Ya that definitely narrows the gap if you have markups on one and not the other. I have a deposit at honda and acura and both are at msrp. So I've been fighting this battle in my head since the Acura pricing came out. I'll probably cave once I see it in person.I fully respect that conundrum; that $9,000 gap at MSRP is vast... but plenty (most, even?) Honda dealerships are whittling that gap down significantly with markups and mandatory accessories on the Si and Civic Hatchback Touring. Add the average markup onto the Si/Touring and then factor in the features they lack when compared to the top-spec Integra at MSRP and it's a no-brainer, for me.
Granted, that's assuming your Acura dealership is selling at MSRP, but I think most have found success in finding dealers willing to sell at MSRP.