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Old 02 Jun 2009, 02:39 pm
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Default Should I buy this Integra?

Hello, I'm on the car search, because I'm going to college soon and need a car to get there and get around while I'm there. The search has been pretty much fruitless, trying to find something I want in my price range that's local enough that I can go look at it has been tough. My price range is $5,000 maximum, and I've been looking at Honda Civic's and Acura Integra's.

I came across this car (bottom) on my search, and it looks to be the most promising so far, nevertheless some red flags have been raised in my head because of how beautiful the car is and how little mileage it has for the price.

It's a 2000 Acura Integra GSR selling for $2,990 with 65,000 miles. It has a lot of work done to it, including nitrous.
I e-mailed the seller and she said she is selling it because she got it in a divorce from her cheating husband, even though the name on the e-mail address is a guy's name.
What I want to know is, is it too good to be true?

Does the price seem reasonable, or is it much too low for a car that nice?

Since it has nitrous, what kind of equipment would the engine need to handle it? I believe it's a 75 shot.

It's really nice looking, but I don't wanna buy a nice looking piece of s***.


This is an in-depth description she sent me via e-mail.
The interior work was completed to accent and match the exterior look. A custom fiberglass dash was installed and painted to match the exterior, Additional instrumentation consists of a Pivot Race/Rally tachometer, a Ractive blue carbon-fiber gauge cluster with boost and voltmeter gauges. Ractive racing pedals, Ignited switch panel, Seating was upgraded with Tenzo R racing seats, The entertainment system now consists of an Alpine CD unit blasting through MB Quart 6.5-in front component speakers with 2-in titanium tweeters, Big bass is created by four Liquid cooled-Dual Voice Bazookas 15-in subwoofers and panel rattling is held down by a full Dynamat equipped trunk and rear panels. This whole system is powered by 3 Team-Bazookas 4-channel amplifier and a Optima yellow top batteries.
The suspension work was done to fill those now-giant fenders with the perfect drop, without compromising the Integra's inherent abilities. Wheels and picked up the second production set of Wheel Site Mesh II rims sized 19x8 in all around. Tarmac grippers consist of Proxis4-Sport sized 235/35ZR19 at the corners. The body was dropped on to these huge wheels with a set of Ground Control coilovers over KYB adjustable shocks. Chassis bracing consists of a Hayame front upper strut bar and a Spoon Sports rear lower tie bar. Braking duties against all that nitrous and turbocharged power consists of Brembo slotted brake rotors up front with Endless brake pads all around.
The hard knock life continued under the hood of the Acura, also a Nitrous Express 75-shot nitrous oxide system found its way on to the Integra. Ignition duties were upgraded with Nology Hot Wires and ProFire ignition coils. All this power is contained and sent to the wheels through a Clutchmasters Stage 3 clutch and lightweight flywheel with a DC Sports short shifter.

The CarFax report turned up clean.

Thank you for any advice you could give on this.

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Old 02 Jun 2009, 03:15 pm
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Default Re: Should I buy this Integra?

Nevermind, she just sent me this.

Hello again,

the car is located in Reno, NV sealed and ready for the shipping. Shipping will be done via DAS and it will take no more then 2-3 days top (depending on your exact location).
I have a contract with Yahoo Finance so this deal must go through them. I'm very busy with my job and I'm left out of the town so I can't meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the internet. According to Yahoo Finance you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
Here is how it will work:
1.First of all I will need the following details from you:
- Full Name
- Full Shipping Address
- Working Phone#
2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to Yahoo Finance .
3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices. The invoice will send you the details on how to make a refundable payment.
4. You will send the payment to Yahoo Finance . They will hold in trust the funds and advise me to ship to your address.
5. Yahoo Finance will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to the car.. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment details from Yahoo Finance so that I can pick up the money.
6. If you will decide that you will not buy the car, Yahoo Finance will refund the money and I will have the shipping company come pick up my car. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed.
I look forward to hear from you.
Thank you,

Sounds like a scam to me.
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