A super dependable performance machine
I had to run a few tanks of gas in it before it ran good again due to sitting around.
Leaky oil pan at 185000 when I got the car.
Battery at 186000 (car still had the original battery).
Full 4 wheel brake job at 188000.
Driver side lap bet latch broke @ 190000.
This car is the most dependable car ever built. At 192000 miles it still runs like a new car and fast for an automatic.
When I bought the car it sat in a driveway for about 2 years with flat tires. All I had to do was put some oil in it and charge the battery and it fired right up. Put some air in the tires and drove it home for the price of $50.
This car holds up very well in accidents as well. I got hit by a jeep a few months ago and the only thing damaged was the left front fender and hood. It was very inexpensive to have fixed and the car got a new paint job at 189000 miles for being rust free for 14 years.
I plan on sinking as much money into this car as possible to keep it on the road and running. I relocated to NW AR from Upstate NY (where I bought the car). So I no longer have to worry about rust.
I also have upgraded the intake and exhaust system on the car to make it sound and breath better. I upgraded the exhaust pipe to 2" from the cat back. That made a huge difference on the performance. And for the cars 190000 mile birthday it got a nice set of early 90's 14" BBS Racing wheels. I plan on sticking with an early 90's rice burner theme with the car. No V-Tec, If you know what your doing you can get more power out of the pre V-Tech B18 engine.
And just for reference to others. My car is one of few that was assembled in Japan. Most 2nd gen Integras were shipped to America in pieces and assembled in the USA. You can tell if your integra is a Japan built car by looking at the VIN#. If your VIN# starts with the letter J it is a japan assembled car.
I love this car and plan on keeping it as long as possible. It is quite possibly the most well built car ever!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2004