1986 Honda Integra Reviews

1986 Honda Integra SX 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance274000 kilometres
Previous carHolden HZ

Summary:

Best bang for buck

Faults:

Had a temperature faulty sensor

Had to have injectors serviced

Had clutch replaced.

General Comments:

Very pleased with the performance and handling of the Honda, also comfortable on longer trips as drove across Australia from Brisbane to Perth and back last year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2007

1986 Honda Integra SX 1.6 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired245000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

Can be a lot of fun and nice to look at, but very expensive to repair

Faults:

Replaced clutch soon after getting the car.

Alternator needed replacing at around 250000km.

Brakes Master Cylinder was leaking when I purchased the car.

Fuel Pump seized recently.

The interior is slowly beginning to wear.

Some small rust spots on roof and front right quarter panel, but paint is in good condition other than that.

Springs and shockers need replacing all round.

Hole in exhaust.

General Comments:

Car handles well when the shockers and tires are good, if they aren't launching the car hard can become very difficult.

Steering is extremely heavy at slow speeds, but it can make for very precise cornering.

The engine is punchy enough for it's size. Would like to do some sort of light tuning to it, but finances just aren't a possibility right now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2005

15th Jul 2006, 07:54

Our poor clapped out 20 year old Honda has been winning Autocross events in Vic. Australia in modified class (It runs 2nd hand rally tyres which designates it "modified") despite no modification except a pod filter and a straight through exhaust. It's not perfect, but it gets frustrating for others who spent more on tyres than we have on the car.

1986 Honda Integra SX 1.6 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

Nearly 20years old and still powering on!

Faults:

The clutch was slipping when I bought it.

General Comments:

The car, in true Honda style, is quite fast considering its capacity. After replacing the clutch I've managed to keep up with most other cars off the lights, but I'm yet to test it from 0-100kmph.

It handles well and is a true treat to take into corners at ridiculous speeds, A lot more fun than the commodore I used to drive.

Unless you red line every gear, fuel consumption isn't an issue and to date I haven't had any mechanical problems.

Although its getting on a bit, the Integra is a great first sports car and are found reasonably cheap (mine was $2500).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2004

1986 Honda Integra 1.5 from Czech Republic

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice, fast, reliable car

Faults:

Clutch had to be replaced.

Both rear bearings replaced.

A have had problems with starter.

General Comments:

Very nice, spacious and comfortable car.

Although manufactured in 1986, the look is still moderne and sporty.

It has the original blue metallic paint, that looks just like if it was new.

The engine is 1.5, but it has a lot of power, and goes well above 6000. Usually, I have no problem to smoke any 1.6 non-Honda car, that is trying to race with me. And the sound of the engine? Made in Honda, no need to say more.

Interior plastic and seats are deep blue colored and I simply love the small digital clock in the middle of the front panel.

The handling is very good.

Big trunk, easily accessible.

Honda knows well what power and ergonomics does mean.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews