It's been a long weekend everyone. I'll give you the scoop on what happened on the Integra above. My friend and I went to go look at it last Friday. We got there and it had a huge muffler on it, you could see spots of red paint underneath the silver paint, meaning the bumpers and side panels were damaged/stolen and replaced from a red Integra. The gauge cluster was from an automatic Integra b/c it had electrical tape over the vertical part that displays Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, etc. Engine bay was really clean but when the car was running, my friend removed the oil cap and little flecks of oil landed on our face. He said this is called "blow-by" meaning the rings around the pistons are deteriorating which lets part of the combustion in the cylinder go down into the oil pan and forces the oil upward. Not good. I got the VIN and we bolted out of there as fast as we could.
Paper said 2001 Integra GS, 17k miles.
Carfax says 1999 Integra LS, 51k miles (in year 2002, last reported mileage), and has a Salvage AND Junk title meaning it can never be retitled again.
Last night my friend that went w/ me on friday has a friend who has a 96 Integra GS-R and was supposed to call us today about it, but he said he was rear ended a couple months ago and didn't feel like selling it.
This week just isn't my week. I test drove a 97 Civic EX and 96 Prelude SI yesterday. The Prelude is freaking awesome, I've always wanted that model since I was 15, but the trunk space was lacking for my college needs. The 97 Civic was... okay, I guess. I just didn't feel right driving it. I felt so comfortable in the Celica when I first test drove it.
So I decided to wait until I could find a good deal on a Celica because I would much rather have that than "settle" for a Civic. So much for a new car during Spring Break. There were about 3 or 4 choices 3-4 weeks ago, but all the Celicas in my price range are now gone.
Sorry for the long post. < /rant >