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Acura Integra



  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    The black rubber molding protects the door a lot better. I'd stay with that. The little tiny body colored trim on my '99 GSR doesn't do anything to prevent dings and scratches from other jerks' car doors :( If anything, the paint on the body color molding chips when slightly hit..
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    We can't tell you anything for sure. There have been a few spy photos and artist's sketches of the '01 Integra but they 're all different!
    If it's power you want why don't look at the '00 GSR? It has 170hp. Are you looking at the LS now because it's cheaper? Because when the '01 Integras come out they 'll probably cost a little more and I doubt there will be $1-2K incentives like there are now..
    Only the new Type-R will have 220hp per Autoweek.
    I 've read elsewhere that the regular integra will "be just shy of 200hp", which to me means around 195hp. It looks like there may not be a cheaper base Integra but only the "GSR" and Type-R version. Noone really knows for sure.
    The '01 Integra is supposed to be available in March '01, but again that hasn't been confirmed by Honda or Acura of North America.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    There is another topic in the Sports cars/coupes section called: "Acura Integra GSR advice & opinions" that some of us have been using for over a year now. We usually give advice to people that want to modify their GSR's there but we also talk about all the Integras.
  • deva2deva2 Posts: 1
    Anyone know of troubles with the Acura Intera 2000 LS/GS automatic cars? My friend said a mechanic told him that Acura Integra 2000 models have some problems with its automatic transmissions. Anyway, I'm looking to buy my first car in a month, and I'm looking hard at the Acura Integra GS with the automatic - any reason not to?
  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    I don't know of any problems, per se, but keep in mind the Integra's angine was NOT designed for an automatic transmission. The car performs MUCH better (and is more fun) with a manual. If you don't know how to drive a manual, call AAA-- they can put you in touch with a driving school that will teach you.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    an automatic GS: TOO SLOW

    I know '94-96 models had some problems with the auto tranny but not sure about later models.
  • eclipsegseclipsegs Posts: 66
    I don't know about anyone else, but I can't stand the look of black trim pieces all around let's say, a white car. Personally, I like the car all one color. The auto industry got the hint after the 80's cheap black bumper era. It was an option on my 87 Hyundai Excel! No laughs please, we all needed to start somewhere.

    As for the trim protecting doors from other folks making dings, park FAR away from everyone. I also own a Mitsu Eclipse with no door trim and no dings because I'm very careful in my parking location. Take the walk I say.
  • Just realized it did not list the price per month.
    The site stated 219/mo
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    Yes, I figured out the $219 because it says on top: total monthly payments $7884. I devided by 36 mos (you didn't tell us 3 yrs either) and got $219.00 and from what I gather you have to put $1500 down. It's actually not a bad deal providing you won't go over 36K miles. If you do you 'll pay 15 cents per mile! That can add up really quick.
  • Is there anyone out there that recently leased or purchased a 2000 Integra LS coupe, automatic??? If so what kind of deals are you getting for them? I've made some initial talking with the dealers and one of them was saying $2000 down and $226 a month for a 36 month lease with 12k a year. This includes taxes, etc... Any and all information would be appreciated.

  • I'm looking for a used car around $5,000 to $8,000 in price and reliability is very important. I would like a car newer than '89 and somewhat sporty. Thanks for any help.
  • Does anyone know where the fuel pump is located on a 1994-2000 model integra?
    Thanks ahead of time.
  • rrrevrrrev Posts: 2
    I spoke to an Acura salesman last week and he told me that the body style of the Integra isn't going to change next year. How long has this style been around, eight years? I had heard that it would change next year. What's the deal with Acura? Has anyone heard anything to the contrary?
  • 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

    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.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    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.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    check your e-mail.
  • Thanx Harry I got your picture. Too tell you the truth I didn’t 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 doesn’t even have to pay him. All they have to do is give him a box of crayons and he’ll be happy with that. I don’t 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 that’s 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 don’t think all the hype the Type R has is going to help sell this car. But I’m 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 it’s going to be then I’ll 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????
  • 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.
  • thicks23thicks23 Posts: 42
    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.
  • rae52rae52 Posts: 100
    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?
  • joeg26erjoeg26er Posts: 10
    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?

  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    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.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    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:
    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.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    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.
  • 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 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".
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    Good luck with your purchase. I went to 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.
  • token155,
    Just for reference sake, I have a deal on the table for a 2 door automatic on the table with a dealer I found through He offered me $17,203 + tax, tag, and dealer service fee (not sure about this??) for a grand total of $18,763. If anyone has any thoughts on this deal please let me know... good or bad. I'm about ready to take it. BTW I'm in central Florida just for the record.

  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    Given that sticker is around $20K for an automatic LS, $18.7K with tax and everything out the door is not bad at all! This means they still have factory incentives on the Integra (havent' checked Edmunds' section on that lately)
    Don't know about the dealer service fee and have never heard of it. It's just another way of them to charge you more. The dealer service fee is most likely's fee that the dealer will send to them, like an agent's fee.
    When I was making the deal with they told me the dealer is charging me a $200 advertising fee. I said what? there 's no such thing and advertising fees are included in the sticker price of the car. I said NO, I 'm not buying the car because that's a ripoff. Then I called the sales manager, and told him I 've bought several new cars and noone ever charges an advertising fee. He said that's because this carsdirect profit! So I called them back and started yelling at them telling them I know that's their profit and they can go to the dealer and try and get $200 out of them. So about 2 days go by, and carsdirect called me back and told me many people have been complaining about the "advertising fee" (because dealers were not too cooperative and told the customers that the $200 was going to carsdirect - dealers don't really like the Internet car agents because it cuts into their profits a little), so they 've done away with it, and to say "we are sorry" they took off another $100 off the price. I was happy.
    Fight the dealer service fee because there 's no such thing - don't pay it. Tell them you 've talked to others that have bought new cars and have never heard of that. It could also be the dealer fee they charge for registering the car for you and doing the paperwork. Here in NY it's usually $20. I had them waive it. It was called "dealer preparation fee". I told them they made $600 on the car, and that's enough. They don't need to get another $20 out of me and the sales manager said fine. Screw their fees! Go over them carefully and question everything. You still got a great deal though..
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,137
    Almost forgot. I would advise to get a 5-sp. if you can. Much more fun to drive (and much faster). Not too much fun if you run into a lot of traffic frequently though.. If they have one on the lot, it should be about $700 cheaper than what you 're paying for the auto, like $16,500. It would be a steal!
  • Thanks for the info. I would like a manual, but have no means of learning how to drive one right now. And I don't want to learn on a brand new car. I'll look into the service fee some more and try to get out of that. Thank again.
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