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Integra GSR vs Nissan 300Z

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by OldEMaltLiQuoR, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. OldEMaltLiQuoR

    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    After more than 4 months I've given up on the CX Hatchback.

    Now I got a choice to make:

    1995 Acura Integra GSR - sunroof, 5 spd std, 100K mi, alloy wheels, 100% stock, perfect condition inside and out, body is flawless, black glossy paint, no dents or rust, Asking $5500.

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    1992 Nissan 300ZX - $6,995, Pearl White/Tan Leather, 99,551 mi, 2 dr, 5 spd std, 6 cyl, ABS, air bags, air, alarm, all power, alloy wheels, am/fm cass, cruise, fully loaded, leath int, pb, pdl, p seats, ps, pw, tilt, T-Tops, 5 Speed Manual, Fully Equipped, Pristine Condition

    I'm almost tempted to go w/ the Integra b/c the body is newer and I can stay in the Honda family. Plus its cheaper.
    No big plans for swaps or turbos. Mostly used for daily driving & the occasional sprint on the pkwy.... any thoughts/opinions?
     
  2. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    if the nissan is turboed its the fastest that they have ever made.. if not get the GSR
     
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    dinG! i'm with the ninja on this one.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    +1 for the GSR. It's OBD1 and has lots of potential. It will be reliable also. How much extra money do you have to throw at the 300ZX? I have a friend with one of those, and it's been a freaking money pit.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I would say the Z but I don't have a lot of experience with them. On the other hand I wouldn't buy a N/A model. On the other hand I drove one once and it would very decent for a daily driver, if you plan on keeping the shit in pristine condition it will be worth a lot later on too.

    The OBD1 GSR is a great car as well, sufficient power for a daily. This gets my choice for the cheaperness, reliability and huge aftermarket support.

    What happened with the CX, and where are you? I might take it off your hands, I wouldn't mind another civic in the family.
     
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    fuck the 300z

    i bought an 89 turbo and it has been nothing but a money sink.

    my del sol is faster and its relatively stock
     
  9. OldEMaltLiQuoR

    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    I'm in NY. The CX I was looking @ is on Long Island if your'e interested.

    I saw 2 GSR's over the weekend and put money down on one.
    Its '95 red w/ black leather interior, w/ 114K mi on it. Thats really the only thing that worries me. I know everyone says these cars can reach 250K easy, but I don't want to have to deal w/ the repairs that show up along the way.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    How much is that GSR that you're buying? All used cars will need work, but Hondas are still the best in that regard. I bought my sedan at 195K miles. The engine compression is perfect on her. So far, she's gotten at timing belt change, new rotors and Porterfield pads, a tuneup, Koni yellows and replaced a bunch of little shit. But since she only initially cost me $2500.... I still feel that I came out ahead. I've still got a whole lotta good car for what I have into her.... and she's all paid for and insurance is cheap. I've won.

    I have complete confidence in my Si with 325K miles on her. Had the head gasket done for the first time this last summer and she's better than ever. I need to replace the drivers side LCA but that's not really her fault, she got a suspension from a rolled DX last year.

    Thank you Soichiro wherever you are.... B)
     
  11. OldEMaltLiQuoR

    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    I'm picking up the GSR for $5,300.

    I guess you could say I'm a little Jaded. I took a road trip in Sep. w/ my last car (Toyota Corral w/ 169Kmi) and the head gasket blew in MASS. After I put $500 in parts and labor, the mechanic tells me the shit can't be fixed.

    I just don't want some shit like that to happen.

    But I'm getting back on the horse. I'm planning another road trip to VA. and the teg is coming. Hope all goes well.
     
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    I feel that my Hondas are very logical and straight forward cars. Buy a Helms and be very observant about your teg. Always check your fluids. How's the radiator and the hoses? Watch for changes in handling and feel. Why are the former owners selling? Did they give you their old service records? Before your road trip to VA, perhaps consider also changing the fuel filter and transmission fluid. It's a '95? So far I know three Hondas in the last year of the 94-95 vintage that have needed starter motors. No biggie though.

    On the Si's head gasket.... it never blew. Fortunately my bf was checking my oil and noticed that the level was increasing. So again, being observant prevented a much bigger problem from occurring.
     
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    OldEMaltLiQuoR Senior Member

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    Actually...(and i don't know if this is a big deal).... but the guy is changing the radiator before the sale. Says there's a small leak.
    I didn't see any smoke when i was driving it last nite, but once we parked and got out the smoke was easy to see and smell....shoud I be worried?
    The car wasn't overheating @ all when we were driving it. Meter actually went colder over the drive.
     
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    i would of bought the 300. its faster, looks better, handles better, and can last as long as you do what martine said to do about the integra. my friends father had one for 9 years, NEVER a problem, honestly.
     
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    Expect to smell some coolant for a day or two. It will be burning off where it dripped in the engine bay during the new radiator install. Then since this car is new to you, keep a watch on the fluid levels in the teg. Make sure the oil level doesn't increase and the coolant levels decreasing. Ask the owner if the hoses and the thermostat were changed during the radiator change. If you didn't get a pre-purchase inspection anywhere, well at some point you should go through the teg's systems yourself.

    Seany-izzle.... 300zx's are great cars, but like BMW's and Audi's they are expensive to maintain properly. Your friend's father makes more money than most of us (except perhaps B) and I think that he just was really good about taking car of his car. My friend bought his used. I remember he needed some hoses replaced. The hoses cost $90 and the labor to install them was $300. Whatever tires that he got for his car were expensive and he said that they would only last 10K miles. Actually I know someone else that was happy with her 300zx, but again she bought hers new and has the money to really pamper a car like that. Her old one would have been okay to buy probably. Some of us are just spoilt by owning Hondas. They seem to be more reliable and when something breaks, it's just cheaper and easier to fix. I have a good buddy at a exotic car garage and I email him periodically with listings for used European cars, and he always tell me to stick with my Hondas. lol.

    Looks are a subjective opinion. Faster is good, but again, at what cost? I drove my friend's 300zx and subjectively thought my Si handled better. Plus I like to have more greenhouse in my cars.
     
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    Hondas are cheap and easy.... in a good way. lol. ;)
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i cant believe its been soooo long. :p

    RIP Jellybean. :(
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    :werd:

    My friend's 300Z makes 408hp to the rear wheels. With him driving it @ lebanon valley raceway (with 18's) it ran 12.7 . . . . . the mustang guy's dont like him lol.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I dunno, that's a toughy... When I went out lookin for a car to replace the Escort I was looking for a GSR, but found the Si... I had my chance to grab a non turbo 90 ZX for like 7200, but it was overpriced for the condition it was in so I passed...

    So, basically I'd go for the GSR. DC > ZX
     
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