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What tires come on it from the factory? Do you offer larger wheel/tire combos? Or any plans to do so... including potentially more aggressive tires?
The tires are high-performance all-seasons made by Continental with the standard wheel size being 215/50 R17 and the A-Spec cars wearing 235/40 R18. There's also a Genuine Acura Accessory tire made by Goodyear that is 235/35 Z19.
 

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Well, thanks everyone for having me join the discussion today, it was fun chatting with you all!

I tried my best to answer most of the posts today, but now I have to log-off... I'll try to check back in a few days to see if there's anything else I missed (that I can actually answer)!
Thanks again for doing this @Jonathon_Rivers! Please don't be a stranger on the site, we can always use your insight! :D
 

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That was nice of @Jonathon_Rivers to take time out of his schedule to chat with us. I'm assuming he didn't answer any questions about a type-s unless i somehow missed it. I'm sure he is unable to talk about that unfortunately. I'm crossing my fingers right now holding out trying not to buy another car before some news of a type s is available. I test drove the MT Integra and my only complaint is the power. I consider getting it anyway and getting a tune but im scared it would void my warranty. Anyone else in the same boat as me? Waiting on news of a type s to make a decision or not? And what if we wait for the type s and no MT is offered? I'm itching to buy a new car but it doesn't seem like that will be happening anytime soon.
 

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We are waiting on our ASpec 6MT. It will primarily be my wife's car. If they come out with a killer Type S with a 6MT, I'd consider trading in my 2010 TL 6MT for that, but it would have to be really good to convince me to part with my TL. (The TL has only 66K miles on it and looks almost brand new -- love that car).
 

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Well, thanks everyone for having me join the discussion today, it was fun chatting with you all!
Everyone else addressed the questions I had, so I was happy to lurk and listen, but I thought I'd echo others who have thanked you for taking the opportunity to address this community.

I have a White/Red 6MT sitting in the garage, and couldn't be happier with what y'all have managed to produce. This was my end-all-be-all color combo, so I was elated to see it as one of the few early reservation options. A little bit mature, a little bit bold. So nice.

I had a 2007 Civic Si coupe with navigation in college and loved it. I specifically remember thinking, "Wow, this is FANCY!" But over a decade later, the Si (both new and old models) feel a little... unrefined? Don't get me wrong, it's me that's changed, not the car--they're still great. When needs change, however, and form becomes a bigger concern, the new Integra's combination of bringing great form features to an already very well-received functional platform makes this car a winner.

I have to say, I'm not typically a "speaker guy", but the ELS audio that y'all put into this car is phenomenal. I honestly have no idea if there's piped-in engine noise because I've enjoyed listening to my music so loud... perhaps it's early stage hearing loss? If so, totally worth it. Well done all around!
 

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That was nice of @Jonathon_Rivers to take time out of his schedule to chat with us. I'm assuming he didn't answer any questions about a type-s unless i somehow missed it. I'm sure he is unable to talk about that unfortunately. I'm crossing my fingers right now holding out trying not to buy another car before some news of a type s is available. I test drove the MT Integra and my only complaint is the power. I consider getting it anyway and getting a tune but im scared it would void my warranty. Anyone else in the same boat as me? Waiting on news of a type s to make a decision or not? And what if we wait for the type s and no MT is offered? I'm itching to buy a new car but it doesn't seem like that will be happening anytime soon.
I've thought about all of this and have the same concerns as you. Here's my thought process as to why I'm pulling the trigger:
  • If the Type-S doesn't come out, well... there you have it.
  • If the Type-S does come out, though it does not come with a manual, well... at least I still ended up with a fun manual Integra!
  • If the Type-S comes out with a manual, maybe I can get in line and trade in my A-Spec 6MT when the time comes!
My guess is that the 6MT may be available, if only because it wouldn't make sense to get rid of it if it's a big hit, and it doesn't sound like there are plans for SH-AWD for the Integra? Of course, there will certainly be other factors (price, features/amenities, mileage, performance, etc.) when the time comes. For me personally, it's a good move -- I'll get into an engaging car that's fun to drive and is a vast improvement over my current daily's mileage, so that's all a win for me. And I can always start tinkering it with it down the road once the warranty has expired if I want or need more performance. (And of course, the availability of a Type-S will help to inform what does or does not seem like a good idea at that time. In the meantime though, I will happily scoot around in the car as it sits.)
 

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Everyone else addressed the questions I had, so I was happy to lurk and listen, but I thought I'd echo others who have thanked you for taking the opportunity to address this community.

I have a White/Red 6MT sitting in the garage, and couldn't be happier with what y'all have managed to produce. This was my end-all-be-all color combo, so I was elated to see it as one of the few early reservation options. A little bit mature, a little bit bold. So nice.

I had a 2007 Civic Si coupe with navigation in college and loved it. I specifically remember thinking, "Wow, this is FANCY!" But over a decade later, the Si (both new and old models) feel a little... unrefined? Don't get me wrong, it's me that's changed, not the car--they're still great. When needs change, however, and form becomes a bigger concern, the new Integra's combination of bringing great form features to an already very well-received functional platform makes this car a winner.

I have to say, I'm not typically a "speaker guy", but the ELS audio that y'all put into this car is phenomenal. I honestly have no idea if there's piped-in engine noise because I've enjoyed listening to my music so loud... perhaps it's early stage hearing loss? If so, totally worth it. Well done all around!
Still internally indecisive about the color scheme I'll end up with, but I am pumped on the white over red and I hope I get my hands on it soon. Stoked for you, congrats!! Really want to get to enjoy that stereo as well.

Oddly enough, I tested a Liquid Carbon example and while it's very handsome, I think I may have overdosed on YouTube videos, as it's affected my opinion on the color... almost like it seems too "common" at this point? Maybe that's unfair, especially considering that watched all of the press release footage, and perhaps it's because I've only seen the LCM and the black finishes in person. Because of that, the colors I have yet to see feel like they are more "special," if that makes sense.
 

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I've thought about all of this and have the same concerns as you. Here's my thought process as to why I'm pulling the trigger:
  • If the Type-S doesn't come out, well... there you have it.
  • If the Type-S does come out, though it does not come with a manual, well... at least I still ended up with a fun manual Integra!
  • If the Type-S comes out with a manual, maybe I can get in line and trade in my A-Spec 6MT when the time comes!
My guess is that the 6MT may be available, if only because it wouldn't make sense to get rid of it if it's a big hit, and it doesn't sound like there are plans for SH-AWD for the Integra? Of course, there will certainly be other factors (price, features/amenities, mileage, performance, etc.) when the time comes. For me personally, it's a good move -- I'll get into an engaging car that's fun to drive and is a vast improvement over my current daily's mileage, so that's all a win for me. And I can always start tinkering it with it down the road once the warranty has expired if I want or need more performance. (And of course, the availability of a Type-S will help to inform what does or does not seem like a good idea at that time. In the meantime though, I will happily scoot around in the car as it sits.)
After driving the integra it just felt really lacking of power. Actually, it has enough power just not close to what i want (275-310 would be ideal). Idk, Maybe i should give it another try. At an absolute minimum i think it needs an additional 50 hp. I just don't think i would buy it unless they have plans for a type-s with MT. Besides power, i love everything else about the car. I'm even ok with no SHAWD. My 1st car was a 97 integra and i have been so excited about the return. The same way we had different integra trims in the past ( different hp options), it would be nice to have those same options with this generation of integra. I could buy one a trade up to a type s when it lauches but we have no conformation of that yet. I get that its a 90% chance we do get a type s, but i would only buy and trade up if i had a car that i know i would be ok to be stuck with if the type S got scrapped for some reason. I think i would grow out of the aspec too quickly and crave more hp.
 

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Oddly enough, I tested a Liquid Carbon example and while it's very handsome, I think I may have overdosed on YouTube videos, as it's affected my opinion on the color... almost like it seems too "common" at this point? Maybe that's unfair, especially considering that watched all of the press release footage, and perhaps it's because I've only seen the LCM and the black finishes in person. Because of that, the colors I have yet to see feel like they are more "special," if that makes sense.
Personally, I think Apex Blue is the only “special” color, and maybe the red. Even nice grays are still gray. I think they can look great on their own, but it is an ocean of white, black and gray these days. Sadly I will be lost in that ocean with mine, but I’m all about the red interior.
Non-metallic grays are more unique, but I think their popularity has peaked and they will be an iconic color of ~2018-2024.
I would love to see more non-metallic colors like Porsche’s chalk or Toyota’s cavalry blue or army green.
 

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I've thought about all of this and have the same concerns as you. Here's my thought process as to why I'm pulling the trigger:
  • If the Type-S doesn't come out, well... there you have it.
  • If the Type-S does come out, though it does not come with a manual, well... at least I still ended up with a fun manual Integra!
  • If the Type-S comes out with a manual, maybe I can get in line and trade in my A-Spec 6MT when the time comes!
My guess is that the 6MT may be available, if only because it wouldn't make sense to get rid of it if it's a big hit, and it doesn't sound like there are plans for SH-AWD for the Integra? Of course, there will certainly be other factors (price, features/amenities, mileage, performance, etc.) when the time comes. For me personally, it's a good move -- I'll get into an engaging car that's fun to drive and is a vast improvement over my current daily's mileage, so that's all a win for me. And I can always start tinkering it with it down the road once the warranty has expired if I want or need more performance. (And of course, the availability of a Type-S will help to inform what does or does not seem like a good idea at that time. In the meantime though, I will happily scoot around in the car as it sits.)

This is my exact mindset too and why I pulled the trigger now. The Integra was the only car that checked most of my boxes while also being available to buy. Luckily my current financial position allows me to upgrade as soon as a Type-S arrives and my dealer has me down for their first allocation. Turns out that the base model is a really nice car and still fun to drive!
 

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This is my exact mindset too and why I pulled the trigger now. The Integra was the only car that checked most of my boxes while also being available to buy. Luckily my current financial position allows me to upgrade as soon as a Type-S arrives and my dealer has me down for their first allocation. Turns out that the base model is a really nice car and still fun to drive!
How are you down for the 1st allocation if it hasn't been confirmed?
 

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How are you down for the 1st allocation if it hasn't been confirmed?
“Unofficially”….we don’t know if it’s coming but if it is I wanted my name on a list. I tried to reserve a Golf R back in February and was told that I was very far down the list due to people having gotten on it back in 2019 when mk7 production ended and an mk8 hadn’t even been announced yet. I just don’t want to be in that position again.
 

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This is my exact mindset too and why I pulled the trigger now. The Integra was the only car that checked most of my boxes while also being available to buy. Luckily my current financial position allows me to upgrade as soon as a Type-S arrives and my dealer has me down for their first allocation. Turns out that the base model is a really nice car and still fun to drive!
Same here. I told my dealer to call me when the TypeS drops. If it's a manual I'm all in. If not probably just keep the Aspec.
 

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“Unofficially”….we don’t know if it’s coming but if it is I wanted my name on a list. I tried to reserve a Golf R back in February and was told that I was very far down the list due to people having gotten on it back in 2019 when mk7 production ended and an mk8 hadn’t even been announced yet. I just don’t want to be in that position again.
Same here. I told my dealer to call me when the TypeS drops. If it's a manual I'm all in. If not probably just keep the Aspec.
I'm going to have to call my dealer to see if they're taking names down for a Type S.
 

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Personally, I think Apex Blue is the only “special” color, and maybe the red. Even nice grays are still gray. I think they can look great on their own, but it is an ocean of white, black and gray these days. Sadly I will be lost in that ocean with mine, but I’m all about the red interior.
Non-metallic grays are more unique, but I think their popularity has peaked and they will be an iconic color of ~2018-2024.
I would love to see more non-metallic colors like Porsche’s chalk or Toyota’s cavalry blue or army green.
Chalk is such an underrated Porsche color I think. I think it's up there with some of the best colors they've made.
 

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@Jonathon_Rivers, thanks so much for doing this!

Please consider adding rear seat vents to the Integra. I've got kids that would be sitting in the back, and not having vents is the one thing that will keep me from buying the Integra with a six-speed.

Yesterday, I suffered through a long Uber ride in the back of a base Accord without vents. It was a hot day, and I was miserable. Please add rear vents, and maybe even rear seat heaters, to the back of your fantastic new Integra!
 
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