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#228 of 504 how long do engines last on average?
Mar 09, 2000 (5:03 am)
I have a 1995 Integra LS 5 speed with a B-18B engine. It is my second car, my first being a Jetta. The Acura is awsome. I really enjoy driving now. Anyway, i was just wondering...how many miles can i expect my engine to run before it goes to the grave? I'm at 80,000 now and it runs better than my friend's 98 Cavalier with 14,000 miles. I am going to swap a V-TEC B18C into it when it goes out. Any info apriciated, Thanks
#229 of 504 integra RS 93 - fair price ?!
Mar 09, 2000 (7:26 pm)
Hi guys, i really need to find out quickly
what an average fair price for an acura integra
RS 1993, 80k miles, 1.8L, manual, a/c, one
owner car with no apparent problems is ?!
around 7k ok ?!
pls. email me at sioncs.purdue.edu as soon
as possible. thanx allot !
#230 of 504 carlady
Mar 09, 2000 (7:49 pm)
00tl and lperry, you may also want to visit our Maintenance & Repair conference for answers to your questions.
Mar 13, 2000 (7:48 pm)
Congrats on the new car! (I hope you didn't pay $20K for an LS - my '99 GSR was under $20K!)
I know what you mean. I had an airbag smack me in the face in my '97 Civic. I didn't know they came out at first because I was going 65mph when a truck in front of the car in front of me lost its drive axle and we (11 cars) all drove over it! So I heard like a loud bang (like a gun going off) but I thought maybe it was the impact of the undercarriage of my car going over this thing that was about 10" off the ground! Feels like somebody smacked you in the face with open palm and sounds like a gun went off in your ear. I then saw the passenger bag (which was pink!) hanging down and then I realized I couldn't breathe from all the white stuff/powder/gas pouring out of both bags. Thankfully I could open the door and got out to breathe fresh air.
I 'm still driving that Civic today with 93K mi. but those air bags are very important. I guess the harder they smack you the better they work?
Mar 13, 2000 (8:00 pm)
If noise & comfort are you top priority then you shouldn't go to a 50 series tire. They have a lower profile and the ride will be slightly bumpier.
Sounds to me you that you don't want a performance tire so I think you should stay with the 195-55 size but the problem is that there are not too many tires in that size. You could go to 205-50 but nothing bigger than that because your speedometer will be off too much.
I 'm not up on the noise level of tires. I 'd suggest going to www.tirerack.com and read all the road tests they 've done. They usually rate the tires on noise.
As far as treadwear goes, the Michelin XGT-V4 probably has one of the highest one (340 I think). You 're not going to get much better than that. I personally thing they 're really bad in the wet and average in the dry. I 've had much better tires before but not sure about road noise.
I like the Dunlop D60-A2 all season tire. I 'm on my 3d set now on my Civic and they handle much better on wet and dry than the Michelin XGT-V4 which I still have on my GS-R. I 'm getting Dunlop SP8000 (dry&wet only - not for snow) and they 're excellent in both wet and dry.
Mar 13, 2000 (8:05 pm)
Depending what condition the '93 RS is in, I 'd pay between $5500-6500.
What don't you look it up at Edmunds?
You 've probably bought the car by now, so good luck with it..
#234 of 504 Cars to compare to GSR
Mar 13, 2000 (11:49 pm)
Well, I've been eyeing the '00 Integra GS-R for my first ever car purchase (second car, inherited a '95 civic DX from my brother). Test driving it yesterday combined with reading these forums makes me think I'm making the right choice, however, for comparison's sake, can you guys suggest some other cars to test drive and check out? Lookin for cars that are along the same lines and cost around the same, just so I can get a feel for them and make sure the Integra is what I want, though I don't doubt it is!
Mar 14, 2000 (12:44 am)
I'm sure only1harry will disagree but you may want to look at the new Celica's. The GTS compares well with the GS-R though its somewhat more expensive. The new GTS is very quick, handles well, brakes are exceptional, and interior is roomy (up front anyway). IMO, it also looks better. Visibility and quality of interior materials could be better. Also, since its a brand new model, the dealers are less likely to deal on them than on the Integras.
I would also recommend you look at Preludes; better low end torque than either the Integra or Celica and a more comfortable ride. More expensive than the GS-R (about same as Celica GTS). True coupe design rather than a hatchback though (a negative in my book).
Mar 14, 2000 (2:15 am)
Yeah, I've never been a big fan of Toyotas or the Celicas, but it would probably be a good comparison car to try out. I'm guessing the Mitsubishi Eclipse would be another good one to compare with. Any others?
I'm planning to head to one of the Honda dealerships and try out possibly the Civic Si and Prelude. Maybe an S2000 if they let me, just for the hell of it..
Mar 15, 2000 (2:44 am)
No, I did not pay $20,000 for my LS--just tried to give a nice 'round' number. I am one of those women that car salesmen hate to see coming because I tend to show up on their lot with a 'few' volumes of research and a stubborn (bad) attitude.
As far as the airbag goes, maybe Civic designs theirs a little differently.
I, unfortunately, have received punches in the face that did not compare to that airbag...not to mention that it cause over over $3400 worth of damage to the INTERIOR of my truck (steering column (blew the thing right off the dash and into multiple pieces all over the floorboards), steering wheel (completely warped), dash, horn, wiring, airbag, etc.). Best part--my chiropractor estimates 6-8 months just to get my neck back into working order.
Also, I guess, when there is that much damage-dealerships aren't too ept at putting everything back in working order again because I had the steering go out on me coming around a mountain at 70mph! Let me tell ya...that was fun.
I guess I took the 'long way around' to say that --No, a hard smack does not mean better. It was an 8mph impact between the curb and my right front tire (which did not need replacement). I honestly believe that I (and my truck) would have recieved A LOT less damage without the airbag.
My apololgies if the letter seems 'harsh'--I guess I still have some 'issues' to work out with that *&^% airbag!!! But it also explains why I spent so long researching the airbags on various cars before I purchased the Acura--which I am still 'in love' with.
p.s. I still don't trust airbags--especially since information concerning their manufacturing and specifications are so difficult to find.