Car reviews - Honda - Integra - 3-dr hatch
The base model DC5 Integra proved to be a very impressive Toyota Celica rival
8 Mar 2002
By BRUCE NEWTON
WHILE all the attention and controversy surrounds the new Type R Integra, which offers a mere 147kW and smaller wheels and brakes than its 162kW namesake sold in Japan, the base model (which now doesn't even get the GSi appellation) has quietly gone about its business and is actually outselling its macho teammate. Bereft of that big rear wing, 30-odd kiloWatts from its 2.0-litre engine and a heap of attitude, the Integra is nevertheless an attractive and enjoyable coupe to look at and drive.
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Honda IntegraReleased: July 1993
Ended: July 2001
Family Tree: Integra
THE third-generation Integra had a long model life, appearing in July 1993 before being replaced by the fourth generation (tested here) in August 2001. Australia received the performance-oriented Type R version of the Integra late in the third generation's life, in October 1999.
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