Very reliable. No major mechanical problems. Loved it!
This 96 Acura Integra was my first car, which came to me in the time when I first came to America, and I knew nothing about cars, and I did not know how to drive. A friend of mine helped me test drive it, and said: "It is a good car" And I just bought it. Thinking back, that was a little crazy. But it turned out that I was very lucky to have a very reliable car. Now I just moved to another state and needed to get a new car. I searched online and I found this website. It helped me a lot with other people's experience of different cars. So I want to share my experience with Acura with you guys.
This car is VERY reliable. But the timing belt needs to be changed at 10k miles. The previous owner did it, which saved me a lot trouble.
I got an oil leak twice, because the rubber in the engine and the heat exchange hose got old and I needed to replace them. Not a big deal, just rubbers get old.
I replaced the battery and the tires when they got old too.
One common problem of Acura, as I heard, is that the ignition starts to have a problem when it gets old. But it's also an easy fix. Just bring it to the mechanic and pay about $200; they will fix it for you.
And that's it. My 3 years driving experience with 96 Acura from Aug 2007 to the end of 2010. Never dies on the road.
I would say this car is mechanically super reliable. And I am looking forward to get another one if I am lucky.
BTW, I am very happy to see that the comments on 96 Acura Integra were ALL positive!
Very reliable. Worth buying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2011