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#487 of 1037 Opinions on 1991 Acura Integra
Jun 07, 2004 (7:50 am)
I am looking to buy a 1991 Acura Integra GS 2 dr. for $2250 w/ 187,000 miles. I am a college student and will be taking the car to school. Is this worth it? The owner has kept track of all maintenance since he's owned it (got it at 62,000 mi) and it looks like he's kept up on it. Routine oil changes and the such. Here are the major repairs that have been done since 62,000 when he got it...front and rear brake pads at around 80-90k, brake master cylinder replaced at 105k, timing belt replaced twice last change at 168k, water pump replaced at 112k, both outer CV boots replaced around 140k, radiator at 155k, distributor at 168k, alternator at 180k, and new exhaust system at 184k. what do you think?
#488 of 1037 re: what do you think?
Jun 07, 2004 (8:03 am)
welllll, it's a fun car!
condition of: leather seats? body and paint? look at the bottom of the engine for signs of oil leaks. open the hatch and pull up the carpet to look for signs of water coming in - a major hassle to deal with that might make you less happy come rainy season.
if all of that gives you the right answers, it might be worth $2250 where I live (CA). manual or automatic?
Jun 07, 2004 (8:12 am)
haven't gone to see it but i was told it has cloth seats with only problem being a small tear in the driver's seat...nothing major. as for the body on the records it says left quarter panel was repaired and entire car was repainted at Maaco at 167k, as for oil leaks the oil pan, oil pan gasket, and drain plug were replaced at 117k so that sounds like it would help with any leaks. its a manual. records dont list a cluth replacement (past 62k).
Jun 07, 2004 (8:20 am)
im in NC...also, other than not having leather the car is fully loaded, power windows, power door locks, power moonroof, etc.
Jun 07, 2004 (10:35 am)
being a GS, I assumed it was loaded, except for the leather in '91.
Distributor leaks are common, but your distributor was replaced, so that would cure that. Depending on driving style of the previous owner, the clutch may be worn - that will be obvious when you drive it.
Be aware that a Maaco paint job isn't going to last very long. The engine and the trans on these cars are extremly durable, so that is a point in its favor. It sounds like it might be overdue for a tune-up, and I would be curious what its compression numbers are - do you have smog check in that state?
Anyway, that is a huge work-up for a $2000 car. Check for the engine and hatch leaks, stop it and start it up a couple of times, and then go on faith if you enjoy the drive!
#492 of 1037 2001 Acura Integra
Jun 19, 2004 (3:26 pm)
We're trying to sell our 2001 Acura Integra LS coupe with Auto. It's light blue and has only 17,500 miles. Very clean, non-Smoker car and it is in very good shape except for a few of dings and a little scratch in back bumper. Iím in San Francisco, California 94112.
We never buy or sell a car in private party before. Is $13900 asking price too much?
#493 of 1037 pkcheng55
Jun 19, 2004 (4:03 pm)
Scroll back to the top of this page and click on the "used car" tab. Then follow the instructions to get Edmunds pricing on your car. Good luck on making a quick sale.
#494 of 1037 Question on '92 Integra
Aug 22, 2004 (3:25 pm)
I'm a newbie to this forum. My daughter is looking at buying her first car which is a '92 Integra. It has 174,000 Km (108,000 miles) on it and is in good shape inside and out.
I have been a Nissan owner for the past 10 years and am wondering if the timing belt is as much of an issue with the Integra as it is for the Nissans? Also what are the known issues I should look for with this car?
Thanks very much for any advice.
Aug 23, 2004 (7:05 am)
t-belt is very important on these cars - it is an interference engine (instant self-destructo if it breaks while driving) - make sure it has been done and if there is doubt, do it.
Electrical accessories at the rear end are an issue, as is water coming in around the hatch door or through the taillights. Pull out the spare tire and check for evidence (staining etc) of standing water in the well it sits in. Make sure all the rear lights work as well as the wiper. Check all the HVAC controls up front as well. Make sure the buttons are working to shift the airflow between the dash, the floor, and the windshield.
Beyond that, nothing major. Make sure to check for bad CV joints at the front (crank the wheel all the way over in a parking lot and accelerate slowly while listening closely to the front for the sound of pebbles rattling in a can; then repeat with the wheel cranked all the way the other way). Worn spark plug wires and old distributor caps have a significant impact on the way these cars drive - eyeball those.
Plus, of course, all the usual stuff you check out on any used car.
Good luck! Manual or automatic?
#496 of 1037 2001 Integra LS
Sep 11, 2004 (5:29 pm)
Help looking at a Integra LS with 35500 miles 13,500 or Brand new Honda Civic VP for 12750. Can't decide what to get... go new and get that new car smell or go used with all the toys but no leather. Thanks