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HONDA INTEGRA Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent manual gearboxes
  • Engines a joy to rev - especially the frenetic Type R
  • Improved comfort of Type S model
  • Older Type R's harsh ride and reduced refinement
  • Engines weren't great for everyday driving
  • 2001 Type R wasn't as hardcore as its predecessor
  • Integra no longer produced
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Overview of the Honda Integra

Overview of the Honda Integra

HONDA INTEGRA GENERATIONS (SINCE 1993)

1993-2001

2001-2007

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder: 7.8 to 8.1 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder (Type R): 9.0 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder (Type S): 9.4 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HONDA INTEGRA

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HONDA INTEGRA (2001 TO 2006)

Like any Honda that uses the company's brilliant V-Tec variable valve timing technology, the very first thing to check on any second-hand example is the service record.

Maintained correctly, these were tough engines and lasted well even when they were driven hard, but that's all dependent on the engine having fresh, clean oil all the time.

The valves and hydraulics that operate the V-Tec system are tiny and intricate and any dirt in the oil will soon wreck them and render the V-Tec useless, ruining the driving fun.

But dirty oil will also damage the rest of the engine as well, so make sure the service history show no gaps. The first sign of a damaged V-Tec set-up is a 'check engine' light on the dashboard.

Beyond that, watch for crash damage and a wet carpet. And don't assume the dampness is a water leak; these cars had problems with the clutch master cylinder leaking to the inside of the firewall. A replacement master cylinder is the proper fix.