1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8 B-18 from North America




Replace Timing Belt at 121,000 miles.

Replaced Power Steering Tray at the same time.

General Comments:

I have only had this car for about three years. I bought it for 1400 dollars and its super clean. What a steal! I haven't had any problems with this car (except annual repairs that are expected like timing belt etc.) thus far. It handles great at high speeds, better than a BMW M3, surprising huh? This car is super cheap on gas and when you need to go some where quick, this thing dose the job. I once took it to 135 MPH on the turnpike before I almost made a mess in my pants, and it could have done more. I have serious plans for this thing. Most people don't know this, but the LS transmission is a higher quality than the GSR. Most people would rather have the V-Tec, but why not have both? you can buy a GSR head for about 600-800 dollars and then you got V-tech. Sound a little out of your price range? its OK it gets better. Why get a GSR head when you can do the same job for cheaper, with a B-16 (a 1.6 liter engine) head. Not only will this cost you 200 dollars less, but will also give you more compression since it's a smaller head on a bigger block. This will come in handy when you throw your turbo in it like me. The car is super comfortable, and turns heads. My favorite aspect of the car is the short range in shifting in the gear box, and short range on the clutch. My advice to anyone considering buying this car would be DO IT!!! I promise you will not regret it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2006

17th Jan 2009, 17:10

You'll be wanting to LOWER your compression if you're going to turbo charge.



22nd Aug 2009, 07:03

I too just bought a little red 94 Integra for 1600. It's a great car and I like a lot. I've already put some nice rims on it, which make it look real nice. Unfortunately it got stolen the first month I bought it and all my brand new stereo equip. and other personal stuff got gone. But I got it back with at least the rims on it. Any hoot, I too wanted to trick out mine too, but I don't know a whole lot about that stuff and was wondering where I should start??? Any suggestions??

10th Mar 2010, 19:42

No, your car does not handle better than an M3, and no, an LS tranny is not better than the shorter-ratio GSR tranny. And have fun with your turbo LS/vtec that you will most likely not spend the money to build properly, so it will last about a week :)

1994 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8 from North America


Fun + very reliable, but high theft!


Ignition coil broke, and car simply turned off while driving at around 140k miles. Was $200 repair at Honda dealer.

Other than that, only normal wear (rear brake pads + one rear caliper, brakes front incl. disks, some rust developing above rear wheels, replaced some tires).

General Comments:

Great car and ultra-reliable! Unfortunately, it was stolen 2 weeks ago and found one day later completely stripped without anything left besides the body.

Handling was awesome, it was lowered, but not too much and a real fun car to drive! I had the GS-R sedan, so I could transport my bike in it and even a futon when I flipped the rear seats. Great VTEC engine (with the red line starting at 8000 rpm) with an impressive pickup, and also a light car. Even with almost 180000 miles on it, the engine ran like new! Did always oil changes every 3000 miles with Mobil 1 synthetic oil. Previous owner was sister of a mechanic who also owned an Integra GS-R and who was a total Integra enthusiast. The only thing I didn't like was that some rust was starting to spread, but probably the Massachusetts winters are to blame...

Unfortunately, it's the most stolen car in the US! So they tried to steal it three times this year (around Boston), but they were not smart enough to crack the after market alarm the car had. In the fourth attempt (this year!!!), they got it and it was not recovered until 24 hours later (even though it had a low jack which was activated when I reported the theft at most 2.5 hours after they stole it). So it's totalled... I am very sad!

Get a comprehensive insurance that covers theft if you want to buy an Acura Integra!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2006