1989 Honda Integra Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1989 Honda Integra XSi 1.6L DOHC VTEC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L DOHC VTEC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An absolute rocket

Faults:

Leak in the passenger footwell, very common in this car. Fixed with silicone over the rubber grommets.

Water in the footwell caused the heater fan to seize, and has damaged the A/C unit and computer, so now the fan only works on high speed.

General Comments:

This car is unreal. A 1.6L NA engined car putting out 160hp. Also weighs just over a tonne. It is unbelievably fast.

The close ratio gearbox allows for very fast acceleration at some expense of top speed.

Honda's VTEC technology is fantastic, this car goes hard up until 4800rpm, and then VTEC kicks in and the thing accelerates even harder until the 9000rpm red line.

Interior is very hard wearing and functional, but looks great at the same time.

The factory bucket seats become a little uncomfortable on long drives in the lower back.

Everything is electric, and it's fantastic.

This car is superb to drive, it is a really underrated sports car, but definitely not for the timid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2004

1989 Honda Integra XSi 1.6 DOHC VTEC B16A from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC VTEC B16A Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance1305000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

Summary:

A Speedy Car for a bargain

Faults:

The indicator light blew on the right front that is the only thing wrong with it.

General Comments:

I have removed the resonator. Fitted a 2.25 inch exhaust system.

The car is perfect, very good condition, I have had no problems with it so far.

The clear coat paint can begin to peel if not looked after properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

23rd Jul 2004, 11:12

Just wondering how the integra compares to your old rear wheel drive alfa mate?

1989 Honda Integra LX 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

A fast heap of expensive junk

Faults:

The rocker cover gasket leaked badly.

The clutch went at 67000.

General Comments:

The car was expensive to service.

The clutch was gonna cost a mint to replace.

There isn't a manual for the model I had!

It feels like it's a barge on the canal when your cornering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

1989 Honda Integra EX 16i 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 200

Summary:

Top Car, great drive, and totally unexpected

Faults:

Since I had purchased the car for £600.00, nothing major except the master cylinder had gone (prob due to myself doing hand brake turns), other than that the car is still getting met to 110 mph with ease.

General Comments:

A class car, if you like a bit of speed and a bit of slide this is the car for you. it's very quick and very fun to drive. It has convinced me to purchase the new Honda Integra Type R.

For a car that has been over 5 times around the world, it still handles and drives like a dream. It's most prob better than most new 1.6i's in the same category.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2002

1989 Honda Integra EX 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33 1.7 i.e

Summary:

Economical but sporty

Faults:

The automatic idle was stuck on when I bought it and revved at around 3000rpms (a bit disconcerting!!). The dealer fixed it and from then on no problems!

General Comments:

This is a great little car. Change the tyres to Yoko's or Toyo's and that's when the fun begins. The car is undervalued and great fun.

It never broke down, looked OK and I loved it because people thought it was just an old Honda... but it's an old Honda that can get to 100k's in 9 seconds. The DOHC 16V 1.6 was almost as much fun as the Alfa - BUT FAR MORE RELIABLE.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews