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Acura Integra, Coupe, Hatchback
#207 of 1037 new GSR owner...
Jun 17, 2001 (4:08 pm)
wiwang, congrats on your GSR! I got mine at Proctor Acura in Tallahassee, FL. I got the silver, though I really liked the red also. I think 2001 is the only year they've made the GSR in silver, so I thought that might make it kind of unique. To tell you the truth, I haven't gotten my insurance switched over yet from the last car I had. I didn't get to sign the papers on the Integra until late Friday, so I will be taking care of insurance tomorrow. I've been out all weekend driving the car, what a blast! By the way, anyone in the North Florida or South Georgia area looking for a GSR, Proctor Acura in Tallahassee has 3 left, silver, red and black (as well as four door GSRs in black and titanium). And they have a few GS and several LS models as well.
#208 of 1037 price with 2000$ rebate
Jun 17, 2001 (7:14 pm)
Hi, did anyone buy an Integra recently with 2K rebate?
How much below invoice do you pay?
I am interested in getting a LS or GS, but not sure usually how much dealer charge?
Any infos are appreciated.
#209 of 1037 Integra 1993 great car great resale what else can you ask for
Jun 18, 2001 (7:21 am)
I'm thinking of selling my Integra outright I paid about 12,500 for it in 1993 and I've been getting wholesale and retail pricing from 4000-8000 for it. Does anyone know if Edmunds used car prices are accurate. because when I see these cars for sale they get sold fast and at higher prices then edmunds says.
I would recommend an Acura to anyone that is looking this car has been great, only problem I had was after 7 years the Ac crapped out. But the car has been very very very reliable.
Wish I could afford the suv.
#210 of 1037 GSR insurance rates
Jun 18, 2001 (9:28 am)
wiwang, I just found out the insurance on my GSR will be $498 for 6 months.
sportycar, I used the $2000 rebate for my purchase. I would check the Edmunds TMV for the LS and GS. I got mine for about $500 below the TMV price, so the LS and GS should be at least that much below for a good deal.
Jun 18, 2001 (9:50 am)
I 'm surprised the dealer sold you the car with no proof of insurance. Here in NY, they won't let you drive off the lot without them having a copy of your insurance card. It's also illegal to drive the car without insurance so I guess the dealers here could be held responsible.
Yeah, I 'm pretty sure '01 is the first & last year they made the GSR in silver. I know many people that would rather have a silver GSR than red, black or blue, so you should have no problem selling it when the time comes. Do they still make the dark green GSR? I think that color was discontinued for the GSR in '98 or '99 and replaced by the supersonic blue which is another very rare color.
#212 of 1037 thanks swynn!
Jun 18, 2001 (10:23 am)
Im just learning to drive stick...I've been driving my GSR around the past weekend and it is pretty fun... My insurance is pretty high though...it's about 780 per 6 months for minimal coverage...but i guess maybe it's because of where I live (suburbs of Philadelphia). I would have loved to have gotten a silver or white integra (is there a 2001 white color?), but the dealer only had a red and black and the black was sold. but the red is very nice...just too flashy and might draw unwanted police attention.
Jun 18, 2001 (10:46 am)
Wiwang: As long as you don't drive like a maniac, the cops won't care what color your GS-R is. I drive my red '98 1,500 miles a week and have never even been stopped. And I don't drive like a Grandma, either. Just use common sense, and learn where the cops like to hunt.
Like you, however, I would have preferred a silver GS-R: my '96 LS was silver, and it still looks good.
#214 of 1037 proof of insurance
Jun 18, 2001 (1:19 pm)
I did have to prove for the dealership that I had insurance, they photocopied my insurance card. When I got to the insurance office, the dealer had phoned in the info on the new car, so they just had to print my temporary cards. At the dealer I had to sign something saying I had an existing insurance policy from my previous car and that I would have it switched within 30 days. My rate was for full coverage and $100 deductible, but I have multiple policies with them (State Farm) and I've never had an accident so I get discounts for those two things. Plus I'm a 32 yr. old female and my location is not a high crime area.
Only1harry, I think they do still make the dark green GSR, they didn't have one at the dealership I went to. They do make the GSR in white as well. I thought the silver looked really sharp with the black interior and that it might be a little more valuable down the road when it comes time to sell it.
#215 of 1037 1993 Integra used prices
Jun 19, 2001 (1:44 pm)
depending on mileage and model and conditions and equipment, I have seen 1992-1993 Integras sell for anywhere from $1500 for repossessed beaters to $3000 for high mileage clean cars to $7500 for low mileage showroom perfect cars. If your car has average miles and is clean and decent, I would expect to get $4000-$5000. If you have the car detailed, or you do it yourself, get out all the little pockets of dust and make sure every surface is bright and clean, you'll get more for it. We're trying to sell my wife's '98 LS automatic, blue, 52K, trying to get $14,000 for it as it is near perfect. If she'd let me have it for a few hours to get sparkling clean, we'd have more people looking at it, I'm sure. CarMax offered $11,500 for the car, so we're trying to beat that and get her an older (94-96) GS or GS-R with a 5-speed, in green, blue, or black. I've found a few replacement cars but until we get that car detailed, I don't think it will sell except to CarMax for wholesale.
Edmund's TMV can help, especially when starting out in your quest to sell and getting a ballpark value to start asking. A great idea is to check your local paper, used car magazine, and the local dealers, to see what the cars like yours are selling for. Not what the sellers are asking, but what they sell for. When I see a classified ad for a car close to mine, I call the guy to see what kind of response he's getting at his price for his car and use that information to better price and advertise mine.
#216 of 1037 2001 integra LS
Jun 25, 2001 (6:18 am)
Just test-drove 2001 LS.
This will be my first new car purchase.
I have some questions about the car. Hope someone can help me.
1) I feel my celica (86 GT) is more stable and has better handling, especially on curvy roads (It is a larger car,longer/wider)
My celica is still running great. I noticed that although it is lower than LS, but it has more headroom.
When I sit in LS 2dr, my head almost touched the ceiling. (3/4 fingers away)
Do you feel the same?
2) Another thing I am not sure is the dealer ask me for extra 217$ (99 documentation fee, 33 running/process fee for title?, and 85 for title/plate)
They said it is standard fee. Is that normal?
3) I noticed that there is 2K rebate. Should dealer pass all of that to us?
When there is no rebate, usually how much do you paid over the invoice (e.g. 17978 for LS)?
4) The invoice the dealer gave to me is about 200$ more than edmunds', i.e. 18117. (Two dealer gave me this number) Is that right?
5) Anyone has a LS 4dr with 5speed? Seems no dealer has this model in New England area.
I tested a LS 4dr, but it is auto. I like the space very much, but don't like the auto at all.
5) Do you find sunroof's visor/refector useful? ( They ask for 125$ for it).
Sorry for so many questions, and thanks in advance.