1998 Acura Integra Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

A sporty fun and reliable car

Faults:

The only thing this car ever required was oil changes, and new tires.

General Comments:

This is such a great and sporty little car. It is very economical on gas, but still quick, especially in the five speed model. The only reason I don't have it now is because someone ran in to me on the highway and totaled it. Luckily, the car kept me safe, and I was glad I was in my Acura during the accident and not a different car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2004

1998 Acura Integra RS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

It's not a GS-R or a Type R, but if you can't afford one of those this is a very good car too

Faults:

The O2 sensor went out at about 50000 miles.

Other than that nothing but routine wear and tear.

General Comments:

I didn't like the stock handling. But with aftermarket shocks and springs it handles respectably. It has no anti-lock brakes, so you really need to have a feel for it when slowing down. There is some understeer when at higher speeds, but this could probably be corrected with better tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2004

1998 Acura Integra GSR 1.8 DOHC VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC VTEC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

Overated cheap quality

Faults:

The clutch is very tricky and slips easily.

The clutch is brand new and I had everything checked out by Acura an they said the car was fine. It was just built that way.

The seating positions are horrible. It sits you up way to high and has no head room at all.

No leg room.

Poor driving visibility.

Very loud engine due to the high reving motors built by Honda/Acura.

General Comments:

This car is relatively fast and has excellent handeling with mild understeer due to Front-wheel drive.

The cabin is very small and uncomfortable. No leg room or head room.

The metal used to make the body of the Integra is VERY thin because Honda was aiming to make the car as light as possible for performance. It turns out that the body is extremely easy to dent and ding. Just by pushing down on the front fender to test if my suspension was still good, the palm of my hand put a small dent on the fender. Very cheap quality car.

Honda/Acura feels that they build the best car out there and that is far from the truth.

When I first purchased this car, it had a squeaky exhaust because it had rusted through. What kind of bull is that? Factory exhausts aren't supposed to rust through. Honda sucks plain and simple.

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

Review Date: 26th January, 2004

26th Jan 2004, 17:46

This can't possibly be an authentic review. The comment on the clutch is silly.

The car is not an empty soda can. It won't dent when you touch it.

What is a squicky exhaust? Hmm, must be exclusive to imaginary GSR's.

1st Feb 2004, 10:57

How large was this guy? No leg or head room? Maybe this gentleman forgot he was tall. I read Car and Driver frequently and I do recall them praising Honda/Acura manual transmissions. Don't expect the exhaust to last forever either. I must question whether this gentleman took into consideration any heavy use of salt on the roads in his area. I think this guy had too high of expectations and is full of bull.

1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Well worth the money spent

Faults:

Nothing has failed on my Integra except the timing belt. This was due to my own negligance I did not change it when it was supposed to be changed. Luckily just the belt went out and did not damage anything else in my engine. As long as you get your scheduled tune ups and oil changes Honda motors should last a lifetime.

General Comments:

This car after having it for two years and 60 thousand miles still has not lost a second off its time. The power is still the same and so is the gas mileage. Handles real good around turns, believe me, twisting back roads are very fun if you know how to manage your car well. I just put on a AEM cold air intake and it has more high end pick up and an awesome sound.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2003

8th Nov 2004, 23:50

Could you tell me what RPM range that the cold air intake made the car pick up a lot faster? Thanks from J. R in Sacramento California.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 19 reviews