The Honda Integra returned to the Acura showrooms this year after a hiatus since 2001, but the truth is that the Integra wasn’t missing from Acura’s lineup, it just had a different name. Starting in 2002 the RSX was the 2-door Integra and in 2004 the TSX 4-door version was introduced. However, Acura merged the […]
If you are a fan of the Sport Compact car craze that happened in the 1990s, then this next car will put a big smile on your mug. It might have been a bit late to the party (okay, seriously late to the party) but it is probably the best mass produced sporty compact car […]
A few years ago when the Cybertruck was first announced by Tesla, it seemed like a cool idea. But that was way back in 2019 and some cyberschmuck threw a metal ball at the supposedly unbreakable window and (spoiler alert for any time travelers) — it broke. Anyway, in the time after the Cybertruck was […]
Why would you drop an Acura V6 into a Mazda Miata? Or, why wouldn’t you? The V6 from the Acura TL Type S made something around 260 horsepower from the factory and will be a considerable upgrade from the original wheezy 4-banger from Mazda. Now, go hit some VTEC, yo! Find this 1995 Mazda MX-5 […]
Japanese manufacturers assaulted the US market with a bevy of transverse mounted front wheel drive cars that created a packaging architecture that was far superior from something like a Citroën or Audi — where the entire engine sits longitudinally in from of the front wheels. Imagine the surprise when Acura started selling a longitudinally mounted […]
It always surprises me when people end up liquidating assets in the middle of a bubble. There was a neighbor of mine who had a house foreclosed on him when the market was appreciating at 20% year over year gains and I can’t imagine how the seller of this next NSX came to the conclusion […]
In 1987 Honda released the first generation Legend as the top of the line for their newly launched Acura division in North America. The Legend was also sold as the Rover 800-series in part of a collaboration between Honda and the Austin Rover Group, but the Rover badged variant always scared me due to the […]
With the prices of new cars at an all time high (ugg, thanks loose credit and silly shoppers), and the prices of used classics also at an all-time-high (thanks to big tent auctions and auction websites that hike the prices of classics with hype and hyperbole) it is refreshing to find a totally useable mid-90s classic offered for a totally doable price. No, it is not perfect, yes it has lots of miles, and a salvage title (from a theft event, these things were a hot commodity in 1999)…but for the price, it ain’t bad. Find this 1996 Acura Integra GSR offered for $4900 in Burlingame, CA via craigslist.
After mentioning in the last post that a late model TSX was probably a better car versus a 90s Ford Taurus SHO in every possible measure except style…I decided to put my mouse where my mouth was (does that expression work…or keyboard where my mouse was…I dunno…I’m gonna work on that one) and feature a late model TSX. Here ya go, better than the SHO in acceleration, speed, braking, turning, reliability, and usability. Find this 2005 Acura TSX offered for $5000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.
Honda might not have produced the world’s first front-wheel-drive car (that is arguably the 1989 Victoria Combination by Société Parisienne) or even the most successful front-wheel-drive seller (that’d be the Toyota Camry) or the fastest front-wheel-drive racecar (that’d be the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo) but they did build the best front drive sport compact sedans of the 1990s starting with the surprisingly fast Honda Predule, followed by the Acura Integra, then the RSX, and finally what you see here…which is a 6-speed manual equipped Acura TL. Find this 2005 Acura TL offered for $5,490 in Winnetka, CA via craigslist.