Aftermarket struts designed for the lower springs will work well though. It's not hard to see why Mitsubishi's Eclipse is the best-seller here. It is also extremely stable and sure-footed on the road, and most of the time you need 90 mph to feel as though you're making appropriate progress. It really makes the Prelude handle much less like a front wheel drive car in the corners. Touch screen navigation is standard and the suspension has been firmed up. Having driven both, I've noticed some pros and cons from both. After introducing the exceedingly bland 2001 Civic, my fears about an appliancelike Integra were justified, but Honda has redeemed itself with this Acura.
The Eclipse was simply unequipped to challenge the other two in either realm. Its six-speed shifter is the best we've experienced in a front-drive car. Cars with factory turbo tend to be oil-cooled, so the turbo timer keeps the oil flowing for a while. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.
As before, the system optimizes breathing to enhance low-end torque and high-end horsepower, while reducing emissions and providing economy-car mileage. We're not able to predict the effect of the marketing plan, but we're pretty impressed by the conversion of Acura's smallest model from a tightly confined compact to a fairly roomy car without a concomitant increase in size. The dealer-installed package consisted of a body kit, badging, revised suspension and different wheels. To be honest, its rather rare on the internet. Because each car would understeer into the slow corners, we used left-foot braking with all three to help rotate them into the turns when necessary.
Depending on your priorities, driving style, and aesthetic tastes, it's easy to find relief from commuter's blahs with any of these fun-to-drive sport coupes. The same can be said about the Celica and Eclipse; however, with the Eclipse's 205 lb-ft of torque, there's more tendency for torque-steer dartiness. California figures are the same. Also, with that definition, I would suggest 'track-school'. Had we tested on a higher-speed track, the results might've been different. The Integra feels more connected to the road, has the double wishbone suspension both upfront and behind, handles much better, can be thrown around and driven hard without losing control. I like it so far but one thing that kills it for me is how I'm constantly having to look out my window and check if my car is still outside.
Also, though our test car was a coupe, only the Eclipse is available as a convertible. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Its best attribute was its ability to pull itself out of a slow bend with minimal drama. Honda chose to continue selling the model as the Integra outside of North America. The rev-limit was now increased from 8100 rpms to 8300 rpms. You have to be careful not to light up the inside front tire coming out of tight turns or even at intermediate speeds where you've unweighted the front inside wheel. Overall, where the Eclipse feels more capable than its 62.
In Japan and Oceania the Integra iS and Integra Type S and Type R versions were sold. One peculiar note for the initial 2002 model year were two available options. On the exterior, Acura updated the headlights and taillights and the Type-S received an updated rear hatch spoiler. All three coupes are available in standard and high-performance models: The 2. For the oceanic redesign extra strengthening was given to fit a higher safety regulations. It works, and you can actually feel the system kicking into full-tilt-boogie mode at 5400 rpm.
With six optimally spaced gears to choose from, a driver can fully exploit the car's performance wherever the opportunity arises. Further upgrades included 17-inch 430 mm wheels, firmer seats and suspension. The Type R lacked many of the luxury features like vanity mirrors or side airbags in the Type S, true to its racing heritage. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. It was a quality totally absent in the Celica and Eclipse; in the slalom, they both maintained full rear-tire contact and remained relatively calm at the limit. Yet the still outsold the trailing Toyota by almost 20,000 units in 2000, with a whopping 71,307 combined sales of coupes and convertibles. Both a 5-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual were offered with the standard trim model while the Type S was available as only a 6-speed manual.
They were simply named Integra, Integra Luxury, Integra Type R and Integra Type S. Best time I had in my life. Quick reference for both of them, if I might say so: carbuzzard. California figures are the same. Its engine is buzzier than we'd care to listen to everyday, and you'll have to decide if you're within the demographic that likes what the Celica's styling says about you. The C package on the Type R added various accessories like the rear window wiper, remote control, folding mirrors.