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This Car Is A Rolling Sex Machine. — Acceleration & braking are top notch, steering is a bit light. Rattles hard but that's 'cause of super stiff engine mounts that have been put in it. The car is beautiful inside and out. I bought it for a good price, and while fuel is expensive, it's worth it. This car is a head-turner and a very quick ride. I absolutely love it. Of the eight Hondas I've owned, this Integra Type R is my favorite.

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

Pros: I love what an attention getter it is.

Cons: I hate the price on the pumps when I fill it up.

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Nice — Performance Acceleration = excellent for a SOHC engine Braking = Good Handling = Very good. Build Quality = very good no problem Appearance = Nice Cost of Ownership gas mileage = 1:8 or 9 . Fun Factor= very fun to drive. has speed of a SOHC engine..

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

Pros: Looks

Cons: engine

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Honda Integra 1996 Dc2 Jdm —

This is probably the best Naturally Aspirated front wheel drive vehicle ever manufactured. From a 4 cylinder 1.8 litre B series block Honda have managed to squeeze out just under 200 bhp and that amounts to roughly 110 bhp per litre, now that's big talking figures in any category of car. The B series Honda engines have been given the title of the "Bulletproof" engine, the reliability is amazing. Cost of ownership is pretty much the same as any family car, obviously if you're gonna thrash it 24/7, you're gonna have to service it a bit more frequently than usual. Mixed driving I consistently get 30-32 mpg, now tell what car can get from 0-60 in less than 6 seconds and give mpg figures like that... With many Hondas, it is very easy to modify with loads of room in the engine bay for lots of goodies. Oh yes did I mention VTEC? VTEC is one of the best innovations in mechanical engineering. It is because of this magical valve timing that makes the amazing mpg possible. In the Type R the valve changeover at 6200rpm is a lot more aggressive giving more power and a lot more fun.

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

Pros: Masses of Fun! Exellent Reliability! Modifiers Dream! Inexpensive to run as well as insure!

Cons: Build Quality (Body panels and interior could be better) with the Championship White DC2's or the UK spec ones, the colour tends to fade to a yellowie colour, not very nice

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Honda Integra Dc2 Vtir - Vtec Yo! —

My previous car was an Nissan R32 Skyline GTS4 with an RB25Neo engine conversion - it was written off very prematurely by a mate. I eventually 'settled' on this Integra VTiR as a replacement, and everytime Vtec engages it becomes more intoxicating; I very quickly stopped missing my Skyline. Honda bucked the trend for performance cars of this era, opting for masterfully engineered naturally-aspirated engines and front-wheel-drive layout, as opposed to the more familiar (pure?) rear-wheel-drive format and force-fed motor. Honda's R&D dollars were well spent - advanced suspension componentry and geometry give the DC2 Integra a deserved reputation as one of the world's best handling front-wheel-drivers. It displays little of the understeer so common with this format, and in skilled hands sharp cornering will induce well-communicated oversteer - this car has the capacity to raise eyebrows at the track. And what an engine; At a mere 1.8L capacity you'll experience mild-mannered tractability at low revs, with a swell of power, banshee wail and continued refinement kicking in from the Vtec engagement-point to redline. So refined is the engine's top-end that on spirited drives - in my first few days of ownership - I'd frequently had my fun abruptly and unexpectedly halted by the rev-limiter, with no harshness to hint that the engine was reaching its limits. The gearbox is a delight, shifting with velvety smoothness, short throws and a gate that will inspire confidence. When mated to an engine that responds crisply to right-foot input, you'll be heel-toe down-changing like a pro in no time - a tactile pleasure muted in many force-fed sports cars. I describe the cabin as comfortable and moderately classy, if a little sombre and plain (lots of black plastic and imitation leather). What the seats lack in terms of body-hugging bolsters it makes up for in slip-limiting velor. If you need more support then you're probably pushing the car too hard. Enough consideration has been given to creature comforts and practicalities (yes it has cup holders) to keep you smiling on the longer trips. And impressively, even with two ten-inch subwoofers in the boot (non-standard, of course!) I rarely run out of space for my, well, stuff. Incidentaly, this hatch design lends itself very nicely to accommodating rewarding acoustics - crisp treble and rattle-free, thumping bass (I admit I know very little about competition sound systems, but I love the way my music sounds in my Integra). Criticisms? Well there isn't all that much really (but I'm sure I'm biased). Standing at over 6 feet tall, I sometimes annoyingly find my hair style gets very familiar with the roof-lining, however this may say more about my gravity defying hairstyles than any ergonomic oversight - it is a sports car after all. At major service intervals you will have to shell out a few more fistfuls of your hard-earned than some other makes - items like the power steering pump and clutch master-cylinder are replaceable by genuine honda parts only. The Integra's dietary requirement of premium-unleaded will pinch a bit at the pump, but it's easily forgiven and forgotten at the next occasion you cheerily open the throttle. And finally, while regular servicing will reward you with exemplary longevity, this beast will not tolerate missed oil-changes (which you can't really criticise the car for at all - regular servicing will save you money and heartache in the longrun, no matter what make / model you drive). Overall, I love this car.

Pros: Sharp handling, wildly entertaining rev-happy engine, plenty of luggage space, minor prestige

Cons: Cramped rear seats, premium-unleaded only, some parts MUST be replaced by genuine-only (eg. powersteering pump, clutch master cylinder)

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Integra R-type — lack of space in the rear seating area,however it makes up for it with an awesome engine and good handling and bullet proof reliability.head turning looks honda tining package as standard air con is also nice and chilly. 204bhp@9000rpm 190nm of torque@6000rpm 35mpg 1060kg dry kerb weight 0-60 6.2s 0-100 16.5s 0-400m 13.9s

Pros: power

Cons: none yet

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