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.
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 :)