1994 Honda Integra Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Honda Integra ZX 1.6 petrol Twin Carb from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Twin Carb Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49595 kilometres
Most recent distance90109 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

I'm loving it! The low rider!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

The best car I ever bought from a japanese import dealer.

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

The chassis is so good that no matter what you do this car will not broadside, once using Pirelli P7000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2004

1994 Honda Integra VTi-R 1.8i from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 kilometres
Most recent distance124000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Excellent engine, excellent handling, smooth and fun to drive

Faults:

The CV joints have cracked a couple of times and needed replacing, but I drive over a cattle grid twice a day so not surprising. The boot leaks slightly during the wet season (around the lights) and has been tough to fix. Otherwise car still looks pristine both in and out, but it's all a matter of effort expended!

General Comments:

I fell in love with Honda cars when I bought a 1987 Honda Civic back in 1990, and I've always pined after an Integra because of its looks and performance. I have not been disappointed.

Although the Type-R was my preferred choice, the VTi-R is still a monster engine that is fantastic fun to drive. If you're changing gears consistently below 5,000 rpm you're not really driving it, though! Push the car and it rewards you. Perhaps needs more torque at low revs, and fast starts aren't this car's forte, but when the revs rise you'll awaken the beast.

Handling is also excellent, and it's a smooth and responsive car to drive in various conditions.

In-car road and engine noise is moderate to high, but you'll enjoy hearing the engine rather than wince.

Seats are comfortable, even for long journeys.

The cabin isn't too spacious, but then this is a sports car. Rear seats are a squeeze for larger passengers, especially if the front passenger or driver have their seat well back. Visibility from the driver's seat is good, and you feel relatively close to the road when driving. The boot / trunk is surprising large, and with the folding rear seats you can get a reasonable load in there. But height is a problem if you want to pack tall objects in there.

Overall I love this car. I still want a Type R, but until I can afford one I am very happy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2003

1994 Honda Integra Si Vtec 1.8 Vtec from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Vtec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Integra

Summary:

Naturally aspirated street rocket

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

The only trouble I face in this car is that when passengers ride in the back, I have to be very cautious around corners otherwise the 17" 215 tyres rub against the guards.

General Comments:

The car handles beautifully.

The steering wheel permanently talks to you and gives you the confidence to throw the car into corners.

When Vtec kicks in, its music to any car-junkie's ears.

I always tend to maintain low-revs for the first 5 minutes of the ride, but once she's warmed up - she doesn't disappoint.

This car can be economical as well as a fuel guzzler. Its all up to how heavy the driver's foot is. Its very tempting to keep it at 5000 revs and then floor it just to hear the Vtec sing.

The brakes are great. I am always amazed by the stopping distance on this car.

The interior is nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of room in the front, however you won't be too popular with your mates if they're stuck in the back on a long journey.

Modifications:

- I've replaced the stock-standard air box with a Pod filter.

- The factory muffler has been replaced with a Lukey muffler.

- I removed all the stereo components that came with the car and have started from scratch.

- The previous owner had replaced the standard mags with those from an early Integra Type R. Seeing the white mags on a black car took a bit of getting used to, but as long as I clean them regularly, they seem to have grown on me.

I noticed an instant difference in the noise levels when I changed the filter and a further change when the muffler was replaced. The exhaust note makes a good rumble at lower revs and sounds fantastic when the Vtec kiks in.

There's no limit to the number of modifications that can be made to the Integra.

If you are getting an Integra, all I'd suggest is that you get a warranty as you'll find yourself forking out a lot of cash if something goes wrong with the Vtec engine. Other than that... prepare yourself for a kick-arse ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2003

28th Mar 2007, 01:20

Wonderfull car. one of the best tuners. vtec is something else isn't it?

26th Nov 2008, 14:58

How many years of warranty does that engine/car have?

1994 Honda Integra GSR 1.8 vtec petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 vtec petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Aircon.

Front and rear bumper not properly assembled.

Some plastic parts from cabin fell out after the car is 1 year old.

General Comments:

Overall, quite a good semi-high performance car but its cabin design and tailights looks bit too dull for a car of this class. Also with additional space in the cabin especially in the rear, it will be a better car than now!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 1998

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 9 reviews