1993 Honda Integra Reviews

1993 Honda Integra ZXi 1.6 SOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 kilometres
Most recent distance245000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Very good built and reliable

Faults:

Usual maintenance: Tyres, brakes etc.

Distributor was changed, though it was not the main cause of the car not starting. It is a common fault of Honda to have trouble with main relays.

Paint started fading. Car was repainted before I got it, and obviously it was not super high quality. But it lasted quite a bit.

Needed new cambelt when I sold it. But that's just because of the mileage. Belt was in OK condition, but it is advised to change it to avoid problems.

Started to smoke after 200k.

General Comments:

This was a car that was literally trouble free motoring. Until the last few months (where the problem was the main relay), this has always started first time. No problems at all.

This car was being floored everyday for 3 years, but serviced properly and checked with regularity. So yes... abused but maintained.

I have put on Dunlop SP tyres, and really from that moment on, even with its 14" ROH wheels, it was a monster in the corners. Very well balanced and handled great.

The interior is of very good quality, and it is well put together. Nothing broke or got worn, seats are just as good as how I got them. Driver positioning is quite good, and all instruments and controls are in reach. Nothing too complex, and everything is quite basic in this base model. You've really got to thrash it up to end up having a messy interior.

The 1.6 though is nothing too impressive in terms of performance. It just gets the job done. Single overhead with automatic tranny doesn't really leave any expectations.

Consumption was not too bad. 7L per 100km was about as good as it got. But then again, it was an automatic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2011

1993 Honda Integra GSR 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carHonda Integra

Summary:

Reliable fun, and very very quick

Faults:

Nothing!!!

General Comments:

I have just recently bought the car, and really love it. There is lots of power; too much really. I have had a remap done and Type R cams put in it, and it is well loud as well.

All around good car for a 17 year old car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th January, 2010

1993 Honda Integra Si VTEC 1.8L DOHC VTEC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8L DOHC VTEC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Integra

Summary:

Sleek And Stylish with Performance

Faults:

Radio aerial stays in the same position (disconnected by previous owner).

General Comments:

After receiving the car in April of 2003, I haven't had a problem with it.

Performance wise, it does its job, and excellent acceleration (for a sub 2L car) is only a downshift away.

It handles excellently, and has gotten me out of a sticky situation in more than one occasion, yet the aftermarket MOMO Corse steering wheel has made the car have much larger turning circle than my 1991 Honda Integra LS.

Build quality is Honda excellent; the VTEC engine sounds terrific, and has a reputation for reliability.

It is one of the most modifiable cars on the market, not my thing, but it's nice to know it can be tuned for greater performance.

Seats are comfortable, the 2 cup-holders under the tape deck/CD player are generally useless for bigger cups/drinks.

Heating system seems to take 5-10 minutes to start, giving me some decent hot air through the vents. Air con is very efficient, taking much less time.

Passengers complain about the lack of room in the backseat, but I've sat in the rear of a C180 Kompressor, and it has just as much room as that. What do you expect from a subcompact coupe?

Disappointments? Australia doesn't have a speed limit I like to drive at in the inner city, and the car feels incredibly restrained and normal when not giving it a good rev.

Refer to my website for more information on the car, and general Integra information.

http://93IntegraSi.Tripod.Com/

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

1993 Honda Integra LS 1.8 twin cam from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 twin cam Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

Quick, handles, quality

Faults:

Master cylinder.

General Comments:

Great motor and the S4 auto is cool, good for semi auto fun.

Electric everything and everything works.

Handles well except for surprise power off oversteer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2001

1993 Honda Integra ZXi Coupe (new model) 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100975 kilometres
Most recent distance105193 kilometres

Summary:

Great fun and sporty looks at a nice price

Faults:

Leak in the boot - now mended.

Condensation in the rear lights - mended.

Rubber seal around the front window sometimes pops out a bit and needs to be pushed in.

Motor operating the fold-in mechanism of the passenger-side wing mirror does not switch off properly when the mirror has finished folding in - it would require a new mirror to rectify this.

General Comments:

Engine noise is fab when the revs are up in the 5000 range - even though this is not a Vtec engine.

Great fun to drive, powerful acceleration when you need it, but easy to drive at slow speeds in traffic also.

Slight tendency to tram-line.

Interior has good quality plastics and fabrics, looks great, and has stayed in very good condition (apart from wear in the carpet underneath the pedals).

Back seats wouldn't be too comfortable for taking passengers on long journeys.

Plenty of room in the boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2001

1993 Honda Integra GSR 1.8 DOHC 16V VTEC petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC 16V VTEC petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Rear boot lock rattled, took a long time to locate, but was easily fixed.

General Comments:

Ideal for the power hungry enthusiast at a reasonable price. Head turning looks. Overall the best Japanese Import car on the market.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 6 reviews