Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by benny196, Apr 5, 2007.
Are they pretty reliable cars?
yes, as a daily driver, good gas savers too, and hold thier value for the most part
you make a solid argument.
yes, its a honda, hondas are well know for reliability.
but it also depends on who you are getting it from, any car that is poorly mantained will not be reliable
most thative seen are horrible maintened. and also i know people with them and they decently maintain them but they still suck IMO
sadly there are a lot of ricers that beat the shit out of them and destroy them. I would look for one owned by a girl, though a stickshift would be harder to find in that category.
thats another thing, dont get an auto, the automatic integras arent nearly as good
Very reliable. I have a '95 LS sedan with 125k, only things that have needed replacing were wear items (CV boots, shocks, brakes, tires duh) and a brake master cyl which is known to go out on 90s Hondas at about that age. I've owned the car only since a year ago and 90k but got all the records and nothing else was ever done to it besides maintenance. Syncros are still pretty good, it's even got the original clutch. Oh, the ABS started throwing lights (this also seems common on old Hondas), so I disconnected the ABS computer and now I don't have ABS anymore. Big whoop. And I had to flush out and re-seal the sunroof drain tubes and taillight gaskets to stop water leaking in the trunk.
Timing belt is the thing to watch out for, it needs to be done no later than 90k, and many people are either ignorant of it or too cheap to get it done on time. Unlike on some cars, if it's left alone and wears out and breaks, the motor is wrecked.
I wouldn't have the hatch, I like my rear doors too much, but the hatches can hold a lotta crap too. I would think you stand a better chance of getting a non-abused sedan than a non-abused hatch. My 5-speed LS gets over 30mpg consistently with a fair amount of highway driving in the mix. Other than that the LS motor especially is solid, handling is nice, steering responsive, ergonomics good, features plentiful except on the rare stripper RS trim. It's just a great practical car that isn't boring to kick around in every day.
sounds good... I'll post the one that i was kind of thinking about.
The deal that I was looking at was removed... The rest of these all look like shitty deals.
Link goes nowhere, but I'm guessing you searched in Saskatchewan? Yeah, those all suck. The few that aren't automatics are molested... only one I'd even consider looking at is the black '99 SE, but even that one screams rice.
Very reliable and also in the part where you can go almost anywhere for cheap quality used parts plus a huge online community for your questions: www.honda-tech.com
i own an an integra, good car if you get a deal
i got mine in 06
97 with 90k
Thanks man, I won't even be seriously looking for about a year yet, so I'm just checking out the options.
Why the fuck can't I find a deal like that?
Cause you live in BFE.
clocked in at 107,xxx tonight. so far during my ownership ive replaced the timing belt ( preventatively ) and my rear calipers/pads...pads twice, second time because the person i had put on them on the first time fucked up my calipers
hona and honda made cars will 99.9% of the time last you 15+ years...they are one of the most reliable cars on the road.
even the ones that have been beat up will still last forever. i'd stick to anything over a 97 though...the older ones did have a few issues.
I have a 99 Integra SE, its already got 223K on, car drives absolutely mint, feels like its got maybe 60K on it. As long as its been maintained and not beaten you'll be fine...
Definaly, just make sure you change the timing belt and water pump and the thing will run forever
They are some sexy looking cars too, I think my budget will be about 20,000$ canadian. Does anyone ahve any other suggestions.
2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
1.8L 180 hp I4 Horsepower 180 @ 7600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft)130 @ 6800 RPM
Six speed manual transmission.
That is a pretty sexy car
what does that run in US dollars? If it is $15k+, i'd look at the RSX Type S.
If things go well, I may be getting one soon
And if you do get the GT-S, dont get an auto. All the power from the engine is generated from 6000 revs to the 7800 redline, and the auto won't take advantage of that and therefore is reportedly slower than a GT.
This man is correct. The ZZT231 Celica GT-S might be the one car on earth that suffers most from having an automatic transmission as an option.
I had a GT, it was an alright car. The GT-S engine never seemed to be all there in terms of reliability (lift bolts and oiling issues), but that might just have been the first couple of years.
For $20k Canadian you can probably get something newer and nicer than a teg. A bugeye WRX should come in under that mark, or any of several better FWD sport compacts. Then again saving money is underrated