1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America


This integra hauls A$$


Great car to own I would recommend anyone looking for a car to get this one. I been having it for several years and nothing has gone wrong.

I am a mechanic so costs for tuning the car monthly is free.

Aftermarket parts for this car is also great.

Currently installed on the car is a full cat-back muffler, oil changed every 3000mi, air intake system, Enkei 17" rims, also converted from automatic to 5 speed manual and a soon: Integra Type R head swap.

The only thing that cost me was the Integra Type R head swap which will set me back: $900 both for installation and the motor.

After doing this the car will run 11's on the quarter mile w/o Nos or Turbo.

Those will be added later.

General Comments:

About the drivetrain and handles... it handles like a knife through butter.

It'll accelerate 0-60 in about 5 seconds.

Seats are very comfortable. I did a drive from North Carolina to Florida which normally takes about 12hrs I managed to do 120mph the whole time in less the 9hrs.

Even though it's an automatic it still takes on the baddest street tunerz.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2003

5th May 2004, 16:48

Hey man that's great! How much horsepower do you get now. How much did adding the head make. I want to do it to by integra, but its hard to find someone to do it.


24th Mar 2008, 15:44

I have a 1999 Acura Integra LS automatic and I have an intake, headers, no catalytic and a high flow exhaust.

For first comment for the individual that said with Type R heads he will be getting into the 11's with no NOS or turbo; buddy, all you're gonna get is around 250 hp. That's enough for the 14's or 15's...

And for the buddy that has an Integra automatic just like mine, that he said goes 0-60 in 5 seconds; LOL, you're a funny guy because that is not attainable with a stock automatic. I do agree with your Integra going 120mph, but not 0-60 in 5 seconds. Thanks.

1996 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8 from North America


Outstanding reliability


The left front head lights needed replacing.

I had to change the battery.

General Comments:

This car handles my abuse and keeps on going. This is by far the most reliable car me or any of my friends have ever had.

I race with this car; redlining, braking hard, and reaching speeds over 200km/h frequently; but the car never ever complains.

Sporty, handles well, and with all my upgrades, it looks brand new.

The ride is a bit uncomfortable due too bad shocks, but otherwise, it's a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2003

1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America


A high performance and low maintenance car which maintains good resale value


I have had very little go wrong with my car. That may be because I car was very well maintained and accident-free prior to my ownership and I have done nearly all the maintenance checks recommended in the Acura Recommended Maintenance Schedule.

My clutch just went a few days ago, at 95,000 miles and cost (at an Acura dealership) was $950 to have the clutch, pressure plate, etc. replaced.

Other than that, only very minor things have occurred: I have had to replace the radio antenna twice; I had to replace the front glass once due to damage from gravel on the roadways.

General Comments:

In general, I love this car for its practicality and reliability. It is a small car which handles very well on curves, breaks like a dream, and is economical on gas.

The only general cautions are that I have found it a little noisy on the highway, and this car is definitely not for the big man (for example, my husband who is 6 feet tall finds the seating rather cramped).

Lastly, I have had an Acura Integra LS previously to this, but it was a 4-door and was automatic. If I were to pick between the two, I would choose my first Acura because it addresses some of the problems I have had with my current one: more space, and no potential clutch problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

14th Aug 2005, 05:15

Ww the guy above seems like he ruined his clutch in his car before. Mr. know it all on how to drive a manual car now. Sedans are better for hauling things. The seats in the rear can be pushed down which offers more space for the car. The automatic has trouble finding the right gear? I don't know what you are talking about because the transaxle shifts correctly to me. It may shift a little harsh, but can be corrected by adding a conditioner. Losing power? It doesn't lose power for an automatic because I think it can still go faster than you. I think an automatic can shift better than your granny/harsh shifting.

30th Aug 2005, 22:27

95,000 miles for the clutch to go out is normal. It is a lot better for the clutch to go out than to pay over 2k for an auto transmission. You have not had any problems that you can claim would be from the manufacturer.

20th Dec 2006, 18:56

OK, seriously man. 223K on the original clutch may be a testament to both the quality of the clutch and your skill using it, but it's also a testament to your own stupidity. You're begging for trouble with that many miles on the original clutch. Just because the car keeps going forward doesn't necessarily mean that the clutch is fine. Replace it before you get screwed.

22nd Dec 2006, 08:08

My 1994 Accord clutch has 245,000 miles on it pal! Still runs great and when it goes, I will probably buy a new Accord.

8th May 2007, 01:48

Greaat car. little or none maintenance for 1996. it 2007 now.