1996 Acura Integra User Reviews

1996 Acura Integra Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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Zachary writes:
1996 Acura Integra RS Hatchback Review
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Great gas mileage, sporty, forgiving clutch

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Not in my preferred drivetrain

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My Rambling Thoughts On My 1996 Acura Integra — Its a fun and sporty little car. It has a manual transmission, which I think is a must in any sportscar. You just get a much better feel for the vehicle that way, plus I love the challenge of it. It gets great gas mileage, which it has to since it only has a 10 gallon tank. It gets 30+ on the highway and about 25+ in town. It has pretty decent acceleration for not being upgraded, good braking and has great turning. It does need some suspension work though since it is virtually nonexistent and it needs a new A/C as well. I would recommend this car, since it is a great car to get started in learning manual since it is quite forgiving. The only possible bad thing about it is the fact that it is a front-wheel drive car. That makes a better everyday/all weather vehicle than a rear-wheel drive, but at the same time it takes away some of the sportiness factor. I'm also still more used to the handling characteristics of rear-wheel/four-wheel drive since the first vehicle that I started driving and drove for years was a 1995 Ford Explorer Sport

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PowerShopper50 writes:
1996 Acura Integra LS Hatchback Review
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Love this car!!! Best driving car ever!!!

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Only complaint is the road noise!  But what a R I D E!

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Acura Integra Drives Like A Dream! — I bout this car brand new in 97 and have never regretted it!!! Love the manual transmission and the gas saving effect. Too bad about the highway road noise but the ride is always worth it!!! I Love my little Integra so much my husband and I call it "My Baby"!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ecomod writes:
1996 Acura Integra LS Sedan Review
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A "higher class" (to me) Honda - electric windows & door locks made me feel safer in the city at night; easy to carpool, comfy for longer drives

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Clear coat peeled terribly, didn't like the Champagne color at all; mileage was so-so at about 27 hwy

ecomod
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Good While It Lasted - 13 Years +/- — I was the second owner of this one - it had 39k miles when I bought it and 112k when I sold it. It was pretty much on it's last legs when I unloaded it at Carmax: - speedomoter didn't work when outside temp was below 40*; - CD player wouldn't release cd's - antenna got stuck going up & down - clear coat was peeling on the entire car But she was a good, reliable one while I had her!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lil_ty writes:
1996 Acura Integra LS Sedan Review
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It's small and great on gas.

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If you havea family, this wouldn't be the car for you.

lil_ty
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Small, Slick And Easy To Manuever — When I got this car it only had about 48,000 mileage if I'm correct. Now it read 75,511 mileage. That's the original for a 1996. It's great for commuting and also great to park within tight spots. I'm the second owner and I had no problems with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Davis writes:
1996 Acura Integra GS-R Hatchback Review
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vtec

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tranny broke 2 time alreayd with in 4 month but i mess up first

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Good — fun car to drive, very fast. loud vtec. performance is very mild but super fun to drive at high rpm. cost is cheap 3-5k for a gsr. ls can be around 2-4. good car to start out of with modding

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maximus_Aurelius writes:
1996 Acura Integra LS Hatchback Review
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Inexpensive and reliable yet sexy and fun to drive.

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Not fit for the obese, those over 6'5", or those frequently multiple  toting passengers or children.

Maximus_Aurelius
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Best In Class. Hands Down Recommend. — Bone stock silver '96 Integra. Great car, fairly low mileage for the model year, great commuter car (30-35 mpg highway). Great handling, corners fast and flat with no body roll, although the ride can be a bit jarring on uneven pavement. Good acceleration and great stability at high speeds, although it is unfortunately an automatic. I am 6'2" and lanky and feel snug but not cramped in the cockpit. Loads of cargo space with the back seat folded down, I can easily fit a 32" flat screen TV, a suitcase, and a week's worth of groceries with room to spare. However, probably would not comfortably seat more than 3 full size adult males. Great car, a very fun car to drive. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a very reliable yet sporty little coupe with low running and maintenance costs, yet still a cut above any comparable American or Korean competitor. For the tuning crowd, this might be the definitive platform to build your custom ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
1996 Acura Integra Special Edition Hatchback Review
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Its gas mileage.

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I don't own it anymore.

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Perfect Car For The First Time Buyer. — The car was a pretty reliable all around car. Peformance wise, it wasn't all that bad, but wasn't that great either. It was just you're average car that got great gas mileage. It had not needed any repairs when I owned it, was a well built car, engine ran strong. Interior/exterior was perfect, nothing wrong with it, liked the way it looked. Gas mileage was great, $20 to fill it up, and got around 450 to a tank, what more could you ask for? The car was a blast to drive, had all the features I wanted in a car. 5 speed, 2 door, sunroof. Perfect first car for someone.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brendon writes:
1996 Acura Integra Special Edition Hatchback Review
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Handling, cornering, brakes, shift quality, clutch, 4,500-8,200 RPM, fuel economy.

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cruising noise, 0 toruqe

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Extremely Well Rounded Car. — I’m a 16-year-old male, and after months of research and searching, I finally found the perfect car for me. I needed something small and good on gas that was under 6K, but I still wanted something sporty. The car had been owned by a 78-year-old lady who had just died (she must have been pretty cool to have an Integra). It was in a wreck 4 years ago, but was fully repaired and repainted. It has 65K miles. She kept a full maintenance record, and the only repairs done have been routine maintenance, water pump/timing belt, and radiator. I generally get 28 City and 37 Highway. Cruising on the highway is really bad. Wind/road/tire/engine noise is annoying, and its geared so that 3,000RPM is hit at 65MPH. New tires may help with the noise some since the stock tires are a bit old. Over all, I LOVE MY CAR

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Brent writes:
1996 Acura Integra GS-R Hatchback Review
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sporty, gas mileage, smaller, fun to upgrade.

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none so far, has your average problems

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All In All A Great Car To Drive — Performance- DOHC V-Tech makes it pretty quick for a nearly stock little car. Build Quality- Little rattle here and there (138K), Needs a paint job and body work in some spots Appearance- Looks awesome when clean, has many little imperfections, The interior is great Cost- Gas- 30-35 higway, 25 city Oil- normal oil changes. Fun Factor- My next car will hopefully be an acura integra but like a 2000 or 2001, if not an integra it will be some kind of acura or honda.... GO IMPORTS!

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Russ writes:
1996 Acura Integra Special Edition Hatchback Review
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very fun on back roads

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none.

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This Car Is Definitely Another Great Car From Honda. — This was a very fun car to drive! I have never drove another car that will hug curves like this one! It's like driving a go-cart! plus the engine that comes in it (DOHC B18) is pretty sick with a 99-00 Civic SI tranny!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1986 Acura Integra Reviews

My 1st Car...get What You Pay For..$900 Mistake By Souldaddy145

My first car. Bought used and with 167k miles. Paint was in good shape and had new clutch, but thats where the list ended. Previous owner put in shag carpet, headliner was sagging and dropping debris... Read More

A Great, Reliable Car To Get You From A To B By Tracey

Honda were onto a winner when they designed this. Easy to drive, reliable, economical, and not bad looking either. The newer versions even come in a racy Type R. Ours is a great car to drive, but n... Read More

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1987 Acura Integra Reviews

Reliable And Solid Transportation...somewhat Sporty. By Racer_X

Reliable, well built..overall good fit & finish. Good on gas with 5 spd manual. Decent cargo room with hatchback design. Nice styling (for it's time). Somewhat anemic engine..even the 5 spd manu... Read More

It's A Classic...almost! By Edward

It's an awesome car considering its age. It still has some pep in it. I can only imagine what it must have bee like to have owned this car when it was new. It only has a 1.6L DOHC engine in it but ... Read More

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1988 Acura Integra Reviews

Good For Driving On Weekends By Seefer

I really have a hard time in getting this one, but the feeling of this one makes feel really good behind the wheel,i dont know, even when is not a fast car, i really enjoy driving it...it´s an integra... Read More

Great Car By Andre

like the car for what i bought it for and no one really has one anymore thats custom and i dislike my d16 engine needs more power and tuning. more custom parts and repairs are on the way. paint job co... Read More

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1989 Acura Integra Reviews

Reliable Little Bullet By Brizzly23

This is a seriously reliable car. I've been driving it for 9 years and rarely have problems. When I do have problems it's a pretty cheap fix, and there are plenty of parts in stores. Hard to get an in... Read More

Integrity. By Robinson

Love that this Acura is still on the road today. From 86 they couldn't have made anything, anymore reliable or competitive with this build. Acura changed the way we all look at Honda from this car and... Read More

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1990 Acura Integra Reviews

The Bestest Tiny Hoopty You'll Ever Own By Kraisor

She was 17 when I purchased her from my mechanic in 2007; best used car I've ever had, and I'll keep her til the wheels fall off, and she can't go no more. And I'll do my best to keep her in repair! ... Read More

If You Can Find One In Good Shape, Get It. By Joel

Loved, loved, loved this car. From the performance to styling to handling, this was the perfect car for me at the time. It ran a stock 16 sec at the track weekly, and still got me around Chicago a... Read More

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