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Acura Integra, Coupe, Hatchback
#245 of 1037 Acura Integra oddity
Aug 03, 2001 (10:56 am)
As you know Acura has decided to drop the Integra name for RSX.
This has created a odd situation for Integra buyers who's deciding to buy new or used:
Kelly Blue Book 'Trade-in' value for 2000 Integra LS 5-sp with 12k miles on it in excellent condition for $17,495
Edmunds 'True Market Value' (going rate at dealers) for new 2001 Integra LS 5-sp dealers are selling for $16,650.
Aug 03, 2001 (8:00 pm)
Edmund's TMV is much lower than sticker because from May to the end of July Acura has had a $2,000 factory-dealer incentive on ALL Integras.
This $2K does not have to be passed along to the customers/buyers by the dealer. It's the dealer's money and they decide what to do with it. It's not a rebate. Of course in most cases the dealer discounts the car heavily by $2,000 plus more if you take into account that their "invoice" is another $1900 less.. Kelley blue book cannot account or verify that all dealers share the incentive with their customers, or how much, so they list the regular KBB price as if you paid full price for the car. This also goes for Integras or all other cars without any incentives. For example I paid $19.8K for my '99 GSR although the sticker was $22,650. About 6mos later and with about 7k mi. on the odo, I visited KBB's web site for kicks and they said my car was worth about $21,000 retail and $19,500 trade-in value in excellent condition. So yes, it doesn't make much sense since I only paid $300-400 more than trade-in but that's the way it goes and that's the book most dealers go by. If you get a great deal on a car or close to dealer invoice, etc. and decide to sell it within a year you can really make out. Kelley has no idea how much you paid for the car and if you paid sticker or invoice for it..
#247 of 1037 ground control rear sway bar
Aug 03, 2001 (8:10 pm)
Anyone know anything about this rear sway? How does it compare to the Comptech kit (which includes the tie bar also)? Is a tie bar really necessary? What about a front strut bar?
Aug 04, 2001 (1:33 pm)
I assume you 're asking about your Civic.. You don't really need the rear tie bar. The sway bar is good enough. Go to an Acura dealer. Mine sells the Comptech 22mm sway bar for $230 (discounted like 15%). My Neuspeed rear tie bar didn't really make much difference but they say it helps a little maintaining proper camber settings or wheel alignment settings.. The rear sway bar (or bigger one) makes a HUGE difference! Front upper strut bar makes a small difference, small but noticeable. Every little thing helps. Don't know anything about the GC sway.
#249 of 1037 bars, cont'd.
Aug 04, 2001 (3:10 pm)
Sounds good...the GC rear sway is a new product, I think, because it is in the "What's New" section of their website. Might have to wait a while to see how the general public likes that one before gicing in to the Comptech one. I have heard that a tie bars are useful on cars with larger than stock wheels and tires and might be worthwhile. Ground Control rear sway: http://www.ground-control.com/gcwhnew.htm
Aug 05, 2001 (6:44 pm)
Any of you SCCA guys know anything about Sparco or Corbeau seats? I am looking at the Sparco Sprint and Speed seats and at the Corbeau Forza. Has anyone sat in these? Really, I'm just looking to save a little weight, give my beat up seats a proper burial, actually stay in my seat during hard drifts, and I guess look good in the process. Any input is welcomed : )
#251 of 1037 kosei wheel q
Aug 07, 2001 (3:58 pm)
Do the Kosei K1 wheels come with a center cap or not? I did not get them with mine and was wondering...
#252 of 1037 Free 14" stock wheels + covers
Aug 08, 2001 (10:10 am)
I have 2 stock wheels (rims) with wheel covers, genuine acura, off a 93 RS ...
I am leaving the bay area now and don't want to take them back.
They are for free in Sunnyvale, CA.
send email if interested. i am leaving around the 14th of august so you have to do it by then.
Aug 08, 2001 (10:20 am)
unfortunately don't come with center caps. I was disappointed they didn't but what do you expect for $139 ea.? I may have to look for some center caps because I think the spindles (hub) will start rusting sooner without them.
#254 of 1037 ractive front upper strut bar
Aug 08, 2001 (2:45 pm)
Got a good deal on it...is it worth $40 or not?