1990 Acura Integra Reviews

1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L DOHC from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.8L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 miles
Most recent distance227023 miles

Summary:

I wouldn't trade it for a thing

Faults:

+ The radiator had developed a hole in the bottom last year, so I had it replaced (only major repair).

+ The main fuel pump relay had developed hairline cracks in the circuit board, so it would not always work when hot. I had replaced this part.

+ The original cam seal had been slowly leaking oil, so I replaced it with a better one and re-sealed it with gasket maker.

+ The front left CV joint was particularly worn, due to a torn CV boot, which over time, had allowed debris to get into the gears and damage them. The boots were original, so I had them both replaced about a month ago.

+ Water leaks due to aged rubber seals in various locations.

General Comments:

In the 6 years that my family has owned this car, it has been very reliable, aside from starting issues from the main relay and the hole that developed in the radiator. For a 23 year old car, I think that's pretty minor.

When I got the car in 2007 it had 167,000 miles on it. The odometer reads 227,023 miles now, however the actual mileage is higher than this, due to the speedometer cable coming loose. I hadn't gotten to pushing it back on for about a year and 1/2 to two years.

It doesn't ride like a Cadillac, but the handling is excellent. The sport suspension and low stature results in minimal body roll when cornering. The low body and aerodynamic design also translates into reasonable fuel economy (30-38 MPG). Of course, driving style matters, as well.

If you do acquire this car, I highly suggest changing the timing belt, if necessary, as this is an interference engine.

I am quite satisfied! This car has been very reliable and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2013

1990 Acura Integra GL 1.8 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Faults:

Bought this car from an older lady (younger than me).

Totally rust free, and only 50000 km on it.

Any advice you guys can give how to treat it?

I am 68 and I will not drive the heck out of it, but could use some good advise.

As I stated, it is rust free, and still has the original shiny stainless exhaust on it. By the way, I bought this beauty for the whole sum of 500 Canadian dollars.

Any advice would be welcome.

Oh yeah, it needs drive shaft boots.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th March, 2009

1990 Acura Integra RX 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Veryu reliable and fun to drive

Faults:

The main computer failed at 120,000. The Acura dealer wanted $1000 for a new or maybe rebuilt computer. I found one in a junk yard over the phone. They UPS it to me with a thirty day guarantee for $105. Its been working fine ever since.

I just had to replace the master cylinder at 138000.

I replaced at the same time the timing belt, water pump, torn rubber boot on left front suspension and all coolant hoses at 90000. Except for the rubber boot everything else was done before they failed.

Small amount of rust on rim of left rear fender. I also noticed a hole in the the left rear wheel well. Both problems were easily corrected, but I don't know how long they will last.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2007

1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8 DOHC from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great little car

Faults:

Main relay replaced when I purchased the car - vehicle would intermittently not start.

ABS module made lots of noise - Unhooked ABS relay, so I drive without ABS (132,000 miles)

When cold, the transmission will not shift into 3rd gear.

Transmission does not recognize park right away.

General Comments:

Very nice car for $600. It is my pizza delivery car, gets great gas mileage and it does what I tell it to (good acceleration, responsive steering). I wish I could find out what the actual fix is to this transmission problem. I have read many articles and forums about people having the problem, but nobody has fixed it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 57 reviews