Join Date: Jul 2019
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So, long story short, I'm in the market for a new (to me) car, and I have my eyes and heart set on a third Gen Integra.
It's going to be my first project car.
I know I know. I sound as dumb as I look. Zero experience on mechanical car work and I want a project car. But we all have to start somewhere, right?
I tried to pull as much info as I could on things to look out for when buying on multiple Integra forums that I'll be posting later once I streamline the info(My first contribution???). Hopefully it can help the next poor soul that wanders where I've already been cause all the info is from way back when and harder to find than decent housing in Southern California.
Anyways, the one thing I can't seem to pull is a fair RECENT price for the stick, third gen Integra. The only things I found were a GSR and Type R earlier this year, which is not what i'm in the market for, and I think a 2001 LS somewhere in the east coast from January?
It's getting harder and harder to find a stick integra that wasn't heavily modded and is below 200k at this point, so from what I've learned so far, I need to be weary of worn piston rings, catalytic converters, EXPLODING SUN ROOFS, and suspension if it hasn't been changed already or swapped with some cheap aftermarket junk.
It's been about a month of looking so far, and wading through the deep waters I think I might have found a catch which I've included in the pictures.
I want to go check it out in person, but apparently it failed smog, the guy is FIRM on 2k for it despite this. At first I thought if it needs suspension work and doesn't pass smog maybe 2k is a smidge high, but at the same time compared to whats out there maybe it's a reasonable price for something that isn't salvaged and doesn't look like the inside was used as storage space for a chronic hoarder.
So, fine folks at Team-Integra, what do YOU think?
Is 2k a steal for this smoggy smoker? Is it reasonable? Or am I better off holding out a little longer? Any help and experienced insight would be greatly appreciated. I can't do much in return yet, but I really, seriously plan on making a project and documenting it as I learn, and hopefully help steer some other confused soul in the right direction.
Last edited by UppercutXL; 07-10-2019 at 09:15 PM.