1992 Acura Integra RS 1.8 from North America
Reliable High Performance bargain
After 9 years the exhaust system finally rotted out and had to be replaced from the catalytic converter back.
Back Light for A/C controls sometimes doesn't work.
Have owned this car since 1996, and it has never seen the inside of an Acura Dealership. This year as preventative maintenance we replaced the water pump and timing belt (recommended by most dealers), but had it done by private mechanic to save costs. Car is driven 200km a day at speeds of 100-130km/h and gets 31mpg. Car has never dies, let me down in any way shape or form. Very comfortable car for commuting, perfect for tall drivers (I'm 6'3"). Will still out accelerate cars with engines 3 times the size.
Only three gripes, engine runs 3000rpm at 100km/h (60mph) so gets quite buzzy on the highway. Wish it had cruise control for long trips. Very light means limited traction in snow, do yourself a favour and don't run all seasons in winter conditions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2003