The already sharp appearance was made more dramatic for '05 with new front and rear fascias, complemented by new headlamps and taillights. The hatch itself operates with little effort. I average 27mpg; I got 30 with my '94 Integra. Compound-curved window glass complements thin A- and B-pillars to improve visibility. Base-model upholstery is fabric, but the Type-S gets perforated leather.
The car isn't the smoothest drive, but more than makes up for it in its superior handling and pickup. However, shaky braking, despite featuring anti-lock brakes, would indicate that an upgrade to the brakes might be in order if the on-a-dime stops are part of the driver's modus operandi. The driver-oriented cockpit has been freshened for 2005 with new chrome and titanium-look accents and upgraded materials throughout. An additional performance package is available for both models. First, let's peek under the hood: reprofiled cams, an intake pipe with an 11-percent-wider diameter, and a larger tailpipe and freer-flowing catalytic converter that increase exhaust flow by 10 percent. Valeo is a global company that engineers thermal, powertrain and other automotive systems with emission reduction and intuitive driving in mind. I know it's not very car informative, but this car has been great to me.
The manual shifter is just average, with decent height, throw, and linkage. It is designed for those who want a sports car whose power cannot get them into too much trouble but is still fun to drive. Multiple synchronizers are utilized for outstanding feel. Designed to be exceptionally compact and lightweight, this 6-speed has also been engineered to shift with extremely short and precise throws. Modern looks, stronger powertrain, and better dressed interior reached out to a more mature, though decidedly youthful, audience.
On the subjective front, steering response and feel are distinctly improved, and the updated car attacks corners with more zeal and perhaps a little less body roll. If you don't ruin the engine with a turbo it will go forever. Compound-curved window glass complements thin A- and B-pillars to improve visibility. The exterior color choice would dictate the interior color. However the benefits in handling are immediately noticeable. Type-S comes with leather, a six-speed manual with no automatic option, and 17-inch wheels and tires. The Type-S included additional features such as sport-tuned suspension, gunmetal painted wheels, 11.
Fidanza Performance is a renowned manufacturer that specializes in performance flywheels, clutches, cam gears and other top-quality driveline parts. The real star for us was Wills. Otherwise, you can't accelerate from a stoplight and make a turn full-go -- you have to back off. The new suspension settings also lower the center of gravity by 7 mm, which helps reduce body roll. It's comfy in the front, anyway , quick, fun, and reliable as death and taxes. The Type-S gets bigger front and rear rotors for even better braking performance.
Otherwise, take one for a spin! The performance-focused Type-S edition gets a boost from 200 to 210 hp for 2005, courtesy of high-performance camshafts, a larger intake duct and a larger-diameter exhaust pipe. Built on a Civic chassis, the car was never quite able to distinguish itself despite garnering a plethora of awards. And, as previously mentioned, the steering rack itself was revised with a shorter ratio for better response, resulting in quick response that doesn't feel darty. They are built quite solidly, in the year and a half I have owned mine it has not seen a single repair shop, and there are no indications it will need to in the future. Left in Drive, Grade Logic Control keeps gear hunting to a minimum on long uphill stretches. And since new is the essence of the car biz, they fixed it anyway, a midterm update that can't be called a major makeover but is too comprehensive to be called a mere freshening.
Archived from on 21 September 2015. The car still drove great when I sold it. The feel of the shifter in the Type-S has been revised and it really shows with crisp, accurate shifts. The improved version puts it even further ahead of the pack. The Type-S was already top dog in its class. The thick three-spoke steering wheel neatly frames clear gauges with black numerals on new off-white faces that turn red-on-black at night.
It is hard to put a carseat in the back, but it can be done. They grip you even when covered in leather, but remain comfortable for longer trips. However, shaky braking, despite featuring anti-lock brakes, would indicate that an upgrade to the brakes might be in order if the on-a-dime stops are part of the driver's modus operandi. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Bigger footprints, augmented by wider wheels and suspension tweaks, ought to add up to more grip, better transient response, and better stopping.
To produce handling traits that complement its increased engine output, the Type-S features firmer springs and dampers and a larger front stabilizer. The body displays chiseled accent lines and features short front and rear overhangs. Result: Horsepower goes from 200 to 210, and torque is up one pound-foot, to 143. Sure, it includes the kind of minor tweaks common to most updates-the industry equivalent of plastic surgery, nips and tucks aimed at preserving youth. It effectively targets Gen Y and Gen X auto enthusiasts on the move, especially those who may be drawn to such cars by the desire to indulge in aftermarket upgrade components.
Step on the brakes and you're rewarded with solid pedal feel, thanks to a larger master cylinder and a more rigid pedal. The Honda Integra Type R was dropped in 2004, and was replaced by the Integra Type S. I kept the search active a three days and got the car I wanted at the best price possible. The seats have more-supportive bolstering for 2005. The Type-S bars go from 23mm to 26.