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Old 05-13-2019, 11:45 AM
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Hey everyone! I'm looking for a fun daily on a $4000 budget. I'm located in northern Virginia, but I can drive up to 6 hours for the right car. I need something that will last me through college, and I'd prefer something with vtec and a manual transmission. Here are some of the models I'm looking for, ordered by level of interest:
- 3rd gen integra
- 5th gen prelude
- 2nd gen integra
- 4th gen prelude
- civic
- accord
- any other fun, reliable car
Please feel free to contact me if you're looking to sell. Thanks for reading!

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Find the cleanest GSR you can find in your budget.
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Find the cleanest GSR you can find in your budget.
Which will be a rusted out POS. Clean GSRs go for 7-8k. Sometimes more. It’s insanity.
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Which will be a rusted out POS. Clean GSRs go for 7-8k. Sometimes more. It’s insanity.
I've been watching craigslist and Facebook marketplace for a couple of months, and unfortunately, this seems to be the case

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Don't give up hope!
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Don't give up hope!
Thanks! I test drove a gsr today, but it was a total letdown
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Thanks! I test drove a gsr today, but it was a total letdown
Junk or ball less? 170 hp by today’s standards isn’t anything. And those cars are very raw and unrefined.
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Junk or ball less? 170 hp by today’s standards isn’t anything. And those cars are very raw and unrefined.
Junk. I'm coming from a Honda Odyssey, so my bar's pretty low Also, I've heard that integras handle well even by today's standards.
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HOW DARE YOU.
Haha I meant the one car I looked at. It hadn't been well taken care of. Gsr's are still at the top of my list
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I think I'm going to expand my search and start looking at Miatas. What do you guys think?
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I think I'm going to expand my search and start looking at Miatas. What do you guys think?
Go for it..
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Junk. I'm coming from a Honda Odyssey, so my bar's pretty low Also, I've heard that integras handle well even by today's standards.
They do because they’re light and double wishbone. Lightweight is also great for death in an accident.
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I think I'm going to expand my search and start looking at Miatas. What do you guys think?
Find your man card and turn it in.
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Find your man card and turn it in.
haha...

OP, sit in driver seat of one and report back. Unless you're like 5'2" and super skinny, those cars feel like you're sitting in a sardine can. Hell, my Del Sol has way more room, if you can believe that.
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They do because they’re light and double wishbone. Lightweight is also great for death in an accident.
If you get hit, yes. If you hit something, no.
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Find your man card and turn it in.
Haha I feel that way too, but I can get past it if they're as great as everyone says.
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haha...

OP, sit in driver seat of one and report back. Unless you're like 5'2" and super skinny, those cars feel like you're sitting in a sardine can. Hell, my Del Sol has way more room, if you can believe that.
That's the plan! I'm guessing it won't be a good fit but I don't want to rule them out completely until I've tried one.

I'm getting desperate. The Honda market around here sucks
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That's the plan! I'm guessing it won't be a good fit but I don't want to rule them out completely until I've tried one.

I'm getting desperate. The Honda market around here sucks
I test drove one not too long ago prior to buying my Del Sol...1994 I believe.. Price was reasonable but I knew the guy was bullshitting with his story on why he's selling it. As for the car, it was cramped as hell and leaked oil from various spots. I hate to be driving it for more than an hour.
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