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So for a modern car it's really good but not a good value because of the Civic SI. Compared to old cars it sucks?
It's... yeah, it's a little hard to parse. There are some takes here that I don't agree with, for sure. But overall, I was happy to see Cammisa be so enthusiastic about the car, as he is pretty critical and bags on all sorts of cars, from what I understand. I have my own feelings about the price gap between the Si and the Integra (TL;DR version: looks like a great bargain on paper based on MSRP, but good luck finding a Civic Si without a markup), and I also have my own personal preferences about amenities (and the Si seems nice, but comparatively stripped out). I don't know much about the other guy, but he's clearly not enthused about current cars. Which, fine.

Car folks have a lot of capital-O opinions, but I'm always pleasantly surprised when I assume an automotive journalist or car personality is going to whine about the Integra being slow/low-output, but they end up being pretty effusive about the driving experience. You love to see it. :)
 

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I couldn't watch it all. But I suppose they have their fans. He says that it's a great car until you compare it to something he can't get and he's never driven?

What I like about the Acura over the Si (I haven't driven an Si either so I am just as much an expert?)
1. Hatch
2. Suspension enhancement from adaptive dampers
3. Upscale interior
4. Fantastic sound system
5. Exterior styling
6. Individual mode
7. HUD

Granted there's some subjective stuff here. Do these aspects add $7000 in value? For me, yeah. YMMV
 

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I couldn't watch it all. But I suppose they have their fans. He says that it's a great car until you compare it to something he can't get and he's never driven?

What I like about the Acura over the Si (I haven't driven an Si either so I am just as much an expert?)
1. Hatch
2. Suspension enhancement from adaptive dampers
3. Upscale interior
4. Fantastic sound system
5. Exterior styling
6. Individual mode
7. HUD

Granted there's some subjective stuff here. Do these aspects add $7000 in value? For me, yeah. YMMV
I actually made a light effort to find an Si and was repeatedly rebuffed. Suddenly, the Integra became the best choice because of what you listed and because there was a snowball’s chance in hell I could even look at one, let alone get one.
 

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I saw this the other day and was very pleased to hear Jason’s report, especially the little nuances that haven’t been mentioned by other journalists, like blipping the throttle, seating position, and lack of stability control intervention when doing a burnout.

I’m not surprised by Derek’s ‘meh’ response as he doesn’t have modern car context. I don’t expect the Integra to have the kind of feedback of an 80s-90s car, but I’ll trade that for the ability to daily it for another 15+ years.

As for the title, I think anything half decent with a stick shift is a future classic. Not Type-R level of classic, but maybe like a 90s Si.
 

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Lol. Complains that the Integra only has the manual transmission in the top of line package then talks about the ILX and complains how the manual was only offered in the base model. Make up your mind man.
 

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Lol. Complains that the Integra only has the manual transmission in the top of line package then talks about the ILX and complains how the manual was only offered in the base model. Make up your mind man.
It just shows that car nuts are never truly satisfied lol. Acura could've put the manual on the middle trim models and people would fly off the handle for some reason.
 
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