1990 Acura Integra Reviews - Page 3 of 15

1990 Acura Integra LS from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Excellent Buy

Faults:

The alternator went out at 172,000, no big issue, 300 to have it rebuilt. Regular maintenance, changed the timing belt, water pump, fuel filter at 156,000 at a cost of 600, new muffler and pipe, 500, tires 400.

General Comments:

Best car I've ever owned. I fell in love with the thing at first site. Paid wholesale price on the lot, and the car has been making me happy ever since that day. Who ever owned the car before me took very good care of the car and it showed, that's one reason I had to have it. The front view of the car is what makes the car. Ride is very nice, and when it comes to power in its overall small car class, not much can touch it. The braking is very nice and the handling is awesome. The seating of the car is great. You would have to buy a sports car to ride as low. The paint is very nice still after 15 yrs. This car is the most reliable car I've ever owned. Only time it left me stranded is when the alternator went out, and that's only because I'm a idiot and waited till it went out, it gave me every inclination it was going out. If you are looking for a inexpensive car that is reliable, but still sporty, buy an Integra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2006

23rd Apr 2006, 07:44

I am thinking about buying a 1989 Acura Integra RS 2 Door hatchback with 225700 miles on it.. one of my neighbor is selling it and they are a original owner who bought the car 17 years ago when it had 14 miles in 1989.. I test drove it and the car runs great.. the running condition is hard to believe for a car that has over 200000 miles on it.. plus my neighbor being the original owner of this car, they spend time and money to take care of this thing.. the paint is a little rusted, but not too bad, and the interior is in okay shape, too.. they are asking $1000 for it, but I may be able to get it for $700 to $800.. what do you think? If I can drive this thing for 2 to 3 more years with a little maintenance, I figure I get my money worth.. comments welcome, thank you!!

1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
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 acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance288500 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

Reliable Transporation

Faults:

Car has weak CV joint design. I have replaced boots numerous times and have actually replaced the axles 2 to 3 times.

Speedometer cable was noisy. I ended getting it lubricated, but it would return to its noisy state after about 30,000 miles each time and ended up being replaced at around 225,000 when evaporator coil got replaced.

Engine pulley went out at 165,000 miles and wasn't noticeable until I replaced about 3 alternators in a row.

Air conditioner refrigerant upgraded at 225,000 miles and has provided excellent service.

Driver side latch broke at 190,000 miles.

Power steering pump replaced at 250,000 miles.

AC compressor replaced at 225,000 miles.

Clutch replaced at 265,000 miles.

Electronic controls on radio have intermittent problems at 270,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is a very basic Integra. It basically gets you from point A to B although it handles much like a sports car. Original engine is still in the car.

Frame-less window design is a problem in resisting wind noises and moisture.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

1990 Acura Integra GS 2dr hatchback 1.8 DOHC from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Achieva

Summary:

Would definitely buy an Acura again.

Faults:

Anti-lock break light is on. Breaks still work fine, but ABS doesn't. I hear you just replace a bad sensor.

Passenger seat automatic seat belt does not work. Also heard of the door sensors sticking still going to take a look at it.

Check engine light is on. I check the codes only thing is my O2 sensor easy fix, I think there like 8-18$ at auto zone. Could also be because I have no catyalac converter.

Front left break rotor needs to be resurfaced or replaced.

Had 2 10" kenwood sub woofers in it and it drained my battery and fried my alternator my fault for letting my friend install them and not connecting the remote switch to the CD player.

Had to replace the wheel bearings.

General Comments:

This car's engine is AWESOME! With 150hp stock its not bad. Also helps it being a manual.

If you know your cars this is a really easy engine to upgrade! I love working on this car. There are so many performance parts out there for it also.

All the things that have gone wrong with the car are not bad at all especially since the previous owners didn't take care of it at all and always took shortcuts when doing things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2006

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