1993 Acura Integra Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1993 Acura Integra LS 1.8 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired141561 miles
Most recent distance146379 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

This car is an absolute dream..

Faults:

The car overheated a few times while driving in (end-of-summer) heavy stop and go traffic. The last time it overheated, the radiator died, the anti-freeze and water spilled all over the street. The car had to be towed and a new radiator had to be put in.

The only other problem I have had is that it hasn't been conserving fuel very well. According to the factory specifications, I should get about 300 miles on a full tank of gas, and lately I have been getting about 220 miles.

General Comments:

The car is wonderful! It has class, style, depenability and performance. The exterior of the car is in excellent shape and the interior is not worn (and mighty comfortable too).

If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely buy this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired245 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles

Summary:

Can't say enough good things about the car!

Faults:

Most everything that I have had a problem with has been routine maintenance issues.

I did replace the ball joints (year 3 under warranty) and now that they can be greased, no more problems.

I also find that if I do not make sure the windows are sealed after opening a door I will get a wind leak. I can only fix it if I slow down below 40mph and open/close the offending window (or if I really want to remain at "warp" speed I can sometimes open the moon-roof at higher speeds and then open the windows and close them then the moon-roof. Works like a treat.

I replaced the timing belt per the manufacturer's recommended mileage.

Also had a leakage problem into the trunk. It was identified to the back passenger window, however I installed a roof rack (Acura's) and so the culprit seemed to be the rack.

The antenna does tend to stick, but the dealership usually fixes it up for me at no charge.

The exhaust system was replaced at year 4, I initially got an aftermarket brand... big mistake. lot's of noise and less acceleration. Went back to Acura parts and all better. =)

General Comments:

I spent 6 months researching cars before I bought this one.

For me it married practicality with a fun driving experience. It has the space to haul my kayak gear. Can reasonably fit an adult in the back for short distances and gets great mileage while still delivering great acceleration and a sporty exterior.

I wanted the manual, but was advised to get the automatic for resale. Unfortunately this wonderful car was totalled this past week. I planned to put another 160,000 on it and I was devastated. My car never leaked oil etc. However I routinely maintained it every 3000 miles. Can't say enough good things about the car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2001

25th Apr 2001, 02:17

4/25/01--

On Friday after driving my friend home, I was coming around a bend in my 1994 Acura Integra GS when a deer jumped out and when swerving to miss it, I ended up hitting a telephone pole and trees off the road and I ended up totalling my car. The entire front of my car is destroyed, last year I purchased this car for $7,000, a good deal I know, and I was wondering if you had any advice on what I should do. Should I attempt to fix my integra? Should I scrap it for parts? Pretty much everything under the hood is destroyed, is it worth it cost wise to try to fix it? Or is there some other cost efficient way to sell what is still good on my car to someone?

Confused and devastated, please give me some feedback.

11th Dec 2013, 21:56

Buy another of the same year, and use the wrecked one for parts. That's what I would do.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 22 reviews