By on November 28, 2012

So I’ve still got an Integra GS-R engine sitting in my garage, waiting to be swapped into my hooptie ’92 Civic DX— because the fifth-gen Civic, with its ease of parts-swapping and galaxy of aftermarket stuff, is to the present day what the ’55 Chevy was to the 1970s— and when that happens I’ll need better brakes, right? Problem is, whenever a third-gen Acura Integra (which was a fifth-gen Civic with luxury and performance upgrades) shows up at a cheap self-service junkyard, it gets picked clean faster than just about anything this side of a Toyota Land Cruiser. It’s much like a ’55 Chevy owner in 1974, discovering an intact 396/4-speed Caprice 20 minutes after the car hit the yard at the U-Yank-It. When I found an intact ’94 Integra while on a Junkyard Find photo expedition at the Denver yard near my place, I knew I had to work fast. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • TwoBelugas: Oddly enough, 10 years ago the diesel 3/4 tons would actually have gotten better MPG before the extremely...
  • Lou_BC: An acquaintance was telling me that all of his staff have F150’s. The boss, just to prove that he was...
  • Scoutdude: There are lots of people who use their 3/4 and 1 ton pickups as commuters, if not exclusively the vast...
  • Lou_BC: Fleets are starting to pay attention to fuel economy. The company my brother works for has been looking at...
  • Lou_BC: The Titan XD is an odd duck. When it gets compared to 3/4 ton diesel pickups, it gets slaughtered. I doubt it...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States
  • Moderators

  • Adam Tonge, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States