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Old 11 Dec 2004, 08:07 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is looking for his second car and can't decide what to get. He wants something quick and must be an import. I really want him to get a car soon because his 88' Camry isn't the fastest car, so iv'e have eagerly been looking at cars for him. He isn't the smartest when it comes to cars but he knows the general things. We came down to 2 cars, the Acura Integra GSR and the Honda Civic Si coupe. Both are close in performance(both vtec) and both are relatively easy to get after-market parts for. I now need your advice on which one you think he should get and why. Thanks a lot
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He wants something quick and ya'll are looking at Hondas??? Isn't that an oxymoron!!! Pleanty of imports out there quicker than those two, and for less money. Why those two?
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go with the teg
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He wants something quick and ya'll are looking at Hondas??? Isn't that an oxymoron!!! Pleanty of imports out there quicker than those two, and for less money. Why those two?
We chose the Teg and Civ b/c they have good reliability and are relatively inexpensive. What other cars would you suggest?
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We chose the Teg and Civ b/c they have good reliability and are relatively inexpensive. What other cars would you suggest?
by his nickname I think he was thinking some like a s14 200sx or a nissan SER or something like that..
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Or you could skip both of those and go with something rear wheel drive...

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Or you could skip both of those and go with something rear wheel drive...

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I would go with Civic SI and then swap it with the GSR
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i would say get an 240 sx
Thanks for your reply... We considered these options as well, but his father said he could only get a Toyota or a Honda/Acura for some reliability issue. His father is paying for it so we have to go with it.
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I was going to say an S13 240. I have one with a skyline engine, jdm rims, jdm bodykit and head and tail lights that can run low 13's, maybe high 12's if I had an LSD. and still have less money in it than a friend with a 2001 Civic SI with only a intake, exhaust and a JDM valvecover. And I can CREAM his A$$ in a race!The only two cars I have been beat by were: (and before anyone says I havent raced anything, I have beat a supercharged Saleen, Two supercharged Trans Ams and a turboed Teg with B18C, amonst other things)

***1 an turboed KA24DE S14 240 running 10lb of boost... all built for about 6-7grand

***2 a B13 sentra (early 90's) with a stock SR20DET bluebird motor running a Greddy emanage and 11lbs of boost. He really crushed my A$$!!! wasn't even close. and he was still spinning under boost in 4th! Smoking the tires at almost 100mph!! Was really something to see! And he built that car for about $4500.

Hondas are good cars and you can do alot to them, but by the time you buy one you have already spent $10,000+

And buy the way... 240's ARE rear wheel drive!!![/
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Thanks for your reply... We considered these options as well, but his father said he could only get a Toyota or a Honda/Acura for some reliability issue. His father is paying for it so we have to go with it.
Hey if someone else is payin...

Try for a H22 Prelude!!! baddest of the US Honda motors! If he is so worried about reliabilit that he wont think about a Nissan (I dont understand that one) Then he is probably not going to let him swap in a GSR motor for no reason! Nothing wrong with GSR motors, but he is going not going to justify removing the original motor, if it is still good. In which case I would go ahead and get the Teg with the better motor, if the Prelude is a no-go!
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My friend and I really don't have those kind of abilities. For now, we can only do the simple things, no engine swaps for awhile. We would if we could but we're both not that qualified. I do have an expert uncle but he is a diehard Chevy man, no Jap cars for him. He owns:
57' Chevy bel-air prostreet(blown)
49' GMC show truck(blown)
2 56's 4-door and a 2-door
56' corvette (all original)
64' chevelle
42' willys(not chevy but has a chevy motor)
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Try for a H22 Prelude!!! baddest of the US Honda motors! If he is so worried about reliabilit that he wont think about a Nissan (I dont understand that one) Then he is probably not going to let him swap in a GSR motor for no reason! Nothing wrong with GSR motors, but he is going not going to justify removing the original motor, if it is still good. In which case I would go ahead and get the Teg with the better motor, if the Prelude is a no-go!
He really doesn't want a Prelude because I already have one. My friends and I all want different cars. I told him the civ and teg were too common and to go more unique, but I can't make the decision for him. I understand where u r coming from. I also like 240's as well, almost bought one but couldn't find one with low enough mileage.
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Mine has 186,000 and is just as tight as a brand new one. Mileage doesn't matter. you just have to find one that was well cared for. That applies to any car. We bought a 240 for my wife without seeing it first. It had like 96,000 on it and it was a total Sh*^box!!! we got rid of it quick! At least me made money in the deal!!!

Its hard to go by mileage. Mine was owned by a colledge girl from Georgia that was in school out west somewhere. Every trip home was a couple thousand miles... Add that up over four years and the mileage really piles up, but the car was VERY well taken car of. Perfect interior/exterior and the motor ran like new when we took it out.
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That's true I also got mine from this guy that was thinking of geting something else because he had just goten married and family was on the way. I think I was lucky because all of the other 240's were all messed up from the exterior and well lets not mention the interior . Mine is also very clean. It's bone stock at this time but after I finish my classes in college this winter things are going to change very quickly. Oh and by the way mine has 187K on a KA24. It was rebuilt tho three months before I bought it and yes it runs very good .
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