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Thank you all! Yeah I'm local! Here are a few pics -- the other car is my '03 CLS6.

Car is GREAT so far! Love the shifter and clutch. The LSD works great pulling the car around corners. Gas mileage is awesome -- cracked 41 mpg on a trip to work today (mostly highway, cruise set at 72, comfort mode, AC on). The AcuraWatch driver aids are very good, and integrate well with the stick shift. And holy crap, the ELS audio is beyond unreal. Cabin noise isn't bad -- not as quiet as some other cars, but not at all offensive.

Not many complaints. Rear headroom is skimpy, the rear door panels could be padded, I'd love some ventilated seats, and the ride is still a hair stiff in comfort mode (not bad, and I'll happily take a stiff ride in exchange for the car's great handling). Also, I love how the display shows other cars on the road in front of the Integra, but I'd love it if it showed cars in the blind spot as well (I wish they'd bring Honda's LaneWatch camera back).

Overall, I love the car!


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Thank you all! Yeah I'm local! Here are a few pics -- the other car is my '03 CLS6.

Car is GREAT so far! Love the shifter and clutch. The LSD works great pulling the car around corners. Gas mileage is awesome -- cracked 41 mpg on a trip to work today (mostly highway, cruise set at 72, comfort mode, AC on). The AcuraWatch driver aids are very good, and integrate well with the stick shift. And holy crap, the ELS audio is beyond unreal. Cabin noise isn't bad -- not as quiet as some other cars, but not at all offensive.

Not many complaints. Rear headroom is skimpy, the rear door panels could be padded, I'd love some ventilated seats, and the ride is still a hair stiff in comfort mode (not bad, and I'll happily take a stiff ride in exchange for the car's great handling). Also, I love how the display shows other cars on the road in front of the Integra, but I'd love it if it showed cars in the blind spot as well (I wish they'd bring Honda's LaneWatch camera back).

Overall, I love the car!


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That's a good looking pair of cars @BlackOnRed6MT! Congratulations with your Integra. How the ride compare to your CL?
 

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That's a good looking pair of cars @BlackOnRed6MT! Congratulations with your Integra. How the ride compare to your CL?
Thank you!! The Integra is definitely more polished, but both ride a bit on the stiff side; even with the Integra in comfort mode, certain types of bumps still jolt through. The CL probably falls somewhere between comfort and normal mode on the Integra for ride smoothness. As far as cornering goes, the LSD is more obvious on the Integra, and when in sport mode, the cornering is absolutely flatter in the Integra than the CL.

As far as other areas -- the clutch is way stiffer on the CL, the seats are slightly more comfortable on the CL (I'm still not sure if I like or dislike the microsuede), the Integra's rev-matching is brilliant but it's still super fun to blip the non drive-by-wire throttle on the CL when downshifting. Overall, the Integra is a GREAT car and I'm very pleased with it, but the fact that it isn't totally leaps and bounds better than the CL in all areas goes to show just how outstanding the CL 6MT was (and is).
 
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