Zippy and upgradable
The speedometer cable was broken when I first bought the car. A problem the Acura dealership had neither heard of nor encountered before. Repairs costed approx $150(US). Actual starting mileage is probably quite wrong.
Also, the car had been jump-started incorrectly and this blew most of the fuses. Replacing them was easy and no other components were damaged. Every part of this car is readily accessible for the do-it-yourselver though.
Parts ARE expensive however (and getting harder to find), and most work has to be done by an authorized dealer. Fortunately, most of the minor things the average owner can do themselves, often with just a 10mm box-end wrench and a #2 phillips screwdriver.
I picked up my '90 Integra LS for $2900 (US). It had a few body dings but ZERO rust even after 11 years and 127,000+ miles. After replacing the fuses and speedometer cable, it's running great!
Eventually, the plan is to take advantage of the multitude of aftermarket performance parts available for such Japanese imports. But for right now, there is enough performance to satiate my driving habits. :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2001