Acura is the luxury car line of Honda, as Lexus is to Toyota, or Infiniti to Nissan. They were known as the very first Japanese luxury car maker, with the Acura Legend in the late 1980's. With the spectacular success of the Legend, other Japanese auto makers spawned luxury lines, and Acura was quickly overtaken. The Acura Integra is a particularly shitty car, and is not generally indicative of Acura's quality.