1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8 from North America
A luxury Civic
Radiator began leaking at approx. 62000 miles requiring an expensive replacement.
Hatchback struts failed at about 60000 miles and had to be replaced.
Check engine light illuminated at 53000 miles after full-up. Disconnected battery and light reset. The light has not come on since then.
The engine can be difficult to start when the fuel level is low or after a significant temperature change overnight. Starting also takes a bit longer during hot days approx. 1-2 hours after engine is run, but that phenomena is not consistent. Best guess is a partially clogged fuel filter or weak fuel pump.
Exhaust rattles when cold. Not a problem when the engine and pipes are warmed up.
I'm a bit surprised about the number of small problems, but overall I enjoy the car.
The mileage has always been good and I have never questioned its overall reliability.
The Integra is much more refined than my 1995 Neon, though the Neon did not have the small annoying problems the Integra has.
Would like to have owned this car since new, but has been a very good used car. I would buy another Acura or Honda product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th May, 2003