1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8 from North America


High maintenance


The ball joint on the front right tire broke when I was driving on the highway. The car caught on fire in a parking lot and was completely destroyed. It even damaged cars that were around it.

General Comments:

This is a very good car. I liked the feel of it. But I had quite a few problems with it. It handles very well, but beware if you buy it, it may catch on fire.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2005

29th Jul 2005, 09:14

Sorry to hear of your Integra woes. I am in the process of purchasing a high mile 1991 Integra GS 4 door 5 speed with an immaculate service history. A few questions/comments about your fire and the ball joint issue that you had.

Was the stereo a factory installation or was it an aftermarket one? A previous owner may have hacked the factory wiring harness to install an aftermarket stereo, and not followed safe installation guidelines including a fuse or fuse block within 12 inches of the battery. If any aftermarket electrical items were installed including fog lights I suggest a relay and fuse block arrangement to isolate the "accessory" electrical system.

Regarding ball joints, an old Civic wagon (the telephone booth type) pretty much did the same to me. The lesson learned is to make sure that the suspension, steering, and braking systems are regularly inspected by a Licensed mechanic, and not rely on "free be" inspections done by unqualified personnel at tire shops and such. WalMart usually doesn't employ qualified technicians (I am not saying that all technicians employed at WalMartare "bad" but for the most part are not Licensed, at least here in Canada-- or that you had any work done by any of the large retail service centres).

12th Nov 2005, 23:37

Well, what did you do to the thing? Integras do not just spontaneously combust you know?

I own a '91 Integra too and nothing crazy like that has ever happened to anyone that I know..

1991 Acura Integra RS from North America


I love it


I have not had to replace anything on this car as of yet (knock wood), except basic oil changes. The timing belt is coming up soon.

General Comments:

The integra is a solid car. I researched this car a lot before making the purchase. The power in the engine is great, and the comfort (I am 6.5ft tall) is great. I have head room and feel comfy, when driving.

Handling is great.

Gas economy is good. approx 500kms on $30 cad in the city.

No hesitation when you want to pass.

Would and WILL buy another Acura when I decide to sell this integra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8 DOHC from North America


The car is great and I recommend it to anyone and guarantee they will be happy


The engine started knocking right before I bought it which turned out to be the connecting rod bearing. This problem was caused due to neglect of oil change by the previous owner. I had the motor replaced with a motor from a 92 integra. Other than that, just the normal things like ball joints, tie rods, upper tables etc.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable when taken care of. I have already put close to 20,000 kilometres on it in less than 5 months and it runs like a dream. I drove it all the way to the U. S where I live now. It was a 3000 mile drive and the car was packed with all my house belongings, but didn't give any problems when it came to uphills or acceleration.

It is very fun to drive and very quick and responsive. Although it is the base model engine, it can still beat a lot of other fast cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2004

1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8 LITER from North America


Cheap thrills


The muffler ripped off, giving the car an amazing race car sound.

The left C.V. boot came off, making a mess on the interior of my mags.

The right tie-rod end is loose.

The car is starting to rust a lot.

All she needs is a little more love.

General Comments:

This car actually handles very well with the new tires I put on.

The seats are very comfortable due to the lumbar and side-bolstering adjustments.

I love the dash layout.

I also like the fact that I`m seated only a few inches from the ground.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2004