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1997 Acura Integra

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1997 Acura Integra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 532 Ratings for the 1994 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Great car - I've owned one for 15 years

By on Saturday, July 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 223,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, looks, performance"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own a 96 Integra LS, and I absolutely love this car. With their being so many aftermarket manufacturers, I've chosen tons of accessories to boost performance, and the look of my car. Needless to say, there's tons of bolt on's that you can get, so as to customize it to your liking. So, I have made some modifications to my car, ever since I've owned it, and the car has been incredibly reliable as well. It rarely breaks down, and it's very well built. I have completely taken apart my interior on at least 30 different occasions, for my sound system, and the build quality of the panels is top notch. They always go back to their original position. You simply can't say that about other cars. The Integra is a workhorse, and I could imagine it lasting another 15 years."

Fantastic Driving Machine

By on Saturday, June 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Outstanding handling-Teriffic power/weight"

Cons: "Needs re-paint, some body work."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Car is great but needs body work and paint. Has hatch,Air,SunRoof,Radio,Power Windows/Locks,cruise. Recent tires & clutch. Phenominal to drive- super well engineered car."

Still a great vehicle

By on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Needed more space

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Mostly everything"

Cons: "Too small for some, opening the trunk was a pain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just sold my Integra and felt it would be an injustice not to give it its due. This car was my daily commuter for 10 years, had incredible reliability, was fun to drive around the city and at high speed, and could haul far more than a car its size should (queen futon mattress fit inside?!). Furthermore, it actually rocked in winter with snow tires on. Finally had to sell due to the need for an accessible backseat for a baby, and got excellent resale value for its mileage. This car is a classic."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Vroom Vroom

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 224,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Red line, handling, packability"

Cons: "I wish I had tinted windows, no 6th gear,cupholder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car. I have a 1995 2D LS Manual with 224000 miles and it runs and handles like a champ. -VERY RARELY HYDROPLANES & YOU CAN ALWAYS MAINTAIN CONTROL - Only real issue other than basic maintenance I have had is the main fuel control relay going out($45). Also beware if you live up north, plan on replacing the fuel line and rear brake lines that run down the center of the car- the salt from the road will rust them. -This car still gets 27 mpg going 80+ and I have gotten 31 going 65. -I will admit that living down south without tinted windows sucks, but if you roll the windows down and sunroof, the car air out pretty quick so the AC can do its job. -Excellent storage space; I can fit 2 full sized bikes in the back when you put the rear seats down. -Handles great and continues to surprise me on how well it coorners. -I just wish it had a 6th gear as the RPMs are at 3000 at 65mph -red lines at 7000 RPM -the paint job lasts"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Surprising

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "fun to drive, sun roof, looks real sporty"

Cons: "a little small for me to get in and out of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"my 2000 acura integra became a "project" car as my son decided he was too "old" for a small car. At first my thought was to just sell as is but after driving it back and forth to auto repair shops, gave it a good hand washing, vacuum, etc., and i now believe it could sell for the KBB good condition price. reconsidering selling, but at my age, i just dont need another car.. so it now sits in my garage all pretty and clean while i decide what i want to do. But the gas consumption is awesome, has a good get up and go, perfect car for a high school student. I have replaced alot of parts that were just starting to "wear".. have had several offers to buy... my reason checking out KBB is to get a good sales price.. but a great "extra" car."

Niche-market performance upgrade from Civic

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 229,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "economical to purchase and fun to throw at corners"

Cons: "Expensive to maintain as it ages"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Built on a Honda Civic Chassis, but with so many suspension alterations that it has a totally different, and far more athletic character. Although it weighs no more than a Civic, it feels far more substantial. Cornering and handling are this car's highlights. It's engaging, lively, with a firm but not punishing ride. And the suspension holds up - mine is still tighter and better cornering than many brand new cars, and all parts are original! But, it is still under all that, a Civic. The engine has been bumped to 140HP, and that's all it should have. Torque steer is problematic, when you accelerate, you need to hang on to the wheel. On the "how did they get this so wrong" side of things, why is storage so absent? The Civic's glovebox is twice as large. The door pockets are useful on the Civic, but not on the Teg. You can't even fit the owner's manual in the glovebox. The handy back-of-seat map pockets from the Civic are gone. Body integrity is awful. Since it hit 12 years old, there's been yet another body seam crack, letting water into the cabin or truck. I've put more time into body seam cracks then any other aspect of the car. Parts cost for unique items is absurd. Driver's side electric window went out, apparently common. $1200 in parts alone. After 13-14 years, the headlight lenses were fogged over and cracking - about average in age. $600 per side for parts alone! Not to mention our local dealership charges 25% over list for parts! Fuel economy is surprisingly poor. The car is quick but not powerful, so 25MPG seems a bit silly."

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