1996 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L VTEC from North America


By 45,000 miles, all the platinum tipped spark plugs had to be replaced, both front wheel bearings have been replaced. The motors on the power windows, both driver and passenger side have been replaced. The door panels have to be replaced because the plastic above the armrests was bubbling up. The power antenna mast has been replaced three times and the car has never gone through an automatic car wash.

General Comments:

First of all, never deal with Acura of Libertyville in Chicago, they are totally inconsiderate towards their customers. I can't believe we pay top dollars for garbage like this. I will never buy from Honda again, this is pathetic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1st Mar 2001, 23:58

Sorry to say but you got hit with a lemon. You should have given Acura a call and had it all taken care of at their expense. I am extremely sorry to say that you had a rude dealership to deal with.

3rd Apr 2001, 20:20

Sorry to hear you got stuck with a lemon. I have a 95 Acura Integra. I run the snot out of it. I haven't had one single problem. It has 150,000 miles on it too. I have had American cars, they have always tore up automatically, but this Acura hasn't tore up a lick. I am going to continue to run the crap out of it too. Just wanted to tell ya, bye.

1996 Acura Integra 1.8 liter from North America


Warped front rotors @ 30k.

Door panel wrinkled above armrest.

General Comments:

Excellent value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

2nd Jul 2001, 15:23

I agree with you, that Acura Customer service at Terrace Gate and Acura North in Toronto was extremely awful. I had brought my car in for repairs one day, and they set my alarm off (which was in valet mode). After calling me to pick up my car, the reception TOOK my payment, and my car was MISSING. No one knew where it was. That's when they found my car with the windows down, and the battery disconnected in the back. That is only end start. To make a long story short, I was greatly hurt by their attitude. I got the impression that Acura thinks, "Buy the car, spend the $$, get LOST"