1997 Honda Integra DB6
The Integra is one of Honda's most recognizable sport sedans, and undeniably one of the most agile and fun FWD platforms. While not all Integra trims are as spicy as the fabled Type R, the model is known for its overall playfulness, reliability, frugality, and ease of ownership. Our 1997 DB6 is fresh off a recent service and is offered with only 41k verified and documented miles. Set off by an OEM rear spoiler, factory front lip, and a subtle set of rain guards, this sedan is finished in classic Frost White (NH-538). Aside from some light dings, chips, and scuffs, the paint is in fine shape, and the Japanese front end sets this example apart from the bug eye stateside Integras. Turn-key and ready to rock, this special Honda would make for a wonderful commuter, daily driver, or unmolested platform to modify. Affordable, stylish, and unique, this timeless import is a certified Japanese Classic.
The cabin is spacious for a small sedan and boasts premium ergonomics and a fair amount of power amenities. The driver benefits from decent visibility thanks to the low-profile dash. Dual SRS airbags are on hand for some added reassurance when behind the wheel and the dash material itself lacks any cracking. A tilt-adjustable steering column, power-folding mirrors, electric locks, and power windows work like a charm and make the cabin accessible and well equipped for daily duty. Aside from a modern-looking Pioneer radio upgrade, the cabin is just as it left the factory. It even has the factory carpet floor mats and owners' manual for originalities sake. The seats are upholstered in a soft dark grey cloth and lack any major rips stains or tears. They match the door cards which are in equally good nick aside from some minor spots where the adhesive has lost its tackiness. The carpets and headliners are in good nick, and the interior plastics have resisted major UV fading or cracking. All in all, it's really hard to complain about the interior and we think the next owner will be really impressed with its condition.
Honda was producing some of the best drivetrains and chassis around during this time period, and this DB is no exception. Powered by a trusty, single overhead cam 1.6L ZC engine, this Honda is likely to outlast a new one! Fresh off an oil and filter service, the four-banger churns to life care of a newly installed 12v battery. It idles with confidence and sounds a touch sportier than stock thanks to an aftermarket resonator. Power is fed to the front wheels through a smooth shifting automatic transmission. It's no secret Honda has perfected the front-engine, front-wheel drive layout, and these Integras are more than capable of driving on snow or other loose surfaces, as the engine and transmission rest directly above the drive wheels. It also helps to free up a bit of room in the cabin as compared to RWD vehicles. Acceleration is adequate and this Honda has no qualms with comfortably cruising on the highway for long distances. The suspension is compliant and soaks up any and all road imperfections with confidence. New trailing arm bushings have been installed to give the suspension a light refresh. The brakes are capable and the power steering is on point. Finally, we installed new all-season tires at all four corners. They reduce the overall road noise but most importantly will deliver tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip for plenty of time to come. A new alignment was done to finish her off, and all she needs now is a new owner!
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