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#271 of 504 2000 Acura Integra GS-R, A Good Deal?
Apr 16, 2000 (9:25 am)
I need a reply as soon as possible.
I was able to negotiate the price of a 2000 Acura
GS-R Coupe for exactly $20,000 (includes
destination charge, but does not include tax and
license) which includes the following accessories:
Theft Deterrent System
Full Nose Mask
Does anyone think this is a good price? The
dealer invoice price on this vehicle is $20,014 but
there is a $1,500 factory incentive on this car.
#272 of 504 Good to me
Apr 16, 2000 (2:59 pm)
20k is a good price for a GSR.
MSRP is around 22.5k, and you are aware of the dealer incentive, which is good at lowering your price, however, there might still be more room to negotiate.
carsdirect.com will sell a GSR at 19,989 or something like that, but with the options you have, you're probably getting a better deal with your dealer. The security system itself is listed by the manufacturer at around $500 so at your listed price, you're pretty much got the cheapest deal around. You might get them lower by telling them that you know they're redesigning Integra for 01' and this is a old (since 94') model etc...you get the point.
for reference: your car setup at acura.com would cost 23.9K. I'd buy it if I were you.
Apr 16, 2000 (3:01 pm)
Just curious :Where do you live? I wonder if they're going for that price in my area.
#274 of 504 Thanks for the Replies
Apr 17, 2000 (2:52 pm)
Thanks for all your replies. I actually went to another dealership and got the car for about $275 HIGHER. The reason I did this was that 1) this dealership is local to where I live 2) the car that they have there is just right off the truck and everything is still "shrink-wrapped".
The first dealership I went to was Serramonte Acura in Daly City, CA. If you are considering getting an Acura GS-R and are living close to the area, go take a look. Mike is the Sales Manager. Tell him that Joseph sent you. (He remembers me as he had a hard time with me. If you spend enough time there, you will eventually get a good deal like I did.
I eventually got the car from Oakland Acura in Oakland, CA. This dealership is much closer to where I live and the car has never been test driven before by customers (it has only 12 miles on the odometer). I did pay $275 higher on the car though. My final cost was $22,300 OTD which included tax + license.
I will be picking the car up this Friday.
#275 of 504 Reliability of Integra
Apr 23, 2000 (9:39 pm)
I'm searching for a new car, and I think I have it narrowed down to Integra, Jetta, and perhaps another Civic. I keep reading about how the Integra is outdated, but how does it handle? What kind of repairs does it need? Is it reliable? Is it safe? I'm sick of reading reviews and need some info form actual users.
Apr 24, 2000 (4:18 pm)
Integras handle great and are very agile. Better than a Jetta. Why don't you go take a test drive? The GSR hanldes a little better than the LS or GS models because it has a front upper strut bar to lessen body flex at the front.
With some inexpensive suspension upgrades (thicker rear sway bar) they handle awesomely.
The 're pretty reliable and safe. I recommend you look at a 5-sp. because it's faster than the auto and more fun to drive.
The new Jetta 1.8T (turbo) should be fun to drive as well but uses Premium gasoline like the Integra GSR. The Integra LS/GS take regular gas.
I really enjoy driving my '99 GSR and look forward to it all the time. I 've only driven old Jettas from the late '80s and early '90s so I can't vouche for the new ones. I know they 're not as reliable as Honda/Acuras though because my friend was going through water pumps, starters, and all kinds of parts every other month with his Jetta until he finally sold it with 80K mi. 80K mi. is nothing for a Honda or Acura and they can go easily to 150K with no repairs. My Civic has 96k mi. on it now and so far so good.
#277 of 504 Honda vs. Acura ?!
Apr 25, 2000 (7:05 am)
I have an integra right now.
I just wonder. What is the difference
between acura and honda in terms of parts
and quality. i realize guys that most of us have
also an acura around so the replies might be
really subjective. But seriously, what's the
difference ? To me, the integra '93 looks
pretty much like a current civic in terms of
shape and it also drives better. Are the honda
models always some years "behind" the acura
models ? also i heard that the new integras
will bear the honda tag. any info on that ?
email also appreciated at sioncs.purdue.edu
Apr 25, 2000 (2:00 pm)
Although Acura is made by Honda the majority of the parts in an Integra and a Civic are different.
The engines are totally different as well as most of the suspension and braking systems. Rack & pinion power steering system in the Integras is totally different than the Civics and much better. Everything in the Integra is heavy duty and the parts are more performance oriented than the Civic's. Even the radiators & hoses are different (also GSR's radiator is bigger than LS/GS as well as many other parts..). Coil spring rates are higher in the Integra and the shocks are different for better handling. Exhaust is entirely different as well and the muffler in a G3 Integra is almost 50% larger than a Civic's (I own a '97 Civic). They share very few parts which makes sense because I wouldn't want many of the parts from a 106hp Civic for my 170hp Integra.
Apr 26, 2000 (4:21 pm)
This is the only topic I see you active around! How are you doing?
#280 of 504 Gas Milage on Integra
Apr 26, 2000 (6:01 pm)
I recently purchased a new 99 Integra LS (Automatic Trans). I have been getting around 260 miles per fillup before the gas light goes on. Is this low? I though it would get better gas milage.