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#405 of 504 2001 Acura Integra....
Aug 05, 2000 (2:49 am)
I'm a big fan of Import cars so I love Honda/Acuras. I already put money down on the new 2001 Acura Integra Type R just to reserve it. BUT!!!! I just saw a picture of the 2001 Acura Integra at http://busybeetoys.com/SCOOP/scoop-2000-01-19.htm
if this is how the Acura Integra is going to look I would rather buy an AMERICAN car.... I really thought they could do better then this... like an nsx look or something but this is really, really bad. When you guys get a chance look go to the web site I posted and let me see what you guys think.
we should go on strike against honda/acura.
Aug 05, 2000 (2:10 pm)
Nah, that's an old picture. I have like 3 newer ones and they all look different, but sportier than the one at busybeetoys. Check your mail jctejada. Latest rumors are that the regular Integra will be like 195hp and the Type-R 220hp but not with a 2.2L but a 2.0L. I doubt any of the Integras will have a 2.2L. Even the S2000 has a 2.0L.
Aug 05, 2000 (2:11 pm)
check your e-mail.
Aug 06, 2000 (8:18 pm)
Thanx Harry I got your picture. Too tell you the truth I didnít noticed any big changes from the picture I saw in the website and the picture you sent me. Bottom line is both pictures looked really, really ugly, ill looking, ill-favored, heinous, terrible, nasty looking and whatever else you want to call it. I would be ashamed to drive this car down the street. I think the Acura Integra owners from previous generations would just look at me and laugh. How could the Acura/Honda engineers come up with a design like this? I thought these people got pay good money to make up these designs. Honda/Acura could pay me half the amount they pay those guys and I bet I can come up with a better design then that. Better yet my little 9 year old brother can come up with a better design then that. Honda/Acura doesnít even have to pay him. All they have to do is give him a box of crayons and heíll be happy with that. I donít know what Honda/Acura is thinking about. Maybe what they want to do is what Mitsubishi did with the eclipse and sell it to an older generation because thatís what the new Integra looks like, an OLD man. I am really disappointed with the new look of the 2001 Integra. I am seriously thinking about getting the money I put down on the 2001 Acura Integra Type R back. I donít think all the hype the Type R has is going to help sell this car. But Iím going to wait until it does come out (September) and go to the dealer and take a good long look at it and then decide. If it is really going to be as bad as I think itís going to be then Iíll just jump into a Prelude. I think for the money the 2000 Honda Prelude is the best next thing to the Acura Integra Type R, What do you guys think about that????
Aug 06, 2000 (8:37 pm)
How do I start a new topic??? I would like to start a new Topic about the 2001 Acura Integra design. Or maybe one of you guys can start it but we need to start talking about this quick, fast and in a hurry.
#410 of 504 How to make a new topic
Aug 06, 2000 (9:24 pm)
Enter your user name and password. Then choose the conference you want your topic in. The create topic option should be on the conference screen which lists all of the current topics in that particular conference.
#411 of 504 Synthetic Oil
Aug 07, 2000 (12:44 am)
Only1Harry, my '99Civic DX hatch just turned 25k miles. I decided to use Mobil 1 5W-30 from now on.What oil do you use?
Instead of 3750 service intervals (a pain to remember) I've decided to use every 5K mile intervals; what's your advice?
#412 of 504 Supercharger?
Aug 07, 2000 (2:19 am)
I have a '94 GS-R Sedan and would like to add a supercharger. I have heard that this will cause frequent timing problems.
Can this be overcome?
Is it inevitable?
Who makes the best kit for the money?
Aug 07, 2000 (7:00 pm)
I 've been using Castrol GTX on my Civic and change the oil every 3-3.5k mi. My '97 Civic HB just turned 105k mi. and it doesn't burn any oil at all!
On my Integra GSR I started using Mobil 1 very recently (16K mi).
Although I do go fast with the Civic and average 80-85mph I didn't think it was necessary to go with synthetic. Besides 85mph is really nothing for the Civic.. Now the GSR is a different story. With that 8K RPM redline and frequent racing (autocross, and at the light) that I do, I feel the engine might benefit from the extra protection of the synthetic oil.
My advice would be don't go with synthetic. I 'm really hard on my Civic and have a lead foot so I 'm proof that the Civic doesn't really need synthetic oil to maintain reliability. Maybe synthetic might protect it more when the car has 150 or 200k mi.? can't really answer that. When I get there on mineral oil I 'll let you know the status of my motor. So far at 100k+ mi. oil consumption is nil which means the motor is fat and happy (healthy) and regular oil is more than adequate.
Aug 07, 2000 (7:07 pm)
I think it's time you visited a more technical forum. You 've asked a lot of technical questions about turbos and SCs but there isn't anyone here with a turbocharged Integra so you need to go here: www.honda-tech.com
Register to get an ID and then post to your heart's content. You should go to the Forced Induction topic. I hang out at the Integra forum there. My nickname is VTEConly. There are very highly technical people that can answer all your questions there. As you can tell the Edmunds forums are a little more mild and don't go into the bolts and nuts of things. I 'm mostly at the honda-tech forums but I like it here because it 's more quiet It gets kind of crazy there reading everyone's problems and there are way more posts there than here. Anyway I 'm sure you 'll find it very informative.