1989 Honda Integra XSi 1.6L DOHC VTEC from Australia and New Zealand
An absolute rocket
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.
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