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Old 22 Dec 2007, 08:31 pm
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Default Acura Integra?

Ok, I have a situation, I have a beat up 91 oldsmobile for a daily driver...it is dying lol.So I need a car. I have narrowed down to either a 95-99 Mitsubishi Eclipse, or 97-99 Acura Integra LS Trim. I have heard both good and bad about both.I am looking for cheap, easy to work on, and fairly common. Also any facts, good or bad, you may know, please add as well...Thanks..
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 08:46 pm
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if your looking for power go for the mitz.. go for the gst for front wheel drive, pulling about 210 horses, or the gsx with fourwheel drive, and pulling about the same at 210 horses!!!
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 09:01 pm
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i owned a 1995 GST man. Automatic though but still took off great! GSX is with turbo and all wheel drive. The car is sleek, and smooth. The GST had sunroof and leather. 2.0L Motor. Beat civics off the line. Nothing to brag about since they suck. ha. It was all stock. Lots of aftermarket parts available. They shouldn't have problems unless the owner before screwed one. Get one all stock. Another filter is okay. You don't want a car with parts put on wrong. Ride wasn't bad. I had 17" with low profile tires so it was a little rough. Car is low to ground. Turns alot of heads. You won't be disappointed. Online it says about 200 HP. If you get 97-99 you get the big GST Spoiler. You only want the engine with turbo. The RS, GS, And GS special edition have the other engine. And its not as great. Integra is cool but you want the type r only. Its the top trim of the integra. Good luckOnly thing i replaced on Eclipse was alternator at 109K miles. I dont have it because I got hit by a lady in a SUV and bent the frame
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 09:16 pm
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if you are looking at base models for both the integra is the better choice, more mods, better reliability, easy to work on. the problem though is they are sought after and are more probably to be broken into and stolen. If you are not talking about base then go for the eclipse gst or the gsx if you have the money. Turbo cars are easier to extract horsepower from.
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How good was your Olds? I guess you drove the crap out of it and still goes...Anyway, depend on what you meant on working on. A car that can be driven around town and fix easily? If you want to mod it that is another story. Still consider domestic cars, they are cheaper to maintain. The imports, parts can get pretty steep on price and if you want to mod maybe is the way to go. But if you want some cheap to drive around and is ok, stick to GM. So far they have been the most reliable cars I ever own.
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definetly the integra hands down. its good reliable, cheap esay to work on, good on gas. only con about the car is that it is high on the list of stolen cars in the U.S.check out team-integra.net
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I agree With Azn Street Racer.... Go with the Integra.

DSM's are known for their mechanical problems like Crank Walk (esp in the 2nd gen)

Yes the integras are more likely to get stolen but it is less likely to leave you straned on the side of the rd. I have an integra and my friends have DSM's the aftermarket and OEM parts are similar in price and availability but I feel that the Honda engine is easier to work on.

I disagree with Ricky about the Type R being the only Integra worth buying. The GSR is a lot cheaper and can easily be modded to be just as powerful and stable as the type r. Plus its significantly cheaper.
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