|© francis gan (2003, 2004)
Saico's 1:32 model of the 2001 Honda Integra Type R has good exterior and
interior detail considering it's a pull back toy. It is more accurate than
the similar 1:34 version of the car from Kinsmart. The car comes in black,
yellow, red, silver, blue and white.
In some markets, this model is available individually boxed in a windowed
blue box. Otherwise, it comes on a tray of 12 cars and sold in bulk.
The exterior of the car include some fine details such as finely printed
badges - on the rear hatch: "H" logo, the "Integra" badge, and the "Type R"
badge; on the side: "Type R" behind the front door; and on the front grille: "H"
logo and "Type R". The windows (front, rear and rear side) have black borders
including even the fine dots that transition from the black border to the clear
window. The rear window has defroster lines molded into the window.
The front windshield has wipers and a rear mirror molded in it as well.
Operating parts include opening doors and hatch. The wheels are very good
replicas of the 10-spoke Integra Type R wheel. The headlight and taillight
reflectors beneath the outer lenses are quite accurately molded as well.
The grey interior is RHD like the JDM Integra with accurately modeled dash,
shifter, steering and front seats (Recaro). The rear seats are a tad high
(to accommodate the pull back motor) and there is a partition between the
passenger compartment and trunk which should not be there.
The undercarriage has some semblance of suspension and engine sump detail but
not accurately representing that of the real car. Markings on the bottom
include: "DP5204", "Made in China" and "1/32 Honda Integra Type R". An
interesting undercarriage detail is the separate chromed exhaust muffler and