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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.
Aug 07, 2000 (8:53 pm)
I missed something in your post before.. Who told you the new Integra is coming out in September? Everything I 've been reading the last 6 mos says it's coming out in March-April of '01.
New model year Integras never came out in September anyway. They always arrived at the dealers' lots in mid-late October. I 'd get a new saleman if I were you.. and don't believe everything they tell you. They 're going to hold on to your money for a long long time because Type-Rs are definitely not coming out till the Spring of next year. It's already been announced at several auto shows.
#416 of 504 getting new LS soon...
Aug 07, 2000 (10:59 pm)
I will be purchasing a new LS 5-speed soon. I will give the local dealers a chance, but if I can't find the deal I'm looking for, I will get the car through CarsDirect.com. Has anyone purchased an LS recently, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area? If so, what price did you settle for? Do you have any suggestions about the buying process?
For those of you who are saying, "Why aren't you getting a GS-R"...well, you're right. However, I don't care for leather, the spoiler, and the lower gear ratios (I make several road trips). I wish I could get an LS with the VTEC motor. Hence, my dream car: an "LS-R".
#417 of 504 I didn't say anything! :)
Aug 08, 2000 (1:47 am)
Good luck with your purchase. I went to carsdirect.com for a friend who was looking for a GS-R about 10 days ago and it said: SOLD OUT! Now I 'm in NY so maybe there are some in other states. This could also mean that they 're not making '00 GSRs anymore, not sure. Anyway, I went through carsdirect over a year ago and it was very painless. You still pick up the car from the dealer. carsdirect just negotiated the price they advertise with the dealer and got me that exact price ($19.8K for '99GSR).
Suggestions for the buying process: Go late at night or 1/2 hr. before they close. Tell them you 're ready to buy the car today, IF they meet or match prices you 've seen on line. Check out Edmunds' Rebates & Incentives section first! if there is a thousand or 1,500 incentive subtract that from the sticker price right away and then at least another $1K after that. Also walk around their lot. See how many LSs they have. If they only have 1 LS or only a couple of Integras total they may not negotiate much. The more they have the better chance you have at getting it at your price. Always let the dealer make a few hundred bucks. Do not make unreasonable offers like below dealer invoice (minus the factory-dealer incentive of course) or right at invoice. Acura dealers are not Chevy dealers.. Anway, pump them up, get them excited and tell them you 're willing to put a deposit down the same day and buy the car the next day or the day after. Another thing to remember is that the lower the price they agree on, the higher the interest rate they 'll try and give you. Tell them if you don't get a reasonable interest rate or the advertised one (sometimes they give out special Honda loan rates like 6.9% of lower) the deal will fall through or you 'll get a loan over the Internet with much better rates. When they heard that I was getting a loan from the Internet, they gave in and said, fine you can have the 6.9%. That's what Acura was advertising but they dealerhip doesn't want to give you that. They make money on the interest and try and give you the highest rate possible, unless you complain and simply say: no thanks, I 'll finance through someone else. Then watch them come up with excuses and other ways to get you a better rate. They have several financial institutions they do business with. One of them is offering the "good" or advertised rate. They 'll tell you your credit is not perfect and all kinds of crap. Just walk away. They 'll call back.. That's it for now. Do these things and you 'll do ok. Just get used to saying: no thanks to the dealers and you 'll get what you want, eventually. If not there 's always the online car brokers.