Honda Integra Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Honda Integra reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Honda Integra review: 1993-1997
The Honda Integra had the same soft image as most other Japanese sports coupes until the sleek model that came out in 1993 turned it into a credible power player. The transformation had a far- ...Read More
Used Honda Integra review: 1993-2007
Ewan Kennedy reviews the Honda Integra between 1993 and 2007 as a used buy.Read More
Future value of repaired classic cars
If the body repairs are done well and are not clearly visible the affect on a car's value is minimal, but it does depend on how rare the car is. If a car is very rare it will have little affect, but if a car isn't so rare it is likely to have a greater affect. The cars you list aren't terribly old and they are still relatively common in classic terms, so I would be buying the car in the best condition possible. I would be very careful about buying the cars you list, as I reckon you'll be waiting a long time for the values to appreciate substantially.
Used Honda Integra review: 2003-2007
The return of Honda to the sporty coupe field with the petrol-electric CR-Z has rekindled interest in the Japanese marque long known for its sporting successes.As a follow on from that buyers are ...Read More
Honda Integra service charges
It's not possible to say without actually seeing a detailed quote of what the dealer proposed to do, but you could do that if you had such a quote. It's hard to justify a difference of that amount, but I would guess he would charge you a substantially higher labour rate and a higher price for the parts. Even with all of that it's hard to justify the difference, and it further underlines the need to have a detailed written quote for work to be performed and it justifies the use of independent specialists who are often factory trained anyway.
Used Honda Integra review: 1993-2001
Before 1993 Honda’s Integra suffered from the same soft girlie image that afflicted most Japanese sports coupes, but the sleek new coupe that came that year shrugged off the ‘hairdresser’ tag to ...Read More
CARMAKERS take a conservative view on things such as this. They are reluctant to say it can be used safely because they don't have the test results to prove it. If they recommend it and a problem develops, they can be liable for the repairs, so it's easier for them to advise against using it. I don't believe the new higher-octane Optimax with 5 per cent ethanol will cause a problem. I also believe you would be safe using a 10 per cent ethanol blend. Honda specialist Adam Kovarik reckons the best fuel is Mobil 8000, which is a 98-octane fuel. He says engines run smoother and perform better, and spark plugs seem to last longer on the Mobil fuel.
Fix it or forget it?
I WOULD ask the opinion of some auto trans specialists and compare their diagnoses. It would also be worth getting the opinion of a Honda specialist such as Adam Kovarik of In-N-Out Motors (9544 9986). Based on your report, Adam thinks the shaft probably is broken, and he recommends finding a low-mileage transmission to fit. The Honda auto is generally reliable if properly serviced. The broken hub could affect braking, probably by pulling to one side. I'd recommend you make the repairs before deciding whether to sell it or keep it. The Probe is a decent car, but I wouldn't recommend it for a young driver. It needs careful maintenance.