The Acura was a line of luxury cars by Honda, built from 1986 to 2001. Reliable and with sharp performance, the Acura Integra was well received, particularly as it was an excellent alternative to more expensive German models. The Integra established the Acura, Honda, and Japanese manufacturers in general as competitors in the luxury car global market. It proved that Japanese cars could uphold red-carpet standards of quality, comfort, and design with the best of the cars from European manufacturers.
Why was the Integra so popular? It had something for everyone – for commuters, it was a solid, reliable car. For people looking for a base for modifications and performance parts, the Integra fulfilled their expectations. Not to mention Honda used technology from their racing cars to improve their passenger cars. The Acura Integra was one of the first cars to receive a variable valve timing system, letting it get the most out of its 4-cylinder engine. Innovations like this are why the Integra made it to Edmunds list of the top 100 cars of all time.
Although the Acura line of cars disappeared in 2001, the standards of manufacturing and design didn’t leave. The line was just renamed in an alphanumeric system instead. So if you’ve got one of those reliable, comfortable cars, and you’re worried about finding a refurbished engine to keep it going, don’t worry; we’ve got options for you.