acura integra 1988 : I took the Integra to fairly high speeds on the freeway to assess itsride and steering. The freeway was fairly smooth and I did not noticeany serious flaws in its ride quality. The steering I felt was toolight at 70 mph and I did not stay at those speeds for more than amile or so. I drove a Corrado on the same "circuit" a while back andits steering was vastly superior in terms of communication, and not aslight as the Integra's. At lower speeds, the (Acura's) steering proved to bequite reasonable and I did manage to fling the car around some tight curveswith confidence. Shock number one was the large amounts of understeerI encountered. Roll was minimal. The steering was not very communicativeat its limits and the car plowed a bit before I realised it and backed off.Note that I did not employ ham-fisted techniques. I charged in, braked hard,turned in and accelerated hard at the apex, i.e. slow in, fast out. It seemsto me that the Michelin XGTs were not up to snuff, since coming out of theapex there was also quite a bit of wheelspin. (Maybe my quattro has ruinedmy driving style!) I drove the Corrado on the exact same set of curves andthought that it had less understeer and more traction coming out. That car hadP600's.
acura integra 1988 : I concluded that the Integra's steering and suspension is ok but notThe Integra is certainly marketed as a "serious high performance" carunless I'm interpreting the advertisements way out of line. Even thesales droid said that Acura was the performance and luxury division ofHonda.- Similar pricing- Similar market segment. I believe the potential Integra owner may have the Corrado on the list of possibilities and vice versa.- Similar category of car- I consider the Corrado among the best in its class- Most importantly I drove both the Integra and Corrado on the same roads in the same style and was able to do a very close comparison of them.I would have liked to include the Mitsu Eclipse GSX in the list but Ihave still not driven the car yet.Didn't you read my original flame of the Legend? I can send it to youe-mail if you like. It is the worst Honda product I have driven, andI have expressed the harshest criticism towards it.I read its marketing differently. Don't you notice all the Formula 1 adslinking the Integra to their race winning F1 engine? The Integra's engineis an insult to the F1 Honda engine.
acura integra 1988 : Don't you all think the Integra could be more insipiring with Jackson RacingEquip in it? Hint Hint Hint....The point is if I buy a Corrado I won't have to go hassle with JacksonRacing to have a great car. Modifying a brand new car might also voidyour warranty and I doubt if mods are going to sweeten the engine..Someone on the net has already posted a lengthy horror story with JacksonRacing, you think everyone is going to rush to their heels?But it seems like I'm wasting my time trying to be rational with this clown.(from PSUVM nonetheless!) Go ahead and worship your Hondas, geek.Get off it, man. You make no progress in calling me a 'geek.' This goes to showyou that some people have nothing better to do..Let me let you in on a little secret, pal: resorting to name-calling looks*incredibly* witless. I would recommend taking a Nuprin and maybe a littlenap.From: ()Subject: Re: Test drive: 1991 Acura Integra GS, 1988 Accord Lxi. Newsgroups: Date: 1990-10-05 08:54:22 PST In article Synth F. Oberheim writes: *In article *(Eliot Lim) says:*>But it seems like I'm wasting my time trying to be rational with this clown.*>(from PSUVM nonetheless!) Go ahead and worship your Hondas, geek.
acura integra 1988 : $3000 OBOVery very well maintained.Very reliable, very quick.Why am I selling? Jjust bought a European convertible, have no parkingspot for this car.Details:88 Acura Integra LS (2DR/Hatchback)Manual Transmission (5spd)105,000 milesDOHC 4 cylinder engine (sounds cool)Features you seem to find on all these:Tilt Steering wheel, AM/FM Cassette, cruise, premium wheels, powersunroof/moonroof.No power windows.No A/C.I bought it at around 92,500. The transmission needed work, badly, soI spent $700 off the bat for it. It's worked great since then. Itseemed to have been born and bred in Montana, so I think that's why ithas no A/C installed. Personally I just drive fast with the windowsdown. Since then I've taken it to the mechanics every few months andhad him do whatever he feels like doing. CV joints, front brakes,$400 in Toyo tires about 7,000 miles ago, oil changes (of course), oiladded as needed (4 cylinder Japanese cars of older age tend to burnoil, so you have to watch it), timing belt changed because I didn'tknow if this had been done, front struts (although this turns out tohave been unecessary). Hazard lights repaired. Balancing androtating of tires.
acura integra 1988 : Recent bodywork to repair a leak which caused water to appear in thefootwell of the front passenger compartment. Some discoloration ofthe carpeting. No water seen since then.When I had the hazard lights repaired, the warning bell for the frontlights stopped working, so I left them on a couple of times andunfortunately had to call for a charge. Other than that it's beenfine. The battery hasn't complained since then, so I haven't replacedit.One of the speakers is slightly blown, but it's never been bad enoughto worry about. I definitely enjoy blasting the stereo.In light of a couple of questions asked by email, I'd like to makesure that I set forth a couple more things. There is a bit of rust by California Car standards and this isbecause, I think, it was born and bred in Montana or Oregon orsomething (she had Montana plates, but some of the paperwork seemed tobe from Oregon.) I bought it from a guy who got it from an Auction,which also explains the separate door and ignition keys. (I think itwas a repo, not an accident or salvage). None of this has everparticularly concerned me, but I'm just putting it down for the sakeof completeness of info. If it's from Montana, that would perhapsindicate highway mileage.
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