2000 Honda Integra R 1.8 VTEC from UK and Ireland


A true super car at sensible money


The seats have suede squabs, which have started to wear already. The drivers being the worst, although clearly this seat gets used more than the rest.

General Comments:

This is a car truly for enthusiasts, but what a car for us!

Handles like a dream, point it where you want to go and hold on tight.

Performance is incredible for an "unblown" engine, although it is hard to get all the power down onto the road in the first two gears.

Comfort is not the point of the Type-R, however I find it a pretty comfortable car to drive, although it can be somewhat bumpy on rough roads. You don't get the handling of this car with the firm suspension, I know what I prefer. If it's a toss up for soft suspension or good handling, good handling wins every time!

What can I say about the noise, you have to hear it to know it, and once you've heard it, you'll be hooked too! Fantastic. 8000rpm screaming :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2002

2000 Honda Integra Type-R 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Long live VTEC!!!


Poorly fitted air conditioning, dealer eventually repaired. But at a £245 cost to me, so much for that warranty!

General Comments:

All integras are known to eat front tyres! But come on, with 190bhp and go-cart handling what did you expect?

You should be able to offset the tyre costs to the superb fuel efficiency and reasonable servicing costs.

The car could do with just a little more sound proofing. If you ever have to use this car on the motorway for more than an hour, the noise will not go unnoticed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2001

7th Jan 2002, 12:27

I have noticed that a lot of people are complaining about the noise of the 'TYPE R' Integra. The 'Type R' is built WITHOUT soundproofing to cut back on the weight!! If you want less sound, you have to get an Integra that is built with the soundproofing. The 'Type R' is built to be a racing machine!!

Mike from Canada.

2000 Honda Integra Type-R 1.8 VTEC from UK and Ireland


Banzai street racer for enthusiasts!


Nothing in 4000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is a wonderful antidote to the dull, dreary BMW 318 I previously endured.

It is about as raw a road car as is possible for someone like me who needs 4 seats and a proper boot.

The seats are very comfortable, and the controls are wonderfully tactile and I happen to like the fuss-free Jap-Car interior.

The suspension is very hard at low speed and I am glad that most of my motoring is on the open road!

The car has a wonderfully powerful and charismatic engine which revs to the heavens while delivering wild power and a soundtrack straight from the racetrack - a heady sensation for the driver!

The car handles and steers better than any other car I have ever driven including a MY98 Impreza turbo. I learn something new every time I drive this car.

Also in mixed driving I am getting more than 33mpg overall, which is stunning for a 187 BHP engine.

So- great performance, practicality, reliability and economy. Is it perfect?

Not quite - the rear spoiler cuts across your rear vision at EXACTLY the horizon level, so watching for police cars is tough! Also for some reason the car is noisy at exactly 70mph, so a 75-80mph cruise is required for comfortable distance work.

Not much wrong though, and I can recommend this wonderful, fast and charismatic car to anyone to whom the new WRX seems like a bloated compromise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

15th Jun 2001, 22:25

A front wheel drive car that handles better than a 4 wheel drive car (Impreza)??!!

Are you sure you're driving it right?

20th Jun 2001, 15:25

I'm not sure why, but I have driven both the TYPE-R and the WRX TURBO, and the INTEGRA seems to handle better than the latter...2WD over 4WD??? Funny but true.

2000 Honda Integra Type-R 1.8 VTEC from UK and Ireland


Hard and fast rules!


Nothing. 3 sets of front tyres, 1 set of rears replaced.

General Comments:

I replaced an Impreza Turbo with this car as I tried the new WRX and hated its compromise.

The Integra is even rawer than the old Impreza, and handles even better. Inspirational at times.

The grip and steering feel, even in the wet is eye-widening for a FWD car.

It is also practical with a decent boot and OK rear seats.

I liked the Impreza engine better than this, but this one is more rewarding when it is driven properly.

After 9 months of ownership I am tiring of the noise during commutes, but this is a small price to pay for such a wonderfully involving car.

Summary - the old Impreza is dead - long live the Integra!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2001

7th Nov 2005, 19:54

Try mg zs180, even more of a drivers car.

1st Feb 2009, 09:59

Right... try a car with less horsepower and heavier and doesn't handle as well as a dc2 teg Type R... so how can it possibly be a better drivers car?

Evo magazine voted the dc2 Type T best FWD car ever made.

How is a Rover better???