1997 Acura Integra Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1997 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L DOHC VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8L DOHC VTEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

A fun, very reliable car

Faults:

Crank seal leaked oil at 55,000 miles.

Anti-lock braking system unit failed at 40,000 miles.

Power window had to be adjusted to get rid of a rattle at 50,000 miles.

Note that all problems were covered by the extended warranty. Well worth it and the dealerships treat you like gold. It even covers towing, lodging, and expense money. They'll even come out and change your tire for you if you want. Acura Total Luxury Care is a must.

General Comments:

This car is an absolute blast to drive. Not the fastest car in the world, but it is very fun.

Loves to be modified too. I've upgraded all kinds of parts including cams and transmission and it just gets more fun.

I have beat the hell out of it and it comes back for more. This engine is a classic. Red line at 8000 makes it half a Ferrari.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2002

1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Honda reliability with a sleek, sporty finish

Faults:

The material on the armrest bubbled up at 55,000 miles, but replacing it was not very expensive.

General Comments:

The car has quick pickup and is so incredibly cute!

I opted for a metallic blue model with a spoiler and alloy wheels. Needless to say, I get a lot of stares. It's a sharp looking car.

Although, a V6 engine would be nice my Integra holds it's own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2001

1997 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8 vtec from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A fun, reliable sporty car

Faults:

Not a single thing.

The antenna was bent when I bought the car. It started to annoy me because it was making irritating noises. I replaced it myself for $40.

The car could probably use a valve adjustment as the valves are getting a bit noisy. This should have been done at 60,000 miles according to the maintenance schedule, but I haven't gotten around to it.

General Comments:

The things I like:

Performance.

Handling.

Reliability.

Versatility.

Fuel Economy (31 MPG)

Appearance.

What I dislike:

Very high insurance rates. Comprehensive costs more than collision because of the high theft rates.

Did I mention expensive insurance?

It's not a Type R.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2001

1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra '87

Summary:

Good entry level into finer built automobiles

Faults:

Not one thing!!

General Comments:

Great car, would like a little more power, GS-R, Type-R.

Loaded with toys and quality! Feels good to drive, a nicely built car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 17 reviews