This ‘BMW Integra’ Represents Everything Wrong with Car Culture 15 Years Ago

Believe it or not, there was a time this “BMW Integra” was considered cool… well, at least to some people.

Spotted on Craigslist, this 1998 Acura Integra is the perfect summary of everything that was wrong with car culture 15 years ago. This was right around the time the first Fast and Furious movie came out, and it sparked a tuner revolution. Back then, custom imports like Honda Civics and Acura Integras were the talk of every town, for better or worse. During these dark days of car culture, many builders thought it would be a good idea to grab headlights or tail lights from other cars and mold them onto the bodies of their cars. As a result, it was “cool” to have a Honda Civic hatchback with Toyota Supra tail lights, or in this particular example, an Acura Integra sporting BMW 5 Series headlights, front grille and tail lights.

The owner of the car is looking for $3,800. The Integra has 75,000 miles on the odometer and has a manual transmission. The seller also says that, “The only problem is the car has a little black smoke coming from the tailpipe,” but we can see plenty of other problems with the car, like its suicide doors and excessive, non-functioning vents.

It does, however, sport a 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC engine under the hood, which means this is a GS-R model. Considering how rare those are becoming these days, this isn’t an entirely bad deal if you’re wanting to source the engine and its Jackson Racing supercharger while getting rid of the rest. Or you could invest some serious money into getting the body work back to factory while getting rid of that horrible silver-painted interior… if you’re that desperate for an Acura Integra.

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