Integra is returning!
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I'd like to see Honda's 2.4L V6 hybrid in the G3, but I don't think that will happen!I hate PR stunts. This was no "leak" - Toyota did this one purpose. I hate it even more when they actually work. I had no idea this vehicle was coming.
Nearly as much HP from a 1.6L I3 that Honda gets from a 2.0L I4? Interesting. That's more HP per litre than a Ford GT or Bugatti Chiron. Will some of that HP be from an electric motor?
I DO like the sound of an I3 engine, though! I'd like to see Honda's turbocharged 1.0L I3 as the base engine in the new HR-V that will be revealed in a few days.
I like it. Seems like a great replacement for my 2002 Accord coupe that I traded for the Ridgeline. If this was a booming economy and I had a lot of play money, I'd be interested. Biggest caveat is my wife won't drive a stick.Any love for the new Integra now that it's out?
Always looking for a replacement for my MK7 GTI I regret selling. Won't buy the new gen due to the touch buttons...
The new Integra is appealing to me being a 5-door. I can use it like a hatch. Decent price at under 40k.
I recall they said something like 65% of the pre-orders requested the manual.Most encouraging news from the Integra launch is the demand for the 6 speed. It would be cool if Acura dropped the 6 speed into the 2.0T TLX to boost sales.
I guess for me it comes down to knowing you have a lightweight reliable inexpensive transmission that does exactly what you want it to do. Yes, it is more work, particularly in traffic, but the benefits still outweigh the negatives IMHO.100% of Civic Si's and Type R's are manual, but there are relatively few of them and there will be even fewer Integras. Sales of all three of these models combined will be less than sales of the Ridgeline. Even if the take rate for a manual in an Integra was 100% instead of 65%, that's still relatively few manuals sold. These are very niche-market vehicles. Most Miata's are manuals, too, but that model's volume is incredibly low compared to Mazda's total sales.
TL;DR: The Integra's unexpectedly high take rate for a manual transmission isn't very significant.
As much as I love to occasionally drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, I do not want another one as a daily driver. At least for me, the fun eventually wears off and it becomes an inconvenience.