Used Honda Integra Coupe 1998 - 2001 review

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1998 - 2001 review
Used Honda Integra Coupe 1998 - 2001
  • Used Honda Integra Coupe 1998 - 2001
  • Used Honda Integra Coupe 1998 - 2001
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Which used Honda Integra coupe should I buy?

There's only one version to choose - the Type R (R stands for Racing, if you hadn't already guessed). But, when it's this good, another version would be pointless.

The main reason behind the Integra's talent is a frantic 1.8-litre engine developing 187bhp. But, the sheer power on its own is only reasonably impressive - 0-62mph is dealt with in 6.7sec and it has a top speed of 145mph.

Up to 6000rpm, it feels only moderately quick. Beyond that, the VTEC variable valve timing goes to work, and all hell breaks loose. Maximum power is delivered at a heady 8000rpm, making for a dramatic, raw and exhilarating driving experience.

You pay the price in noise. There's next to no soundproofing, so there's nothing to protect you from the engine's war cry. Still, that's not the point of the Type R, though - if you care about refinement, you won't consider one.

Kit provision is basic, but you'll get alloys, electric windows and a CD player.