Overview of the Honda Integra
The Integra was born in 1986 when Honda decided to create a sporty compact based on its famous Civic small car. While sedan and five-door hatch body styles were available initially, Australia's first Integra was the sportier three-door hatch style. A feisty variant called the Type R was introduced in 1999, and is highly regarded by driving enthusiasts (notably the version before its 2001 replacement). A more luxury-focused Integra called the Type S was released in 2004.
HONDA INTEGRA GENERATIONS (SINCE 1993)
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.
Contact your nearest Honda dealer, as the Integra is no longer sold. Honda Integra parts and accessories can be found on Gumtree.
SIMILAR MODELS TO HONDA INTEGRA
Mini Cooper S
Renault Sport Clio
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.