2000 Acura Integra Reviews

2000 Acura Integra GSR 1.8 DOHC VTEC from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC VTEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

A cross between a Civic and a M3

Faults:

Hit 1 deer. Front end damage was acceptable considering the speed. Still safe and legal to drive after the accident.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

This car is a real driver's sports sedan. It can truly move if it wants to. Beats a 1997 M3 in a straight line.

Comfort and road-noise are a bit off for a luxury car though. It really is more of a super-sporty, leather-seated Civic than a luxury car. The sound dampening is mediocre and the interior trim is plastic.

It is definitely an excellent car and highly recommended. If you can find one that has had responsible owners, it would be hard to find a better deal for a sports car.

Needing synthetic oil and premium gas are the only wallet-signs that it is fancy car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2009

4th Sep 2009, 22:55

Hey, just a quick note - it's a 2 door. 2-door cars are considered coupes, so this would be a sport coupe.

2000 Acura Integra GSR 1.8 VTEC from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 VTEC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Beautiful car

Faults:

Turn signal does not turn off automatically.

Both windows rattle.

Radiator leaked twice.

Seats squeak.

Part of sunroof is rusty, along with front drivers fender.

General Comments:

The problems mentioned above are not terrible for a car that is already 7 years old with 73K on it, and some mods. This car is incredible, it is pretty fast has good fuel economy and is very fun to drive. IT has the best tranny ever, it shift great, although since it is a close ratio one (all GSRs have the close ratio) it revs pretty high, at 60 MPH it is around 3,100 RPM in 5th.

THis car loves to rev, but lacks torque, but its OK, it is only a 1.8L, what can you expect, you just have to rev it more, but that's the fun part.

I would buy another integra if they were not discontinued in 2001, but the model is getting older, which means more future problems to come.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2007

2000 Acura Integra GS-R Sedan 1.8L I4 vtec from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8L I4 vtec Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A great car for the right driver

Faults:

So far not much.

In almost 2 years of ownership, I changed front and real brakes and replaced an exhaust mid pipe, which was a then 6 year old original.

Well, other than regular oil changes and an alignment because of a new set of wheels, that's it.

Runs like a champ so far.

General Comments:

It took me about 4 months of searching to find a good unbeaten example with decent mileage. I was looking only for a sedan with manual. I would've settled for any modification such as LS or GS since they were hard to find in good condition, but ended up with a GS-R, which was definitely a nice bonus.

The car is excellent in many ways. It runs great and can handle many souped up imports and domestics even in stock form.

I kept it stock with an exception of a K&N air filter (fits stock box), an Alpine in-dash mp3 player, and a set of slightly wider 16in wheels. That's it, other than a couple of minor interior accessories.

Handling with wider wheels is great, the stock suspension is pretty stiff though, so the ride is pretty rough. But because of the low weight and fairly low center of gravity, it's a hoot to drive through the corners and on curvy roads.

Fuel consumption is around 28-30mpg if you don't constantly stomp the throttle, which is not bad at all for a car making close to 95hp/liter.

On the highway I really miss the 6th gear though, because 5th is fairly short and the engine runs around 4k rpms at about 80mph, which makes it noisy.

After my '93 Accord, it did feel pretty cramped for a while (the '94-01 Integra is based on a Civic platform after all), but I got used to it. I wish there was a bit more legroom, but it's survivable.

Also, it takes a while to get used to the driving style with this engine. It doesn't have too much power at the bottom, so one has to adjust to that. But once you do, all is good.

I highly recommend one if you can find it and are willing to live with the minor flaws it has. The sedan is a bit more balanced because of the longer wheelbase. Altogether it seems fairly bulletproof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2007

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 14 reviews