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KhasnFX

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2023 Acura Integra A-Spec Tech 6MT in Apex Blue Pearl/Ebony. This is my first new car, I'm so excited to be driving this! Coming from an 8th gen Civic Si sedan, there's some things I like, some that I don't, and some that I think I'll get used to.

I love how the car looks in person. Apex Blue is the best normal car paint I've seen, rivaling Mazda's Soul Red Crystal in my opinion. The proportions work well and it definitely looks better in person than in photos. The car also rides really well over rough pavement. My Civic has KONI shocks and H&R lowering springs that drop the ride height about 1.4", so it tends to crash on dips and rough roads. I took a local mountain pass on my way home in the Integra and it feels great in every drive mode.

Some things I immediately didn't like were the HUD and lack of parking brake. In my opinion, the HUD feels like there's something permanently stuck to my glasses, and I personally don't feel that it's necessary. I will read the manual and turn off the HUD the next time I get into the car. I don't hate the parking brake switch as much as I thought I would, but I still would rather have a real handbrake for hills and reversing up steep driveways.

I thought I would hate the auto start/stop but so far it feels unintrusive. I heard some people complain about the fake engine noise, I personally feel like the car is too quiet - my Civic has an Apex'i WS2 cat-back exhaust which is the perfect volume for me. Right now it's a little difficult to shift by engine note, I tend to look at the gauges more in the Integra while I shift by ear in my Civic. The clutch pedal and shifter also feel much different - The bite zone is higher and the shifter throws are shorter than my Civic. I think these are things I'll get used to after spending more time driving the Integra.

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JohnV

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Nice looking garage! Thanks for the review. I'm struggling with the parking break too, I'm a month and 1000 miles in.
 

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Nice I like the hud for navigation and the spped limit display and the green lines for lkas and the parking brake is way different and I still forget to press it in the right direction when putting it on or taking it off 😂. Congrats on the car!
 

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To turn the HUD off or change what it displays, scroll the right side button/wheel down a bit and it should be there. I also am unsure if I like it or not so I have it off for now. I lowered it's placement and brightness so it's a little better now for me but still need time to get used to it
 
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Took some more photos showing the interior. Haven't seen too many people with the blue/black combo yet. I actually reserved an Orchid interior back in March, but my dealer had this one come up earlier and offered to sell it to me.

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Looks awesome. Blue would definitely be my choice as well. What was your OTD price ? Did they mark up at all ?
 
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Looks awesome. Blue would definitely be my choice as well. What was your OTD price ? Did they mark up at all ?
I didn't pay "markup", but there were ~$1,000 in mandatory dealer options on top of MSRP (ceramic window tint and wheel locks).
 
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