Mobil 1 every 3-5 thousand miles. Aside from that, nothing unexpected/out-of-the-ordinary has gone wrong.

Sunroof never functioned. Knew that when I bought it. It leaked, which I've heard is very common. Some silicon sealant around the outside fixed that problem.

At around 125,000, the master cylinder started to go out. Brakes got squishy, took it in, had it replaced, no more problems.

I recently had to replace my rear brakes, and the fronts are in the near future. But come on... the car has 145k miles, and I have no idea how old the brakes were when I got it with 110k on it already.

At about 140,000, some rust started to spread around the driver's side rear wheel well. Nothing a dremel and some bondo can't fix.

General Comments:

I know I've spoiled myself for the rest of my life with this car. I bought it for $3,200 with 110,000 miles, and it has treated me better than I would have expected any brand new car would off the lot ever would. It handles like a dream, it gets great gas mileage (I've averaged 26mpg, combining city and highway over the last 3 years), and it starts up every single time.

I had one failure to start in the dead of winter, and that's because, yet again, it had the original battery from when I purchased it, which was god knows how old. And honestly, to this day I haven't given it a proper tune up, because it starts up the first time, every time. As soon as I get a hiccup, I'll add new wires and plugs to it.

When I bought this car, I expected it to fall apart immediately and have to replace everything on it. To my amazement, only a couple things have actually clunked out (master cylinder, rear brakes), and I was happy to replace them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2009

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 32 reviews