Acura Integra
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Make: Acura
Model: Integra
Acura Integra

Interestingly, the Acura Integra can be found being sold outside of the United States as a Honda. Nevertheless, the Integra is compact, sporty, and could be purchased as a hatchback or a sedan. In an attempt to compete with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Acura created this small and relatively inexpensive model in the 1980s. The Integra however was only considered small by American standards; and in fact, the Japanese viewed the vehicle as a mid-sized car. The sedan was dropped after three generations of production and replaced by the RSX. Throughout the life of the Acura Integra, the vehicle had also undergone a few shifts in marketing. The models released prior to 1991 merely contained the words "Acura Integra" located on the rear of the vehicle. This understated elegance was replaced by the addition of Acura's "A" logo, which began to appear on all the vehicle's hoods and between the taillights from 1991 on. The Japanese saw the release of the vehicle in 1985 branded as a Honda Quint Integra. Americans were not privy to the vehicle until a year later, at which point, the vehicle was sold as an Acura Integra. The Integra was available in both three and five door hatchbacks, all of which were powered by a 1.6 L DOHC 16-valve engine. At the particular time, multi-valve engines were not ordinary, which made the Integra's engine a very publicized attribute. Interestingly, the Civic, which was not seen as a sporty vehicle at the time, was the inspiration for the Integra. Acura's success with this model was recognized by Car and Driver magazine, which placed the vehicle on their top ten list for a noteworthy six times (1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, and lastly in 1997). Additionally, Evo magazine named the Integra Type-R as the best front-wheel-drive car ever!

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