Long-Term Reliability: Acura Integra
Should anyone in their right mind shop for a 17 year old sports car that is often cheaped out by Fast And Furious wanna-bes? Well, ummm… we think so.
The Acura Integra is still a beloved car for thousands of enthusiasts. If you go on Facebook, you'll see a neverending list of groups that are dedicated to making the Acura Integra a long-term keeper.
And that's the beauty of this car. When you buy an Integra, you're usually buying a premium Honda and an owner who invested in their sports car of choice.
We tabulated the results of 741 Acura Integras over the past three years, and we couldn't help but conclude these Integras have the right combination of automotive DNA and owner TLC devotion.
So just because it's kinda old, don't knock the Integra off your sports car shopping list. There are plenty of other sports cars out there that are faster, quieter, and more opulent. But when it comes to fun in pleasant valley suburbia with a car that can put an ear-to-ear grin on your face by driving 7 to 10 (or 20) over the speed limit, the Integra, along with the Miata, are pretty much as good as it gets.
Just do yourself one favor...
Don't get the automatic.
The Long-Term Quality Index is a collaborative project between Steve Lang and Nick Lariviere, designed to give the average car buyer a picture of what the long-term reliability of different makes and models are based on real-world used vehicle data. Our goal is to provide used car buyers accurate reliability information that will be available for free, forever. For right now, here's a compilation of how each Acura model has performed. Want to look at other brands and market segments? Feel free to click away. By the end of 2017, we will have nearly two million data samples to help consumers find those used cars that are worth keeping.