1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8 Liter Dual Overhead Cams 16 Valves from North America
Yes, but there are a few thing that are easy to do that can add performance and engine life
When I first got the car I had all 4 wheels aligned. (100,000 miles)
The thermostat went bad soon after. (The vehicle would never warm up in very cold weather.) (115,000 miles)
I purchased rims and performance tires. (120,000 miles)
I changed the spark plugs to Bosch +4. (125,000 miles)
The brakes were sufficient, but wearing out so, I replaced them with carbon metallic on all 4 wheels. (125,000 miles).
I also noticed under moderate to hard braking the wheel would shake meaning the brake disks in the front were warped, but not warn out. I changed them with cross drilled rotors. (125,000 miles)
At about 130,000 miles the shocks went bad.
At about 150,000 miles the exhaust was rusted through.
I changed the fuel filter at about 175,000 miles.
I also changed the timing belt at 175,000.
I have had no major engine problems since buying the car. (No Joke)
The clutch still holds good grip even at over 210,000 miles.
I installed a RAM air intake which added 2-3 miles per gallon.
If you are planning on changing the exhaust after it goes bad I recommend buying a cat-back all stainless steel exhaust.
The interior after 13 years is near perfect.
The paint job is great with a few minor glitches.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2003
6th May 2006, 03:36
Thank you for the "air ram intake" advice. Never thought about that. My 1990 is still going strong in 2006. Fantastic car, fantastic quality. Recommend using only 100% silicone engine oil (e.g. Mobil 1). Less wear, less internal engine dirt and easier cold-weather starting.
13th May 2006, 01:03
I have a 1990 gs, acura, it will drive for your pleasure, and give you the all the safety, that you'll need in a compact car. be safe!!!