The elephant in the room this week is obviously the new Acura Integra. We thought about asking how Honda could have done better or, why automakers were constantly disappointing enthusiasts, but we felt that that horse had been well-beaten. So instead we’ll ask about the good times, especially since Integras seem to be another one of those cars that everyone either owned, or knew someone who owned one.
What’s your fondest memory of the Acura Integra?
The best comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC should receive a lifetime achievement award for design?”
If we based it solely on the number of comments, Mazda would far and away be the winner. Both the Miata and RX-7 got plenty of votes, with MikeRL411, speedie, and RotorNutCase, nominating the former, and dankan, Jeremy A., and f31roger raising a hand for the latter.
However, Toyota sedans had a strong showing as well, such as with Nigel‘s nod for the Toyota Celsior/Lexus LS400. Shaun was so close to winning with his vote for the Crown, but alas, it never came in a V12. Instead, the prize goes to Al, who casts a vote for the humble Corolla:
Well, I have to say the Corolla. It has been there forever, and it is the only one from Japan to be able to rival and oulast the Beetle. At the end, a design must be functional, nice on the eyes, and be able to withstand the evolution of the times. Those are the designs that last, the ones that blend and turn into the daily furniture of our lives.
I thought Toyota 2000 GT, Cosmo 110, MX5, RX-7, NSX, R-34, but those are the icons, the ones you frame in. They are the ones that most of us admire, but they are not furniture. Those are frames on your wall, that you look when specifically thinking on them.
A Corolla is there, naturally, like the table and the chair you’re in. I have only few memories on my RX7 or MX5. However, I have plenty on a Corolla, growing up. You barely even notice them now, as they fit like a glove in your ciry’s landscape. Never out of place.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!