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Dec 30, 1999 (1:18 am)
I just purchased an integra GS coupe with automatic transmission for $20,700 including the acura floormats,(optional dealer item).I am impressed with the power for a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder.The stereo system is also excellent.I recomend the floor mats as they provide very good protection as well as look vey nice.The only other additional charges were tax title and registration,no advertising fees.I hope this helps out anyone thinking about buying one.The only problem with the car is getting away from my wife.Good Luck and let me know how you do.
#173 of 504 2001 Integra and Carorder.com
Dec 30, 1999 (2:51 pm)
For those of you who are planning to purchase soon, try http://www.carorder.com. I priced a number of 2000 Integras and most of them were below invoice, even the GS-R. I have not had any personal experience with carorder.com BUT I went through the carorder.com bulletin board (also here on Edmund's) and found a lot of positive feedback.
My sister recently bought a '99 Integra LS Coupe (the old fashioned way) and she was able to get $18750 + tax. I thought that was a decent deal until I saw another '99 Interga LS Coupe at a local dealership down here in Orlando, FL for $17,653 + tax. Year-end is the best time to deal.
I'm not sure how the 2001 Integra will look like but this page seems to speculate:
#174 of 504 '90 LS & prices..
Dec 30, 1999 (8:11 pm)
ryuyszh: The '90 Integra LS is slower than a '94-'00 LS by at least .5s to 60mph.
Although there is only a 10hp difference the '94&up Integra 5-sp is noticeably faster than the '90 LS. My friend had a '90 LS (nice car - white) 5-sp. which he had bought new and I had driven it several times. In '94 when the new Tegs came out we had raced a couple and always lost. Then my brother bought a '95 LS which I also drove at least a dozen times and it was definitely faster. Your '90 LS will kill an auto G3 Teg no problem though.. Most 0-60 times tested by major car mags for '90-93 Integras were 8.7-9.3s (5-sp)
G3 Integra RS/LS were always 7.9-8.5s (5-sp) but if you want to believe your car is faster, that's fine by me. Don't forget the new Tegs you test drove were not broken in and I don't know if you redlined them or not. They get a lot faster after a few thousand miles. Also don't forget that you probably test drove them with a 200lb salesman in it and compared it to your car when you're by yourself and no passenger. 200lbs will rob the car of about 8HP.
intocars: $20,700 for a GS?? Sounds like a lot
I paid $19,890 for my '99 GSR through www.carsdirect.com. That's $400 under dealer
invoice. 'Crikey' is right. You can get Integras at or below invoice these days because they 're not selling too well due to the new Celica and a lot of other new models out by different manufacturers. This is the best time to buy one though because next fall they 'll be selling for sticker. They 'll be redesigned and have more power and will be more in demand than now.
When I went to buy my car last June, the dealers' lots had about 15-20 Integras sitting there collecting dust. Carsdirect.com price was $20.3K which was pretty good ($22,550-MSPR). I haggled with the lady at carsdirect and told her about a $1K dealer incentive that was in effect, etc. etc.
2 days later they dropped it to $19,895 and I locked in on that. The dealer still made about $600 (plus 2%holdback) due to the $1K factory-dealer incentive. I remember people here on Edmunds paying $17.6-17.9K for 5-sp. LS's.
Now that's a great deal. ABS, sunroof, CD, 4wheel-disk, power/w/l/cruise for under $18K.
My brother paid $18K for his LS (w/spoiler) in '95!
But your GS has leather, auto tranny & rear spoiler. Should be about $20K (dealer's cost without incentives or holdback)... You didn't do that bad at all. Sticker on an auto GS is about $22,200, so you saved about $1500, not bad.
Congrats, enjoy your new car!
#175 of 504 1990 vs. Brand New
Jan 02, 2000 (8:06 am)
I'm not saying my 1990 LS coupe is faster than a brand new G3 LS coupe. I did NOT fail to mention that the G3 Teg I was driving was AUTOMATIC, 4 DOOR, and BRAND NEW. I did forget to mention that my girlfriend was a passenger. The new Integras are pretty nice cars but the styling is soooo bland and generic and that quad headlight thing is hideous! I certainly wouldn't mind a new GSR or Type R but I would definitely get the Japanese front end conversion. Still like my '90 though and I'll keep it till I have enough for my NSX. hehe.
Jan 02, 2000 (9:46 pm)
Sorry about that, you wrote:
"I drove a '99LS automatic & MAN what a diff.."
I thought you meant you drove both auto & manual!
I read it again and it doesn't look that way now, oh well. Yes, your '90 LS 5-sp is definitely faster than a new auto Teg.
If someone was selling a '93LS 5-sp. and a '94LS auto with the same mileage for the same price, I 'd buy the '93 w/5-speed. The autos noticeably lack the performance of the 5-sp. Tegs and get worse mileage. I believe in getting the most out of an engine and an auto tranny does nothing but injustice for the Integra's excellent 1.8L 140hp eninge.
Hey, when you get your NSX, could you let me drive it a little, maybe around the block?
I 've driven my brother's '98 Type-R many times and I can only imagine what the NSX would feel like.. I guess my imagination would have to do for now
#177 of 504 Why is this happening?
Jan 03, 2000 (11:58 pm)
I have a '94 Integra LS 5-speed. I've put 4k miles on the car since it was purchased with 58k miles. Since then I've replaced the entire radiator system ($630), 2 sensors ($500) because the check engine light would come on and limit the car at 3500 rpms, and also it would stahl occasionally. The distributor cap and rotor ($70) was also replaced fearing this could be the problem. It was due to be changed at 60k miles anyway. I even replaced the battery because it was looking a little too worn. Has anyone else had problems like these?
#178 of 504 Prior owner?
Jan 08, 2000 (9:08 am)
Acuras and Hondas are usually good, reliable cars. However, since you bought the car with 58k miles (relatively low) and it has had that many problems since you bought it already, I may be inclined to think that the prior owner beat the living hell out of it, didn't have it regularly serviced (oil changes, tune ups, etc) and may have even raced it.
By the way...
'90-'91 RS, LS, GS...130 hp
'92-'00 RS, LS, GS...140 hp
'92-'93 GSR...160 hp
'94-'00 GSR...170 hp
Just some info. for y'all.
Jan 09, 2000 (7:50 pm)
ryuyszh; The 94 and 95 non VTEC Integras actually had 142hp, but it was reduced to 140hp from 96 on up. I'm not sure why this was though. Also, way back when, I had a 91 Integra LS and my friend had just purchased a new 92 LS with 140hp. We raced after his car had been fully broken in and I beat him by just a bit. We then swapped cars and he proceeded to beat me by roughly the same amount. After trying to figure out why, we happened to notice in some specs that he had, that the 90-91 Integras were geared shorter than the 92 Integras. Why did Acura do this? The hp increase was negated by the taller gearing. I guess maybe so they could advertise 140hp at the time without suffering in the fuel economy ratings? Interestingly, in late 94, he traded his 92 in for a 4 door 5spd. LS and I still had my 91. Again, after his car was broken in , we raced and I beat him and then we swapped, and my 91 was still faster. Believe it or not, the only "mods" that i'd done to the 91 were rapid fire plugs and Duralube. I ended up driving that car until 1996 when I traded for a 96 GSR (I was gealous; my wife had a 94 GSR at the time). That 91 LS was a great car and in the 110,000 miles that I drove it, the ONLY thing to break on it was the antenna mast at 89,000 miles. I didn't do my first brakejob until 80,000 miles and everything else was original. By the way, when I did my last oil change on that car at 108,000 miles, it still was not using a drop of oil!
Jan 10, 2000 (7:36 am)
I have a 92 legend coupe (which I love) and was having it serviced at the dealer, they gave me a loaner 99 integra, and I loved it, it had great handling and great pep for a 4 banger. Only one complaint, the classic 4 banger engine noise, after having a smooth growl of a V6, a 4 banger just won't do, but it did have more nimble handling then my huge ass legend, which is understandable.
My 2 Cents
#181 of 504 I agree, toology......about 1st gear
Jan 12, 2000 (7:39 am)
I definitely agree with you, We used to have an older legend and now we have a '99 5-spd. manual Integra. As much as I like the rush of driving our little car, the engine noise does bother me. My hubby doesn't seem to mind, he just cranks up the music. I noticed that putting the shifter to 1st gear is hard when the weather's cold. It has 13k miles on it and I never had a stickshift before but this doesn't seem normal to me. Does anyone else have experienced this? Thanks for reading.